“Closing your eyes isn’t going to change anything. Nothing’s going to disappear just because you can’t see what’s going on. In fact, things will even be worse the next time you open your eyes. That’s the kind of world we live in. Keep your eyes wide open. Only a coward closes his eyes. Closing your eyes and plugging up your ears won’t make time stand still.” 
― Haruki Murakami, Kafka on the Shore

"Don’t you forget what I’ve told you
for so many years:
We are hopeless and slaves to our fears,
We’re an accident called human beings,
Don’t be angry for loving the baby
or say it’s unreal.
So many lies turn to songs,
like roses who hide in their thorns.

It’s the end of the world,
the end of the world.
It’s a prison for dreams and for hopes,
yet still we believe there is God.
It’s the end of the world,
the end of the world.
We’re dead though pretend we’re alive.
Full of ignorance, fools in disguise.

In your room doing nothing but staring,
at flickering screens
Streets are empty,
but still you can hear
joy of children turning to tears.
Disease hides around every corner,
quietly still.
Wait for the moment to heal
Wait for God, want his touch, want to feel.

It’s the end of the world,
the end of the world.

Take this pill it will make you feel dizzy,
and then give you wings.
Soon boy you’re falling to sleep
without nightmares, without any fears.
If you wake up in hell or in heaven
tell the angels we’re here,
waiting below for a dream,
here in the garden of sin……………..”
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jzZEKT3A9WQ

"Don’t you forget what I’ve told you

for so many years:

We are hopeless and slaves to our fears,

We’re an accident called human beings,

Don’t be angry for loving the baby

or say it’s unreal.

So many lies turn to songs,

like roses who hide in their thorns.

It’s the end of the world,

the end of the world.

It’s a prison for dreams and for hopes,

yet still we believe there is God.

It’s the end of the world,

the end of the world.

We’re dead though pretend we’re alive.

Full of ignorance, fools in disguise.

In your room doing nothing but staring,

at flickering screens

Streets are empty,

but still you can hear

joy of children turning to tears.

Disease hides around every corner,

quietly still.

Wait for the moment to heal

Wait for God, want his touch, want to feel.

It’s the end of the world,

the end of the world.

Take this pill it will make you feel dizzy,

and then give you wings.

Soon boy you’re falling to sleep

without nightmares, without any fears.

If you wake up in hell or in heaven

tell the angels we’re here,

waiting below for a dream,

here in the garden of sin……………..”

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jzZEKT3A9WQ

“You’re wrong. The mind is not like raindrops. It does not fall from the skies, it does not lose itself among other things. If you believe in me at all, then believe this: I promise you I will find it. Everything depends on this.”

"I believe you," she whispers after a moment. "Please find my mind.” 
― Haruki MurakamiHard-Boiled Wonderland and the End of the World

“I hurt myself deeply, though at the time I had no idea how deeply. I should have learned many things from that experience, but when I look back on it, all I gained was one single, undeniable fact. That ultimately I am a person who can do evil. I never consciously tried to hurt anyone, yet good intentions notwithstanding, when necessity demanded, I could become completely self-centred, even cruel. I was the kind of person who could, using some plausible excuse, inflict on a person I cared for a wound that would never heal.” 
― Haruki MurakamiSouth of the Border, West of the Sun