Orhan Pamuk

“Over time, I have come to see the work of literature less as narrating the world than "seeing the world with words."

From the moment he begins to use words like colors in a painting, a writer can begin to see how wondrous and surprising the world is, and he breaks the bones of language to find his own voice. For this he needs paper, a pen, and the optimism of a child looking at the world for the first time. ”


Orhan Pamuk, Other Colors: Essays and A Story
Read more quotes from Orhan Pamuk


Share this quote:
Share on Twitter

Friends Who Liked This Quote


To see what your friends thought of this quote, please sign up!


This Quote Is From

Other Colors: Essays and A Story Other Colors: Essays and A Story by Orhan Pamuk
2,133 ratings, average rating, 232 reviews
Open Preview

Browse By Tag