Quotes from Memed, My Hawk

Yaşar Kemal ·  392 pages

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“Dogrusun. Haklisin Cabbar. Ama gel bana sor. Içerime sor. Yüregimi iki el tutmus sik babam sik ediyor. Edemem. Hatçeyi görmeden edemem. Görmezsem ölürüm. Öyle ölcegime, böyle ölüyüm..”
― Yaşar Kemal, quote from Memed, My Hawk

“Çocuk, ellerini koynuna sokmuş büzülmüştü. Yaşlı adam geldi çocuğun yanma oturdu. Ocağın gür yalımları arkalarına tuhaf gölgeler düşürüyordu. Bu gölgelere bakarak adam, çocuğun kafasından ne geçiyor, anlayabilirdi. Yaşlı adam da uzun zaman bir yerde durmayan, yalımlara göre yer değiştiren gölgelere gözünü dikti.”
― Yaşar Kemal, quote from Memed, My Hawk

“Bir türkü duyulur... Gecede başka türlü, gündüzde başka türlüdür. Çocuk söylerse başka tatta, kadın söylerse... Genç söylerse başka türlü olur, yaşlı söylerse... Dağda söylenirse başka, ovada, ormanda, denizde başka türlüdür. Hep ayrı ayrı tattadır. Sabahleyin başka, öğle, ikindin, akşamlayın başkadır.”
― Yaşar Kemal, quote from Memed, My Hawk

“Görüş sahası ne kadar dar olursa olsun, insan muhayyilesi geniştir. Değirmenoluk köyünden başka hiçbir yere çıkmamış bir insanın bile geniş bir hayal dünyası mevcuttur. Yıldızların ötelerine kadar uzanabilir. Hiçbir yer bulamazsa Kafdağının arkasına kadar gider. O da olmazsa, düşlerinde yaşadığı yer başkalaşır. Cennetleşir. Şimdi, şu anda düşler veryansın ediyordur uykuların altında. Şu fıkara, şu kahırlı Değirmenoluk köyünde, değişmiş dünyalar yaşanıyordur.”
― Yaşar Kemal, quote from Memed, My Hawk

“Koca Ahmet bu daglarda bir destandi. Analar, aglayan cocuklarini Koca Ahmet geliyor diye avuturlardi. Koca Ahmet bir destan oldugu kadar bir sevgiydi de. Koca Ahmet bu iki duyguyu yillar yili bu daglarda yan yana goturebilmisti. Bunun ikisini bir arada goturemezse bir eskiya, daglarda bir yildan fazla yasayamaz. Eskiyayi korkuyla sevgi yasatir. Yalniz sevgi tek basina zayiftir. Yalniz korkuysa kindir.”
― Yaşar Kemal, quote from Memed, My Hawk

“Cabbar, gözleri yaşararak:
"İşte bu iyi," dedi. "Ağasız köy! Herkesin kazandığı, herkesin olacak."
"Herkesin kazandığı..." diye gülümsedi.”
― Yaşar Kemal, quote from Memed, My Hawk

About the author

Yaşar Kemal
Born place: in Osmaniye, Turkey
Born date October 19, 1923
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