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MMI QUOTATIONS

MEHMET MURAT ILDAN QUOTES

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Contemporary Turkish Novelist & Playwright, Thinker Mehmet Murat ildan (MMI), Member of the International PEN Writers.

This account has the Collection of His Quotes, Quotations, Aphorisms, Apothegms, Words of Wisdom, Maxims, Wise Words and Sagacious Sayings.

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* It’s not just your skills that get you to the top of a tough mountain! Can you reach the top if a violent storm suddenly breaks out? What if rocks broke off from the mountain and landed on you? What if lightning hits you? You see, luck must be on your side to be able to reach the top! When you reach the top, don’t forget to thank your luck! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan* There is nothing in this world that encourages one to be stronger than seeing people who have been subjected to life’s terrible injustices and punches but still not destroyed! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* There is nothing in this world that encourages one to be stronger than seeing people who have been subjected to life’s terrible injustices and punches but still not destroyed! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* Sometimes life suddenly throws a door in front of you, you have very little time, and you either run away or get in. Develop your ability to think fast because a decision you make in seconds can affect your years! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* Your window is so big, you get a beautiful light, you store it with an endless appetite, but if you don’t share that light with anyone else, it’s a shame, a shame indeed! Remember, the one who gives you the light in abundance is giving it away not only for your use but also for you to distribute to others! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* You and your shadow can look so different! What’s even weirder is that sometimes your shadow can look more like you than you do! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* One of the things this world needs most is the kind souls who, when crossing a bridge, say ‘it would be very difficult to cross if it weren’t for this bridge’ and thank both the bridge and those who built it! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* If we think of the New Year like a Santa Claus, his most useful gift for you is to give you a whole new thrill, a brand new shake-up to do what you couldn’t do in previous years! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* Disciple: Master, I’m tired now, I’ve given up enlightenment, I’ve failed, I’m leaving the temple and going my own way, I’m going on my own long journey, please don’t be mad at me! Master: This is how enlightenment begins! When you start to go your own way by leaving the path given to you and to progress and develop under the guidance of your own mind, enlightenment has also started, I am not angry with you, quite the opposite! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* You may be waiting at the wrong stop, you may have taken the wrong train, you may be in a situation where you did everything wrong, but if you have the reflex to get rid of the mistake quickly, you will quickly get everything right! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* When you overcome all the obstacles that life puts in your way and start walking on a smooth path, a feeling of emptiness occurs rather than a feeling of relaxation and peace! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* We have a very important thing in common with the aliens: We are all in a struggle against this universe we live in! The universe that created us is also working to destroy us! No matter which planet of this universe they live on, the common problem of all aliens living in the universe, including us, is the struggle to preserve our existence in this dangerous universe! This common point is an important driving force for friendship with other intelligent creatures in the universe! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* You are too immersed in the truth, my friend, you have become a boring person; your soul is impoverished! You need to get into some dreams, get away from reality a little, you need a foggy night; you need to get rich with dreams in the fog! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* You walk, you look back and you see that your footprints are not your footprints! How come? What does this mean? This means that by thinking and acting like others, you have become so much like others and have evolved to others so much that there is no such thing as yourself anymore! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* You cannot find a drop of water in this world that will reject a leaf, nor a leaf that will reject a drop of water! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* O fool who strive all your life so that the whole world can see you! It’s so funny that when your dream comes true this time you want to be a ghost so the world won’t see you so you can live a simple and ordinary life! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* If you have summer in your soul, winter will only caress you, if you have winter in your soul, even summer will freeze you! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* If the world seems like a very strange place to you, my friend, that’s the real weirdness! Why? Because the world has always been a very strange place since its existence! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* It is almost a rule in the world of politics to go up to the world stage with applause and get off that stage under the hoots! The biggest reason for this is that nations vote for politicians who know the art of rhetoric very well but are not much developed mentally! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* What does the happiness on a bear’s face tell us when he catches a fish? There’s something sickening about the world order: One person’s happiness can be someone else’s tragedy! There is actually not an order here, but a demonic disorder! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* Let’s applaud people who are directly focused on the purpose of their lives, unaffected by criticism made against them, by the storms around them, by the terrible events in their own country, by the obstacles in their path, by the depressing gossip around them! They are disciplined heroes oriented towards their goals! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* Sometimes you can change your purpose to make your life easier and find peace for a while! For example, on a very foggy night, you can change your goal from finding your way home to getting lost in the fog and discovering new places! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

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MMI QUOTATIONS

MEHMET MURAT ILDAN QUOTES

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Contemporary Turkish Novelist & Playwright, Thinker Mehmet Murat ildan (MMI), Member of the International PEN Writers.

This account has the Collection of His Quotes, Quotations, Aphorisms, Apothegms, Words of Wisdom, Maxims, Wise Words and Sagacious Sayings.

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* Awareness is not the eye that looks, it is not just the eye that sees; awareness is the eye that looks, sees and understands deeply! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* If you think that the obstacles you encounter in life are not there to hinder you, but to train you and strengthen you, you can love them instead of cursing them! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* If you can, get rid of all your stupid money and career ambitions and sit on the beach on a quiet night and watch the full moon! You’ve been running around all your life and you missed the real beauties of this world! Now focus on these true treasures of life! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* An enlightened person is not like a street lamp that is sad because it cannot illuminate other streets because those he illuminated will surely visit other streets as well! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* Only those far away from the storm experience the beauty of the storm! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* The reflection in the water thinks itself real until the wind blows! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* You are the one who declared a gloomy day as gloomy! In fact, there is neither a joyful nor a gloomy day, only a mind that evaluates what that day is! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* Camping is the best school for us in the matters of understanding both the amazing mind and the mysterious soul of nature! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* If your soul is wide, the narrowness of the street does not bother you; if your soul is narrow, the width of the street does not comfort you! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* A house without a nice surrounding is not likely to be a nice house, because the outside of the house is also a part of the house! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* Never make a firm judgment about people whose entire life story you do not know! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* When disaster strikes, the impact of the disaster can either increase dramatically or decrease dramatically, depending on your response to the disaster! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* One of the most important qualities that makes a person of good quality is that he can treat others well even when he is very unhappy! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* The greatest thing that can be given to the younger generations is to make them have a universal purpose! Making money, being happy, traveling the world, these are simple trivial individual goals! The young person should have great ideals and gigantic universal goals that will bring him glory and honour beyond all these simple goals. ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* When you go on a journey alone, you learn something from the road; if you go on the same journey with a wise person you learn a lot about the road, and even the road learns something because wisdom, like the sun, sends its light not to a specific place but everywhere! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* If you can’t hear the sounds coming from outside while reading a book, then you have truly entered the world of that book! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* There is nothing more frightening than finding a door that you trust very much closed, and nothing more comforting than finding the same door open! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* Wherever you go, you’re actually going to more or less the same place! Why? Because human creativity does not have an extraordinary difference between countries! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* A mysterious night is superior to other nights because the mysterious night awakens your mind and awakens your spiritual side! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* The person who flees from the light often flees not into pitch darkness, but into dimness! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* Maybe it’s the biggest chance of your life to have a very difficult journey! What you learned on that journey you probably wouldn’t have learned even in a thousand easy journeys! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* Those who think the steps are for sitting have never been able to go up! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* The moment we say that darkness can be hidden inside the light, we are in a sense serving the darkness, because doubting the light is what the darkness desires! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* Dogs are fighting outside so you can go outside and fight like dogs or be smart and sit down and do your job! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* Sometimes life puts a red light in front of you and tells you to stop! If you stop, you become a coward in the eyes of life; if you pass, life rewards you, because life favours courage! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* The message the universe gives us is very simple: You will obey my laws until you have the power to change my laws! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* Sometimes the bright sun rises behind the high mountains, sometimes the luminous full moon rises, sometimes black storm clouds appear! Such are the days of life, sometimes hope and sometimes despair emerge from the horizon! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* Student: Master, I had nightmares in my sleep last night, I was squirming, why didn’t you wake me up? Master: Because nightmare is also a school! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* No one can travel towards himself while speaking, so it is silence that takes you to yourself! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* If your past is constantly popping up in your mind, ask yourself this question: Are you calling your past or does it come on its own without you inviting it? In the first case it means you are at peace with your past, in the second case you are not! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* If you have a dream of disappearing completely by diving into infinity, you have an absurd dream, because that is the present destiny of mankind! Change your dream! Desire to co-exist with infinity with your own body and mind without being destroyed in infinity, and strive for this new dream! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* One day a ship comes to your port. You do not ask why you came, where did you come from, how did you come, will you stay in the port because it is the ship you are waiting for, it is the ship that has come for you; it’s like you’ve known the ship for years! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* Your shadow has an advantage over you, your shadow will live longer than you! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* Close your eyes, pick a random book from the shelf and read it! Is this a correct method? No, wrong method! Make your choices consciously, by thinking, by calculating, not by chance! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* If you have completely forgotten yourself while dancing, then you are really dancing! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* When you get tired, you sit on a chair, but if the chair gets tired, have you ever thought about where it will sit? When you start thinking about things you haven’t thought of, many doors appear in front of you, doors that you haven’t seen before but are actually always there! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* When the truth is more dominant than your mind, you stop thinking and look around in amazement! For example, when underwater, the dominant force is not your mind, but reality itself. ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* Even when the magnificent buildings of the past are ruined centuries later, they continue to shine like candle flames that weaken by the wind but never go out! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* It is sad to see that a beautiful road is coming to an end! The thing that aggravates our sadness is not only that the road is ending, but that we have not experienced the beauties more fully and with more awareness while traveling on that road! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* If a drop of water fell on your lip when you were about to die of thirst, it would be as if an ocean had fallen on your face! Now, to those who ask how big a single drop can be, you can say it can be as much as the ocean! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* The disciple asked: Master, after many years I have become a wise man, so when will I sit in your seat? The master replied: I am not sitting on the seat, the seat is sitting under me! Whenever the seat goes from under me, you can sit on it! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* Yes, you need spiritual life, at least you think so, you say you can’t live without it, okay, no problem, as long as the spiritual life doesn’t turn your mind off! Ultimately the control of your mind must always be in your own mind; never give up on logic! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* If the wrong trains are constantly coming to your stop, neither swear at the station nor at the trains! Keep the swearing to yourself, you’re waiting in the wrong place, it’s that simple! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* The people who will achieve the greatest success are those who seek the help they need throughout their lives, not in heaven or in others, but in themselves! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* The vehicle that will take you to your goal is as important as your goal, it definitely deserves as much respect as you do to your goal! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* You changed the beginning of a road that ended, you changed the middle of the road, or you changed everything except the end of the road, despite all this, there is no point in what you did if you did not change the end of the road, if you did not make it endless! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* The story of darkness begins when the light goes out; the story of the light begins when the light comes on! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* Sometimes a whole day is very boring, then the sunset comes on the scene and adds such a wonderful colour to that boring day that everything that seemed boring to you that day is erased from your memory! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* The biggest problem in this world is that everyone expects their beliefs to be respected! Just respect your own belief, don’t expect respect from others! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* While reading a book by candlelight, the flickering candle flame dances on the words of the book, and the story of the book seems to come alive and come to the dimension we are in! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* Do you want the world to see you? There are two important ways to do this: Be brave and be different! Do you want the world not to see you? There are two ways to do this too: Be a coward and be similar to everyone else! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* If the sun only sets for some people but not for others, such a sun cannot be loved! Because only those who are just and treat everyone justly are loved! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* You don’t need to go ghost hunting in spooky places at night, when there are millions – impoverished by the stupid policies of stupid politicians – who have totally turned into ghosts that no one sees anymore! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* To live life bravely is to pass through a fire without hesitation even for a second when it is necessary to pass through it! What about living life wisely? It is something very different; it’s about calculating, choosing the right time and wearing fireproof clothing! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* If a child garbage collector dies, how many good articles will be written about him? If a worthless king or a worthless head of state dies, papers will not be enough to write good things about them! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* Even when thousands of candles come together, the surrounding is not illuminated extraordinarily, but next to this dimness, a great spiritual light and a great wave of hope are created! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* Humanity has had to endure the torments of life, rather than enjoying the joys of life, because of the mean politicians! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* If you didn’t know at the time that a mistake you made in the past was a mistake, you can forgive yourself about it today! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* If you get light from many places at the same time, do not always choose the brightest and turn towards it, because the weaker light also deserves respect! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* Remember, some stations are just there to stop you from reaching your destination! Be smart, don’t waste your time getting off at those stations! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* If you say that fate has chosen the path you walk, not you, then what are you, what use are you, are you just a scarecrow, man? In that case, you should be ashamed of yourself! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* There are always two types of people in this world: Those who turn darkness into more darkness and those who turn darkness into more light! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* Do the mysteries of life give peace to your soul? Wherever there is a mystery, are you running towards it? Or do mysteries always come and find you? Then you definitely have a mysterious soul because similar things attract each other! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* If you have entered the world of a beautiful book, wherever you are in the world, you are no longer there but in the world of the book! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* Hope is the biggest sun after the sun in this dark universe! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* Hundreds of thousands killed for not following religious rules throughout history, millions whose freedoms were restricted because of religion will ensure that a world without religion will come like a great revolution! But will the concept of God disappear? There’s no need! God without a book does no harm! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* Dude, look up at the sky in a desert to make you realize how ridiculous a lot of things you do in life are! Yes, there is something amazing beyond your little daily troubles, focus there, and give your time and attention to real issues like existence! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* If you think that I did nothing today, just watched the sunset, you are wrong because there is a magic in the sunset that touches the depths of your soul, which takes you away from your simple problems and takes you to a deeper place! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* Don’t get too caught up in the magic of the desert, you’ll get burned! You should experience the beauties of hell in moderation! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* Human’s eyes have evolved primarily to see the rich and wealthy: His eye sees a rich artist, but not an old and poor fruit seller! He is curious about the life of a rich artist, not the life of a poor salesman! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* Sometimes you can travel miraculous distances by making very small changes in your life, and sometimes you can’t move even an inch without making a radical and big change in your life! Those who know what size change you need to make are the fastest movers in this world! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* The most disturbing thing in a peaceful place is to have the fear that something will happen and the peace will suddenly be disturbed! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* You have to walk the quiet streets at night! Do this! You’ll feel like you’ve stepped into space or descended into the ocean depths! This is a session of enlightenment, because in this quiet environment full of shadows, your ordinary problems will fly away from your mind, thoughts about the universe, existence, the meaning of life will visit your soul! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* You have to walk the quiet streets at night! Do this! You’ll feel like you’ve stepped into space or descended into the ocean depths! This is a session of enlightenment, because in this quiet environment full of shadows, your ordinary problems will fly away from your mind, thoughts about the universe, existence, the meaning of life will visit your soul! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* If a small bolt on the train tracks loosens and breaks, the train will derail! This applies to planes, cars and everything! Being alive means that a thousand bad things that could happen have not happened! It’s always a miracle if you’re alive, know that! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* Life is a paradise of doors! Closed doors, open doors, locked doors, doors that cannot be opened, doors that cannot be closed, imaginary doors, dangerous doors! This door-richness of life is a blessing to you! Life doesn’t want you to be bored, it puts endless doors in front of you, to research, to play, to try! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* Fishing rods prey on fish, and politicians prey on unthinking crowds! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* Some sit in the dark saying ‘the light didn’t come and find me’, some just go and find it where the light is! But there is another category, they neither expect nor seek light, they create the light themselves! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* The place where you feel happy is an important place; the place where you feel happy through self-deception will remain an important place only until the day you stop self-deception! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* If you want to be a part of the sun, you must go there and burn out; so is wisdom, you must destroy yourself in the universe, and when you go, the universe remains, all wisdom is in it! Wisdom is the speech of the universe, not yours! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* You lost your way, but found your way again by your own effort without anyone’s help, this kind of getting lost gives you something very precious: Self-confidence and self-belief! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* If the Moon were a place like the Earth, it would be necessary not to allow human habitation there and to leave it completely out of civilization; maybe just day trips from earth to that blue moon! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* If the list of things you can do when you’re young hasn’t changed much with age, then you’ve aged really well, congratulations! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* Walk away without opening a door behind which you know there is something wonderful to make you happy! That’s what it’s called controlling emotions! And if you can control your emotions, you will gain a significant advantage over what life has to offer you, life can no longer guide you, you become the decision maker! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* The best thing to do in a quiet corner of the world is to be a part of that calmness! In order to transform into a peaceful beauty itself, it is necessary to act in accordance with the spirit of that beauty! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* If the road you travel on is very beautiful, even if you do not reach the destination you want to reach, your journey has nevertheless reached its goal! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* All trees are afraid of the storm, but no tree – unlike human beings – looks at the size of the storm and surrenders helplessly, it will fight the storm to its death! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* The power of libraries is that they bring you together not only with the books you are looking for, but also with the books you did not even know existed! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* No matter how old you get, your shadow is always younger than you, because he doesn’t have the wrinkles that you have on your body! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* When you see a spiritual person, never forget this: No one can be spiritual with their dress or appearance! Without knowing his life it is impossible to know whether he is a spiritual personality or not! Dresses, looks and words can be deceiving, it’s best to look at the actions of a lifetime! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* Don’t make yourself funny looking for mystery in the desert because everything is already mysterious in the desert! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* Silence, dimness and candle, as soon as these three magicians come together, they almost absorb the tiredness of your soul! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* When autumn comes, we do not want it to go, but then we will be doing an injustice to winter, spring and summer! Excess in love and exaggeration in love creates other injustices! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* If there was a place in the world where the sun never sets, would you want to go and live there? If you don’t have such a boring soul that you can easily give up on the splendour and excitement of sunsets and sunrises, your answer will definitely be ‘no’! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* Even when life becomes very boring, very tiring or even unbearable, never forget: There is no alternative to life; you should definitely look for the solution within the borders of life! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* If the brightness of the extreme light in your environment is blinding you, you should definitely add darkness to your life! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* What would you do if the road suddenly disappeared while you were walking on a road? For example, what if you were walking around an airport and suddenly found yourself in a forest? The answer is simple! Everything can change at any moment and you must adapt to this change immediately! Now you are in the forest, the airport is finished, your new world is the forest, and now you will behave in accordance with the forest! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* If the light were kind and foolish enough to ask permission from the darkness to illuminate the darkness, the entire universe would be plunged into darkness! Lucky for us, the light enters everywhere without anyone’s permission, without listening to anyone! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* The people we want to see devastated in a war are not ordinary people who are innocent victims of war, but despicable politicians who started this war! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* Waiting to be noticed by remaining black and white in a black and white world is not a rational strategy! Wear a different colour, make your faded destiny so colourful that it can be seen even from afar! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* When you come to an unmanned shore, you cannot help but think how wonderful a world without humans would be in the face of the extraordinary calmness you encounter! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* If you take shelter in a cabin in the woods while everyone else is fighting, everyone will call you a coward, not knowing that you are afraid not of dying but of killing, that you are fleeing from the war just to protect your humanity! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* My dear friend, if the traces you leave behind come and pass you one day, I don’t know if you have done right and fair deeds, but one thing I do know is that you have definitely done things that make a strong impact! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* If the herd no longer follows the shepherd and behaves as it wishes, either the herd has mentally surpassed the shepherd or the shepherd has fallen below the herd mentally! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* The man who seeks the truth may not be the man who finds the truth at the end of his effort! But the reason we respect and love him is because he is seeking the truth! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* You deserve a good appreciation if you have successfully walked through the darkness on your own! But if you have successfully made yourself and others go through the darkness, that is beyond appreciation! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* All days are rainy: Sometimes the sun falls on us; sometimes rain, sometimes dust, sometimes wind! It rains thoughts on our minds, it rains joy on our souls, and it rains gloom as well! We are always under the rain every moment we live! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* No face looks peaceful when the mind is grappling with annoying problems! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* There are so many things that human beings need to leave behind: Racism, institutional religion, war, ignorance… If human beings can get rid of these and similar things, the world will definitely be a better place. ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* It’s okay if the sea is stormy, because the sea is often stormy anyway, we are used to it! But what if the port is stormy? If you know that the ports you rely upon very much may one day be unreliable, you know a lot! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* If you declare yourself king of the mountains at the top of the mountains, what will you say to yourself when you come down, dwarf of the mountains? I say don’t load yourself with imaginary honours! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* New owners of an abandoned house always have questions they can’t get rid of: Who were the previous owners? What did they eat, what did they talk, what was the purpose of their life, what was the sadness and joy in their lives? ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* You can go up the ladder of life by running, you can go up slowly, you can go up by stopping from time to time, but you can never go up by sitting all the time! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* If there is an empty chair among a hundred items, the tired person’s eyes will catch on it! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* Don’t forget your destination while you get caught up in the perfection of your journey! But don’t miss out on the wonders of your journey by just locking in on your goal! Find a balance, the journey is important, the destination is important, both are important! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* When you enter a dark tunnel, the most important thing that relaxes you there is to think that the tunnel has an exit! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* Sometimes you wait with excitement for the sun to rise in the morning, sometimes you wait with hope for the sun to set in the evening because you always want something happen according to your feelings, fortunately the sun does not rise and set according to her feelings! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* There is one big mistake that human beings often make: Not realizing that the place they want to reach is not better than where they are, and struggling deadly to get there! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* The destination you want to reach is neither too close to you nor too far from you! It is entirely your abilities that determine the length of that distance! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* The universe, which has given you the opportunities that created you, does not hesitate also to bring the forces in front of you that can destroy you! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* To look away and belittle a terrible storm is the same as to despise a terribly sharp knife without touching it! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* When you want to walk in a dark street, you want to see the darkness there, not the light! Sometimes you want to walk with the devil, you get scared when you come across an angel! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* There is something much more important than living in accordance with your beliefs: Testing your beliefs with life experiences and science, reading many different books and thinking deeply, to come to the point of being sure of the truth or falsehood of your beliefs not one times, not ten times, but a hundred times! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* When you enter the New Year with longing for the old year, you break the heart of the New Year and you ethically forfeit the right to ask for new things that the New Year can give you! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* The magnificence of the light can only be realized when it emerges in a magnificent darkness! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* Straight roads are boring, winding roads are exciting, but you rest on the straight road and get tired on the other road! You need both roads in life! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* It is necessary to congratulate wholeheartedly the buildings that have been abandoned and ruined long time ago, but still preserve their beauty and

* The more you give up your own time to improve yourself, the less knowledge and skills you will have to improve others! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan impressiveness, and on top of that, they have become even more attractive with the beauty of mystery! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* One of the most important things for a person to understand in life is this: What is very important to you may be so unimportant to someone else! Or something that is very important to someone else may be something very insignificant to you! Don’t waste your time on reasons for this, that’s how it is! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* Looking at the same horizon, one can see at most the bird in front of him, or the hill a little further and the clouds quite far away, or the Moon beyond the clouds or the stars beyond the Moon! The depth of your horizon is about your depth! If you’re too deep, you’ll go all the way to whatever or whoever was there before the stars and galaxies were born! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* Be sure to use it whenever you get the opportunity to make yourself happy, because your own happiness is the real source of your energy! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* What is the best religion in the world? Don’t worry about such things! If you are a good person at heart, you already belong to the best religion! Is there a god or not? Don’t worry about such things! If you’re living your life with righteousness, you’re already on the safe and honourable side! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* Instead of being happy by satisfying our ego through saying that there is only life in our world in this universe, we should be happy by getting rid of our fear of being alone in the universe through saying that there is life in many places in this universe! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* Be a friend of both the night and the day, then you will neither be afraid of the day nor the night! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* When a strong storm hits a house, it can destroy everything, the roof, the walls, the furniture… But there is one thing that the storm can never destroy it: Memories from that house! Why? Because even if it destroys the owners of those memories, it is not possible to kill everyone who has witnessed or listened to those memories once! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* Oh, poor future; your load is too heavy! Man is a lazy creature, he always leaves the problems that he can solve today for tomorrow, and that’s why tomorrow becomes heavy like lead with problems waiting to be solved! Oh, poor future! You are born with billions of problems before you are even born! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* When you see a tiny plant, flower or tree in a dark stone street, be happy as if you saw a friend you love very much, and be even happier because this is such a friend that does wonderful things for your existence, it gives you oxygen! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* If even one person in a huge flock can make an effort to seek the truth, the fate of the whole flock may change! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* If you want to thank a stairs sincerely, you have to thank each step of it individually, because what makes the stairs a stairs is the whole of its steps! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* If you are someone who knows the dark days of your country’s history very well, you should definitely take part in the administration of your country because those who know the tragedies of the past have the necessary infrastructure and motivation to build the future safely! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* If you are constantly thinking and desiring the paths you have never walked on the roads you are walking, it means that you are not likely to be happy in your short life! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* Autumn leaves fall from the tree, disappear with the wind, but then reappear on the tree and disappear again. Memories are like that, first they fall off the tree of the mind and disappear, and then they reappear and disappear again! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* Once in the crowd, a collar is worn around your neck; if the crowd runs to the left, you have to run to the left, if they run to the right, you have to run to the right, if they stop, you have to stop! If you are not in control, someone else is in control and then you become a puppet, a puppet of the mindless crowd! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* Walking in a very quiet corner of the world, knowing that a brutal war is taking place in another part of the world means clearly seeing that human beings are a stupid creature that chooses hell instead of experiencing heavenly beauties! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* Most people are so tired of thinking about the doors they haven’t opened in life that they walk past the open doors that can make them happy, as if they were blind! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* If you are reckless enough to leave yourself to the mercy of the storm, then you are unlucky enough to learn that the storm has no mercy! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* If your room gets a lot of light, it means you can see the world better; and the same thing is valid for your mind! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* Nature always has a civil war within itself! Wind, rain and earthquake try to bring the mountain down; the mountain also wages a war against them using its own powers! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* If you look at a beautiful landscape from afar, everything is beautiful, if you look very closely, your mind may change completely, especially when you see the terrible struggles of life happening ruthlessly inside that landscape! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* Street lamps have a literary stance, a wise gaze, a poetic light that ignites romance, and a mysterious aura that touches the souls! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* If you have the art of keeping your spirits up under all circumstances, you can consider raining rose petals on your head the same as raining stones! If a gloomy rainy day and a bright sunny day are the same for you, you are blessed with wonderful positivity! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* There is something much more important than missing the last tram: Your ability to settle the matter in another way when the last tram has gone! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* The path you walk must teach you something, if it doesn’t teach you, either you have an inadequacy or there is an inadequacy on the path! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* Not every tree outside the forest wants to live in the forest, because they are accustomed to a different freedom that they do not have in the forest, despite the advantages of living in the forest! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* Catching your big dream, touching it by hand is not an easy thing like catching fish, you have to give your years, not hours or whole day! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* If you want to help a lighthouse, just don’t block its light, that’s the greatest help! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* The past was once the future! The greatest luck of the past was this: The future came and then it became the past! Today was once the future! The greatest luck of today was this: The future came and then it became today! But never forget that the future may not always come, and if it doesn’t, neither the past nor the present can be created! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* If you add a roof made of grass to a house made of wood in the forest, the forest will feel happier! If you make nature happy, it will make you happy too! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

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* There are two ways to lighten the burden of life, one to reduce it physically and the other to reduce it psychologically! Since the first is often difficult, most people choose the second way! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* The things you do with someone around you may not reflect you at all; they can be things made by you that are not you! But the things you do when no one is around are real-you! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* You have to find little ways to make yourself happy and so you can have big energy to find ways to make others happy too! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* You should know that the coming storm – no matter how big and terrible it is – will come and go! It’s the way of cowards to start living in a rat hole as if the storm will never go away! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* If you have the power to completely change the view you see from your window without changing your home, you really have great power! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* When the train you have been waiting for arrives at the station, a dream comes true and the fulfilment of a dream is to fall into a void because now you need a new dream; what keeps people alive is chasing dreams! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* There are very clever man-made things, and there are also very stupid man-made things; borders between countries fall into this second category! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* A road that was once known to everyone can turn into a road that no one remembers now! If you do not want to be forgotten, you must have your footprints on the roads far ahead of your time! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* Yes, man can get used to living in the desert, but what feeds his soul is to live in a wooded place, in the forests! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* Whether you believe in the sun or a stone or a god or the moon or a guru, whatever you believe in, nothing can give you the tremendous power that belief in yourself can create! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* If you’re living a good life, the most important question here is: Did you deserve it? If you’re living a bad life, the most important question here is: Did you deserve it? ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* Our mind is very fast, but it is very slow for us to turn the creations of our quick mind into reality! The destiny of humanity is so closely tied to narrowing the gap between the speed of the mind and the speed at which the mind turns its creations into reality! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* Living in a country ruled by a thousand minds is much safer than living in a country ruled by one mind! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* Your real home is where your soul lives, not where your body lives! If your body is in a concrete house in the city and your soul is in a cottage deep in the forest, your real home is that cottage! Sooner or later your body will move to live in that cottage! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* No matter which country in the world, once a nation raises its iron fist, the government in that country starts to run away like cockroaches! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* It is difficult to be a student on a path that constantly improves itself, because on that path there is not a fixed information, but a constantly renewed information! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* If you are not a boring person, life is unlikely to be boring! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* If your travel has made a significant impact on you, how nice; but if your travel has made a significant impact on where you went, then how extraordinary! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* Sometimes people who are very similar in characters and therefore would be nice for both sides to meet, pass by each other and disappear into the horizon without ever meeting each other! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* Rule over your fate, otherwise every kind of absurd fates rule over you! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* The human mind goes back and forth between the valley and the peak! She goes to the top, her mind stays in the valley; she goes down to the valley, her mind stays at the top! Here and there she is unsatisfied! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* The sun doesn’t set much paler or less glamorously if there’s no one around watching it as the sun goes down! Always give your best performance on stage, with or without anyone watching or applauding you! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* When faced with a big problem, the solution lies in this simple sentence full of perseverance and faith: The problem will be solved, full stop. ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* Going from where there is no light to where there is light does not bring you glory! But if you persistently struggle to create a light where there is no light, that is what will bring you glory! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* No one can travel on the right path all his life! What distinguishes a clever person from a stupid person is that when the clever person takes the wrong path, he has the reflex to turn to the right path after a while! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* The dead leaf comes to life with the wind! He ascends to heights he has never known; migrates to places he never knew; he encounters trees he has never heard of, meets oceans he has never seen! Death takes the soul of the leaf, but the wind gives him a soul again! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* One day a tram will come and take you to the place you’ve always dreamed of going! No matter what age you are, believe that something miraculous will happen to you, because morale itself is a great strength! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* Behind all the desires to be successful lies the effort of trying to be happy by neutralizing an inadequacy that a person sees in himself or something he does not like in himself! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* Sometimes in life, it is necessary to be a colourful flower that can be noticed even from far away; sometimes you have to be a green frog in green algae that cannot be noticed even up close! You need to know when to shine and when to hide! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* The funniest thing about life is when we walk on the uncertain road called life, we act as if the path is certain! Why? Because we are terrified of uncertain paths! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* If your door is open and no one comes in, it’s your fault! If your door is closed and no one can come in, it’s your fault! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* No matter how big your window is, what determines the light you get is how much open your eyes are! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* There is a ‘law of respect’ in this universe. For example, if you respect your body, your body will also respect your existence and fight to keep you in the dimension of existence! But disrespect is punished! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* The calm place surely meets the storm; the stormy place surely meets the calm! The universe comes and goes like the pendulum of a clock, between peace and restlessness! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* Sometimes the truth – in order to reveal itself to you – patiently waits for that dramatic moment when you get tired of looking for the truth and helplessly fall to the ground! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* In a world where everyone hides themselves, the greatest honour belongs to those who never hide themselves and show themselves exactly as they are! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* Sometimes a boat comes to the island of loneliness to take you, but you are so used to loneliness that you turn your back on the boat and get lost in the depths of the island! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* While you are waiting with hope that the train you are waiting for will come to the station and take you away, never forget that there may be people praying that that train will not come and you will not go anywhere! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* If you are brave enough to enjoy even a frightening storm, life’s many challenges will seem like fun to you! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* If the road you travel is no longer teaching you anything, that road is no longer a road for you, it is a wall that stops your progress! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* The simplest secret to success is to cross the limits that often come your way! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* The purpose of the curtain is to hide and cover, but sometimes the purposes are so boring, boring for people, boring even for a curtain! When the wind blows, the curtain forgets its purpose, leaves itself to freedom, rests, relaxes and returns to its original purpose again with renewed energy! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* The poor always dream of having the dinner table of the rich, whereas the only dinner table we need to have, whether we are rich or poor, is a healthy dinner table! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* The reason the world is a noisy place is that there are far fewer people who seek silence than those who love noise! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* You need a peaceful silence to achieve something important because right thoughts right plans require attention and noise is the enemy of attention, crowds are the enemy of attention! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* The beauty of a country house is best appreciated by the people of the city, not by the people living in the countryside! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* There are two ways to understand the universe: The first is to observe the universe from the outside; the second is to understand the universe from the inside, that is, to eliminate the observer and to become the observed itself! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* You’re sitting in the harbour waiting! The ship you were waiting for did not come, the boat you expected did not come, the things you expected did not come and you are still in the harbour, you are still waiting! Don’t you understand, the whole problem is waiting! The universe doesn’t want you to wait, the universe is waiting for action from you, so don’t wait, go somewhere else because waiting rots you! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* Deep valleys don’t get much sun; where the sun rarely visits, there is a lot of mystery! The same goes for deep people! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* You always went through ordinary roads, what did you gain? Just ordinariness! Try an extraordinary road, your reward will be big, you will win extraordinariness! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* If you dominate the adventure too much, you may ruin the adventure, but if you let the adventure dominate you too much, then you may be ruined! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* Some trains stop very briefly at the station; either you get on right away or you miss the train! Sometimes what we call success is just being fast! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* Dear friend, God did not send you any holy book! Why? Because the holy book is the universe itself! The book already existed before humanity existed! Now sit down and try to understand that book! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* If you have made such a big mistake as to bang your head against the wall, you are committing another mistake: You are hitting something that has no fault in your mistake, the wall! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* If you want your mind to find what it’s looking for quickly, just multiply your options! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* You can despise big waves! But till when? Till you get a big slap from a big wave! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* Global warming will be a very good test as to whether mankind is an idiot who chooses to commit suicide or an intelligent creature who chooses existence! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* No matter how complex the world is, you can destroy its poison by enjoying the simple things! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* Sometimes a hundred spoiled ships come to your port and you don’t enjoy any of them, sometimes a humble boat arrives and you feel very happy! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* Do not be afraid when you see uncertainty on your life path, because uncertainty is not an insurmountable wall, but just like a fog that has blocked your way; you can pass through!~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* If you watch a contemplative person from afar, you’ll start contemplating too! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* In the silence of the night an owl hooted; a frog croaked in the fog; the flames of a candle in the window of a cottage seem to have sent you a message! If you have heard and seen these, then you have experienced the mystery of mystery, you have escaped the boringness of this world for a while! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* Everyone is hungry, hungry to be loved by others! And if you can manage to get rid of such weak psychology, you will see that you are a strong person, not a weak beggar of love! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* When we say temple, we always think of a building, but the silence of the night is also a temple, you enter it and find peace! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* There is no single world; there is a world as much as the angle you look at! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* There are other people of other worlds and you should get to know those other people because what will teach you something different or spark a different thought in you is otherness! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* The most important strategy of life is flexibility: Do not insist on the train, neither on the direction of the train, nor on the station! Have the flexibility to take a completely different train from a completely different station in the opposite direction of the direction you want to go in the beginning! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* Do you think you are a good person? Think again, I say! Think Gandhiji! He nursed lepers, opened his home to leprosy patients! See, to be a really good person, you have to be involved in such extraordinary work! Sit down, think, are you a good person? ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* If you don’t go mentally to a place you go physically, the vehicle you get on is as if it is standing still! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* The person in a very elegant dress has to be much more valuable than that dress, otherwise the value and beauty added by the dress will disappear! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* While eating with the crowd, you can neither concentrate on the food nor the crowd; you go back and forth between the crowd and the food as if you were swinging on a swing! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* Sunset is the perfect time to go swimming because the sun enters the same sea with you on the horizon! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* Sometimes you want something so much that the universe is almost angry at you and says ‘take it!’ He gives you much more than you want, and you drown in that abundance! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

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* Even if you’re traveling on the most beautiful road in the world, you can’t help but think of other roads! Why? Because what each road will add to you is different! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* You may hear or read dozens of advice about life every day, but the most tragicomic part of this is that the advice that will work for you is often not in them! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* If your walking inspires others a lot then you should walk a lot because the good you give to others will definitely come back to you! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* Worry is a thief; steals your peace and when your peace goes away, your life goes away too! You can’t get your life back until you get rid of the worries – the thief inside you! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* Is the road ahead uncertain? Great, be happy! Uncertainty means surprises, and if the path you’re walking on isn’t one full of surprises, you’ll get bored! When you get bored, your life energy goes out! Walk in uncertainty, encounter new things just like an explorer and they will keep you energetic! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* Unless you’ve seen a person’s mind, you’ve never seen him! Because man is neither the physical thing standing in front of you nor the things that physical thing says; man is the mind, and the mind does not always present itself as it is! The only way to see a person in front of you is to see his mind! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* When you decide to climb a mountain that you are very afraid to climb, you are doing a very important thing: You are preventing fear from taking you prisoner! And now you are free again! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* Mankind is an idiot who managed to create chaos in the only peaceful world we know in this chaotic universe! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* Yes, high mountains are scary and tiring! But if you want to be scared and tired, you are in the right place! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* The more interesting people you meet, the richer your life will be; the more boring and ordinary people you come across, the poorer your life will be! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* If you think when you need to act, or if you act when you need to think, you lose! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* You can find new ideas in old bookstores as most old books are not sold in new bookstores! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* The shore is neither land nor sea! It is both land and sea! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* An empty and quiet street, a rainy night, a bit of fog, is the ideal time to return to the ghosts of the city! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* The simple thing behind many failures in life is to give up on the goal, thinking that all paths have been exhausted when there are other paths that have been unnoticed! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* When the sun goes down, darkness doesn’t fall on everyone, it only falls on those who don’t have light or don’t like light! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* Those who deserve war medals are only those who did not take up arms in war and never resorted to violence! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* As day turns into night in the desert, the dreadful hell gives way to majestic space! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* You can live your life like a wave! In other words, you leave yourself to the wind and go wherever it takes you; sometimes you go to a nice beach and sometimes you hit a hard rock! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* Creativity is divided into two: Creating something unique and creating something similar! For example, in photography, it’s usually the latter case! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* The atmosphere of a place is the most amazing element that raises or lowers the value of that place! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* Disciple: Master, I tried so hard to be wise but I couldn’t, now I’m leaving the temple! Master: Here the seeds of awareness have been planted in your mind; wherever you go they will grow in your mind, as they grow you will shrink and disappear, that wise man you always wanted to be will take your place! ! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* The universe is very creative, but probably not satisfied with its creations, it also created existence and now uses existence to create new things, houses, works of art, buildings, airplanes… ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* Ordinary people we meet everywhere with their thoughtful faces reflecting their worried souls are the best proof that there is no good order in the world! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* When we look at the ruins, we always get the same feeling: It’s as if the ruin will suddenly come alive and tell its own interesting story! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* When you move away from one thing, you approach something else! If you move away from goodness, you get closer to badness, if you get away from the city, you get closer to the forest! Moving away is actually getting closer, it’s all about where you approach! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* The reason why castles are built is because of the lack of morals, because where there is morals there is security, and if there is security there is no need for castles! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* In the bosom of the mountains, when quiet nights meet cloudless skies, thoughtful minds become free of thoughts! Now, the only thing left to do is to blend into eternity in admiration! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* If you ask what is the safest spiritual port, I would say it is the solid trust you have in yourself! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* The student asked: Master, what would you do if your shadow suddenly left you? Were you afraid? The master replied: No! I would rejoice for my shadow that he was finally freed from imitating me! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* The summits of mountains are often arrogant because they cannot even ask themselves this simple question: Could a mountain have a summit without its foot or main body? ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* You must enter the tunnel you fear! Get in and walk all the way! When you see the light at the end of the tunnel, you become a new person, an unhindered person whose fears cannot prevent and dominate his life! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* Not the one who does not have an umbrella, but the one who does not like the rain, gets wet most under the rain! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* A stone house is wonderful; it will be even more wonderful if you cover it with ivy; then add the sunset over them and it will be even more awesome! You can reach ultra-beauty by adding new beauties to a beauty! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* It is not enough to have great energy, extraordinary enthusiasm or great courage to achieve a great goal; it is also necessary to have a very serious and intelligent strategy! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* If you have plenty of time and a great place to read, you have a great chance to take a leap forward in your mind! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* The person looking at the fire cannot take his eyes off it because the flames of the fire perform a play just like the actors on a theatre stage! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* If you reduce the mystery of your country far fewer people will consider visiting your country! The more mysterious a country is, the more attention it will attract! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* You cannot have a peaceful life without simplifying your life! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* Sometimes people who take such a calm stance towards life’s problems have witnessed that life’s problems just touch and pass like the wind! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* It’s not a disaster if the train you’ve been waiting for doesn’t come; disaster is to keep waiting for a train that won’t come! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* When you enter a tunnel, whatever you do, your mind is always on the way out! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* When war begins somewhere, the attacking party is guilty; but if the war is going on, then both sides are guilty because when it comes to war the only thing that matters is that the killings stop immediately and if surrender is going to stop the killing then it has to be done! It is unacceptable for the present generations to die for the freedom of the next generations because to live is the right of every generation! Surrender is not defeat, you can surrender and continue the war with non-violent methods! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* If your mind is in the darkness, it is the same to you whether the sun sets or rises! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* The disciple asked: Master, I am looking for the secret of immortality, do you have it? The master replied: I have not, for now no one has, but if you find it, I will gladly be your disciple! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* You will see many people with many faces in your life! Don’t let that scare you, because soon the sun will rise over the real face hidden in the darkness! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* If you love a bridge, you must also love the abyss beneath it, because if it wasn’t for the abyss, that bridge wouldn’t be there either! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* There is no better cure for a poor city dweller who is spiritually devastated among the soulless concrete than to go to the countryside and dive into the lush grass! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* Waiting is boring, waiting is hard, but waiting on a rainy day, finding peace with the meditative sounds of the rain, eases the pain of waiting! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* Your job is not to illuminate the world but to illuminate yourself! And when you illuminate yourself, the world will sooner or later meet your illumination! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* If you are looking for unexpected solutions to your difficult problems, you should look in unexpected places, think about unexpected things! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* There are two ways to get lost: To get lost unintentionally, to get lost willingly! There is adventure in both, but the difference is this: The first has fear, the second has joy! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* Shadows love sunsets the most, and of all sunsets, they love sunsets in the desert the most! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* If you live without knowing the different worlds of different lives, you know neither tolerance nor wisdom! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* Yes, you are in a maze full of problems, you are looking for an exit but you can’t find it, you are tired, you tried hard, it didn’t work, don’t force it anymore, now sit down, fall asleep, when you wake up you will find the exit! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* Only the important things you achieve alone, with no help from anyone, are true success! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* Unless you’re a boat strong enough to make fun of big waves, you should know your place and show respect to the stronger one by getting out of his way! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* Student: Master, my friends are doing sports, but I came to the temple, I want to learn new things from you and strengthen my mind* My dear friend, you don’t have to worry that the traces you leave behind will disappear because the traces you leave behind will always disappear! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan! Master: They’re strengthening their bodies, it’s a good way to strengthen the mind, so go join them now! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* My dear friend, you don’t have to worry that the traces you leave behind will disappear because the traces you leave behind will always disappear! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* A person who does not respect his body first receives warnings from his body to show this respect, and if the disrespect continues, a serious response is on the way, like a horse throwing its owner off! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* Thinking about calm on stormy days increases hope and strenght; Thinking about the storm on calm days gives you an advantage over the enemy that has not yet seen on the horizon! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* The problem with a workroom with a perfect view is that watching the view can always outweigh the work! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* A danger that you unknowingly avoid will not give you any experience, no matter how frightening it is! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* There are many enemies that shorten a person’s life, and one of the most insidious of these enemies is this: Waiting! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* It is nice to find a place of shelter for those who cannot hold on to a place in the void and fall down, but it is much better to build the shelter yourself! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* Maybe we can explain the fact that a boat does not sink even though it is loaded enough to sink, with the existential resistance of a person who does not fall to the ground even though he is loaded enough to collapse to the ground! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* If there are 8 billion people in this world, it means there are 8 billion gurus! You can learn a little from some, a lot from some others! You will never meet anyone from whom you cannot learn anything! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* Even if you glue a broken dish, it is no longer the old dish, because now it has gained the wisdom of being broken! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* When you are too afraid to cross and you never want to cross, bridges begin to appear constantly in front of you; it’s as if the universe is encouraging you not to limit your life because of your fears and asking you to free yourself by crossing the boundaries you have drawn by yourself! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* The worst thing about looking for something that doesn’t exist is to never have the pleasure of finding it! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* Even if you are walking on the right path, if you stop, the road will stop too! Everything depends on you, not on the road! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* The world has not been a wise world because of the enormous number of people who are chasing money rather than self-improvement! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* Disciple: Master, what do you think, if we could suddenly make the river in front of our temple flow in the opposite direction, people would believe our teaching more quickly? Master: If we can reverse the flow of the river, we would want people to logically research how this is possible rather than blindly believing in our teaching because our teaching is not based on believing in miracles, but on analyzing issues with our minds! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* Those who try to illuminate the world with a single candle quickly realize what a tremendous power the sun is! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* If you’re afraid of mountains, you’re doomed to valleys and plains! Fear makes your world smaller! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* If you ask what the 10 greatest tragedies of the world are, I would say that one of them is to suffer the punishment for the irresponsibility of others without any involvement in that irresponsibility, that is to say, to have to pay the bill for the incompetent minds of others! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* Any path that takes you away from evil, from doing injustice to others, from breaking other people’s hearts is a perfect path! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* You idiots who choose not to surrender in battle and die to be heroes, listen! You are not as brave as delicate flowers who take every opportunity to live because choosing life is the greatest courage! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* The curtain, which has the ability to cover everything, is incapable of covering and concealing itself! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* Student: Master, I lost my way in the forest yesterday! Master: You didn’t lose your way in the forest yesterday, you lost the way in your mind yesterday because if you don’t lose your way inside your mind, you won’t lose it outside either! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* The light coming in through your window is a blessing to you, say thank you for it! The light coming out of your window is a blessing to others, but don’t expect any thanks for it because the good you give to others should be given with nothing taken away! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* There is no solid place for the tree to hold on but the soil, and the man has no solid place to hold on other than love and peace! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* You can wake up to a different morning every morning or to the same morning! The morning is shaped by your mind; life is shaped by your mind! It is your mind that will shape the morning, noon and evening! You are the one who created the same day and the different day! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* Everything that the sword can solve is immoral because there is no morality in violence! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* Why do we have to go up the tough stairs of life? Because when the time comes, there must be something important we did in the past that will console us as we descend! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* Reading a thousand books about the forest is not a substitute for walking in the forest for an hour! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* The campfire that burns wood into ashes thinks it will burn the iron teapot into ashes too! The universe reminds everyone and everything about their limits! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* What can a good guru do for you? Maybe he can teach you at 20 what you can only understand at 60 and save your 40 years! Well, what can you do to someone who saved your 40 years? You can save someone else’s 40 years too, and the goal of a good guru is everyone’s salvation, and you pay off your debt by serving that purpose! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* Are you Muslim? I do not care! Are you Christian I do not care! Are you a Buddhist or a Jew? I don’t care! Are you a good person, what I want to hear, what I want to see in you, that’s what I’m looking for in you! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* Sometimes this whole world looks very strange to you, the things you do seem strange to you, the behaviour of people, the conversations you hear here and there, the clothes, the roads, the plants, the animals, literally everything seems so strange to you! And let me tell you something weirder, that’s exactly the feeling you should feel about this world, everything is really weird! Don’t feel that you are mad when everything seems weird to you, because when everything seems normal to you, that’s real madness! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* The closer you get to the countryside, the closer you get to your distant past because historically you came from the countryside and the closer you get to the places you exist, the more peaceful you feel! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* There is no person who was happy in every moment of his past and there is no person who will be happy in every moment of his future! It is this discontinuity that makes happiness precious! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* Since the buffoons called politicians have appeared on the stage of humanity, interest in clowns has decreased drastically! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* The one who watches is always the one who is watched! You look at the mountains and the mountains look at you; you are watching the sunset and it is watching you! Look into the depths of the universe, the depths of the universe also look at you! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* The saying that the poor are happy, the rich are unhappy seems to have been invented by the rich to persuade the poor to stay poor! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* Not every cloud can make it rain; not every wind turns into a storm; not every night can create a pitch-black darkness! The powers that we see as great are also limited in power! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* In a city where man-made noises are at an extreme, there is no way to keep the human soul at peace because there are few things that suffocate our souls as much as noise! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

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MEHMET MURAT ILDAN QUOTES

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Contemporary Turkish Novelist & Playwright, Thinker Mehmet Murat ildan (MMI), Member of the International PEN Writers.

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* Wherever you see a body that is completely exhausted and yet moving towards its goal in agony, there is an admirable determination of a mind that has not yet exhausted! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* Sometimes a great wave rages on the shore; but then he flees swiftly back towards the sea, as if frightened by the courage of the shore! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* A road that captivates you with its beauty can also shock you with its horror! It keeps you safe to think that anything can have a dark side that cannot be seen at the beginning. ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* You think more about the mountain you climbed when you are at the foothills, not when you are at the top! What you think at the top is the things you left below! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* The imaginary enemy is more dangerous than the real enemy, because when the real enemy is in front of you, the imaginary one is in your mind! In the second case, you keep fighting with the void for nothing! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* If a country is run by a leader very poor in intelligence and if this leader is supported by a majority very rich in ignorance, then a very intelligent opposition is needed to save that country! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* Sometimes you see a strange man standing in a strange place waiting and then you start waiting to find out what the man is waiting for! Maybe someone else will start waiting too to see why you’re waiting! Curiosity creates strange chains! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* We always need to see the sky above us so that we can realise or remember that we have to seek for something much deeper and much higher than our simple lives on Earth! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* If you want to know what surrealism means, watch the camel caravans traveling in the desert under the moonlight! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* If you feel a great emptiness inside you, there is no point in jumping into the emptiness to get rid of your emptiness, because you cannot fill the emptiness with emptiness! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* Take your body where your mind rests! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* The only way to love a flower, to respect its beauty is to protect its life! If someone gives you flowers, know that they don’t like flowers because you protect and keep alive what you love! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* Don’t expect gifts on your birthday, because when you were born you already received the greatest gift, existence! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* There is nothing sadder than remembering how wonderful a ruined place or someone once was! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* When two trains pass side by side, when you realize that you are on the wrong train, do not feel that you have to get off at the first stop in a panic, but calmly see this event as an opportunity and live that day as it is! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* The reason why even completely dried trees look as beautiful to our eyes as live trees is because of the respect and love we have for the beautiful goodnesses they did for all living things when they were alive! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* The greatest contribution of silence to humankind is to cause him to think about big and serious things that go beyond his own life! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* There is a very important inspiration given by the Egyptian Pyramids to mankind: To stay horizontal is to stay on Earth, whereas human beings must move vertically! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* The first step to be taken in order to overcome a difficulty is so important and so valuable that the other steps do not matter much! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* Some nations make a beautiful geography even more beautiful, and some nations destroy a beautiful geography beyond recognition. What creates this is the difference between an ethical and intelligent nation and an immoral and stupid nation! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* Sometimes the candle dreams of a strong wind, so that it does not melt completely! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* If a coal miner has a nightmare in his dream, he will not be afraid because he is living the worst of that nightmare in the real world! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* If you want to be successful and you want to achieve this success in a charismatic way, ‘discipline’ is the most admirable tool in this regard! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* Sometimes you can’t sleep on a feather bed, but you fall asleep peacefully on a cold stone! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* No one in this world has ever been enlightened by reading a single book, or taking a single trip or working with a single teacher! The way to enlightenment is to drink water from every fountain, not from just one! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* When we see a photo of a sad busker, the first person we should think about is that musician, because the photographer is just an intermediary, the important thing is the person who is the subject of the photo. ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* If you see a person who is completely devoid of worries about life, check if he is human! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* The moon is one of the things we owe our existence to. Without its gravitational pull, the Earth would not have been able to spin so steadily. If you only look at the moon through the window of romanticism, you’d be doing her a great injustice! She is one of the lifeless heroes who protect our existence! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* If the abyss is too deep and the bridge is too rotten at a time when it is absolutely necessary to cross, the person who gives up crossing the bridge is not the person humanity seeks! Humanity needs people who always come up with a solution for whatever needs to be done! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* Sometimes a voice within you tells you to leave your warm house at midnight and wander in the cold streets! Yes, do not get too used to comfort, because the reality of the universe is not built on comfort, but on terrible difficulties! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* Sometimes in life you come across such a path that you leave all other paths and start walking there! And that path is your true path! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* Advice that will guide a young person’s life is an easy task, but advice that will guide his life in the right direction is a difficult task! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* If you want to leave the real world and enter a beautiful oil painting or an interesting novel, then you have not been able to enrich your world in the real world! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* One of the rain’s greatest magic is that it suddenly makes thousands of umbrellas appear out of nowhere! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* Go near something big to see how small you are! How big you are, leave it to time, it will tell! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* From the top of the highest mountains, the world seems to be left behind and far below, but in fact the world is always with us, in our head, even if we go into space! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* You must do what you absolutely have to do, whether you are tired, sleepy, injured, hopeless, crying, shaking from fear, you must do it! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* In mountaineering, those who think that it is a terrible tragedy to fail when close to the top and come back are people who are so naive as to be completely unaware of those who reached the top and never came back! Sometimes the best way to reach a goal is to give up on that goal for a while! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* Sometimes on the way to a destination that you want to reach more than anything else, you see a completely different wonderful destination and then your mind changes, your path changes, your direction changes and finally your destiny changes! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* You can bring more than all the information in a library to a person’s home via the internet, but you can never bring that mysterious atmosphere of libraries, that interesting smell which takes you to the past! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* The door you hesitate to enter may be opening to a place you never want to go out! The way to find out is to have the courage to step in! But, the only thing that will keep you safe is having the strength to get out if the inside isn’t what you hoped for! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* Not everything starts with the sunrise, nor does everything end with the sunset! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* The New Year is made up of seconds, and if you don’t make good use of even seconds, you won’t make good use of the New Year! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* If you have weathered even the fiercest storms in the past, still be vigilant because the euphoria of victory is the source of many defeats! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* What is the beggar society? The beggar society is a society that rejoices by wagging its tail like a dog with a bone thrown in front of it, when a wage much less than the wage he deserves is given to him by the government! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* When you read a book about old times, you realize that this book is more or less about our own time! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* If you want to qualify as an interesting person in the world, you have to be an interesting person! So how can you be interesting? You can’t, if your own essence isn’t really interesting! If it’s interesting, you don’t need to do anything anyway! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* If you melt while looking at a melting candle, then you are a true romantic! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* Life is full of traps; the most dangerous of these are the traps that you do not realize even after you are caught because if you do not realize that you are in the trap, you will remain in the trap! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* My dear friend, you know, there are not ten different ways or a hundred ways to love the rain, there is only one way: When it rains, be with it, without an umbrella! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* The most important strategy in life is this: While you are on a road, raise your mind like an eagle and watch yourself from above! The solution to many of the problems you encounter and will encounter in life lies in the art of getting away from yourself and observing yourself from the outside and from afar! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* If you live in a tree-house, what you want from the world becomes what a tree wants from the world: You wait for the bird to land on the branch, you wait for the squirrel to run here and there, the wind to blow, the leaves to sing, the rain to fall! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* A house without a door and a door without a house can become a real house if and only if they are united! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* Along the path of life you will see dark shadows, very tempting, very beautiful shadows, but do not be fooled by them, pass by the shadows and keep walking on your path, leave them behind! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* Everyone wants to live life, but first you have to understand life and then live it! Those who live life without understanding life have lived in vain! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* It would be a great idiocy not to take fools seriously because fools have the ability to ruin everything even if they have no other abilities! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* The student asked: Master, can you teach me to be as calm as a statue? The master replied: I cannot teach, because only from a statue can you learn to be as calm as a statue! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* The real road begins when the road ends! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan
* If you focus on your physical smallness in the universe, you cannot accomplish great things; focus on the greatness of your mind! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* The moment you think of the poor horse struggling to pull the carriage, not the people smiling on the carriage, you are on the way to becoming a human! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* Sometimes the best way not to go crazy in the horrors of war is to remember and live the routines of your life before the war! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* If there is only shadow on a theatre stage, that play will be boring; if there is only light on a theatre stage, that play will be boring! What makes the play interesting is the struggle of shadows and lights with each other! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* You can’t go up all the mountains, you can’t walk all the roads, you can’t read all the books, you can’t know all the people! You have to choose! Making a good choice is the most critical, most important issue in life! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* If you’re looking for something extraordinary to change your life, you should be on the move, just like a river! If you stay where you are like a lake, nothing will change in your life, you will remain like a lake! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* A huge wave has magic and when it hits you it has a punch effect! Well, life is just like that, a giant wave, both fascinating and shocking! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* You can belittle a person who is constantly waiting at a station where no train stops, and call her crazy! Or you can rewind and watch her tragic life movie and then admire her for still standing on her feet! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* When you come across small flowers in the cold and stormy corners of the high mountains, you forget about the big wonderful view below, because these little flowers that show the stubbornness of existence give us joy of life! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* If someone lit a candle for you and you put it out right away, then you are a slave to darkness! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* It suits an animal to have human-like eyes, but it does not suit a human to have animal-like eyes! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* Sometimes when you look at people, you don’t see them clearly, you see them blurred, erased! Life is so short that these faint images of people soon become the truth. If we look at the speed of time and say that they have already disappeared, we would be telling the truth! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* Remember, the ladder won’t get you up unless you go up! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* There is no way you can understand the spirit of darkness when you have a candle in your hand! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* You’ll see a lot of people coming back from where the road ends, and if you really want to see precious people, join the people who continue from where the road ends! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* As long as you do not break with nature, you will not break with yourself! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* There is no great writer whose muse does not visit her while thinking in a place she loves to be in! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* A person who has not become an individual always seeks the herd, seeks the crowd, because his need is not to think but to chatter! He prefers the foolish talk of the crowd, not the precious voice that rises from the depths of his soul! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* Among all the journeys, there is such a wonderful journey that in seconds it takes you from sadness to joy, from the pit to the clouds, from exhaustion to the peak of action, from despair to hope: Music! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* If you see a campfire as just a fire, your imagination is very weak, because it is not a lifeless warmth, but a mysterious friend who came to visit you in the darkness of the forest and shared your food, dreams and life! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* There are reminders of the truth to mankind about the universe: Lightning, earthquakes, storms! The angriest of these reminders is the volcanoes eruptions! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* A person who cannot leave the seaside even though the sun has set is no different from someone who continues to look at her lover in the vanishing horizon even though she has lost him! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* A golden statue of a wicked man is worth less than a mud statue of a man with a heart of gold! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* Everyone can have a great dream, but in the end, the only thing that counts is to have great determination to make that dream come true! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* A person who knows all the troubles of life does not look for big things to find peace, little things are more than enough to make him happy! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* Can you experience freedom in the crowd? Yes, it is possible, find a crowd where everyone is very busy with their own lives, there you can feel completely free, because you are absent for them, no one will see you there! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* The greater the obstacles between you and your goal, the greater the value of reaching your goal will be! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* Sometimes you come across a road, it is such a road that you call it either fate or luck or whatever you call it, that road chains your soul and takes you where it goes! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* When you are in the darkness of despair, the moment hope appears in your mind, lights appear around you! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* Sunset is a mysterious magician of life; it prepares many surprises all night long for all the creatures of the next morning! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* If you think that you are rusting and rotting where you are, go to a place you have never known before, speak in languages you have never spoken before and try to get to know souls you have never met before! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* Twilight is a bridge between light and darkness! Whoever is afraid of the light or the darkness, or is tired of the light or the darkness, this bridge is the perfect place to go! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* If a person who has come to the edge of the abyss does not go further, it is because things in that person’s life stronger than that abyss are pulling him back powerfully! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* Mountains have their scary sides, yes, but people have their scary sides too! An avalanche falls from the mountain, yes, but avalanches can fall on you from people too! The storms of the mountains can throw you off, but the people also have the storms that can throw you away! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* When you go to a wonderful corner of the world, two emotions arise in you. The first is to feel privileged because you can experience such a beauty, and the second is to feel sad when you think of people who will never see this place! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* Winter is like fake love that warms us with its beauty and freezes us with its reality! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* Most of the time, you don’t know the source of a river or where it flows into, and people whose past or future you don’t know are just like this river! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* Those who travel the longest distances in life are those who achieve the best and most correct rest during their journey! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* The disciple asked: Master, you know everything, can you give me eternal life? The master replied: Is it enough if I give you eternal life? I must also give eternal life to the Earth! So is that enough? I need to give eternal life to the universe too! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* The charisma of the crowd comes from looking strong and muscular; the charisma of the individual comes from his ability to think! The crowd represents the muscle, the individual represents the mind! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* If you ask what is one of the funniest things in the world, I would say that the wrong traces left by a man hundreds or even thousands of years ago are naively followed by millions of people hundreds and even thousands of years later! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* There is no natural paradise on earth that is unspoiled after it has been discovered! There is only one way a natural paradise can stay natural: To be undiscovered! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* There is no better place to indulge in endless daydreams than sitting by a campfire! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* Sometimes life doesn’t make any sense to you; this sounds very weird to you! But the truth of the matter is this: Sometimes if life makes sense to you then you have to see it as something weird! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* People who climb the stairs quickly and reach their destination often regret that they did not experience the stairs, the real journey, the real fun! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* Sometimes a good view, a good music and a good book meet at the same place at the same time and it really comes hard to people to sacrifice even one of them! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* Those whose souls seek quiet streets sooner or later meet each other! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* You don’t get tired on the road you love and you travel a long distance on the road you don’t get tired; and on the road you travel a long distance, you see a lot and experience a lot! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* The best way to make an abandoned staircase happy is to walk on its steps! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* Sometimes the sun sets so beautifully that one wants neither night nor day anymore, but only that magical sunset twilight moment! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* Respect your teacher even if you know more than your teacher, because respecting for a labour is more important than knowing a lot! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* The tree, which the strong wind could not bend and break, now transfers to a different dimension of self-confidence: It is as if no power can defeat it anymore and this self-confidence paves the way for defeat!  ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* You may come across a giant mountain that you will have to overcome in life; you can see this as an event that you will be afraid of and run away from, or you can see it as a great opportunity to gain glory! If you run, you become a coward, if you fight, you become a hero! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* If we want human beings to be very successful in this chaotic universe, every living and born human should be given the ambition and determination to achieve that no one else can achieve! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* If you build a road in the desert and then leave it to its fate, the desert sands will swallow that road! The same thing happens in life, if you don’t protect the things you’ve built, life will swallow them! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* What wave wants to reach the shore? Because when it reaches the shore, it will die! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* We don’t like the dog acting like a cat; we don’t like the cat acting like a dog either! First of all, everyone and everything should behave according to their nature so that we know who is who and what is what! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* The more strange situations you encounter in life, the more your mind leaps forward because normal things bore the mind, ordinary situations make it sluggish, cliché images make it dull! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* Sometimes one gets tired of the light, of seeing the truth; wants to rest in the dark; desires to anchor in the port of dimness and hide in nothingness for a while! And behold, the sunset gives him this opportunity, freeing him from the clutches of truth until dawn! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* A bridge can only learn what it feels like to cross a bridge by trying to understand the emotion of someone crossing the bridge! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* O mankind! You’re here today, gone tomorrow! Tales live longer than you! Is this your fate? Yes, because you accepted this as your fate! Now, stand up! Reject this ridiculous fate that seems like your fate! It’s time for a new destiny! Exist today, tomorrow and always! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* If your dreams are important only to you, then we cannot say that you have big dreams; if your dreams are important to humanity, then we can say that you really have big dreams! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* One of my little dreams is a little house in the woods; one of my big dreams is small houses for everyone in the woods! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* Fire, which spreads heat around in the cold, attracts people; the person who radiates calm in the turmoil does the same! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* No matter how beautiful and safe your castle is, life outside the castle will eventually prevail and pull you out! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* A cold wind always blows towards you from the doors you have not opened in your life, and it is as if the door reproaches you why you did not come in! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* It is important to enter somewhere magnificently and accompanied by applause, but much more important than that is to leave that place with applause and in a magnificent way! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* Every road is different, just like every human being; every road has a different voice, different character, different spirit and different dreams! Every time you take a step on a new road, it’s like you meet a new person! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* A great danger is sometimes so indifferent to those who challenge it that the endangered person will survive no matter how many mistakes he makes! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* When you give yourself completely to your work, the past and the future disappear and you are completely alone with the present! It’s a good way to stay young! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* While looking at the world, you can see the flowers and the mud! See neither just the flowers nor just the mud! See comedy and tragedy, beauty and ugliness, joy and sadness at the same time, because the world is a place where good and evil, light and darkness, peace and terror coexist! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* The student asked: Master, you always talk to me about real power, but you don’t tell me what it is! What is real power? The master replied: The real power is not getting to the top that you so desperately want to get to, but having the strength to let go of that top without blinking an eye! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* Very dangerous, very difficult, very scary, impossible, not worth trying, these and similar words should never be used by a person who wants to succeed at all costs! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* Very dangerous, very difficult, very scary, impossible, not worth trying, these and similar words should never be used by a person who wants to succeed at all costs! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* You know what the worst thing about looking for a saviour is, my friend, is to underestimate your own strength, to humiliate yourself! Seek within yourself the strength to save yourself; stop insulting and trivializing yourself! You are the Saviour! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* The student asked: Master, I have read many books written by enlightened people, but I am still not enlightened! Why so? The master replied: I think those you read were not the books of enlightened people, but of people who thought they were enlightened! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* The imagination of the birds was ahead of us because they dreamed of going to the Moon while we dreamed of soaring like birds into the sky! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* Do you want to be a poem or a poet? You can be both simultaneously! Be a woods! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* The disciple asked: Master, you are quite old now, will you buy a tombstone for yourself? The master replied: If I buy it, it shows that I believe I will die! However, in this temple, we learned and taught that everything is possible in the universe! If everything is possible, then it is also possible not to die! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* We say that the angry waves are beating the shores, but the wave is surprised at this, because he is just playing with joy, there is neither anger nor fighting! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* Sometimes you watch a view for a long time and the view watches you too! And then things evolve into what is seen, you become the view because your mind has gone there, and the view becomes you because its mind has also come to you! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* Mankind has the power to both save the world and destroy it! If a being has the power to create both light and darkness, it means that he has a divine power! Man can be both an angel and a demon! The history of both man and the world depends on which of the human powers of being light and being dark will prevail. ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* There’s a simple rule to a sustainable life: Work hard, then take a good vacation, then work hard again and take a good vacation again… don’t break this order! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* As the storm approaches, the trees cannot escape, they just stand there and wait to face the storm! If you don’t have the option to escape, your courage is worthless! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* Sometimes the window looks inside the house and sometimes it looks outside the house! Act like a window, sometimes turn inside, look at yourself, watch yourself, sometimes turn outside, look around, and observe outside! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* If your ideas are only about the world, then you have very local ideas! You must universalize your ideas to include the space above your head! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* Making enemies is the skill of fools and stupidity; making friends is the skill of clever people and the wisdom! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* While you are running from one place to another in the big city, you feel that your life is running away from you, because in a sense, life is time! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* If there is someone who has saved your life, remember his name as long as you live, even if you forget your own name! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* The best criterion for success is not to succeed, but to do your best to succeed! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* No matter how many arms and legs the war cuts off, how many blind and deaf people it creates, no matter how many deaths it causes, there will always be morally rotten demons and mentally incompetent morons who want war! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* A house on the verge of collapse does not tremble with fear just because a big storm is on the horizon! On the contrary, he waits silently, with the air of a confident commander, despite the overwhelmingly powerful enemy! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* Yes, you have to get up early in the morning because the energy of the morning sun is like a match fire that resurrects a dead candle! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* You can’t go through all the streets of life, your life is not enough for that! So what should you do? Find places and people who will give you the important things you don’t have! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* When the burden of life can no longer be carried and you collapse to the ground, you get up again with the touch of love! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* Why does the fog behave like this, what’s wrong with this mysterious creature? Why does he want to make everything invisible? Maybe he’s trying to tell us something: Hey you humans, you think you’re strong but you can disappear in seconds! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* If you enjoy wandering freely in the empty and quiet streets at night, indoor spaces will only be a prison for you! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* There is neither sea, wind, sand nor fish on crowded beaches! If you want to experience the sea, catch it when it’s alone! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* Even if you take everything from a person except his good memories, he still has enough strength to stand up! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* As the sun goes down, the shadows grow, but the shadows think the sun is setting because they themselves are growing! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* If you look far in your life and think that the roads in front of you are always open, you are definitely wrong! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* For people who don’t know which direction to go, there is only one direction: To stay where they are! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* The greatest blindness is to ignore a person in need! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* No matter how tightly the door of the path to peace is closed, do not leave that door and spend all your energy, use all your wit to open it! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* Here are two big mistakes that are made frequently in life: Waiting for the train that will not stop at your stop and not waiting for the train that will stop at your stop! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* The first requirement for winning a fight is to completely forget about the possibility of losing that fight, no matter how bad the conditions get! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* If you are capable of understanding the different minds of different worlds, then you will be rewarded with the fate of having different riches of different paths! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* Whether you are too strong or too weak, everyone in this universe seeks a safe port; the only difference between people is to take shelter in different ports! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* Sometimes you open your window, a calm sea in front of you; sometimes you open your window, a cruel storm in front of you! The storm speaks, you know? What does he say, shall I say? He says you didn’t appreciate that quiet day enough! Next time, be more appreciative! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* Life’s problems can bring you to your knees; it doesn’t matter; what matters is your behaviour after kneeling! Will you stay on the ground or stand up? ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* A defense of the homeland must only be done with civil disobedience, which does not require the death of anyone! If the attacked country uses the methods of the attacking country and responds to violence with violence, it will commit a moral mistake. The red line is simple: Don’t kill anyone, even your enemy, and if you can defeat your enemy with non-violent methods, the real victory is there! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* Even when you are sitting in front of a beautiful view in the most beautiful and quiet place in the world, a thorn will prick you, it hurts a lot, what is that thorn? It is conscience! Because your conscience says that someone is dying somewhere while you are sitting in peace! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* The human race needs two important heads: A peaceful head and a wise head! Look for these heads when choosing people from the crowds! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* Your shadow either moves when you move, or when the light moves. If neither is moving but your shadow is still moving then your mind must be moving! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* When you find light, enjoy it, because there is more darkness than light in the universe! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* While on a left-turning road, stop your vehicle, get out of the vehicle, start walking to the right! Surprise life, because life is sure that you will turn left! And when you surprise life, life sees something different in you! What is that different thing? It is the power and ability to change the direction of your life in an instant without fear, and life appreciates those who can do it! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* If you do not have a mind to perceive the mystical beauty of nature and do not have a soul to live its spiritual atmosphere, you will never understand what a fantastic place we live in! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* In a country where all ideas bloom freely like flowers, the country’s problems will disappear like the melting snow when spring comes! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* Only those who are not afraid of the darkness can possess the treasures hidden by the darkness! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* If you can’t take your eyes off other lives, then your own life turns into a pale ghost! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* There are limits that protect you and there are limits that imprison you, hinder your progress! You must protect the borders that protect you and destroy the borders that prevent you! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* The window is where curiosities meet. Insiders are curious about the outside, and outsiders are curious about the inside! When the window is opened, those who wonder flow towards the place they wonder, those inside are out, those outside are in! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* You slept and missed a stop that you so desired, and the stop is now far behind! Instead of lamenting this situation, you can be full of hope by saying ‘life will offer me something better’! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* If you close yourself in a monastery for enlightenment, let alone enlightenment, on the contrary, you will be buried in darkness because in order to be enlightened, you have to open yourself to the world, you have to wander through the diversity of the world! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* Walk to the corner of a street and stop there! You never know what will come around the corner and that’s exactly what life is! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* A man who knows very well where he is going, even when walking alone, walks with high self-confidence as if he is walking with ten thousand people! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* A person who does not know his own soul is not likely to be happy because happiness depends on living a life in harmony with one’s own soul! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* An owl, an ape or a lion are not responsible for the fate of the world, because they do not have the power to destroy the world or the ability to save the world! Only human beings are responsible for the fate of this world! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* A person whose words once entered your heart, whose philosophy of life coincided with your philosophy of life and whose soul became friends with your soul, will never be forgotten! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

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MEHMET MURAT ILDAN QUOTES

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Contemporary Turkish Novelist & Playwright, Thinker Mehmet Murat ildan (MMI), Member of the International PEN Writers.

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* When you cross a bridge, never forget this: You crossed because the bridge allowed it! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* Just because the situation and circumstances are hopeless does not necessitate you be hopeless too! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* Life constantly offers you new doors according to the position you take! When you change your position, so do the doors life offers you. ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* The most wonderful thing about a wonderful view is this: You swim in the aura created by that view as if you were in an endless pool of happiness! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* Will a man who finds heaven while searching for hell be happy? No, he will not because he found what he was not looking for, not what he was looking for! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* We don’t always want the light to touch us! Sometimes shadows, sometimes dimness and sometimes pitch darkness should touch us so that we long for the light! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* The port is just a cemetery for ships who love adventure, storms and waves! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* Man’s most tragic play is the comedy of trying to pretend to be happy when he is unhappy! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* Your greatest teacher is whoever or whatever develops your imagination the most! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* While you are happily walking on a wonderful road that no one knows, a voice from your conscience begins to disturb you: May others experience this beauty too! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* If you’ve ever seen a perfect sunset, you should know that that perfection was captured by the magnificent touch of clouds, mountains and rivers! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* If you live alone on an island and still wear beautiful and stylish clothes, it is certain that you are not doing it to attract the attention and praise of others! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* The greatest ability is the ability to develop new abilities in the face of changing conditions! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* If you don’t love your shadow, it means you don’t love yourself either! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* Nature is experiencing great destruction! If you’re just crying for it but don’t do anything serious, your tears are of no importance to nature other than providing salty water to the soil! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* Get rid of the people who pull you down, be with the people who pull you up because as you go down you always lose, you get lost in the darkness! And when you go up, remember this: Just like those who pull you up, save someone else, pull him up! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* When our technology improves, we will travel to many planets and we will always look for flowers on every planet we go, we will want to see them there too! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* The strongest prison is the one where you are afraid to leave even though the door is open! There is no more heavy imprisonment than being afraid to be free! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* After the dancers leave in music schools, you continue to hear the music in the silence and watch the silhouettes of the dancers in the shadows of the darkness! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* Sometimes the sea picks up a ship and throws it ashore in a rage! And the ship seems to resent it, makes it a matter of pride, and never returns to the sea! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* A ship that does not miss any of the ports it has left means that it only loved the sea! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* Shadows are the ones who rejoice the most at the sunrise, because there is no shadow in the darkness! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* The skyscraper symbolizes escape from the world; villa with garden symbolizes embracing the world! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* In crowds you cannot understand how big neither the world nor the universe is; but while walking alone, looking at the endless horizons, you realize both your own smallness and the greatness of the outside world! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* If, of all the seasons, there is a season in which a person completely forgets himself and constantly watches the magical environment, it is undoubtedly autumn! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* If the great advances that led to the rise of the human race lead to the extinction of animal and plant races, such a rise would first of all represent a great moral collapse!~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* The only way to deeply feel the magnificent beauty of a beautiful morning is to be aware that this morning will never happen again and may be the last morning! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* Bad memories of the past cannot be destroyed by tearing or burning photographs; ‘understanding’ what happened in the past is the cleverest way to make peace with the past or exorcise the ghosts of the past! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* Theoretically speaking, there is no person in this world whose path will not cross your path one day, including the natives living in the Amazons! Why? Because everyone lives in this world! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* Be such a student that when you go to a teacher, the teacher will feel himself like a student! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* Masallar âlemine mi gitmek istiyorsun? Bir çöle git, deveye bin, bırak güneş batsın, ardından Ay doğsun ve gizemli gölgeler danslarına başlasın! Ve işte masallar âlemindesin! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* No matter how bright the light outside, you can’t get big light if you have a small window! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* If you can see the beauty outside of hell when you’re in hell, then you have a great chance of escaping hell! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* When you think you’re lost, not knowing what to do, which direction to go, suddenly the right path appears in front of you! The next part of the road always continues with this question: Who or what helped you? Your own sincere belief that you must find the right path is the one who helped you! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* Just like birds trying to fly towards the sun as the sun goes down, a person who is giving his last breath also tries to reach the light in vain! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* You either add colour or paleness to the world! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* There are some things that holds every person tightly to a place or something, and every person in one way or another questions the negative effects of these ties on their own happiness! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* Nature does not ask for help from human beings, because he has the ability to do his own thing! What he wants is to be left alone, not to be interfered with! He wants to walk his own path by himself, with his own methods! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* The flower is killed for its beauty; no one gives dry thorns to a loved one! The flower must attract bees to live, but it also attracts humans! Beauty is something that both supports its existence and causes its extinction for the flower! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* Life has hidden stairs; whenever you feel trapped, look for those mysterious stairs to get out of there! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* The student asked: Master, the train I was waiting for never came, what should I do? The master replied: Maybe the train isn’t coming because it knows you’re waiting! Surprise life! Give up the train, don’t wait for the train! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* I have built such a rational, ethical and peaceful path, and I walked that path with such sincerity that people left their own path and came there, they walked with me! If you can say something like this to those who ask what you have done in this world, then you deserve the greatest appreciation! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* No one has gone from ignorance to wisdom quickly; you can’t make a short crossing over a long bridge! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* If you ask what is one of the ten countries where you can take the king of photos, I would say India! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* There are many roads in human life, the roads behind and the roads ahead, and most of the people have psychological problems related to the roads left behind, not the roads ahead. ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* You can no longer scare a man who has descended from the highest mountain into the deepest pit by threatening him falling lower! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* You cannot learn calmness from a dog, but you can learn it from a cat; you can’t learn obedience from a cat, but you can learn it from a dog! The best student is the one who uses different teachers for each subject! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* When we put on a dress, we give it life; but in the red dress it is the opposite, it is not the dress that is given life, but the one who wears it! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* The exploited is guiltier than the exploiter, because if he prevented his being exploited, he would both have saved himself and prevented the exploiter from losing his humanity! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* If you don’t trust the barber you’re shaving, your face is more likely to get cut! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* A healthy mind and a healthy body are the two things you need the most in your firm stance in life, and in the absence of one of them, life becomes advantageous in the fight against you! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* If your freedom has been taken away, your life has been taken away, and the only way to get your life back is to get your freedom back! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* When you see a closed door that you’ve desired to get in for years open, you may not want to go in! Time changes desires also! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* While traveling on the road, not only the traveller gets tired, the road gets tired too! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* Just because the sun is setting in your world, do not think that it sets everywhere; just because the sun is rising in your world, do not think that it rises everywhere! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* Moonlight has a very important message for all creatures living on Earth: You are in a constant hurry, calm down, be still; relax under the soft light and listen to the universe! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* The track of the train is the prison of the train! If you can’t stray from a path given to you, then you are a prisoner! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* You can and should go through many strange doors in life, because the more different faces and places in life you get to know, the wiser you will become! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* A person with storms inside does not feel the storm outside! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* If you have no doubt whatsoever that the train you’ve been waiting for is coming, then the train you’ve been waiting for is almost certain to come! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* The road you knew is no longer a teacher to you; take the road you don’t know, meet your new teacher! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* You’ve had many situations where you want to rewind time! But life is telling you this: Did you make a move that knocked the glass down? If you did, the glass will fall to the ground and break! Live life carefully because time does not go backwards! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* When you lose your path, a surge of excitement comes to both your mind and body; your calm shores begin to be beaten by the waves! This vitality created by being lost is a good incentive to get lost! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* Unlike their owners, shadows are never hostile to each other, and when they get the chance, the two shadows immediately merge with the other! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* Autumn is a beautiful but sad poem that dying leaves recite with great enthusiasm so that the world will remember them as they bid farewell to the world! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* It is the sunset rather than the sunrise that suits the atmosphere of the cemeteries! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* If you walk on a frightening road without any fear, you will see that the road starts to be afraid of you! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* 189 different types of donkeys have been identified in the world, but there is another type of donkey that has been forgotten in this list: Nations that continue to support their country’s government foolishly no matter how bad it is! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* The most interesting thing about fire escapes is this: We like to use them most when there is no fire because being outside a building gives us more of a touch of reality than being inside the building! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* If you ask what is the most stressful job in the world, I would say waiting, waiting for anything, waiting for the bus, waiting for the best photo moment, waiting for the war to end, for the elevator to come, for a terrible rain to stop! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* The divine gaze of the morning sun creates such a light in the pitch darkness of the night that a great desire arises in you today to illuminate the darkness created in your soul by the wrong deeds you did yesterday! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* The smell of mysterious places is different, the silence there is different, the songs of birds, even the sounds of leaves are different! The moonlight shines differently there, the stars look different, the mysterious place is where everything is different, where everything behaves mysteriously! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* If you ask what is the staircase that ascends into the vastness of the universe, I would say it is a library, because the only thing that will build a staircase in a place without staircase is knowledge! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* If you are constantly faced with closed and locked doors in life, maybe life wants you to develop a locksmith skill! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* The roads where you don’t think about where the road is going are often the most beautiful roads! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* A room that motivates you to dream is like a magician who gives you wings to fly! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* If you ask what the sound of infinity is, I say silence, and in silent streets we hear the sound of infinity! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* When the sun touches you, it means that a holy hand to which you owe your life is touching you! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* The most important thing that makes a strong person a moral person is his compassionate, merciful and kind behaviour towards those who are much weaker than himself! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* Our destruction of the world is far more folly than digging our own grave, it is much greater crime than killing our own kind, because while we destroy the world, we are also digging graves for all living beings! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* The most revolutionary feature of an original idea is that it takes you from the stereotyped dimension you are in to an extraordinary dimension! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* Ballet is the best example of art that can fly itself and at the same time make those who watch it fly with admiration! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* In politics the important thing is to be applauded while going down the stairs, not going up the stairs! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* Unfortunately, it seems that there is only one way to explain the importance of water to the people of countries with abundant water in today’s world: Depriving them of water! So they can grasp what thirst means! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* The most extraordinary journey is the one you take to find yourself! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* What does it mean to be a candle? It means challenging the darkness even though you know you will die! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* It is a great tragedy that an oasis does not turn out to be true! It is equally a great tragedy that a dream that has come true has created nothing but disappointment! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* In order for you to be able to say that you have really succeeded, what you have accomplished must be a very beneficial thing not only for yourself or your family, but also for humanity! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* The shadow that walks in front of its owner starts to think of himself as a great guide! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* To find out if the person you have chosen as your guru is a true guru, first of all, check whether he is an arrogant person regardless of his level of knowledge! No one with arrogance can be a guru! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* The best advice is the one that presents the given advice not as an absolute truth, but as just an idea to consider!  ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* When the rain stops, water continues to come from the edges of the umbrella, as if the umbrella is trying to stay open for a while, making us forget that the rain has stopped! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* Mustafa Kemal Atatürk died at 9:05 on November 10, 1938, 83 years ago. His greatest achievement is the modern Turks he created! And who are modern Turks? They are those who put science before their beliefs, who want nothing but peace on Earth and who are always ready to contribute the evolutionary progression of humanity! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* The student asked: Master, when will the aliens contact us? The master replied: How do you know that they have not contacted us? Maybe I’m an alien too! How do you know I’m not an alien? ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* Climb a mountain, look at the world from there; go to another country, look from there; enter another mind, look from there; get inside a cage, look from there! You will always see a different world from every different point! What will be the result? Your narrow world will expand and turn into a huge world! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* Think about the trains you will take, not the trains you missed! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* If you get used to the storm, the fear inside you will go away, what comes instead is to live the storm calmly; now you start to see the beauty of stormy weather! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* You can walk on the shady side of a mountain or on the sunny side! The choice is yours! And the same choice applies in life! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* There are red lights in traffic, you stop when they turn red. Life has no red lights, life never tells you to stop here or there; you have to choose the place and time you need to stop! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* Never turn your back on the light that shows you the right way, because in this world not everyone finds a light when they are looking for a way in the darkness! It is not moral to refuse to be blessed, to turn down a helping hand! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* Even when you feel happy as if you are flying, do not forget the unhappy people, because an insensitive happiness that forgets the unhappy is a selfish happiness! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* When the candle burns, we are happy with the light it gives; but when we look at the melting, dying candle, we become unhappy! Maybe it’s because we also see ourselves as a poor candle melting in the face of time! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* A door that you are afraid to enter can turn into a safe harbour where you are afraid to go out after a while! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* Night is more minimalist than day because there is less to see around! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* Man sometimes forgets the universe completely! His mind is so focused on his own nonsense that it comes to the point that there is no such thing as a universe. But then a rain starts, a wind blows and at that moment the universe reminds us of itself in the simplest possible way! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* The greatest pleasure of the wave is to bring the stones to the beach and then try to get them back into the sea! Everyone and everything has a toy to play with! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* The most talented of all magicians in this world is undoubtedly foggy mornings! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* Want to do your mind and body a favour? Take your backpack and go to the mountains! Want to do yourself a bigger favour? Go to the mountains and stay there for a couple of days! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* If you love yourself, then you have one of the greatest psychological support for every challenge you face in life! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* If you’re heading into a terrible storm, either you know something, you’re so sure of yourself, or you don’t know anything, you’re walking hand in hand with your ignorance! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* If you’re starting to take seriously a mysterious voice inside you that says you have to do something more difficult and more important than your simple life of making money, eating, drinking and being happy, then you are on the right path, my friend! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* There is something worse than being homeless: Having to live in an unhappy home! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* Many people who set out to change the world could not change anything, but they were changed by the world! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* When the chair is full, we see the person sitting on it, not the chair. If you stuff yourself too much with other people’s opinions, people will see what you carry, not you! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

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* One of the most charismatic images in the world is that defiant walk of a determined mind on its way to its goal! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* You can never understand life as you run on the roads of life like a crazy horse; sometimes you have to find a quiet corner and calmly watch the life! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* You can’t take a perfect photo without perfect timing! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* A man rising above the clouds says goodbye to the mind he had while under the clouds, because now he has a different view of the world and a new mind! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* If you have entered a foggy road, enjoy it or it will get even more foggy and harder! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* Sometimes the view from a window is so beautiful that when you open the window the view enters the house, it covers everything, and both the house and the one who opens the window disappear! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* Your stance towards life is very important because life looks at your stance! If you have a firm stand, then life opens you the doors you want! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* The student asked: Master, I’ve seen a river that doesn’t flow, it can’t be called a river anymore, right? The master answered: When you see a pianist who no longer plays the piano, what will you say to him? Violinist? Trumpeter? ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* While travelling on a beautiful road, only fools look for a shortcut to shorten the road! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* Everything that makes you forget yourself is a meditation for you! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* The student asked: Master, you know this river very well, where is the fish most abundant? The master replied: Where there are plenty of fish, you won’t gain anything by catching a lot of fish, anything but fish! I’ll tell you where the fish are the least, go there, if you catch fish there you will not only have caught fish, you will also gain wisdom because the flower of wisdom grows in the land of difficulties! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* You must love the sun! How much should you love? You should love it as if all the suns in the universe have gone out and only our sun is left! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* Far target is a concept that applies to weak and indecisive people! For strong and determined people, all targets are close targets! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* Those who feel sorry for not being able to get to the top of a high mountain should remember as a consolation that the top of the mountain will always be there! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* The Egyptian Pyramids are mankind’s challenge to the universe, too small for the universe, but big for the humanity! The message here is clear: We are small creatures, but our minds are big and big minds can accomplish big things, build big things! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* The worst punishment for a government is to have no choice but to remain in power, because losing power means going to jail! If a sleepy person does not have the right to sleep, this is the biggest torture for him! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* Why does the storm move fast and try to live its life to the fullest? Because the best thing to do in a very short life is to be fast and live fully! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* A house built deep in the forest is more than a house: Yes, it is not a house but a temple; a temple where both mind and body find peace! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* Since nothing is permanent, will transience conform to this law and become impermanent? ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* One of the most dreamy images in life is seeing something that you’ve been waiting for your whole life coming towards you in all its reality! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* While your country is at war, if you are contemplating the secrets of the universe in a boat in the middle of a lake, people will never understand you, because dealing with universal great ideas rather than engaging in primitive and irrational local affairs like wars disturbs especially underdeveloped minds! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* There is something worse than getting lost: Wanting to get lost but not be able to get lost! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* No matter how real an oasis is, it is still a dream in reality! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* If you’re not giving people a path that leads them to reason, science, goodness, and beauty, then you’re just giving them an abyss instead of a path! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* The beauty of a river is best measured by the cleanliness of its water; the beauty of a person, by the cleanliness of his character! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* A bad government who lost its popular support will in no way try to be a good government! On the contrary, it will try anything to stay in power despite lack of popular support! What such a government does not know is that the people will try more than anything to bring that government down! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* People can look in the same direction and see different things or people can look in different directions and see the same thing! Why? Because it is the eye that looks, but the mind that sees! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* Expel yourself from your mind, clean yourself from yourself, and then the universe will settle in the space you left! If you get rid of the small one – which is the very you – then the big one – which is the very universe – will fill you up! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* If you ask what is it that warms our heart more than a hot stove, then my answer will be a sincere smile! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* When you go to a quiet corner of the world, don’t try to add a liveliness to it, because what suits there is only calmness! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* As long as you walk with your honour, it doesn’t matter whether you walk alone or with crowds on a road! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* The safest place is where the enemy can’t even imagine finding you there! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* Cliffs most love those who come to the very edge of the cliff without their legs shaking! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* The student asked: Master, if a terrible storm comes here one day, our temple will be destroyed, I am very scared, we must make the temple stronger! The master replied: Do not be afraid, for you are already destroyed before the storm comes! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* Sometimes a street is so quiet, so green, so peaceful, so unreal that one feels himself not on the street but in the mysterious atmosphere of an extraordinary house! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* When most people see a cliff, they immediately go to the edge of it because they want to see the end of the cliff, not the beginning! But why? Because the end of the story is much more important than the beginning of the story! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* Dangerous ideas – like dangerous roads – have few visitors! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* One of the greatest disasters of this world is to live not according to one’s own time and plans, but according to other people’s time and plans! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* Religion is a technique of presenting a road with an ugly ending to people as if it were a road with a beautiful ending! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* It is a foolish thing for people to look for a reason to live because existence itself is so valuable that there is no need for a reason to live! Stop looking for reasons to live and enjoy the mysterious gift called life! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* You will not be able to learn something extraordinary till you meet an extraordinary teacher! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* Not being able to get any help from anyone while carrying it is what makes a heavy load much heavier than it is! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* The most important thing human beings need to do about wild horses is to ensure that they remain wild horses! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* Memories make us both live and kill: They keep us alive because the beauty of the past is still with us in another form! They kill us, because we suffer from the agony of being condemned to live the beautiful past not physically, but only virtually anymore! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* There are some places in the world where you don’t have to try to create a mystery scene because everything is mysterious in its natural state and the Egyptian Pyramids are just such a place! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* The real invisibles of this world are not the fabricated beings of the human mind like angels and demons, but the homeless of the dirty streets! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* All the lights in this universe are surrounded by darkness; when the light goes out, the wolves of darkness immediately settle there! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* What kind of society do we want? We want a society of independent intelligent people where no one needs any shepherd or a leader! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* In a democracy where the ignorant are in the majority, democracy always slides towards autocracy. ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* When faced with a problem, as long as you find a suitable solution for the current situation, you will continue to flow successfully in the river of life! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* People want to have wings like birds, but birds only have wings, no hands, and hand is superior to wings! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* There are some journeys, you just go from one place to another without something changing in your soul! And there are some journeys where you encounter so many things that your soul turns into another soul! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* An artist who doesn’t spend a lot of time with himself can never be a great artist! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* Nations who do not believe in their own strength and who lack self-confidence always wait for a savior; their eyes are always looking for a Noah’s Ark coming from the horizon! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* You are living the life that others have designed for you and imposed on you! If you understand this well, you can be free again, that is, you can switch to an original life designed to make your soul happy with your own ideas! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* Stop looking for others, search for yourself, because when you find yourself, you will find others! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* Who is the creator of a beautiful photo? Is it just a photographer? No! If the thing photographed is not there, that photograph would not exist! The creator of a beautiful photo is both the photographer and the thing being photographed! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* In the streets where poverty and misery prevail, there is everything but the street, huge stones, big pits, deep holes and so on! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* Some people, whom life has tried to knock them down over and over, but never succeeded, have such a dignified look on their faces that life begins to treat them well! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* There are so many people in this world who want to live a different life that if their stories were written, neither the papers in the world nor the pages on the computers would be enough to explain the emptiness in their lives! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* If a culture severely limits you both mentally and physically, find a way to get rid of that culture! And those who need to do this first are the ones most affected by such oppressive cultures, women! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* A country ruled by criminals needs two revolutions, one small and one big: The small revolution is to overthrow the criminal government, the big revolution is to radically undo the damage these criminals have inflicted on the country! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* If you want to travel in this universe for a long time, you should stop and rest on the way from time to time and reward yourself! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* A born person will have only one true defeat in his life and that is death! Defeat at school? Defeat in business? Or a defeat in love? Except for defeat by death, these are all trivial, simple things! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* Leaving a bad trace behind on the path of life is better than not leaving any trace at all, because even that bad trace will cause people to find the good trace later on! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* The most perfect gift you can give to a silent corner of the world is silence! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* The student asked: Master, do you know of a desert island, I want to go there to get enlightened! The master replied: Instead of going to a desert island, bring the desert island to your mind! The key to enlightenment is neither the place you are in nor other people, but only your own mind! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* The beach has all the knowledge and wisdom of the sea, because it has witnessed all the stages of the life of the sea and touched every moment, every detail of its life! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* Unknown paths have no known stories; if you want your story to be known, make your path known! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* You will meet a truly wise man not on the right path but on the wrong path because he has come there to find the lost people! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* We always think that the storm is something that makes a lot of noise, but the sound of the storm is actually just the screams of what the storm hit, the storm itself is actually silent! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* There are some things in this world, if you enter their sphere of influence, they will close your world and only their world will remain! That’s what a big waterfall is like! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* Being born means embarking on a journey that is much longer than your lifetime! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* The genius of clouds is not only in their ability to create rain, but also in their ability to create ingenious paintings that present a different picture to every eye that looks! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* This world has seen millions of people systematically exploiting animals, but not even a single animal systematically exploiting humans! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* A progressive revolution that suddenly appears and covers the whole country is like a magical fog that suddenly appears and covers the whole forest! People all of a sudden find themselves in the mysterious atmosphere of an advanced world that will exist in the future! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* The best way to understand an inverted world is to look at it upside down! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* Once you find the perfect path, you soon begin to feel sorry for the time you spent on ordinary roads! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* Whenever you see an oasis, remember the earth’s position in space because earth is our oasis in space! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* Life has great sympathy for those who defy danger despite fear rather than the fearless! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* There is something in the mountain air that is not found in the forest air: The spirit of the heights! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* A good surfer is certainly not stronger than a big wave, but he is smarter! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* Yes, it’s true, there are many shortcuts to your destination in life, but when you take the shortcut, your journey gets shorter and what is life, it is a journey, not a destination! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* The type of nation that the dishonest politician loves the most is the type of nation that does not care about the facts! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* Your own small world is much more important than the big world because you are not the boss of the big world, but you are the boss of your own small world! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* When the storm starts, there is nothing more humiliating than taking shelter in a port you once despised! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* The road you call my destiny is maybe just a stepping stone that will take you to other destinies! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* The student asked: Master, no matter what I do, I can’t reach my target, I’m tired, what should I do? The master replied: Set where you are currently standing as your new target and you have now reached your target! Everything ends in the mind! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* Sometimes one is stuck helplessly between autumn and winter: One does not want autumn to end, but one does not want to miss the beauties of winter either. ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* When a rainy day and a thoughtful mind come together, a gloomy look is at its peak! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* Sometimes the sunset happens so fast, you get into the dark before you even have time to say goodbye to the day! If you can grasp the speed of time, you will find time to say goodbye to the things you love! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* Maybe the greatest secret of the universe is that it acts as if it is hiding great secrets! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* Mankind did not set foot on the Moon in 1969, it set foot there much earlier: Mankind has always been there since the first day he saw the Moon, he always wandered there with his dreams! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* The key difference between a mysterious man and a man trying to look like a mystery man is this: The first strives not to attract attention, the second strives to attract attention! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* On a beautiful road to a beautiful destination, a person falls into a great contradiction: Should he reach the beautiful destination and give up the beautiful path, or should he not reach the beautiful destination but stay permanently on the beautiful path? ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* When you are traveling on an uncertain road, if your mind is also uncertain, then you should be afraid! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* There is no other force in the world that builds more prisons than cultures! And if your culture has become your prison, the only way out is to get out of your culture! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* Those who rise with magnificence just like the rising sun while rising on the path of life often do not set like the sun that sets with great splendor! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* When you are angry, look towards a nearby calmness, you will feel so stupid when you see the peace of that calm! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* There is nothing more tragicomic than when people fight and kill each other while the greatest enemy of mankind is death! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* The sunrise always gives us the same message: Wake up! Get up, live your life or your life will be shortened because sleeping is not life, life is movement! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* There is only one power that can save a country that an ignorant nation, a stupid opposition and a traitorous government have dragged into disaster together: A revolutionary idealist leader strong enough to drag that treacherous government, that stupid opposition and that ignorant nation like a giant flood! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* You can be sure that minds that go against even your freedom which harms no one are very sick minds! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* An important part of a person’s life is spent dreaming of living a completely different life instead of the one she is living now! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* If you have a soul that can integrate with the spirit of nature, it means you have the key to enter the mind of the universe! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* Let it be cold as hell outside, if you have a small stove burning in your little cottage, the hellish cold will only look at you through the window! Remember, you can win a big war with a small army! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* The road between birth and death is very short, but the thoughts between birth and death are very long; sometimes you only go one meter, but you think of one thousand things! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* For a better world, try to create a better yourself! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* Man’s most tragic effort is when he tries with great hope to solve a completely hopeless problem! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* One of the biggest mistakes of human beings is to be sure that they will be happier on the steps above their own! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* If you’re in an endless tunnel, you don’t have to think about where the exit is anymore, you have to build the exit! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* If you ask what is one of the most enjoyable things in this world, I would say that it is surprising people suddenly and in an extraordinary way! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* Questions about the mysterious side of life often arise in the human mind at sunset, not at sunrise! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* If the storm had a conscience, it could not be a storm! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* Does the perfect path seek the perfect traveller? Or does the perfect path prefer an imperfect traveller, to elevate him to perfection? ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* The future will bring good days to those who understand that the future is not a predestined place, but a place to be created by intelligent effort! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* If a commander who wins a great victory does not celebrate his victory, he is a great commander because it is silence, not victory celebrations, that suits a place where there are deaths! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* What does storm learn from a stormy spirit who challenges him? Learns this: You can’t scare everyone with brute force! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* Meteorites are not just in the sky; get down on the subway of a city, and you will find people who do not know what they are doing, scattering around in space just like meteorites! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* Get rid of clear thoughts and dive into foggy thoughts to enjoy the mystery on a foggy night! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* You can’t create an honourable story for yourself by trying to forcefully take part in other people’s stories! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* On a crowded beach, you see the crowd, not the beach; if you want to experience the beach, find an empty beach! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* A restless mind that seeks peace finds a true paradise when he finds a place where its soul blessed with silence! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* Are there no people around to distract you? Then I have a very good news for you! If you can make your mind thoughtless now, you will get a great opportunity to become the universe itself! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* The easiest way to prove to people that the path you are walking is the right one is this: Don’t pretend you are walking on that path! Walk that road really! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* The man who seeks wisdom seeks it silently, just as a small brook silently seeks the ocean! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* You can’t find a better time to have serious thoughts than a rainy night! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* Sometimes, people who pass a beautiful bridge add an extra beauty to it, but neither the bridge nor the people who pass over it know about it, only the photographer who captured this! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* Do you often think of the unfortunate people of difficult lives? Think, because you are human, you have to think; indifference to poor souls will drive you away from ‘human’! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* The simplicity of a train’s success strategy is admirable: Move forward and reach your destination! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* Wherever you camp in the world, the campfire will be one of the things that sticks in your memory the most! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* Man is such a strange creature that he first creates a religion, brings down a book from the sky, and then begins to live a much worse version of the religion he himself created! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* If you want to get lost because you want to be looked for, you should also take this risk: You may not be looked for at all! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* Don’t get yourself used to traveling a lot on beautiful roads, because life will always throw ugly roads in front of you! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* An abandoned place never stays abandoned, something will come and settle there! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* From time to time people need to be pushed from behind or pulled from the front! Not everyone can do everything themselves! Don’t refuse help when you need help! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* The victory of a reactionary idea is always a defeat for humanity! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* Are you looking for a mysterious journey? Don’t you know that the whole of life is a completely mysterious journey? ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* While everyone wants to go to heaven, a man who wonders about hell and wants to go there is a true explorer and a brave man! And you know, it’s like hell never touches such men, they go and come back safe! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* Yes, you’re always looking for a wonderful destiny, but dear friend, how wonderful can a destiny that ends up with death be? ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* There are doors to small worlds and there are doors to big worlds and wisdom is to enter through both doors! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* Don’t tell the stones of the beach about the waves! Don’t tell the sun about the light, tell the sun what it doesn’t know, the darkness! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* Sometimes you have to be like a candle! What is the mission? To illuminate the darkness? So, no questions asked, just do the job, burn in silence! Set your mission and be like a candle, do your job, quietly, calmly, without complaining, without speaking, in silence! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* There is no such thing as a ghost of course, but you can turn into a ghost if you want! How? Live the life you don’t want! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* If you’ve seen a shadow and haven’t been able to find its owner, or if you’ve seen a person but haven’t been able to find his shadow, then you have good reason to be afraid! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* Don’t make fun of a man who wants to stop time by filling his hourglass with sand because he has a desperate desire to stop time! And behind all the dreams is a strong desire! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

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* When we look at an empty chair and say ‘the chair is empty’, the ’emptiness’ gets angry because the chair is actually not empty, the ’emptiness’ is sitting there! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* If you are looking for numinouness, go where there are no people, because numinousness leaves places where people are! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* Every structure that is religious in this world is made of fear rather than love! You can see love on the surface of emotions and discourses, but deep down there is always fear, fear of death! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* The student asked: Master, how will I know if I am enlightened? The master replied: Put out the candle in your hand, if you can still see the surroundings, you are enlightened! The student asked: But master, I asked a serious question! The master answered: Then I will give a serious answer: If you have a question and you are not looking for the answer in others, then you are enlightened! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* Yes, the train wants to leave the path drawn for it, because he wants to be free, but that would be the end of his life! The poor train lives with this dilemma all his life! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* If you want to share the scenery with the scenery, take a mirror and turn it towards the scenery! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* You can’t find a more perfect house than a treehouse, because a house built on a living tree has absorbed the magical soul of that tree into its own body! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* Every living creature should be grateful to every living tree for giving us a habitable world! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* If your days are passing in calmness, believe me, you need a storm, because too much calmness makes you rot! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* The existence of scientists who love their work so much even to put their lives in danger is the greatest hope for human progress on the path of civilization! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* If you ask what the ten things that improve the quality of this rude world are, I would say one right away: Elegance! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* Would you kill a person for things that are extremely holy to you? If your answer is yes, then you are not something we call human, for there is nothing more sacred than human life! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* The best proof that you are in love with your job is that you still continue doing your job with great enthusiasm even when you feel very exhausted! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* To think that there is no life outside of the world is actually an extremely sick thought, a disease! So what is this disease? Ego! Our existence is very special, our existence is a miracle and there cannot be such a miracle elsewhere! This is an ego, a huge ego! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* If you have seen a mountain that invites you to its summit, know that it is a beautiful mountain and its invitation is already that beauty itself! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* If both sides of a bridge are the same, it is best to stand in a different place: on the bridge! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* If you feel lonely walking alone on the beach then you are ignoring the friendship of the waves, the seagulls and the wind! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* What a campfire wants from you is to constantly feed it with wood; what a wood wants from you is to never bring it closer to the fire! You see, as awareness increases, your mind starts to hear even the wishes of what you call inanimate! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* If it is not night, if there is no fog around, if there is no obstacle in front of you, endless horizon will appear! This is exactly what wisdom does: It turns the night in the mind into the day, disperses the mists, and completely removes all obstacles in front of your mind! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* Even if mankind manages to be immortal in a mortal universe, this time it must find a way to make the universe immortal too! Every problem in this universe seems like an impossible task, but the most important feature of the human mind is that it does not see impossible tasks as impossible! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* You won’t gain anything new as you walk the path that millions have walked! Create a new path, walk to a new horizon; learn new things, teach new things to others! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* Nature is a school of noticing the many nonsense and unnecessary things you do in your city life! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* If you walk into an ordinary street and talk to ordinary people on an ordinary day, your day turns into an extraordinary day when you realize how extraordinary those people actually are! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* The student asked: Master, can cows also be enlightened? The master replied: If you can achieve enlightenment, we can be comfortably convinced that the cows can also be enlightened! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* As the sun rises on the top of the mountain, the valleys in the dark watch it enviously! The light first visits those who have raised their mind high! Those who are at the lowest gets the light last! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* There are thousands of definitions of happiness: Living in a country house with lots of windows is happiness, and this definition of happiness is one of the great definitions amongst all others! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* Trees are one of the most valuable holy beings that sustain human civilization, while humans are one of the most terrible calamities trying to destroy the tree civilization! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* Sometimes even the word ‘extraordinary’ is insufficient to describe a beauty! Then the only thing to do is to go on a silent and endless journey in the atmosphere created by the magic of that beauty! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* When you climb to the top of a mountain and still thinking about your own little problems rather than major universal issues, then you haven’t climbed that mountain, you’re still in the lower valleys! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* There is only one way to truly experience nature: To get lost in its labyrinths! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* The dry stream beds of the valleys below gaze upon the icy peaks licked by the sun, and they hope for the day of resurrection approaching! If you don’t have the power to create your own destiny, you always wait for the help of others! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* A read book now becomes very happy because the ideas in it are now beginning to transfer to many living organisms, and even if the book is physically on the shelf, it begins to circulate spiritually all over the world! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* Whenever we see an endless road, we are saddened because we do not yet have an eternal life to make that endless journey! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* Cats, flowers and people! They all want to be close to the window and so windows never feel lonely! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* There is no castle in the world where fear is not the reason it was built for! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* When you are alone with the sky on a cloudless dark night, a voice from eternity tells you this: The only way to move away from below is to look up first! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* While you are trying to live, if you are not touching the right to live of others, then you are doing a great job! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* If you don’t have any bigger dreams than finding a hot tea house on a cold winter day, then you have the genius of being happy easily! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* Even if you physically transform into a completely different creature, if your mind still remains the same, those who knew you before will still recognize you! But only if your mind has changed and your body has remained the same, then those who know you will no longer be able to recognize you! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* Painter and reality! Both of these are changers! But the painter changes reality virtually; on the other hand, reality changes the painter really! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* Sometimes waves attack the shores like an enemy; the shore stays calm, and at last the wave gets tired, lies down in front of the shore and bows respectfully! When life attacks you like an enemy, you too act like these wise shores! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* You can tell whether a person is really laughing, not by his mouth but by his eyes! An insincere smile is nothing more than just opening the mouth and airing the teeth! Watch the eyes! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* When you smell a spring flower, it’s as if the soul of that flower settles inside you! And then you become that flower for a short time! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* Now the only hope for the salvation of nature is that mankind, who had done great evil by destroying nature in the past, now understands that it must do the opposite! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* The student asked: Master, what should I do when I enter a calm and quiet street? The master answered: Do not do what you are doing now, keep your mouth shut and your mind open! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* Don’t leave footprints that you will be ashamed of one day! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* If you have seen a person who can look at life from very different angles, you should know that he has known very different lives of very different people! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* There are stores that enrich the streets with their presence, and the most precious of them are the shops that sells old books! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* If you are waiting for a special day to celebrate something, then my friend, you have never understood life! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* Things you think you left behind may come before you again in the future! Do you need to be afraid? No! Just know that! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* The only way to expand a small room extraordinarily without breaking its walls is to put a library in that room! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* The student asked: Master, I went from temple to temple, but I still haven’t been enlightened! The master replied: Well, try the opposite then; don’t go door to door, sit down, let’s see what happens! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* The shadows of the deserts are so magical that we completely forget the owners of the shadows! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* If your mental strength is like the strength of a stone house, then no one or no power can easily defeat you! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* There are some benches with extraordinary views, once you sit on them, you come and sit on the same bank a thousand more times! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* Even if the storm hits you 50 times, you may not be destroyed, but if you do not heal the wounds of those 50 hits, you will be knocked down on the 51st hit! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* Sometimes a city occupies an entire mountain; the clouds, trees and sun of the mountain disappear, but the inhabitants of that city continue their lives without knowing what they killed! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* As night falls on the ruins, the full moon emerges, adding an extraordinary mysticism to the ruins’ extraordinary beauty! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* When the darkness comes to visit you, if you have lights in your mind that you can take shelter in, the darkness will go away without doing any harm to you! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* We marvel at people who build houses on the edge of the cliff, but is there a person in this mortal world who doesn’t stand on the edge of the cliff? ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* The student asked: Master, I think I am a master now and it is time for me to go from the temple, what do you say? The master replied: I don’t think you are a master, but I am very positive about your request to leave the temple! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* We are like animals afraid of scarecrows! Many of our fears are in vain! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* The ultimate goal of creative thinking is to expand the frontiers of the world confined within certain boundaries! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* You can have very broad thoughts in a narrow street; the boundaries of the space do not restrict the boundaries of the mind! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* The greatest favour you can do to yourself is to detach from everything that complicates your life! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* If you have opened a very important path for humanity, all you have to do now is to protect your footprints! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* If you want to teach the light something, you need to know the places where the light has never reached, for the other places are already well known to the light! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* The disciple asked: Master, does the fact that our temple was built on a high mountain indicate our determination to approach a mystical intelligent power in the heavens? The master replied: No! It just expresses our desire to escape from the fool below! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* Sometimes we see a house built with such magnificent architecture that ‘Here, a real architect!’ we shout enthusiastically! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* If we make a comment about a person who seems weird to us without knowing what she has experienced in her life, this will be the real weirdness. ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* Only when we see something different we can consider ourselves to have seen something! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* The best part of keeping your goal a secret is to easily get rid of those that will prevent you from reaching that goal! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* The student asked: Master, I ran into someone who had lost her path in the forest, but I didn’t help her, I told her you have to find your own way! I spoke to her wisely, didn’t I? The master replied: That person is now standing behind you! Fortunately, she was not foolish like you, she followed you and survived! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* Boxing is only done by people who do not respect human life and human dignity! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* Meeting the sunset create a state of inertia: One starts staring at the sunset and do nothing else! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* Not every destination needs a journey! Sometimes the destination is within you; you just have to realize that you are already at the destination! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* The more skilful you are in creating the perfect environment for yourself, the more you will enjoy life! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* When the clouds are under you, do not be arrogant and think that you have climbed too high, because you are still far under the stars! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* Those who seek power somewhere outside rather than within themselves should carefully look at the volcanoes! All the power is within you! And all you have to do is take it out! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* It doesn’t matter that a temple is built in a high place! The important thing is that the minds of the monks in the temple are in a high place! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* A calm path creates a tranquil passenger! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* It is always a clever strategy to walk a path mentally before you physically walk that path! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* A road where you never think about where it is going must be a perfect road! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* One of life’s most surprising journeys is the journey in which we discover that the people we label as ordinary are in reality extremely extraordinary! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* If there is a happy wildlife in a country in addition to the happiness of the people, we can sincerely applaud that country! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* If you aren’t a little bit wiser at sunset than in the morning, then that day is wasted! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* No matter how many difficulties you face in life, life will put other difficulties in front of you, because life is naughty! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* Whenever you need a rainbow, never try to take someone else’s rain or sun for your own rainbow! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* You don’t have to scream at the top of your lungs to make your voice heard to the world! A quietly flowing river also conveys its message to the ocean! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* If people try to understand those who are different from themselves, a great part of the problems of this world will come to an end! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* If your path is getting narrower and narrower, maybe your determination to go to the end is being tested! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* A bird with great feathers may have nothing else! Anyone who is deceived by dazzling feathers can find themselves in a pale world! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* You don’t need much to look pretty: Elegance in behaviour and softness in words is more than enough to look beautiful! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* The person the flower loves is the one who makes her live in the soil, not the one who plucks it! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* Unless your smile is sincere, showing your teeth will not convince people that you are smiling! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* The student asked: Master, what should I do if I stay in the fog and lose my path? The master replied: Just sit down and wait, for it is not you who lost your path but the fog! When the fog finds its way and leaves you, you will find your way too! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* An intelligence that can make its enemies friends is an advanced intelligence! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* No matter how many challenges you face, find a path you don’t want it to end, because only that path will make you happy! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* If you are sitting at home and feeling like you are not at home but in the lap of nature, then that house is truly a house with a soul! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* If your enemy escaped from you and climbed a cactus, respect his talent and leave him alone! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* You don’t have to get wet to be good friends with the rain! Just feel the rhythm of the raindrops in your soul! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* Wherever there is a very original idea, there is a mental ascension over there, a mental leap upward, and admiration, astonishment, and respect for a beautiful idea put forth by a creative mental structure! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* Do not hesitate while climbing or descending the ladder of life, because the mysterious entity we call life loves a determined person! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* If seeing the Moonlight is a need for you, then you can be sure that you have an elegant and poetic soul! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* Watching the calm sea of the morning calms even the stormiest spirits! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* You don’t have to give yourself a mysterious air in a very mysterious place; the place you are in will make you mysterious in any case! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* A person walking alone in a completely empty street feels a terrifying chill about what a world without people is like! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* Sometimes an unhappy comedian spreads joy to the world, makes people burst into laughter because one has to create a paradise of happiness around him in order to hide his own unhappiness! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* One of the hardest things in the world is to refuse the beautiful invitation of the sea while making a walk on a wonderful beach. ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* If there is a waterfall at the end of a river, it is necessary to swim upstream! Crowds too are rivers that end with waterfalls! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* If you spend your time with geniuses, you will make a leap forward in time! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* The most beautiful place where reality seems completely unreal is a desert oasis! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* Sometimes the fog hides inside the forest, sometimes the forest hides inside the fog! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* When a monotonously flowing river comes to a cliff, it screams of joy as it falls down, and we call those adventurous screams a waterfall! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* Sometimes neither a friend nor a psychologist can enter the depths of your soul, but only the flames of a candle or a fireplace. ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* Nothing makes an obstacle more impassable than seeing it as insurmountable! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* Throughout history, mankind always wanted to be in the place of the clouds, not knowing that the clouds also want to be in the place of humankind! Everything wants to be something else; but whichever side you take, the other side will still be what you want to be! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* Sometimes the silence of the night is so beautiful that even if you hear the most beautiful music in the world at that moment, your ears will be disturbed! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* If you make the person standing in front of you happy, you are doing a great job! If you make the person standing in front of you to think, then you are doing even a greater job! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* The student asked: Master, would you be angry with me if one day I become more knowledgeable than you? The master replied: I will be angry if you do not become more knowledgeable than me one day! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* If the crafty fox wants to be even craftier, he must learn from humans a lesson of craftiness! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* The stop you get off is more important than the train you take because no one stays on the train! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* The place where you eat is as important as the meal itself! Everything you add to something beautiful makes it even more beautiful! Add a nice place to a nice meal, add music, add candles, add poems, the flavour of that meal will constantly increase! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* If you step on a beautiful mushroom, it will be crushed and die! If you step on a pale weed, it will be crushed first, then it will stand up! In this universe, being sturdy is more important than being beautiful! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* No matter how high they are, mountain peaks are not very difficult targets because the target is fixed, the roads and obstacles to it are clear! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* You can’t find anything in a street where you go to find something! And something seems to be waiting in a corner to find you in a street where you never even thought of finding something! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

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MMI QUOTATIONS

MEHMET MURAT ILDAN QUOTES

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Contemporary Turkish Novelist & Playwright, Thinker Mehmet Murat ildan (MMI), Member of the International PEN Writers.

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* As the sun sets, the beauties of the sky compete with the beauties of the earth, and at that moment the spirit of human beings is overflowed with these visual perfections! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* Maybe it’s a great chance for you not to be in the place you want to be; always remember this when you longed to be somewhere! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* A person who has discovered the magical world of the night waits all day long for the sun to set! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* When the volcano speaks powerfully, everyone looks for a safe place to escape! When wisdom speaks powerfully, nobody escapes and no one looks for a safe place, because they have already found the safe place in the words of wisdom! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* A breakfast you have in nature is never an ordinary breakfast because the squirrels, bees, butterflies and leaves you will see while you have breakfast will add magic to the setting! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* In the tiny shops of quiet streets, there is a huge world: If there is sincerity, sweetness and naturalness in a place, then there is a huge world there! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* Life is full of dangers. If you are saying that you want to stand in a corner watching life and thus stay safe, then you’re already dead! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* You can never reach the truth by looking in the same direction all the time! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* You cannot condemn a mortal man to walk an infinite path, but you can condemn an immortal man to walk a finite path! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* The crackling sounds of an old and tired bridge can best be understood by an old and tired person! Those who have carried the burden of life for so long are the ones who understand each other best! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* For any day to be an extraordinary day, it only needs to be a ‘day’, for all the times of existence are loaded with extraordinariness! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* One of the most important secrets of staying young is being able to do what you want when you want! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* Lightning strikes, you fear; rainbow appears, you are amazed; the sun rises, you relax; flood comes, you run away! Nature is like an amazing actor that exists to give you all kinds of emotions! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* Sometimes a very strong wind blows; the leaves attached to their homes resist to stay on the branch! But sometimes a very gentle wind blows and leaves who want to embark on adventure leave themselves in the void! When the time comes, if you do not leave your favourite places and your loved ones, you will never discover the richness of life! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* Yes, even if we make the world a clean world again, we definitely need another liveable world because having a backup is always clever! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* As we come to the end of a beautiful road, our minds are filled with memories of the road that will end, not with the dreams of a new road! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* The student asked: Master, I’m looking for a silent waterfall, where can I find it? The master replied: You can find it in the non-existent place! The student asked: But where is the non-existent place, master? The master replied: The non-existent place is where the non-existent things are! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* At sunset, the sun has a cunning purpose: If you show up too much, your value will drop! So what to do? It must disappear for a while! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* There is no nation as honourable as a nation that threw away a government that lied to itself only once, and there is no nation more dishonourable than a nation that still supports a government that has lied to itself a thousand times! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* Sometimes life makes people so tired that when you cross a bridge, you stop in the middle of the bridge! Why? Because you feel yourself far away from that tiring life and thus you relax! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* If you are very sad, even in a beautiful garden you can have terrifying nightmares because when it comes to peace of mind our inner world is much more dominant than the outside world! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* Never neglect to do two important things during the day: Find time to think and find time not to think! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* A person who gets lost in a dark forest waits with great hopes that the sun comes and saves him! And a person who gets lost in the gloomy days of a dark year also waits with great hopes that the New Year comes and saves him! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* A noisy street is noisy, but a quiet street is not quiet because you just don’t hear enough the sounds there! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* They poison you with all kinds of madness in the cities! The antidote is in the silence of nature! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* When you come eye to eye with an innocent creature in nature, it is as if we see in her eyes the fear of all the crimes that humanity has committed against nature! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* Have you forgotten the full moon? What about the lake covered with fog? Or the bat flying at dusk? Did you miss the scent of mossy trees? Do you ever think of the ghostly owl floating in the void? Then, my friend, you’re one stupid city dweller! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* If you want to cross a bridge that is likely to collapse, you will be disregarding not only your life but also the life of the bridge! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* The greatest wisdom of sunset is this: The time given to you in the morning is now over; you see, the long day is just an illusion, and your whole life is actually no longer than this short day! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* You’ll be safe if you get together and become part of a herd, but if you want to be original, leave the security and leave the herd! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* The night presents its most magnificent gifts to the mountaineers who endure the biggest troubles! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* Places of worship that have been built throughout history often represent monotony because they are mostly made of the same type! The distinctness is admirable; but monotony makes people bored! Sameness represents the poverty of the mind; distinctness on the other hand represents the wealth of the mind! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* If you want to poison your life, spend your time with ignorant people; if you want to gain a second life by bringing awareness to your life, spend your time with wise people! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* Sometimes it is necessary to experience an extraordinary situation in order to say something extraordinary, because in the extraordinary atmosphere created by an extraordinary situation, the mind also thinks extraordinarily! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* We have no business with people’s colours; we are only interested in people’s minds, in people’s thoughts! Same mind means same colour; same understanding means same colour; same way of look at things means same colour! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* If we compare a very beautiful house in the city to a modest house in the forest, the first will be ugly next to the second! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* Sometimes behind an old face looking with smiling eyes, we find not the happiness of the past but the pain of the past! Not every smile comes from happiness! If the pain is too much, smiling means nothing but a desperate protest against life! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* In a country where faces are smiling, either people are really happy because there are very few problems, or their ability to be happy is very high despite many problems! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* Yes, our century is called the 21st century, but some countries are in the 16th century, some leaders in the 9th century, some people in the 4th century! It is an impossible mission to bring the whole world and all people to the same century! People or countries will always live in a different century! While some has left the religion issues behind, some others will still be the slaves of religion! While some is heading for Mars, some others will start building cars! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* If the eye and the mind are both deceived, then the task of knowing the truth becomes impossible! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* A man who creates his own opportunity, even if the opportunity is not given, deserves to be applauded like a sapling growing in a place that seems impossible! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* The real king of the jungle is not the lion, the real king of the jungle is the jungle itself! Being a king is not just about having power! To be a true king means to offer equal beauty and opportunities to all, to protect the subjects with love, just like a forest! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* Those who wander on dangerous roads too much, after a while start to run away from safe roads! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* The moment you sincerely love and respect nature, nature unites with you! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* When the beauty of the earth is complemented by the beauty of the sky, a beauty beyond beauty emerges! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* You cannot have a quality life without having the concept of quality of life! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* The greatest gift of the night to mankind is to turn our attention to the surrounding universe; therefore, the pitch black of the night, although it may seem paradoxical, is a giant torch that illuminates the universe for us! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* The place you want to reach may be far away; but if your desire to get there is very strong, the road will get shorter! Your psychology radically changes external conditions! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* Snow falls on a quiet street and then night falls, the street becomes ice cold! Find a street like this and drink that awesome silence there! Anyone who opens the doors of his mind to silence will witness that the door of silence in turn opens to wisdom! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* If you only know a small part of a person’s life, that person’s life now becomes a mystery to you, and if that small part is very interesting, you definitely want to know a lot more about that life! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* Cover up weak ideas, they stay buried there! Cover up powerful ideas, they rise to the surface quickly! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* You’re waiting for something magical to happen in the New Year so that your dreams will come true! But the greatest and the most real magic is working and striving hard to achieve the goal! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* As you go up, heed the advice of the people coming down! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* While there are people who earn their living with great difficulties but never complain about their lives, the complaints of those who earn their living very easily about their own lives are only disgusting! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* Perhaps we should only feel sorry for the deaths of people with no religious beliefs because they only have this world! As for those who believe in religions, there is no need to feel sad when they die because they have their so-called ‘other world’! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* Get away from local thoughts, local issues! Raise your eyes up! Look deep into the space! Give yourself a universal purpose! Try to discover deep within your being that very important tasks await you, far beyond simple matters and pointless issues of this world! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* As long as you think that the best path is the path you walk, you will never find the best path because arrogance is the enemy of truth! Be humble and explore other paths too! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* It is the top of the tree that first sees danger in the forest from afar; in the life of human beings, the first thing that sees danger from afar is the top of the mind, which is wisdom! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* If you can rise like the sun in a country where the sun has set, all eyes will be turned to you! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* If you have forgotten the eternal peace of silence, go to a place where silence is in infinite stillness and feel that eternal peace again in your whole soul! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* When a lonely tree sees another lonely tree, even from far away, its loneliness suddenly diminishes! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* Everyone has a prison they are stuck in! Words are the author’s prison; the scenes, the actors ‘prison; the fields, the peasants’ prison; boats, fishermen’s prison; love, lovers’ prison! Always remind yourself of the world outside of your own prison so that the prison knows its limits and doesn’t make you a slave! Remember, the perfect prison is still a prison! Never put your freedom at the disposal of anything or anyone, because it belongs only to you! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* You can have breakfast alone at home but never in nature! Insects taste your jam; the wind licks your cheese; the sun touches your tea! You always have a communal breakfast in nature and this is an extraordinary breakfast with the universe! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* A beautifully lit tunnel is more dangerous than a pitch-black tunnel because you may not want to get out! If you dress the evil in a beautiful dress, the evil will be invisible! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* Don’t always open the door when annoying thoughts come to visit you; don’t let them in, let them stay outside! Remember, if you don’t bring a venomous snake near you, it can’t bite you! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* If you see a wonderful house that you can’t take your eyes off of it, chances are it is a stone house covered with ivy! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* If wisdom isolates itself from the world, the whole world loses; if ignorance isolates itself from the world, the whole world wins! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* Why should we celebrate certain things at certain times? We don’t need extra celebrations on anything, as every moment is already a great celebration moment to celebrate that we’re just alive! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* Yes, some people are definitely much more human than others! And some people are definitely much less human than others! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* While there are hundreds of different natural forces in this universe, people somehow get bored and invent hundreds of imaginary supernatural powers, and the funniest thing is that they are starting to get terrified of their own inventions! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* If everything seems strange to you when you look around, then there must be something weird about you! If nothing looks strange to you when you look around, then there must be something weird about you again! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* Surprise yourself! Leave your cliché-soul, try another soul! Get out of the designed frontiers you made by yourself around you! Do things which is not you; be someone who behaves totally different than you! May be you will love the new you which is not you more than your usual you! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* If you have found the secret of immortality, don’t take a megaphone and announce it to the whole world! Give this secret only to those who deserve it! And who are they? They are people who believe in this world, not in an imaginary paradise or in divine powers! Only those who believe in this very existence, those who do not have a world outside of existence deserve immortality! And those left behind must go to their imaginary paradise and live there happily with their gods! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* To shape your fate, shape your mind! To shape your mind, interact with different minds, with different books, with anything different! Once your mind is equipped with all sorts of different knowledge and wisdom, you obtain a mind which is capable of creating a wonderful fate! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* Some countries are ruled by humans, but some are ruled by animals! Totalitarian one-man regimes, where opponents are arrested for fabricated reasons, freedom of expression is restricted, reason, logic and science are not prevalent in the country, and religious oppression is effective in all areas of society are in this second group! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* Those who think they are saying something brand new often encounter a surprise when they travel into the depths of history: That brand new idea is there, it was already said centuries ago! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* If you are heading through the grass to your precious target like a snake without being seen by anyone, then you are very clever because the most intelligent way to deal with things that might hinder reaching an important target is to move unobtrusively, quietly, calmly! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* As you reach your dreams, you will find that making your dreams come true is definitely not enough! Why? Because time is so limited; the road ends very quickly! The biggest dream is to have unlimited time! And before that biggest dream comes true, reaching thousands of ordinary dreams is nothing more than having silhouettes that will disappear in the darkness of the night! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* We think the journey of the wave ends when it reaches the shore! No, it doesn’t! When the wave reaches the shore, it changes something on the shore. When something changes, a new story begins there. This story is also the story of the wave; the journey of the wave continues in another form! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* When we look at the Pyramids of Egypt, we understand the following fact: These pyramids, the largest structure that mankind built in this universe for thousands of years and boasted with great arrogance, are comically small in size in our universe! Humankind has to be humble until they can create great work on a universal scale! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* Did the nightmares of the cities put out the fire of your soul? The best way to rekindle that fire is to surrender your soul to the forest! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* The phrase ‘travelling towards uncertainty’ is unnecessary because all journeys are always towards uncertainty! Why? Because there is no certainty even after a second! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* If you are not heading in the right direction, the right direction will never come towards you! Yes, you can expect help from the universe, but don’t exaggerate it! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* The mystery and spiritual beauty of a wooden cottage abandoned at the mercy of nature increases day by day! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* Summer warms us with its warmth; winter warms us with its beauty! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* When we see a cat looking at a book in front of her, we wonder what she’s reading! But why do we wonder about the book in front of her? Because the cat seems to really read the book! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* If you are 90 years old and have only lived 5 years of that with awareness then you only lived 5 years! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* The way to be a great artist is to make your soul attractive to the universe! The aftermath is easy, the universe settles in your soul and begins to flow from you! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* When you see a man who does not take a serious danger seriously at all, you oddly start to worry more about the danger than the man! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* Laughing without laughing is only possible with the laughing of the eyes! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* Those who barely climb the difficult stairs today will be able to climb the more difficult stairs much easier tomorrow! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* Weird, but in a way we live to grow old! Because living long without aging is impossible at our current level of scientific development! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* When you meet someone in the exact same dress as you, it feels a little awkward because it’s like a thought of yours has been stolen! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* If you want to teach fools, I say don’t waste your time! If you say I will learn something from fools then I say you are a fool! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* Wherever you saw a castle, over there there were wars, people were tortured in dungeons, bloody murders were committed, and opponents were killed with poisons! But despite all this, the castles somehow manage to seem romantic and peaceful to the human eye! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* A house integrated with nature also integrates the inhabitants of the house with nature and happiness! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* The magic of the window is not in itself but in the view it shows outside! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* A wonderful breakfast creates a sunrise effect on the human body! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* Winter disperses the crowds, establishes silence in the outside world! The guru, on the other hand, gathers the crowds around him, establishes silence in the inner world! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* When a good artist finds a perfect working environment, she wants to create a perfect work because her sensitive soul wants to pay her debt perfectly to that perfect place! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* Sometimes an empty street is more beautiful than when it was full of people! Why? Because the beauty of a painting with ants crawling on it can only be understood when the ants are gone! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* There is no mountain or valley in the world that is covered with fog and does not look beautiful! And there is no one in the world whose heart is covered with mercy and does not have a beautiful heart! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* The biggest problem for a person who knows exactly where he is going is the existence of a large number of people who do not know where they are going and a possible collision with these people on the road! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* Think of a lonely man living in a lonely house in the middle of nowhere! If that man doesn’t feel lonely then loneliness is no longer a valid adjective for him! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* The road is long, it is snowy, the road is dangerous, the road is stony, the road is dented! Shut up man, shut up! Shut up and go! Believe in yourself, trust your abilities and start off! All roads reward courage! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* It is wrong to see an author’s workroom as just a room! It is a mysterious port that he sets sail to the land of eternal dreams! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* You cannot have lunch and dinner at any time of the day, but you can have breakfast at any time of the day! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* While moving on the right path, there are many who return back thinking that the road is over, and they give harm the most to the people coming from behind! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* A person without even a proper local goal is never likely to understand the enormous determination and extraordinary work pace of an idealistic mind strongly focused on a universal goal has shown to achieve his goal! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* Sometimes a difficult goal you want to reach starts running towards you, and that’s when you feel weirdly sad because all the tough struggles you planned to do to reach your goal suddenly become meaningless! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* There is no person in this entire world who carries no trace of the life he has lived on his face! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* Do you see your own culture as the most beautiful and perfect culture? You poor fellow! You are so much poor when you lack the beauty and wisdom of other cultures! Why is honey precious? Because honey is not the child of one flower, but a thousand flowers! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

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MMI QUOTATIONS

MEHMET MURAT ILDAN QUOTES

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Contemporary Turkish Novelist & Playwright, Thinker Mehmet Murat ildan (MMI), Member of the International PEN Writers.

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* Visiting a beautiful mind is just like visiting a beautiful corner of the world, where one meets peace and happiness there! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* Happiness is being understood! When someone understands you, you’ll be happy! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* Mankind has added a new universe to the universe; the universe could never build an airplane, or a computer! Mankind is a genius born out of the universe and added many richness, many originalities to the universe! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* Crowds cause damage to the mind and body, and the only cure for this is to go away from the crowds for a while! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* Sometimes you wait for a ship so long that even if the ship comes to your port, you don’t even go and look at the ship! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* The most glamorous makeup for a house is that it is covered in ivies! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan* The great thing about big cities is that there are so many places to hide when you want to disappear! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* The great thing about big cities is that there are so many places to hide when you want to disappear! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* There is nothing that an eye looking at you cannot tell you, as long as you have an eye that can read what that eye says! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* If you want to build a house in the forest, make a house that the forest will love too! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* Consider yourself very lucky if you find a thousand people to understand you when you say a thought that will happen a thousand years from now! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* When you try to be like someone else, you lose yourself and on top of that, you cannot be someone else! You are what you are! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* Sometimes you will come across some closed doors in life; if you just stop insisting on getting in through the door, you’ll be able to get in! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* If a dog manages and directs a thousand sheep, it is not because of the genius of the dog, but because of the sheep’s folly! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* Don’t tell the camel about the desert! Save your breath! Be born in the desert! Live in the desert! Only then can you speak to the camel about the desert! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* Those who cling firmly to existence to survive and struggle to death to achieve this without harming anyone deserve infinite respect and appreciation! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* The best way to live your life is this: At sunset, just think of the beauty of the sunset, because life is nothing but what the present moment offers you! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* May all the good wishes of humanity be with you if you are doing something good for humanity without others telling you or ordering you, and without taking money from anyone! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* You keep asking what fate awaits you in the future instead of thinking of what fate you will draw for yourself in the future with your willpower and talents! You stupid! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* Going to the top of a high mountain to conquer it is a primitive thought! If you go up the mountain to touch him, to understand him, to feel what he’s going through and see what he sees, then you’re a good and an uncommon mountaineer! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* Either you go the way everyone goes and become an ordinary person like everyone else, or you create your own original way and become an extraordinary person that everyone watches in amazement. ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* If the sun has set in your mind, even if the sun rises outside, you won’t get warmed! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* Human beings physically want to travel to the past rather than the future, and the reason for this is because people’s past is like a graveyard full of mistakes that need to be corrected! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* As you get used to closed doors, you start becoming afraid of open-doors! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* Yes, we want a country that reads, we want a world that reads, but the content and quality of what you are reading is as vital as reading itself! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* If dogs start acting like cats, many dogs lose their owners because what is expected of a dog is always obedience to its owner! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* Those who realize that they have missed the life try to live life fast with great hurry! But on their faces, the sadness of the life they missed in the past will never be erased! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* People are so interested in other people’s lives that they don’t even know about their own lives! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* The moment you think you are entering a road of no return, you automatically close the return of that road with your own hands! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* If we say that mind and happiness are inversely proportional, do we insult happy people or remind them to review their minds? ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* If you think the storm is coming from behind and it’s chasing you, you have a lot of ego! The world doesn’t care about you, it just lives its own life! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* Within 24 hours there are two extraordinary things in sun’s life story: Sunset and sunrise! Do you see anything extraordinary in your own life story? No? Then add something extraordinary to yours too! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* If you take the colourful sea stones on the beaches and put them elsewhere, you will never be able to capture their beauty when they were there because everything shines only where it is happy! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* No matter how powerful a waterfall is, it cannot be heard from far away because all waterfalls are local! If you want the whole world to hear you, take a universal position where all can see you, just like the Moon, just like the Sun! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* Don’t search for a better paradise than a peaceful home in a world in chaos! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* When no one is left around you who knows something you don’t know, you desperately start searching for someone who will tell you something you don’t know! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* One of the hardest jobs in this world is to be able to preserve the innocent face of our childhood in our adulthood as well! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* There is no life wasted as much as a life spent enviing other lives! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* As long as all the suns in the universe continue to burn, there will always be hope in this universe! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* The valleys are covered with fog; mountains are covered with fog; everywhere is covered with fog! What to do? Don’t worry, if your mind is not covered with fog, you will find your path! When mind’s vision is clear, you can always see everywhere! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* For those who are very tired at the beginning of a long road, the end of the road is just an empty dream! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* A place where you no longer have to dream is the best place to live! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* Only the train of memories runs on a disused railroad! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* The difference between a person reading a book and a person not reading a book is like the difference between a man sitting towards an infinite horizon and a man sitting against a wall! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* What is that thing you call an obstacle? It’s just your lack of talent, because if you have a high talent, there is no obstacle! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* If you look very closely at the truth, you may not understand what the truth is! Look at things from a distance; back off a little and look! If you go inside the painting, you won’t see anything in the painting! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* If your life is boring, add some madness to it; if your life is very boring, add a lot of madness to it! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* No matter how different you are, no matter how different you think, no matter how extraordinary or how ordinary you are, when you get on a train, you will go in the same direction as everyone on that train! That’s what happens to you if you mingle with the crowds! The crowd always takes you where it goes! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* We look at sunflowers, they all look the same; we look at people, they all look the same! Everyone became same because everyone is focused on the same things that society wants of them! Everyone is striving to fulfil the destiny that society has drawn for them! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* The people that humanity needs most are those who manage to be cheerful even on a frightening dark street, because high morale is the best form of struggle against darkness! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* It is always a good chance for you to meet someone who does not think like you, who does not dress like you, who does not speak like you, who is not of your religion, who does not conform to your morality, because encountering all these different things makes you question yourself! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* If something is not going well in your life, you can be sure that you’re not on the move but waiting for something! The way to fix things is action, not standing still! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* Do not compete with others! Pick a high speed for yourself that suits high ideals and try to catch and surpass that speed! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* The student asked: Master, when will wisdom visit me? The master replied: Six years later he will visit at 6:45 pm on a Wednesday! The student answered: But master, this answer didn’t make much sense to me! The master answered: So is the question you asked! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* A perfect garden will never come about by itself! There is meticulous work, great talent and endless labour behind every excellent work! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* The more you know the chaos in this universe, the better you will understand the sanctity of the peace you encounter in the depths of a forest! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* The student asked: Master, if I have to choose between being a surfer and being a wave, which one should I be? The master answered: Be the wind, then you will go beyond the shore! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* The world’s ‘Book of Tragedies’ is very thick! The tragedies of those waiting for a train that will never arrive also occupy a significant place in this book! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* Everyone has the desire to freeze a wonderful moment they are in, just like a camera, and stay in that moment forever! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* If you have a friend who walks with you all your life, either both of you have not developed yourself, or both of you have developed yourself! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* If there is a thief and insolent government that exploits the people in a country, it means that there is an obedient and incapable nation that lacks the ability to make a revolution either physically on the streets or intellectually in the ballot box! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* All the treasures of the morning belong only to those who go out and start life in the earliest hours of the morning while everyone is still asleep! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* Sometimes a year has been so disastrous and so terrible that entering a new year will automatically mean entering a wonderful year! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* If you want to live in a place where no one can reach, you should know that people will be much more willing to get there because you have stimulated their curiosity tremendously! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* The student asked: Master, what should I do if I suddenly encounter a tiger in the forest? The master replied: Do the same thing you would do if you suddenly encounter a tiger inside this temple! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* Don’t be one of those lazy ones who are constantly looking for open doors! Be one of those who are constantly looking for closed doors and struggling to open them! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* Do not think that people stand only on two legs! There is another invisible third leg that keeps them standing: Good memories of the past! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* You can learn only your own self from a person who looks like you! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* There is never a complicated path in life, only a mind that sees it as complicated! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* Everyone wakes up to a different morning because everyone’s mind is different! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* If a beautiful room has an ugly view, the room becomes ugly; if an ugly room has a beautiful view, the room becomes beautiful! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* There is no greater miracle than reviving from the dead universe and saying hello to the universe! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* If you can find yourself a good style, you can go far beyond yourself! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* When you walk towards one horizon you lose another horizon and if you are heading towards the wrong horizon the right horizon will stay farther away from you! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* The student asked: Master, I love silence and serenity, noise and chaos make me sick! The master answered: Then learn to stay healthy in the noise and chaos and make the noise and chaos sick! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* If you ask where the land of dreams is, I would say it is a ship traveling in a calm ocean under the moonlight! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* All major cities in the world look best at night because night skilfully hides their ugly side! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* Send your dreams to places you can’t reach; they will go there and they will pull you up there! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* Sometimes something you’ve been looking for for hours or days suddenly appears in front of you, as if the universe grabbed what you were looking for and brought it to you personally, this is because you wanted so much to find what you were looking for! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* Sometimes the burden of life crushes people so mercilessly that a completely unrealistic situation arises: It is as if that terrible burden has disappeared from shoulders and only an incomprehensible inner peace left behind! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* Enjoy the darkness, gloom, wetness on a rainy day because somehow soon the sun will come out! While watching a movie, don’t close your eyes in some sections, watch the whole movie, live the whole life! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* The secret to be successful in any job you do in life is to develop a method that can make that job easier to do! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* If a cat attacks a computer mouse, it shows just how big of an impact words can create in the real world! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* Only those who are caught unprepared for the storm can know the true face of the storm. ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* When a light appears in the darkness, the darkness becomes richer; and when a darkness appears in the light, the light becomes richer! Uniformity impoverishes, discrepancy enriches! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* The path of enlightenment will remain closed forever to those who refuse to give up their ego! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* You have to go deep to explore the deep valleys; the same is true for deep people! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* Trying to know all the secrets of the universe is not a spoiled luxury but a vital necessity! If we do not solve all the secrets and miss a very important detail that can threaten our existence, then we have made a mistake of extinction! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* Night is a great need, it is a gift of nature to us creatures who get bored quickly! It is a wonderful medicine for the souls bored of the daytime! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* The biggest problem in this world is the feeling that everything you do will fly away, blend into the void and disappear! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* The more you get used to the calm of the harbour, the more alien the waves and realities of the sea become for you! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* Yes, be a very good friend of nature; but keep in mind that that friend can sometimes do enough madness to kill you! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* One of the weirdest things human beings do in this universe is that they take very strange postures when their photos are taken! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* The student asked: Master, I am happy when I am alone, what would you say about this? The master replied: If you are happy according to the circumstances, I would say you are still far from wisdom! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* A person whose eyes are always in the future is doomed to lose his today! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* As you move along a road, if you constantly look back to see if you have followers, your progress will slow down and can even stop! Concentrate on your road, not on your fans! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* A man who avoided tough stairs all his life has no significant success in life! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* Nobody can rest in the coolness of their own shadow! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* The battle between the wave and the shore is like the battle between the universe and human beings: The wave does not get tired, but the shore does! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* The traces you left behind are so important that a wrong trace you left behind could create a thousand more wrong traces! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* The best way to cross a cliff is to walk across the bridge; the best way to cross the cliffs of life is to fly with wisdom! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

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