Inspirational Kazuo Ishiguro Quotes

Kazuo Ishiguro (born 8 November 1954) is a British novelist, screenwriter and short story writer. Below are some Inspirational Kazuo Ishiguro Quotes.

Kazuo Ishiguro Quotes

Kazuo Ishiguro Quotes
Kazuo Ishiguro Quotes

“If you are under the impression you have already perfected yourself, you will never rise to the heights you are no doubt capable of.”
― Kazuo Ishiguro

“There was another life that I might have had, but I am having this one.”
Kazuo Ishiguro

“As a writer, I’m more interested in what people tell themselves happened rather than what actually happened.”
― Kazuo Ishiguro

“You need to remember that. If you’re to have decent lives, you have to know who you are and what lies ahead of you, every one of you.”
― Kazuo Ishiguro

“Memories, even your most precious ones, fade surprisingly quickly. But I don’t go along with that. The memories I value most, I don’t ever see them fading.”
― Kazuo Ishiguro

“You have to accept that sometimes that’s how things happen in this world. People’s opinions, their feelings, they go one way, then the other. It just so happens you grew up at a certain point in this process.”
― Kazuo Ishiguro

“The evening’s the best part of the day. You’ve done your day’s work. Now you can put your feet up and enjoy it.”
― Kazuo Ishiguro

“One is not struck by the truth until prompted quite accidentally by some external event.”
― Kazuo Ishiguro

“When you are young, there are many things which appear dull and lifeless. But as you get older, you will find these are the very things that are most important to you.”
― Kazuo Ishiguro

“We took away your art because we thought it would reveal your souls. Or to put it more finely, we did it to prove you had souls at all.”
― Kazuo Ishiguro

“Sometimes I get so immersed in my own company, if I unexpectedly run into someone I know, it’s a bit of a shock and takes me a while to adjust.”
― Kazuo Ishiguro

“What I’m not sure about, is if our lives have been so different from the lives of the people we save. We all complete. Maybe none of us really understand what we’ve lived through, or feel we’ve had enough time.”
― Kazuo Ishiguro

“It was like when you make a move in chess and just as you take your finger off the piece, you see the mistake you’ve made, and there’s this panic because you don’t know yet the scale of disaster you’ve left yourself open to.”
― Kazuo Ishiguro

“She might be a great person, but life’s so much bigger than just loving someone.”
― Kazuo Ishiguro

“Your life must now run the course that’s been set for it.”
― Kazuo Ishiguro

“I can’t even say I made my own mistakes. Really – one has to ask oneself – what dignity is there in that?”
― Kazuo Ishiguro

“An artist’s concern is to capture beauty wherever he finds it.”
― Kazuo Ishiguro

“It had never occurred to me that our lives, which had been so closely interwoven, could unravel with such speed.”
― Kazuo Ishiguro

“We all complete. Maybe none of us really understand what we’ve lived through, or feel we’ve had enough time.”
― Kazuo Ishiguro

“The problem, as I see it, is that you’ve been told and not told. You’ve been told, but none of you really understand, and I dare say, some people are quite happy to leave it that way.”
― Kazuo Ishiguro

“Memory is quite central for me. Part of it is that I like the actual texture of writing through memory.”
― Kazuo Ishiguro

“I keep thinking about this river somewhere, with the water moving really fast. And these two people in the water, trying to hold onto each other, holding on as hard as they can, but in the end it’s just too much. The current’s too strong. They’ve got to let go, drift apart. That’s how it is with us. It’s a shame, Kath, because we’ve loved each other all our lives. But in the end, we can’t stay together forever.”
― Kazuo Ishiguro

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