35 Inspirational Orhan Pamuk Quotes On Success

35 Inspirational Orhan Pamuk Quotes On Success

Ferit Orhan Pamuk is a Turkish novelist, screenwriter, academic and recipient of the 2006 Nobel Prize in Literature. One of Turkey’s most prominent novelists, his work has sold over thirteen million books in sixty-three languages, making him the country’s best-selling writer. Pamuk is the author of novels including Silent House, The White Castle, The Black Book, The New Life, My Name Is Red, Snow, The Museum of Innocence, A Strangeness in My Mind, and The Red-Haired Woman. He is the Robert Yik-Fong Tam Professor in the Humanities at Columbia University, where he teaches writing and comparative literature. He was elected to the American Philosophical Society in 2018. Of partial Circassian descent and born in Istanbul,[5] Pamuk is the first Turkish Nobel laureate. He is also the recipient of numerous other literary awards. My Name Is Red won the 2002 Prix du Meilleur Livre Étranger, 2002 Premio Grinzane Cavour and 2003 International Dublin Literary Award. The European Writers’ Parliament came about as a result of a joint proposal by Pamuk and José Saramago. In 2005, the ultra-nationalist lawyer Kemal Kerinçsiz sued Pamuk over his statement regarding the Armenian Genocide in the Ottoman Empire. His intention, according to Pamuk himself, had been to highlight issues relating to freedom of speech in the country of his birth. The court initially declined to hear the case, but in 2011 Pamuk was ordered to pay 6,000 liras in total compensation for having insulted the plaintiffs’ honor. May these Orhan Pamuk Quotes On Success inspire you to take action so that you may live your dreams.

1. “Love is a sacred silence.” Orhan Pamuk

2. “My unhappiness protects me from life.” Orhan Pamuk

3. “I need the pain of loneliness to make my imagination work.” Orhan Pamuk

4. “A letter doesn’t communicate by words alone. A letter, just like a book, can be read by smelling it, touching it and fondling it. Thereby, intelligent folk will say, ‘Go on then, read what the letter tells you!’ whereas the dull-witted will say, ‘Go on then, read what he’s written!” Orhan Pamuk

5. “A writer is someone who spends years patiently trying to discover the second being inside him, and the world that makes him who he is: when I speak of writing, what comes first to my mind is not a novel, a poem, or literary tradition, it is a person who shuts himself up in a room, sits down at a table, and alone, turns inward, amid its shadows, he builds a new world with words.” Orhan Pamuk

6. “Censorship should never be allowed. One should be able to say anything. But I refuse to let politics be foisted on me.” Orhan Pamuk

7. “The gap between compassion and surrender is love’s darkest, deepest region.” Orhan Pamuk

8. “Without patience and the skill of a craftsman, even the greatest talent is wasted.” Orhan Pamuk

9. “Mankind’s greatest error, the biggest deception of the past thousand years is this: to confuse poverty with stupidity.” Orhan Pamuk

10. “The first thing I learned at school was that some people are idiots, the second thing I learned was that some are even worse.” Orhan Pamuk

11. “Heaven was the place where you kept alive the dreams of your memories.” Orhan Pamuk

12. “The beauty and mystery of this world only emerges through affection, attention, interest and compassion, open your eyes wide and actually see this world by attending to its colors, details and irony.” Orhan Pamuk

13. “People only tell lies when there is something they are terribly frightened of losing.” Orhan Pamuk

14. “The entire world was like a palace with countless rooms whose doors opened into one another. We were able to pass from one room to the next only by exercising our memories and imaginations, but most of us, in our laziness, rarely exercised these capacities, and forever remained in the same room.” Orhan Pamuk

15. “How much can we ever know about the love and pain in another heart? How much can we hope to understand those who have suffered deeper anguish, greater deprivation, and more crushing disappointments than we ourselves have known?” Orhan Pamuk

16. “‎The past is always an invented land.” Orhan Pamuk

17. “For if a lover’s face survives emblazoned on your heart, the world is still your home.” Orhan Pamuk

18. “I read a book one day and my whole life was changed.” Orhan Pamuk

19. “The endless repetition of an ordinary miracle.” Orhan Pamuk

20. “Life is beautiful if you are on the road to somewhere.” Orhan Pamuk

21. “Tell me then, does love make one a fool or do only fools fall in love?” Orhan Pamuk

22. “There are two kind of men,’ said Ka, in a didatic voice. ‘The first kind does not fall in love until he’s seen how the girls eats a sandwich, how she combs her hair, what sort of nonsense she cares about, why she’s angry at her father, and what sort of stories people tell about her. The second type of man, and I am in this category, can fall in love with a woman only if he knows next to nothing about her.” Orhan Pamuk

23. “Every person has a star, every star has a friend, and for every person carrying a star there is someone else who reflects it, and everyone carries this reflection like a secret confidante in the heart.” Orhan Pamuk

24. “Happiness is holding someone in your arms and knowing you hold the whole world.” Orhan Pamuk

25. “True literature is more than just a story someone has told. It must provide the reader with the essence of the world on a moral, philosophical and emotional level.” Orhan Pamuk

26. “If we give what we treasure most to a Being we love with all our hearts, if we can do that without expecting anything in return, then the world becomes a beautiful place.” Orhan Pamuk

27. “Before my birth there was infinite time, and after my death, inexhaustible time. I never thought of it before: I’d been living luminously between two eternities of darkness.” Orhan Pamuk

28. “The bloody years of war and all the atrocities in European history have taught the Europeans that secular politics free of religious hatred is mainly a question of peace. This concept is not anchored in the same way in the consciousness of Turks, which has to do with the fact that the secular was forced upon us by the army.” Orhan Pamuk

29. “After all, a woman who doesn’t love cats is never going to be make a man happy.” Orhan Pamuk

30. “Any intelligent person knows that life is a beautiful thing and that the purpose of life is to be happy,” said my father as he watched the three beauties. “But it seems only idiots are ever happy. How can we explain this?” Orhan Pamuk

31. “Sometimes I sensed that the books I read in rapid succession had set up some sort of murmur among themselves, transforming my head into an orchestra pit where different musical instruments sounded out, and I would realize that I could endure this life because of these musicales going on in my head.” Orhan Pamuk

32. “Dogs do speak, but only to those who know how to listen.” Orhan Pamuk

33. “When we lose people we love, we should never disturb their souls, whether living or dead. Instead. we should find consolation in an object that reminds you of them, something, I don’t know, even an earring.” Orhan Pamuk

34. “When another writer in another house is not free, no writer is free.” Orhan Pamuk

35. “We live but for a short time, we see but very little, and we know almost nothing, so, at least, let’s do some dreaming. Have yourself a very good Sunday, my dear readers.” Orhan Pamuk

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