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Orhan Pamuk – Nobel Lecture

December 19, 2006 - Posted in Books Posted by:

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Read Orhan Pamuk’s Nobel Lecture here. Below are few lines that I really loved from it.

‘What is happiness?’ Was happiness thinking that I lived a deep life in that lonely room? Or was happiness leading a comfortable life in society, believing in the same things as everyone else, or acting as if you did?

For me, to be a writer is to acknowledge the secret wounds that we carry inside us, the wounds so secret that we ourselves are barely aware of them, and to patiently explore them, know them, illuminate them, to own these pains and wounds, and to make them a conscious part of our spirits and our writing.

I write because I love the smell of paper, pen, and ink.

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