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MMI QUOTATIONS

MEHMET MURAT ILDAN QUOTES

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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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* If you go to a desert, you will hear this mysterious voice: Be wise, protect your forests! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* There are some masters from whom you can learn good things. Streets are one of those masters! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* While eating a delicious food, remember the peasants and the workers who made this possible! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Remember that animals are born to live their own lives, not to serve you! Do not use them; do not exploit them. Let them live their own lives. ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Wake up early; it is great to live the mornings. ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Silent streets have many things to say. ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan )

* Working in the tea fields under a beautiful sunshine is the dream of all the miners. ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan )

* There is no life in war; there is life only in peace. ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan )

* Night is the fatherland of the great inspirations. ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan )

* If you want to shine over the world, first let the wisdom shines over you! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan )

* By respecting the trees, you prove that you are a person who deserves to be respected! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan )

* Man needs air, man needs water, man needs food and man needs adventure also! Adventure is a medicine for the infinite boredom. ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan )

* There is something softer than the water: The touch of the love! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan )

* The edge of a precipice… That is the place where man sits throughout his life! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan )

* If you have a footprint, be happy, because it means that you aren’t a shadow! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan )

* Be it a house, be it a car or be it a little motorbike, there is always a place for the family! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan )

* There is no justice here; there is no justice there; there is no justice anywhere! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan )

* We must walk the path of sadness in order to appreciate truly the path of happiness. ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan )

* If there is a media in a country which deceives its own people, that country needs no other enemy! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan )

* Even just seconds ahead is unknown; even just seconds after is open to infinite possibilities. ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan )

* In youth, the greatest success is to see the world from the eyes of the aged people and to feel exactly how they feel. ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Hardly you can see someone on the streets of truth. ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* If a railroad is bent, the train shall turn over; if a man’s character is bent, he shall turn over just like that train. ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Trains, cars and every kind of vehicles do not only carry people, but they also carry people’s heavy thoughts and hidden hopelessnesses. ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* The footprints of a free-minded man are always towards the forward direction. ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Flowers represent hope for us; but we do not represent hope for them! Let us keep the flowers in the soil; no plucking! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* World is brighter with the happiness of children. ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Just like a caravan of camels walking in the desert, be durable against the adversities of life and walk with decisive steps. ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Doors to beautiful things do not remain open forever. Be fast to enter inside! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* If you can live the beauty of the misty mornings, you are the king, you are the queen! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Eating together happily can best be crowned by the vegetarian foods. ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Through your ideas, you open the window of your mind and say a hello to the world. ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Stairs elevate you; ethics elevates you; goodness elevates you; awareness elevates you; wisdom elevates you. ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Every road has an end. Choose the one that worth travelling! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* There is a great beauty in little things. ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* To feel free like a bird, some things on our minds must be left in the past. ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Even animals know how stupid the wars are, but men, know not yet! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Life is a foggy road. You may come across anything on the road. ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* There are some old photographs from where if you take anything out, even a chicken or a little bird, the magic will disappear. ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Find the peace, and then light will find you! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Crowds prevent you to see the infinite horizons; get rid of the crowds and open your horizons. ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* In the twilight of the morning, all life silently waits for the sunrise. Sun must rise for the darkness to sink! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Loneliness is a good education. You learn the things no crowds can teach and you discover the things no crowds can give. ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Smile creates love and peace; love and peace create smile. ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* The holiest war is the one which is fought against the war industry! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* The face of tomorrow can be seen only in tomorrow. ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* If you are a good student of life, wisdom becomes your rain, falling heavily on your mind! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* We walk from nowhere to nowhere, but at least during our journey we have time to think on how to be able to change this ambiguity! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Fear is the strongest prison and courage is the only way out! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* In matters of goodness, never expect any compliment or appreciation; just do your goodness and disappear! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Man must behave like a lighthouse; he must shine day and night for the goodness of everyman. ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* There is always something sad about the old photographs, it is because we know that people in the photos have gone forever. ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* When you go upstairs, go up with high spirits; when you go downstairs, go down with high spirits. ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Some ideas take you to the stars; some sinks you to the mud! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Let the creatures other than man also breathe freely. Remember that earth belongs to all the creatures living in this planet. ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* You can never make a city as clean as the nature itself. To do this, you must completely demolish the city and convert it into the pure nature. ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Sweetness eliminates gravity and thus a man with a heavy burden of life starts feeling like floating in the air before sweetness. ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* A beautiful poem is like a beautiful sky and a beautiful sky is like a beautiful poem! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

*Forest who is in love with fire will wear black wedding gown in her wedding. (Vatra je duh svijeće, a iskrenost je duh čovjeka. Bez duha neće biti svjetlosti, već samo tama) (in Croatian Language) (Mehmet Murat ildan)
* Old age is a humble victory in this killing universe. (La vejez es una victoria humilde en el universo matando.) (In Spanish Language) ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)
* Every time you go to the zoo, you prolong the captivity of the animals there! If no one goes to the zoos, there will be no zoos! Destroying the evil is very simple and it is in your hand! (Toda vez que você vai ao zoológico, você prolonga o cativeiro dos animais que estão presos lá! Se ninguém vai para os jardins zoológicos, não haverá jardins zoológicos! Destruir o mal é muito simples, e está na sua mão!) (In Portuguese Language)
* Elephants don’t know anything about the world of ants; the peaks of mountains are oblivious of what is happening on the plains! (Slonovi ne znaju nistA o svijetu mrAvA, plAninski vrhovi ne poznAju zivot rAvnice.) (In Serbian Language) ~ Mehmet Murat ildan)
* When the sun shines wondrously in the morning, even the shadows in our mind start running away! (Quando o sol brilha maravilhosamente pela manhã, até as sombras em nossa mente começam a fugir!) (In Portuguese Language) ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)
*The road to happiness has never been a straight one, and yet, it is the only road worth travelling, no matter how curvy or rocky it is! (Die paadjie na geluk was nog nooit reguit nie, maar tog is die die enigste pad wat die moeite werd is om te reis, maak nie saak hoe krom en vol struikelblokke dit is nie.) (In Afrikaans language) (Mehmet Murat ildan)
* When the wisdom speaks, be silent. Do not waste your candle when the sun is there. (Quand la sagesse parle, se taire. Ne perdez pas votre bougie lorsque le soleil est là.) ~ (In French Language) (Mehmet Murat ildan mots de sagesse, Aphorismes, sage Proverbes, citations)
*There are two gods in this universe: God and Imagination. Both of them can design and create infinite creations. (Dos divinidades hay en el universo: Dios y la imaginación. Ambos pueden diseñar y plasmar infinitas creaciones. (In Spanish Language) (Mehmet Murat ildan)
* We don’t move with our legs and arms, but with courage and will power. (Ni symudwn gyda’n coesau a’n breichiau, ond gyda dewrder a hunan ddisgyblaeth.) (In Welsh Language) (Mehmet Murat ildan)
*If you want to appreciate the Sun, be a miner; to value the land, be a sailor and to long for freedom, get married!.. (In Korean Language) (태양의고마움을느끼려면광부가되고, 육지의소중함을느끼려면선원이되라. 그리고자유의고마움을느끼려면결혼하라!) (Mehmet Murat ildan)
* Divorce is a fire exit. When a house is burning, it doesn’t matter who set the fire. If there is no fire exit, everyone in the house will be burned!「離婚是火警的逃生門。當屋內失火時,是誰放火已經不重要,如果沒有逃生門,屋裏的人就全被燒死。」(In Chinese Language) ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)
* You build a thousand castles, a thousand sanctuaries, you are nothing; you build a library, you are everything! (Você constrói mil castelos, mil santuários, você não é nada; você constrói uma biblioteca, você é tudo) (In Portuguese language) ~ (Mehmet ildan de Murat)
*What have you done for science today? Stop doing things for God! He doesn’t need anything. Do something for science, for God’s sake! (O que você fez pela ciência hoje? Pare de fazer coisas por Deus, ele se intitula todo-poderoso, não precisa de você. Faça algo pela ciência, pelo amor de Deus! ) (In Portuguese language)~(Mehmet Murat ildan)
* The dust cannot fight against the wind; the wind cannot fight against the mountain. Everything and everyone has a battle to lose! (A areia não pode lutar contra o vento, o vento não pode lutar contra a montanha.Tudo e todos tem uma batalha para perder.) (In Portuguese language) ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)
* Religion is not a bridge between God and Man; it is the Great Wall of China between them! (La religion n’est pas un pont entre Dieu et l’homme, c’est une Grande Muraille de Chine entre eux!) (In French Language) (Mehmet Murat ildan)
* Here is the fate of the man: To appear and to disappear! (Voici le destin de l’homme: Pour apparaître et disparaître!) (In French language) ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)
* Life is a dream and autumn is a dream within dream! (Cuộc đời là một giấc mộng, và mùa thu là cõi mộng trong mơ!) (In Vietnamese Language) ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)
* Anything can happen; this is the very rule of this universe! The best defence against this rule is this: Don’t panic! (Cualquier cosa puede pasar, esta es la regla principal de este universo! La mejor defensa contra esta regla es la siguiente: No entres en pánico!) (In Spanish Language) ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)
* What is your dream? To be the most famous man in the world? What a stupid dream you have! To conquer the whole world with an army? What a primitive dream you have! To earn millions of dollars? What a greedy dream you have! Question your dreams! (Cuál es tu sueño? Ser el hombre más famoso en el mundo? Qué sueño tan estupido! Conquistar el mundo entero con un ejército? Qué sueño tan primitivo tienes! Ganar millones de dólares? Que sueño tan ambicioso tienes! CUESTIONA tus sueños!) (In Spanish Language)~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)
* To find what you are looking for, you must first forget what you are looking for! (Para encontrar lo que buscas, en primer lugar hay que olvidar lo que estás buscando) (In Spanish Language) ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)
* You can always meet stupid people in your life journey; you should treat them like the way candle treats darkness: Illuminate them! (Siempre se puede conocer a gente estúpida en nuestro viaje de la vida, así que deberías tratarla de la misma manera que una vela trata a la oscuridad: Iluminala!) (In Spanish Language) ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)
* Any shoe which protects your feet in a hard road is a beautiful shoe! (Οποιοδήποτε παπούτσι που προστατεύει τα πόδια σας σε έναν σκληρό δρόμο είναι ένα όμορφο παπούτσι!)(In Greek Language) ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)
* Go to a forest and kiss the stream, kiss the tree, kiss the light leaking through the trees! Give your love to those that give life to you! (Allez dans une forêt et embrassez le ruisseau, embrassez l’arbre, embrassez la lumière qui filtre à travers les arbres. Donnez votre amour à ceux qui vous donnent la vie!) (In French Language) (Ir a un bosque y besar el arroyo, besar el árbol, besar a la luz escapa a través de los árboles! Dale tu amor a los que dan vida a ti!) (In Spanish Language) ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)
* Every time you go to the zoo, you prolong the captivity of the animals there! If no one goes to the zoos, there will be no zoos! Destroying the evil is very simple and it is in your hand! (Chaque fois que vous allez au zoo, vous prolongez la captivité des animaux là-bas! Si personne ne va dans les zoos, il n’y aura pas de zoos! Détruire le mal est très simple et il est à portée de tous(tes)) (In French language) ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)
* Heç bir qoyun qurtlar imperatorluğunda kral ola bilmez, ancaq her qurt qoyunlar krallığında imperator ola biler. Pence, taxtın acaridır. (In Azerbaijan Language) ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)
* When the sun is setting, leave whatever you are doing and watch it. (Quando il sole tramonta, lascia qualunque cosa tu stia facendo e guardalo.) (In Spanish Language)(Mehmet Murat ildan)

* A beautiful poem is like a beautiful sky and a beautiful sky is like a beautiful poem! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* When the sun sets beautifully, other beauties rise. Nature is a theatre; when one great player leaves the scene, another great player immediately enters. The play always continues excellently.  ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* A man who sits hopelessly needs hope to get up more than he needs legs. ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* In every opportunity, question your beliefs. Don’t forget that most of the beliefs are preposterous empty stories! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Wherever you escape, the truth will find you! Always be prepared to meet with it! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* If you can teach your child to be compassionate and to be ethical, you will be the greatest teacher! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* You can see love in war and you can also see war in love! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* You want a better life? Simplify your life! Throw all the complexities from your life! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* For most of the people there is no today and there is no tomorrow; for them, there is only the past times! Leave your past to live your today and to live your tomorrow! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Use the hills to get stronger! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Everything is a hero: A lighthouse which gives light to us; weeds that provide shelter to little insects; a water drop which quenches a thirsty ant! Everything that helps us to live is a hero! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* A man who destroys a beautiful garden by cutting all its trees is a real murderer and has not as much honour as an animal that treats well to the trees. ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* If a country has a fascist leader, this is a great horror for that country; but there is a much greater horror: The existence of ignorant and unethical masses who support that primitive leader! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* A person who loves and kisses a tree is a normal person; a person who hates and cuts a tree is an abnormal person. ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Is there any censorship in your country’s media? Then you are definitely living in a fascist country! Censorship is the tool of the coward governments. Criminals are always afraid of the truths! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* To breathe, we do not only need air and lungs, but also freedom! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* An honourable public and a dishonourable dictator cannot live together; at the end, the latter goes! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Every man must be a part of a progressive revolution at least once in his lifetime! This will leave him great honour and great memories for the future. ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* There might be too many stairs to go up; ignore the stairs! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* A need for many candles may arise in every nation’s history to light up the darkness in the country. Most of the time, the youth is the very candles themselves! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* There are always two kinds of people in every country: Progressives and reactionaries; wise people and ignorant; democrats and fascists; libertarians and oppressive. All struggles happen between these two parties. If you are in the first group, your greatest reward will be dignity and victory! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* You can’t walk lonely in nature because nature is full of friends! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Ignorant, unconscious and dishonourable part of a society want and like kings, dictators, padishahs and all sort of despots; educated, conscious and honourable part of the same society hate and refuse monarchs, tyrants, oppressors and any kind of autocrats! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Without fear, you can walk much better in fearful places! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Paradise can take the form of anything! It can be a flower or it can be a word or it can just be a sincere smile! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* When the sun sets, life gets darker in the country; when a bad leader sinks, life gets brighter in the country! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* In every country where there is a vicious oppression, a peaceful and a continuous civil disobedience is the magical door opening to the freedom! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan) 

* Window washers increase the vision in the windows of the buildings; wisdom quotes do the same thing in the eyes of the people! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* While people are struggling unhappily in the cities against the cruel authorities, a waterfall happily and cheerfully flows in the nature; there is happiness only if there is freedom! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Here is a good reply of a clever horse to the man who tries to ride and control it: Throwing him into the air! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Writer is a miner; he works in the gloomy places like a miner to get the precious material. ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* He who loves a dictator is much more dangerous than the dictator himself. ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Child! Turn your face to the light, to the science, to the reason, to the truth, to the peace! Child! Be modern, be compassionate, be individual, and be independent! Child! Don’t be the man of anyone or any system, don’t believe in any religious stories, and don’t ever be silent against any oppressor! Child, turn your face to the light and walk towards the light! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* A politician who has no compassion is nothing but an evil apparition; he is just a ghost, not a real man! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Anywhere in the world if you see a president holding his chair tightly, that man is either a thief or a tyrant, and even worse than this, he is both! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* A camel that always moves with the camel caravan cannot discover the beauties of the unknown oases! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Till the sun of knowledge shines on the ignorant masses and till all the men start hating violence, the world shall find no peace! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Magic of the shadows can best be seen in the deserts. ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* There is only one real purpose of a real revolution: To move forward! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* He who believes in the words of a dictator is the king of the fools! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* We can see a man smiling without legs or without hands, but we can’t see a man smiling without hope! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Sometimes dangerous paths are the only paths leading to the safest paths. In these cases, do not hesitate to take the dangerous roads! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* No one can know the infinite importance of a tiny drop of water better than a thirsty bird or a little ant or a man of desert! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* The very valuable time of the humanity often passes with the incredible stupidities and with the local matters not worth a penny! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* In a country where ignorant millions are in majority, nightmares never end! When one nightmare finishes, another one starts! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* A street without trees is a street only for the sick-minded people whose god is nothing but money! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Do not be proud just because you have brute force, because an animal has brute force too! Either you be proud with your intellect and with your thoughts or be silent and sit down! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Anywhere in the world, in every oppressive country, time sooner or later comes and libertarian people sing the same song: Goodbye Mr Dictator! This is a universal law, this is a universal song. ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* You may like walking barefoot, but keep your shoes with you; you may need it when the ground changes! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* A government which is not liked by the artists is certainly a bad government, because artist sees very well what is behind the masks! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* A country is not developed by constructing bridges, houses or roads but it is developed only if the brains of the people living in that country are developed, only if their level of culture is raised and only if an infinite importance is given to the science and to the knowledge! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Rain never understands why people hide under their umbrellas! Let us make a surprise to the rain by closing our umbrellas! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* A good book is a lighthouse; a wise man is a lighthouse; conscience is a lighthouse; compassion is a lighthouse; science is a lighthouse! They all show us the true path! Keep them in your life to remain safe in the rocky and dark waters of life! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

P.S. PLEASE NOTE THAT ALL THE QUOTATIONS IN THIS ACCOUNT ARE STRİCTLY COPYRİGHTED. THEY CAN BE COPIED ONLY BY CITING THE AUTHOR’S NAME IN PARENTHESES. @Copyright ildan

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