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Osamu Dazai Quotes

20 of the best book quotes from Osamu Dazai
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“I am convinced that human life is filled with many pure, happy, serene examples of insincerity, truly splendid of their kind-of people deceiving one another without (strangely enough) any wounds being inflicted, of people who seem unaware even that they are deceiving one another.”
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“I have no desire for others to take it on themselves to analyze my thoughts. I am without thoughts.”
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“All I feel are the assaults of apprehension and terror at the thought that I am the only one who is entirely unlike the rest. It is almost impossible for me to converse with other people.”
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“The beautiful die young.”
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“But happiness is being able to hope, however faintly, for happiness. So, at least, we must believe if we are to live in the world of today.”
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“I have never, not even once, acted on the basis of any doctrine or philosophy.I am convinced that those people whom the world considers good and respects are all liars and fakes. I do not trust the world.”
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“I have often felt that I would find it more complicated, troublesome and unpleasant to ascertain the feelings by which a woman lives than to plumb the innermost thoughts of an earthworm.”
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“I have always found the female of the human species many times more difficult to understand than the male.”
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“Now I have neither happiness nor unhappiness. Everything passes.”
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“I must go on living. And, though it may be childish of me, I can’t go on in simple compliance. From now on I must struggle with the world.”
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“For someone like myself in whom the ability to trust others is so cracked and broken that I am wretchedly timid and am forever trying to read the expression on people’s faces.”
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“Whenever I was asked what I wanted my first impulse was to answer “Nothing.” The thought went through my mind that it didn’t make any difference, that nothing was going to make me happy.”
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“Virtue and vice are concepts invented by human beings, words for a morality which human beings arbitrarily devised.”
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“A true artist is an ugly man.”
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“At times everything grows misty and dark before my eyes, and I feel that the strength of my whole body is oozing away through my finger tips.”
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“The real things are apt to be deviant.”
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“Mine has been a life of much shame. I can’t even guess what it must be to live the life of a human being.”
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“Victims. Victims of a transitional period of morality. That is what we both certainly are.”
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“Unhappiness. There are all kinds of unhappy people in the world. I suppose it would be no exaggeration to say that the world is composed entirely of unhappy people.”
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“I drink out of desperation. Life is too dreary to endure. The misery, loneliness, crampedness - they’re heartbreaking.”

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