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

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

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* Without living the most chaotic internal storms, you can’t get the calmness of the wisdom! Wisdom is the child of the storm. ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Summit of the well is the bottom of the ground! Man who has climbed up from the very low thinks that he did climb up to the very top! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* An ocean which thinks there is nothing to learn from a lake is not a wise ocean! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Without knowing every single detail in a man’s life, we cannot judge whether he is a good person or not! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* He who does not walk against the arrows cannot talk about the strength of his shield! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* The sun rises from the two places: From the East and also from where the Science rises! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* The world will be brighter and wiser without religions, but it will surely be darker and more hopeless without God! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Wherever the ignorant triumphs, over there the greatest defeats are on the way! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Have you lost your hope? Have you remained inside the fog? Don’t worry; even if you can’t find it, a new hope will come and find you! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* If you have a problem with the Moon in the sky and you are unhappy, change yourself, because the Moon won’t change! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* He who has spent billions on churches, on mosques and on every kind of sanctuaries
is guilty of not giving that money to the science! The path of sanctuary does not
lead to God; the path of the faith does not lead to God; only the path of science
leads to God! The bridge between man and the unknown God is not worshipping but
it is science, only the science! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* The snakes are always against the prohibition of the poisons; and the arms traders, of the arms! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Future is an enemy territory; we cannot know what will happen to us over there! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Have you got a local mind? Broaden it! Have you got an international mind?
Broaden it! Have you got a universal mind? It is not enough, because there are
other universes. Broaden it! Broaden your mind till you get a multi-universal
mind! And yet, this is not enough too! Broaden it! Leave your village; leave your
city; leave your country; leave the earth; leave the universe; leave all the universes!
Don’t let your mind to cast anchor in any port!
Narrow mind is the greatest enemy
of the truth! The best mind is the one which has no frontiers!
~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Public is a good expert on making bad mistakes! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Human history’s the most funny and yet the most tragic discovery will be
the discovery of the religious people that all religions are man-made! And this
childish discovery will enable the pious to make an intellectual jump in the upwards
direction. The devout will turn into a progressive man and the history will flow
faster in the progressive direction. ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Sometimes principles must be quitted without blinking en eye to discover the new paths! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Be as soft as possible, if something good and wise wants to shape you; be as
hard as possible, if something bad and foolish wants to shape you!  ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Genius is both the sail and the wind; that’s why he continues his journey without stopping! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* If fame came near to you to get you, you must run away from it very fast! Because this is a matter of freedom and captivity! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* We cannot respect something just because millions or billions believe in it! We can respect something only if
it is complying with the high intelligence and the ethics! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

 * Sometimes it is not wise to make a second plan; it diminishes the power of
the first plan! In risky paths, make only one plan; this will increase the
possibility of success! On the edge of a precipice, if your second plan is a
parachute on your back, your possibility of falling will increase! When you
have nothing to trust, you will be safer, because you have no right to make any
mistake! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Take your hands out of your pocket, because life may push you hardly at any time! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* A good teacher always refuses to have disciples! Let everyone goes his own
way, in his own path instead of following others! If the direction is correct, there
will be a meeting in the same place! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Don’t try to be consistent; it is a waste of time. Just try to update your truth with the real truth! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* You may spend fifty or eighty years of your life believing in something totally false, and this is what happens to most people!”~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Update your truth! There is no soul; there is only mind and body! Update
your truth or the truth will update you! The truth and the science are the
greatest updaters! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Challenging the truth is like playing tennis against the wall! The defeat is inevitable! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* If you let a stupid to shape your country, you will surely get an amorphous country! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* The roads to the stars are open only to those who grasp the great thoughts! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* If a king’s adviser is wiser than him, let him be the king! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* When a person becomes happy, the world becomes lighter! If all becomes happy, the world will be weightless! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* The wolf eats the lamb; the strong eats the weak. This is not God’s Order,
because it lacks justice, ethics and goodness. This chaotic structure belongs
to the evolution! Evolution is primitive and it lacks high intelligence; it
moves ahead by crawling and it is faulty! He who calls this system as God’s Order
openly insults God! We must know that God is not in this universe; He is
somewhere else, somewhere where there is no evolution, where there is justice,
ethics and goodness! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* There are two kinds of science: The black science and the white science. The
science of weapon production is the black one. Working in this category of science
is a great betrayal to humanity! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* An ethical atheist is infinitely more valuable than an unethical pious! What
matters is whether you are ethical or not; your beliefs are utterly trivial beside
this matter! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* In the middle of the night, there is always less hope; in the dawn of the morning, there is always more hope! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* In the land of genius, the sun always shines; in the land of clever, there are many clouds! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* It is impossible that a fish doesn’t carry any smell of the sea and a real love, of the melancholy! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* There is the will of the people, there is the will of the mind! Always be at
the side of the second one! The first one contains mostly stupidity; the second
one contains always intelligence. ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* When the water is very calm and very beautiful, it won’t take a long time that
a thick head will throw a stone in it! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* May God save any country to remain in a position to choose between a genius
of bad character and a stupid of good character, because both will bring disaster
to that country! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* In this world, there is life and death; he who misses the life shall never
die anymore, because he is already a dead! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* He who challenges the God in his dying bed is indisputably the most
courageous man, but not the cleverest one! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* If you can bow in front of the justice at the height of your power, it means
that you are really a just person! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* To reach the future, man needs to be clever and more important than this he
must be lucky! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Believing in religion is an insult to God, because God means high intelligence
and what intelligence there is in religion? Let us save the God from the religion,
from fables for children! God has never spoken yet; He has been remaining silent
for billions of years somewhere outside our universe! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Do not wish an everlasting spring! Without tasting the winter, you cannot get
pleasure out of the spring! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Dwarf is dwarf even at the top of the mountain; giant is giant even at the
bottom of the well! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Repeat the truth so that the dull can grasp it! Repeat the truth with the speed
of a woodpecker’s beak making holes in tree trunks! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* There is no need for the street lights in the Street of Love; all is already bright in there! ~ (Mehmet Murat

* In good times, we all want to drop anchor, to stop in time! But man is condemned
to move till the far end of the precipice! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* If you exist tomorrow as you do today, that is a miracle! It means that thousands
of bad things which may happen did not happen and you are still alive! Existence
is always a miracle in this universe of chaos! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Man will always remain an unsuccessful creature till he stops being a mortal being! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Past has a very great superiority over the future: The future may not exist; but the past existed! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* God has not any Holy Book; but Man has many Holy Book writers! Producing Holy
Books is a cosmic crime against the God! God has not spoken yet! He has been silent
for billions of years, because He is out of this universe! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Most man can think no better than a child! This fact perfectly explains why
there are so many funny beliefs! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Make no cry in failure! Make no noise in success! In failure, silence; in success,
silence! Fly with the same attitude both in the high and in the low altitudes! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Chiromancy is a stupidity! No man’s fate is ever written on nowhere! In this
universe, all the roads are our fate; all the stones and all the flowers are waiting
for us! All the pages and all the days of the future are empty! On the roads to
future, no one has footprints; we create them through walking! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* He who believes in the fate accepts the collar in his neck! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* If you are a member of a religion which has violence, killings and
invading other countries in its history, it is a great shame! Leave it! If a
religion is peaceful and innocent, you can never find violence in its history! No
good faith carries sword! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Stars will continue to shine even when you are inside the mud; the universe
does not care about you! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Stars will continue to shine even when you are inside the mud; the universe
does not care about you! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Just after they exist, all men start travelling; some towards the land of the
truth, some towards the land of the stupidity! Most men are on their way to the
second land! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* The darkest clouds are the best ennobling of the sun, because the sun is
most wanted under the darkest clouds! The evil is condemned to glorify and to honour
the good! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* The day you stop being compassionate, your adjective of human drops! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* For a man, no more beautiful wish has ever found yet than wishing him a life full of kindness! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Some fool aims to go to heaven; some clever knows that there isn’t any; and
some intelligent tries to create one with his own effort! Be intelligent! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* If you have nothing but compassion, you are still very wealthy; if you have
everything but compassion, you are still very poor! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Horses are not for riding! They do not exist for riding! Horse riding is man’s
invention! It is the making up of human benefit! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Your travel on the road to truth starts with daring to suspect your own believes! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Men like the kings and the queens because men are weak!
No strong man accepts any king or queen!
~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Everyone has his own truths and every such truth corresponds to a particular
intelligence or consciousness level. If some religious absurdities are your truths,
then you must increase your level to approach to the real truth! At the position
of low level intelligence and consciousness, it is impossible to see the real truth! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* When the sky is totally covered by the dark clouds, be strong enough to see
the bright stars beyond them! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Muse is a tyrant. It gets you out of bed in the twilight of the morning and forces you to create something! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* No competence ever is required to be a scarecrow! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* The big fire has no right to despise the little spark! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* If you ever meet a higher being, do not worship it; only try to be its friend!
Worship is primitiveness and no higher and developed being likes worshipping! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

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