Orhan Pamuk Quotes

10 Orhan Pamuk quotes:

"At first my publisher had reservations about publishing it in the form you are familiar with."
"At some point they figured out that you can win elections with a pro-European policy because the voters hope this will improve their lives."
"I really don't want to portray the Islamists as simply evil, the way it's often done in the west."
"I want to describe the psychological state of the people in a certain city."
"My hero wants to belong too, but he doesn't want to give up all the things he came to value in the west."
"The first edition was 100,000 copies, a huge economic risk for the publisher. I was quite proud of the fact that the book was not banned or censored."
"The hero of the book does long to experience God. But his conception of God is very western."
"The opponents of this process have always tried to vilify westernization as a poor imitation."
"There's been quite a clear upswing in nationalist sentiments. Everyone is talking about it, in Turkey as well."
"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."

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