The Yoda of Japanese literature, Haruki Murakami has some vital life lessons he'd like to share with you.
In a career that's spanned four decades and produced countless books, novels and essays, Haruki Murakami's firmly established himself as a leading light of postmodern fiction, both his native Japan and across the globe. So much so, that if you merely scratch at the surface of his work, nuggets of knowledge will tumble out.
But fear not, we won't test your foreign language skills by presenting them in their original form - that, admittedly, would be quite a slog. Instead, here are 30 fully translated and entirely relatable pieces of philosophy from the pages of Murakami's work.
どういたしまして (that's you're welcome, in case you're wondering).