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Orhan Pamuk

Top 10 Best Quotes

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

“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?”

“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.”

“As much as I live I shall not imitate them or hate myself for being different to them”

“In a brutal country like ours, where human life is 'cheap', it's stupid to destroy yourself for the sake of your beliefs. Beliefs? High ideas? Only people in rich countries can enjoy such luxuries.”

“What is the thing you want most from me? What can I do to make you love me?' Be yourself,' said Ipek.”

“There's a lot of pride involved in my refusal to believe in god.”

“We're not stupid! We're just poor! And we have a right to insist on this distinction”

“The thing that binds us together is that we have both lowered our expectations of life”

“Suddenly Ka realized he was in love with İpek. And realizing that this love would determine the rest of his life, he was filled with dread.”

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