Quotes by Osamu Dazai

"This I want to believe implicitly: Man was born for love and revolution."

"Now I have neither happiness nor unhappiness.

Everything passes.

That is the one and only thing that I have thought resembled a truth in the society of human beings where I have dwelled up to now as in a burning hell.

Everything passes."

"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."

"The weak fear happiness itself. They can harm themselves on cotton wool. Sometimes they are wounded even by happiness"

"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."

Books by Osamu Dazai

  • Schoolgirl
  • 2,255 ratings
  • October 15th 2011 by One Peace Books

    (first published July 20th 1939)

  • Nữ Sinh
  • 186 ratings
  • June 15th 2015 by NXB Hội Nhà Văn
Osamu Dazai
  • Osamu Dazai

  • Date of birth: June 19, 1909
  • Died: June 13, 1948
  • Born: in Tsugaru /Kanagi, Japan.

  • Description: Osamu DAZAI (太宰 治, real name Shūji TSUSHIMA) was a Japanese author who is considered one of the foremost fiction writers of 20th-century Japan. A number of his most popular works, such as Shayō (The Setting Sun) and Ningen Shikkaku (No Longer Human), are considered modern-day classics in Japan.With a semi-autobiographical style and transparency into his personal life, Dazai’s stories have intrigued the minds of many readers. His books also bring about awareness to a number of important topics such as human nature, mental illness, social relationships, and postwar Japan.