"We could face each other over coffee cups in total silence" Haruki Murakami - Norwegian Wood
It's true that many mistakes are made by rushing this life. Like the good ship's captain, steady as she goes, has a lot going for it and will present the opportunities you deserve. I'm doing this right now and it feels good taking my own advice!
A break down of the works of Murakami and a suggested reading order for his novels.
"If you only read the books that everybody else is reading, you can only think what everyone else is thinking." -Haruki Murakami
Haruki Murakami quote
Under the same two moons - Haruki Murakami, 1Q84 http://www.haruki-murakami.com/post/93295229145/under-the-same-two-moons-haruki-murakami-1q84
“In this world, there are things you can only do alone, and things you can only do with somebody else. It's important to combine the two in just the right amount.” ― Haruki Murakami
But we cannot sit and simply stare at our wounds forever More
You're seeking something, but at the same time you are running away for all you're worth.