Along the way I stopped into a coffee shop. All around me normal, everyday city types were going about their normal, everyday affairs. Lovers were whispering to each other, businessmen were poring over spread sheets, college kids were planning their next ski trip and discussing the new Police album. We could have been in any city in Japan. Transplant this coffee shop scene to Yokohama or Fukuoka and nothing would seem out of place. In spite of which -- or, rather, all the more because -- here I was, sitting in this coffee shop, drinking my coffee, feeling a desperate loneliness. I alone was the outsider. I had no place here. Of course, by the same token, I couldn't really say I belonged to Tokyo and its coffee shops. But I had never felt this loneliness there. I could drink my coffee, read my book, pass the time of day without any special thought, all because I was part of the regular scenery. Here I had no ties to anyone. Fact is, I'd come to reclaim myself.

Along the way I stopped into a coffee shop. All...
Haruki Murakami

Cut and paste the below code to embed this quote by Haruki Murakami in your webpage.

If you want to embed quote of the day quotes or want to see other display style options visit our sample page to see all the options.

Learn more about Joomla Quotes Extensions and wordpress extensions.

Cut and paste the following quote id in joomla module / wordpress widget options to display this quote in your webpage. Learn more about Joomla Quotes Extensions and wordpress extensions.

The following will embed an image.You can easily copy and paste it in email or presentations etc. If you want to embed quote of the day quotes or want to see other style options visit our sample page to see all the options.

If you are using this quote in any webpage , printmedia or any other places please use the following methods to cite this quotation.

MLA Style Citation
"A quote by Haruki Murakami" theysaidso.com,2019. Aug 24, 2019. https://theysaidso.com/quote/haruki-murakami-along-the-way-i-stopped-into-a-coffee-shop-all-around-me-normal
APA Style Citation
"A quote by Haruki Murakami" (n.d.). theysaidso.com. Retrieved Aug 24, 2019, from theysaidso.com web site : https://theysaidso.com/quote/haruki-murakami-along-the-way-i-stopped-into-a-coffee-shop-all-around-me-normal
Chicago Style Citation
"A quote by Haruki Murakami". theysaidso.com, 2019. https://theysaidso.com/quote/haruki-murakami-along-the-way-i-stopped-into-a-coffee-shop-all-around-me-normal , accessed Aug 24, 2019.
comments powered by Disqus