Everyone knows that all these big proclamations about honor are really just excuses invented to let people kill each other with a clear conscience.
You’ll learn it all soon enough… You will see everything without being seen. You will hear everything but pretend that you haven’t…You will walk for ten hours a day but feel like you haven’t walked at all.
The gulf between the private and public views of our countrymen is evidence of the power of the state.[Celâl Salik, Milliyet]
In a city, you can be alone in a crowd, and in fact what makes the city a city is that it lets you hide the strangeness in your mind inside its teeming multitudes.
God loves some people more. Those people end up rich. He loves some people a little less, and those people stay poor. You take a pin and scratch off one of these colored circles, and underneath you’ll find your gift and your fortune.
But just like believing in God, falling in love is such a sacred feeling that it leaves you with no room for any other passions.