Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Quote of the Day (Orhan Pamuk, on 'Why I Write')

“The question we writers are asked most often, the favorite question, is: Why do you write? I write because I have an innate need to write. I write because I can't do normal work as other people do. I write because I want to read books like the ones I write. I write because I am angry at all of you, at everyone. I write because I love sitting in a room all day writing. I write because I can partake of real life only by changing it….I write because it is a habit, a passion.”—Turkish novelist Orhan Pamuk, "My Father's Suitcase" (Nobel Prize acceptance speech, delivered December 7, 2006).

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