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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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* When something is done, it should be done the way a stone bridge that lives thousands of years is done! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)   

* Sun gives light; torch gives light, candle gives light; smiling gives light. ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)   

* When you do your work happily, work will disappear. ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)   

* When your target is too far away from you, continue walking singing the song you like. ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)   

* Smile is a good reply to the dark world. ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)   

* Life must be understood before getting old, most preferably, in youth! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)  

* Evolution created a violent order where beings eat other beings. Till we change this order and create a harmony between all beings, there shall be no real peace on Earth. ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)   

* Days passing with discovery are the days of real happiness. ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* When it comes to poverty, there is no need to say anything. All we need to do is to help, the moment we encounter it. ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* A place where you can see a good view is also a good place to sit and dream! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* For the land, the sea is beautiful; for the sea, the land is beautiful! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* You want to do something good for the flowers? Then, keep the flowers in the soil, in nowhere else! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Work is an anchor; it prevents the undisciplined minds drifting to the past. It keeps them in the present time. ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* When the situations seem impossible, the best thing you can do is to think the opposite! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* When the sun sets, candle starts seeing itself like the sun! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Sincere wishes come true. ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* To discipline your body, you need a disciplined mind! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* A calm night is open to all the truths. ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Flowers are like the sweet babies of the nature; they make us to smile. ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* In the dark days of your life, you will need the wings of hope to continue flying. ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* When two good hearts come together, love brings love. ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Unless you are in the middle of a storm, there is no validity in saying that you are not afraid of the storms. ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* To fly up to the sky and watch the earth is beautiful; to fly down to the earth and watch the sky is even more beautiful! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Unless you have a very good reason, never wake up anybody or anything! Let the sleeper sleep in peace. ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* What have you got if you do not have a peaceful corner where you can refresh yourself? ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* While other creatures of the evolution are just watching the universe, man alone has the power to change the fate of the universe. ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Bridge is nowhere; over the bridge, you feel an emptiness inside you. Bridge is nowhere. ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Bed is a good friend; book is a good friend; night is a good friend. Try to bring them all together. ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Man must be happy, as happy as a poor child cheerfully playing with his poor toy! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Much sooner than we think, comes the end! Science is the only master who can change this. ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Shoulders can carry great weights; minds, even much greater! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* You either keep your childhood innocence or you rot! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Old age is a humble victory in this killing universe. ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* When you do different things than others, you will have a different world than others. ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Sun shines with its light; flowers shine with their beauties and men shine with their goodnesses. ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* There is an eternal love between the water drop and the leaf. When you look at them, you can see that they both shine out of happiness. ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Even in a remote monastery, you may still be remote from the truth! To find the truth, all you need is a sound way of thinking. ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Deserts look beautiful and green fields look beautiful too. Nature is genius because it knows how to look beautiful in every way.  ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* If you have a beautiful view, you don’t need a good wine to feel dizzy. ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* A big hole in a poor child’s shoe is the simplest evidence to condemn the society he lives in. ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Open the door by yourself instead of waiting the door to be opened by itself! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* If we stand by the eagle, fish will die; if we stand by the fish, eagle will die! This dilemma has been created by the random evolutionary process. There is no goodness, there is no justice and there is no intelligence in here. We are living in a primitive and flawed order. ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* When you are happy, you feel the sunshine even inside the fog; when you are unhappy, you feel the fog even in the sunshine. ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Obstacles! Man needs obstacles to get matured! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* When the wisdom speaks, be silent. Do not waste your candle when the sun is there. ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* While local matters are happening around you, let your mind sail to the ocean of universal matters. ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* The poor looking shepherd of the dessert is in substance very rich with all the magical treasures of the desert. ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Fire is one of our best friends in this cold universe. Put some wood in it to show your gratitude. ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* There is always something sad about the trams, may be because they are like our lives: They appear from nothingness and disappear in the horizon of the crowds. ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Mysticism is colourful and alluring, but if you are after the truth, science is the best path! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* If a street has a spirit, no matter how narrow it is, we can breathe comfortably over there. ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* When the sun is setting, leave whatever you are doing and watch it. ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* There is no summit in art; there is only continuous climbing! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan) 

* As long as you stay as a good hearted person, you will keep the innocence in your face. ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Ask the river, where it comes from? You will get no answer. Ask the river, where is it going? You will get no answer, because the river lives inside this very moment; neither in the past nor in the future, in this very moment only! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Countries are rarely governed by the ethical and good people. ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Cheerful poor is rich with a smile, sulky rich is poor with a bullion of gold. ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Fight for your existence and when doing this, try to be just to others! You have no job other than this in this universe! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* For a water drop, the most beautiful house is a leaf; and for a man: The goodness! Let the goodness be your home you permanently live in! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* When everything around you is crazy, it is ingenious to stay calm. ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Have you taken the decision of war? Then, you are sick! Have you participated the war? Then, you are sick! Do you produce guns? Then, you are sick! Refuse all of them and be healthy, be human, be normal, be a real man! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* You need a temple to feel good spiritually? Go to a beautiful garden! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Happy days are not good for learning something; they are good for loosing ourselves, good for escaping from the truths! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* At the beginning, all roads seem endless; but they are not! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* It does matter not if the road ends; find another road! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* The first step to be a good man is this: You must deeply feel the burden of the stones someone else carrying. ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* The secret of success lies in this simple sentence: Why not? ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Wherever there are birds, there is hope. ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Truth wanders everywhere, but especially and frequently, it wanders in the silence. To meet with it, you wander in the silence too. ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* A Greek proverb says that a truth spoken before its time is dangerous. Ignore this thought; tell the truth everywhere and anytime! Let it be dangerous! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan) 

* If science can eliminate sleep, we will have more time to live and no time for the dreams. But living is superior to the dream because it is real! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* If heaven is within you, everywhere you go you will find heaven! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* You cannot travel to the known; because all travels are towards the future and the future is unknown! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* All the great feelings like goodness, love or compassion eliminate the gravity and thus the wingless man rises like a bird. ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Morning in the city is not a real morning; morning of the shepherd, that is the real morning! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Just like sweeping the streets, sweep the unnecessary things from your mind too; keep your mind clean! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* If you see a lonely homeless, ask this question: Where the hell the society is? And here is the answer: It is rotten and enjoying somewhere! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* We can bear the sun not to set, but we cannot bear the sun not to rise! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)



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