Orhan Pamuk Quotes, Sayings, Remarks, Thoughts and Speeches

Orhan Pamuk Quotes and Sayings

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    At first my publisher had reservations about publishing it in the form you are familiar with. Orhan Pamuk | Refcard PDF
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    I really don't want to portray the Islamists as simply evil, the way it's often done in the west. Orhan Pamuk | Refcard PDF
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    I see Turkey's future as being in Europe, as one of many prosperous, tolerant, democratic countries. Orhan Pamuk | Refcard PDF
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    I want to describe the psychological state of the people in a certain city. Orhan Pamuk | Refcard PDF
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    My hero wants to belong too, but he doesn't want to give up all the things he came to value in the west. Orhan Pamuk | Refcard PDF
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    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 | Refcard PDF
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    The hero of the book does long to experience God. But his conception of God is very western. Orhan Pamuk | Refcard PDF
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    The opponents of this process have always tried to vilify westernization as a poor imitation. Orhan Pamuk | Refcard PDF
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    The secularists in Turkey haven't underestimated religion, they just made the mistake of believing they could control it with the power of the army alone. Orhan Pamuk | Refcard PDF
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    There's been quite a clear upswing in nationalist sentiments. Everyone is talking about it, in Turkey as well. Orhan Pamuk | Refcard PDF
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    These political movements flourish on the margins of Turkish society because of poverty and because of the people's feeling that they are not being represented. Orhan Pamuk | Refcard PDF
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    Well, on the one hand the Turks have the legitimate need to defend their national dignity - and this includes being recognized as a part of the west and Europe. Orhan Pamuk | Refcard PDF






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