The Nice Thing About Strangers

Creative Non-Fiction Short Stories. :) Travel, Oldsters, Love, and Compassion.

Hoşçakal to Life as You Know It.

You’ve thrown away your chance for a normal life…This is what makes you such an exceptional person.

-Orhan Pamuk. Snow.

Pamuk, museum of innocence, Istanbul

Near Orhan Pamuk’s Museum of Innocence, Istanbul.

7 comments on “Hoşçakal to Life as You Know It.

  1. safia
    August 23, 2013

    I’m an Orhan Pamuk fan – lovely quote. Thank you.

  2. davecenker
    March 22, 2015

    I have never heard this quote, but I absolutely love it! It definitely adds encouragement to take the non-traditional path through life 😉 Thanks for the wonderful quote and reminder, Paige – a perfect way to being my Sunday morning with coffee 🙂

    • 🙂 Thank you, Dave! I marked this line out years ago and I’ve written it on a few birthday cards for friends who are setting the world on fire! 🙂 Happy Sunday!

  3. Ann Marie Waterhouse
    December 30, 2015

    I never realized, until now, that the Museum of Innocence is a real place. Thanks for the photo/caption.

    • thenicethingaboutstrangers
      December 30, 2015

      Yes, Pamuk opened it in Cihangir. I lived down the street for a month, and it made the foot traffic pretty interesting. It’s lovely to live on a street where visitors are happily toting a book–even if it’s not my favorite of his novels. 🙂
      Happy New Year, Ann Marie!

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