Artist’s Corner: Haruki Murakami on Cultivating New Meaning

“I often recall these words when I am writing, and I think to myself, “It’s true. There aren’t any new words. Our job is to give new meanings and special overtones to absolutely ordinary words.” I find the thought reassuring. It means that vast, unknown stretches still lie before us, fertile territories just waiting for us to cultivate them.”

—Haruki Murakami

QOL: meaning and truth

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