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Top 250 Orhan Pamuk Quotes (2024 Update)

Orhan Pamuk Quote: “Painting is the silence of thought and the music of sight.”
Orhan Pamuk Quote: “I read a book one day and my whole life was changed.”
Orhan Pamuk Quote: “Life is beautiful if you are on the road to somewhere.”
Orhan Pamuk Quote: “Tell me then, does love make one a fool or do only fools fall in love?”
Orhan Pamuk Quote: “Love is a sacred silence.”
Orhan Pamuk Quote: “Real museums are places where Time is transformed into Space.”
Orhan Pamuk Quote: “Happiness is holding someone in your arms and knowing you hold the whole world.”
Orhan Pamuk Quote: “I don’t want to be a tree; I want to be its meaning.”
Orhan Pamuk Quote: “I am a highly disciplined person. I get up at seven every morning and, still in my pajamas, sit down at my desk where my checkered ring binders and my fountain pen are ready for use. I try to write two pages every day.”
Orhan Pamuk Quote: “Life is short, and we should respect every moment of it.”
Orhan Pamuk Quote: “Dogs do speak, but only to those who know how to listen.”
Orhan Pamuk Quote: “After all, a woman who doesn’t love cats is never going to be make a man happy.”
Orhan Pamuk Quote: “Try to discover who I am from my choice of words and colors, as attentive people like yourselves might examine footprints to catch a thief.”
Orhan Pamuk Quote: “The snow reminded me of the beauty and mystery of creation, of the essential joy that is life.”
Orhan Pamuk Quote: “Heaven was the place where you kept alive the dreams of your memories.”
Orhan Pamuk Quote: “Whatever anybody says, the most important thing in life is to be happy.”
Orhan Pamuk Quote: “The writers secret is not inspiration – for it is never clear where it comes from – it is his stubbornness, his patience.”
Orhan Pamuk Quote: “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 Quote: “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 Quote: “A writer in someone who spends years patiently trying to discover the second being inside him, and the world that makes him who he is.”
Orhan Pamuk Quote: “The silence of snow, thought the man sitting just behind the bus driver.”
Orhan Pamuk Quote: “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 Quote: “Where there is true art and genuine virtuosity the artist can paint an incomparable masterpiece without leaving even a trace of his identity.”
Orhan Pamuk Quote: “Without patience and the skill of a craftsman, even the greatest talent is wasted.”
Orhan Pamuk Quote: “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 Quote: “I need the pain of loneliness to make my imagination work.”
Orhan Pamuk Quote: “My unhappiness protects me from life.”
Orhan Pamuk Quote: “To read a novel is to wonder constantly, even at moments when we lose ourselves most deeply in the book: How much of this is fantasy, and how much is real?”
Orhan Pamuk Quote: “Painting taught literature to describe.”
Orhan Pamuk Quote: “I realized that the longing for art, like the longing for love, is a malady that blinds us, and makes us forget the things we already know, obscuring reality.”
Orhan Pamuk Quote: “The urbanized life has lead to the destruction of the legends.”
Orhan Pamuk Quote: “Heroic dreams are the consolation of the unhappy. After all, when people like us say we’re being heroic, it usually means we’re about to kill each other – or kill ourselves.”
Orhan Pamuk Quote: “I sometimes joke that I am the first writer of historical fiction who can look out his window and point to the objects in his novels. I have a view of the entrance to the Bosporus, the old city, Hagia Sophia, the Blue Mosque.”
Orhan Pamuk Quote: “The gap between compassion and surrender is love’s darkest, deepest region.”
Orhan Pamuk Quote: “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 Quote: “Writing my own diary is the best form of remembrance, but only for my own use. I need these notes; it’s like an impulse.”
Orhan Pamuk Quote: “Colour is the touch of the eye, Music to the deaf, A word out of darkness.”
Orhan Pamuk Quote: “Istanbul is a vast place. There are very conservative neighbourhoods, there are places that are upper class, Westernised, consuming Western culture.”
Orhan Pamuk Quote: “As much as I live I shall not imitate them or hate myself for being different to them.”
Orhan Pamuk Quote: “It’s such a shame that we know so little about our own country, that we can’t find it in our hearts to love our own kind. Instead we admire those who show our country disrespect and betray its people.”
Orhan Pamuk Quote: “She looked out the window; in her eyes was the light that you see only in children arriving at a new place, or in young people still open to new influences, still curious about the world because they have not yet been scarred by life.”
Orhan Pamuk Quote: “Happiness is laughing together...”
Orhan Pamuk Quote: “East and West are coming together. Whether in peace or anarchy – they are coming together. There needn’t be a clash between East and West, between Islam and Europe.”
Orhan Pamuk Quote: “In poetically well built museums, formed from the heart’s compulsions, we are consoled not by finding in them old objects that we love, but by losing all sense of Time.”
Orhan Pamuk Quote: “National consciousness is truly a miraculous thing. When I am not in Turkey I feel even more Turkish than in Istanbul. But when I’m home my European side becomes more apparent.”
Orhan Pamuk Quote: “People only tell lies when there is something they are terribly frightened of losing.”
Orhan Pamuk Quote: “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 Quote: “Immersing oneself in the problems of a book is a good way to keep from thinking of love.”
Orhan Pamuk Quote: “It was the happiest moment of my life, though I didn’t know it. Had I known, had I cherished this gift, would everything have turned out differently?”
Orhan Pamuk Quote: “I am proud to be a Turk, and to write in Turkish about Turkey – and to have been translated into about 40 languages. But I don’t want to politicize things by dramatizing them.”
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