Quotes from The Day Lasts More Than a Hundred Years

Chingiz Aitmatov ·  368 pages

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“Bu yerlerde trenler doğudan batıya, batıdan doğuya gider gelir, gider gelirdi... Bu yerlerde demiryolunun her iki yanında ıssız, engin, sarı kumlu bozkırların özeği Sarı Özek uzar giderdi. Coğrafyada uzaklıklar nasıl Greenwich meridyeninden başlıyorsa, bu yerlerde de mesafeler demiryoluna göre hesaplanırdı. Trenler ise doğudan batıya, batıdan doğuya gider gelir, gider, gelirdi...”
― Chingiz Aitmatov, quote from The Day Lasts More Than a Hundred Years


“Böyle korkunç olaylar bazen insanların da başına gelebilir. Üstesinden gelemediği çelişkilerle baş başa kalan insan, moral bakımından derinden derine sarsılır ama bunu kimseye söyleyemez, çünkü kimse ona yardım edemez. Bu korkunç bir yer kayması gibidir, tehlikeyi görürsünüz, ama bir şey yapamazsınız.”
― Chingiz Aitmatov, quote from The Day Lasts More Than a Hundred Years


“Trains in these parts went from East to West, and from West to East . . .
On either side of the railway lines lay the great wide spaces of the desert - Sary-Ozeki, the Middle lands of the yellow steppes.
In these parts any distance was measured in relation to the railway, as if from the Greenwich meridian . . .
And the trains went from East to West, and from West to East . . .”
― Chingiz Aitmatov, quote from The Day Lasts More Than a Hundred Years


“Hiçbir kral, hiçbir imparator, hiçbir hükümdar devletini yitirdiği için Boranlı Yedigey kadar umutsuzluğa düşmemiş, onun kadar acı duymamış ve ağlamamıştı.”
― Chingiz Aitmatov, quote from The Day Lasts More Than a Hundred Years


“Zarife de kendine göre Yedigey'in iyiliğini istemiş ve bu konuda vicdanının sesine uymuştu. Bunun için Zarife'yi suçlamıyor, ona kızamıyordu. Zaten insan sevdiğine kızamazdı ki! Daha çok kendisini suçluyor, kendisini kusurlu buluyordu. Sevdiği kadın acı çekeceğine kendisi acı çeksindi. Bırakıp gitse bile onu hep sevgiyle anardı.”
― Chingiz Aitmatov, quote from The Day Lasts More Than a Hundred Years



“Tevekkül Allah'a! Köpeğin efendisi varsa kurdun da Tanrı'sı vardır.”
― Chingiz Aitmatov, quote from The Day Lasts More Than a Hundred Years


About the author

Chingiz Aitmatov
Born place: in Sheker, Kyrgyzstan
Born date December 12, 1928
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