Orhan Pamuk Quotes & Sayings

77 most famous Orhan Pamuk quotes and sayings. These are the first 10 quotes we have for him. He's a 65 year old Turkish novelist born on Jun 7, 1952.

Orhan Pamuk Quotes
“Life is short, and we should respect every moment of it.”
“Oscar Wilde always makes me smile - with respect and admiration. His short stories prove that it is possible to be both sarcastic, even cynical, but deeply compassionate. Just seeing the cover of one of Wilde's books in a bookshop makes me smile.”
Orhan Pamuk Quotes
“The writer's secret is not inspiration - for it is never clear where it comes from - it is his stubbornness, his patience.”
Orhan Pamuk Quotes
“We fall in love more deeply when we're unhappy.”
Orhan Pamuk Quotes
“The challenge is to lend conviction even to the voices which advocate views I find personally abhorrent, whether they are political Islamists or officers justifying a coup.”
Orhan Pamuk Quotes
“The opponents of this process have always tried to vilify westernization as a poor imitation.”
Orhan Pamuk Quotes
“Istanbul is a vast place. There are very conservative neighbourhoods, there are places that are upper class, Westernised, consuming Western culture.”
Orhan Pamuk Quotes
“I would be pleased if someone would invent a pill to remove my impatience, moodiness, and occasional bursts of anger. But if they did, I wouldn't be able to write my novels or paint.”
“The habit of collecting, of attachment to things, is an essential human trait. But Western civilization put collecting on a pedestal by inventing museums. Museums are about representing power. It could be the king's power or, later, people's power.”
“The truly great books are always novels: 'Anna Karenina,' 'The Brothers Karamazov,' 'The Magic Mountain.' Just as with 'Shahnameh,' I browse these books from time to time to remember how a great book works on us or to teach my students at Columbia University.”

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