This is where I got the quote, that gave me the inspiration for the poem "Charisma". Totally awesome book, and totally relevant (to me, now) issues that it deals with. I never would have known about Haruki Marukami, if not for the poetry site...gotta love it.
“‘For a while’ is a phrase whose length can’t be measured. At least by the person who’s waiting.”- Haruki Murakami, South of the Border, West of the Sun.