Elif Shafak is the most famous female Turkish Author. She is a Publick Speaker and has many awards, some of which are:
- Caravan Award for Peacebuilding Through the Arts, 2017
- Price for Tolerance in Thinking and Acting, Price of Honour of the Australian Booksellers, 2017
- 2016 GTF Award for Excellence in Promoting Gender Equality
- Cultural Leader; Member of Weforum Global Agenda Council on Creative Economy, DAVOS 2016
- many more…
She has published 15 books, and you’ve probably heard most of them – The Forty Rules Of Love, The Bastard of Istanbul, Honour, Black Milk, The Daughters Of Eve…
Her style is gentle. Her words touch the soul, and you always learn something new about this world and yourself.
This is why we put together 10 of her most popular love quotes. Enjoy them and most of all – feel them.
If we are the same person before and after we loved, that means we haven’t loved enough.
Just as clay needs to go through intense heat to become strong, Love can only be perfected in pain.
Love cannot be explained, yet it explains all
But treasures are hidden among ruins. A broken heart hides treasures.
I was making the most common and the most painful mistake women have made all throughout the ages: to naively think that with their love they can change the man they love.
It was always like this. When you spoke the truth, they hated you. The more you talked about love, the more they hated you.
Where there is love, there is bound to be heartache.
Do not go with the flow. Be the flow.
Don’t ever take words at face value. When you step into the zone of love, language as we know it becomes obsolete. That which cannot be put into words can only be grasped through silence.
Moments are born and moments die. For new experiences to come to life, old ones need to wither away.