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Contemporary Turkish Novelist & Playwright 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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* Our chair will remain empty one day, but our ideas will
continue to sit on that chair! However in the very distant future, there will remain
neither chair nor ideas! All will disappear! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* There is a beauty in every hell! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* In hard times, gold is a good friend and good friend is gold! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* When the road seems to be endlessly long, increase your speed! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Angels want peace; devils want war! Wise man wants tranquillity and creation; stupid man wants noise and destruction! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Under the storms, sun becomes a god! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Sun always finds a way to give its light; truth always finds a way to show its face! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* As long as your curiosity is greater than your fear, you will move forward! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Do the difficult thing; you can then have something that you can be truly proud of! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Every time you do goodness, you rise to the summit of humanity! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Use the rows, otherwise you either go nowhere or you are drifted to somewhere unwanted! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Man must spend much more time in extraordinary natural places to grasp much better how remarkable our planet is and to realise what a great privilege and what an enormous joy to be living here! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Paths to other paths must always be open! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* If somebody insists to be your enemy, you insist more to be his friend! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* On the road to your target, move cleverly and silently; when you reached your target, be humble and silent! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Simple things have greater power than the complicated things! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Life is a dream and autumn is a dream within dream! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Sometimes in life it is most wise to behave like a bridge: Don’t judge the person who comes to you; let him come and pass! Behave like a bridge! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Earth can happily live without us, but we can no way live without earth! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Every powerful storm will help us to make a stronger shelter! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* To see the big picture, get out of the dark valleys, climb to the sunny summits! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* You may cross many bridges and you may travel many roads, but you will always carry your own nature with you! Your nature is your shadow! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Always do the things fast in your life, because some things are coming from the future towards you; they may separate you forever from doing the things you want to do! Never forget, some things are coming from the future, be fast! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* To feel free, hide nothing! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* When a great moment arises, it is great to be right there! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Without curiosity, all doors remain closed! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Before climbing the summits, you must first walk in the down valleys! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* If you have decided to sail to the sea with great courage and determination, even the storm on the horizon will step aside! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* There are four seasons in a year: Winter, Spring, Summer and Colour! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* If you are after truth, leave your cave! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Every tree is an angel! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* You can’t think well while people are around you! Best thoughts visit us in the twilight of solitude! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* A Latin phrase says: De mortuis nil nisi bonum, Speak no ill of the dead. But it is better to say this way: Speak the truth of the living and speak the truth of the dead! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* When somebody criticise you, be happy and thankful because
they have given you an opportunity to think about the matter more precisely and
more detailed! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan) 

* Do not hold an idea tightly! There is always a possibility that what you believe might be wrong! Hold your ideas loosely so that you can easily get rid of them once you have realised that they are wrong! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* If you want to do something very praiseworthy and very saintly, make a child happy! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Let the purity and innocence of a child be your one and only religion! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* For us, a pretty bird is a pretty bird; for an insect, pretty bird is an ugly enemy! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Little minds try to solve the matters through violence and darkness; great minds try to solve the matters through love and light! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Do not hide your ignorance, because somebody might help you! Hiding always prolongs the problems. ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Due to many cosmic and worldly reasons, we will surely lose our planet one day! Till that dark day comes, let us give our profound affection to our beloved earth! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Through helping one another, you can often eliminate the prefix ‘im’ from the word impossible! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* If you love the life very much, you will see that everything will be shining, everything will be sparkling! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Every man must have a peaceful place to contemplate. If you do not have such a place, you must find one! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* If you haven’t read Shakespeare’s Hamlet yet, it means that you haven’t reached the summit of the literature yet! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* The power of nature can make fun of the power of man at any time! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* A man without courage is a boat in a frozen lake! Get rid of your fears! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* When we look at the sky, we see two things: The beauty of the space and the future of the humanity! (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* The best kiss in nature is not between Romeo and Juliet,
but it is between a dying autumn leaf and a shiny water drop! ~ (Mehmet Murat

* For a great willpower, no road has length! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Let us freely walk in the countryside, like a horse peacefully walking towards sunset without any particular purpose! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Put a very clever man next to a genius, his brightness will immediately turn to dullness! (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Working in an open air is a magic! If you are tired of the walls surrounding you, work in the fields to heal yourself! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* If you do goodness, do it in the name of goodness, not in the name of a religion! All goodnesses should be nameless! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* For a man who is in love with the existence, nothing is ordinary in life! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* When you reached the summit, you will see that you are still tiny! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* When something bad happens, this often opens the ways for some good things to happen! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* When you feel yourself unhappy, look at a smiling child, you will feel happy again! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Help your brother; and as regards helping, everyone is your brother! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Loneliness opens the door for wisdom and wisdom opens all the doors! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Anything that ends is a dream. This whole universe is a dream. ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* More gates you open, more worlds you discover! More worlds you discover, more gates are opened! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Make walks in the nights to benefit from the education of silence! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* When the future looks dark, do not panic, because future does not exist yet; by using your intelligence, you can always turn it to bright! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Spend time for yourself, walk in solitude, refresh your mind and body so that you can spend time for others and walk with them! Spend time for yourself! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* When the silence bores you, let the music play; when the music bores you, let the silence play! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* An idea can be greater than the Sun, because with an intelligent idea, man can discover the way to create another sun! Idea is the greatest power in this universe! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Hard roads are not opened by themselves; they are opened by some brave people! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Ideas can be killed only by other ideas! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Under a cherry tree, all burdens of life fly away! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Any shoe which protects your feet in a hard road is a beautiful shoe! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* If you want to know how fast the time is, here is the answer: Tomorrow is already a history! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* If you live in a dirty big city, it means that you surely need a pastoral life to make yourself clean! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* There is no need to dream in nature because you are already inside the dream! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* You can be a German, you can be a Greek or a Spanish or a Japanese etc, but your true nation is the whole humanity! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* We can create a more beautiful nature by not touching it and by leaving it alone! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Storms are good friends because they light up the way to wisdom! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Help is not in the sky, help is within you, in your mind; help is your reason! Turn your face to your reason not to the sky! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Do not underrate others, do not underrate yourself, and do not underrate anything! Do not overrate others, do not overrate yourself, and do not overrate anything! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* The real beauty created by man never competes with the beauty of nature; but it only perfectly completes it! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* In narrow and gloomy streets, keep your spirit high! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* If a house has no garden, the whole earth becomes its garden! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* In the middle of nowhere, an old wooden bridge is a golden bridge! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* If a fish feels sad when a fisherman’s boat is sinking, and that fish owns a priceless treasure: The compassion! Have compassion, even for your enemies! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* When the sun shines wondrously in the morning, even the shadows in our mind start running away! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* A man with a warm heart is no different than a warm house in the middle of a bitter winter! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* I will tell you something that you don’t want to hear: Autumn is ugly! Look at the dying leaves! There is no beauty in dying! Death is always ugly! The beauty of autumn is just an illusion, my friend! Wake up and see the real truth! See the crying leaves! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Every morning brings thousands of opportunities; and thousands of perils too! Life is open to all the possibilities that a man can not even imagine! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* There is no soul; there is only consciousness, the highest thing man ever has! Losing the conscious means to die! Death is not a door; when our conscious is gone, all is gone! Only the existence has the doors! Only the life presents you doors! You can save yourself only when you are alive, not after because there is no after! The first step for salvation is to know this simple truth! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* It is up to man to be an angel or a devil! You become whatever you choose to be! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* It is a good success to take people from the city to the forests; but there is a much greater success: To bring the forest to the people, to the cities! To bring heaven to the hell! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* If you are stuck only at your culture, you will miss thousands of good things in other cultures; and more importantly, you will miss many truths! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Physically, man is a dwarf; mentally, man is a giant! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Enter the streets that you have never been to for the sake of the concealed beauties and the hidden truths! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* When you look at a beautiful view from a window, the beautiful view also looks at you from the same window! But the window looks at both you and the view! Wise man is the window itself; he looks at everywhere! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Winter is dead; spring is crazy; summer is cheerful and autumn is wise! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* If you want to be friend of progression, be the enemy of fear! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* A beautiful idea is a beautiful door; it invites you to enter inside! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Flowers have the greatest talent in converting an ordinary place into a magical palace! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan) 

* While wishing a beautiful snowing for the streets of your city, do not forget also to wish a warm house for the homeless! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* A wise beautiful lake never desires to be famous, because fame dirty it! To remain pure, distance yourself from the reputation! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Man who has lived through so many storms will either worship the tranquillity or will detest it! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Walk aimlessly in the streets; this is a good meditation! Walk aimlessly in the forests; this is a good meditation! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Whichever point you reach in the future, that will be a miracle! If you reach tomorrow, that will be a miracle! If you reach next week or next year, that will be a miracle! Your every arrival to any point in the future time is a great victory! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* It is winter time! Feed the birds! Teach your children to feed the birds! Request your neighbour to feed the birds! Encourage your friends to feed the birds! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Be like a flower, give hope to the world! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* When you speak universally, it means that you speak from the Moon, you speak from the Sun, from the stars; you speak by being in every corner of the universe! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Walls are made of fear; bridges are made of love! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* If the weather is sunny, it is good; if the weather is rainy, it is good; if it is foggy, it is good; if it is stormy, it is good; if it is damn cold, it is good; if it is damn hot, it is good! With a positive attitude of mind, all becomes good! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* When the sky is clear, when the sea is calm and the full moon is rising, whatever you are doing, leave it; go to the seaside; sit and watch it! You will then reach the land where there is no thinking; the land of pure wisdom! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* If a man gives you a harsh winter, give him back something unexpected: The warm spring! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* A man with a great curiosity will never get bored even if he lives millions years! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* The Sun and the science are the same; when they set down, the darkness comes! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Sometimes you lose your way; you walk in the twilight of a forest; and suddenly you see an old but a beautiful house. And that old mossy house is a good quotation! It is old because it has wisdom; it is beautiful because it gives you a hope! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)



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