Type: Novelist, Screenwriter
Born: 7 June 1952,Istanbul, Turkey
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 eleven million books in sixty languages, making him the country's best-selling writer.
Happiness is holding someone in your arms and knowing you hold the whole world.
After all, a woman who doesn't love cats is never going to be make a man happy.
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.
Tell me then, does love make one a fool or do only fools fall in love?
I don't want to be a tree; I want to be its meaning.
There's a lot of pride involved in my refusal to believe in god.
Most of the time it's not the Europeans who belittle us. What happens when we look at them is that we belittle ourselves. When we undertake the pilgrimage, it's not just to escape the tyranny at home but also to reach to the depths of our souls. The day arrives when the guilty must return to save those who could not find the courage to leave.
The thing that binds us together is that we have both lowered our expectations of life
I read a book one day and my whole life was changed.
Books, which we mistake for consolation, only add depth to our sorrow.
Real museums are places where Time is transformed into Space.