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“If there is a hard, high wall and an egg that breaks against it, no matter how right the wall or how wrong the egg, I will stand on the side of the egg. Why? Because each of us is an egg, a unique soul enclosed in a fragile egg. Each of us is confronting a high wall. The high wall is the system which forces us to do the things we would not ordinarily see fit to do as individuals . . . We are all human beings, individuals, fragile eggs. We have no hope against the wall: it's too high, too dark, too cold. To fight the wall, we must join our souls together for warmth, strength. We must not let the system control us -- create who we are. It is we who created the system. (Jerusalem Prize acceptance speech, JERUSALEM POST, Feb. 15, 2009)” Haruki Murakami

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“If

there

is

a

hard



high

wall

and

an

egg

that

breaks

against

it



no

matter

how

right

the

wall

or

how

wrong

the

egg



I

will

stand

on

the

side

of

the

egg



Why



Because

each

of

us

is

an

egg



a

unique

soul

enclosed

in

a

fragile

egg



Each

of

us

is

confronting

a

high

wall



The

high

wall

is

the

system

which

forces

us

to

do

the

things

we

would

not

ordinarily

see

fit

to

do

as

individuals













We

are

all

human

beings



individuals



fragile

eggs



We

have

no

hope

against

the

wall:

it

s

too

high



too

dark



too

cold



To

fight

the

wall



we

must

join

our

souls

together

for

warmth



strength



We

must

not

let

the

system

control

us







create

who

we

are



It

is

we

who

created

the

system



(Jerusalem

Prize

acceptance

speech



JERUSALEM

POST



Feb



15



2009)”



Haruki

Murakami



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