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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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* Don’t sit! Stand up and jump on the reality! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* In a foggy morning, sunshine coming through the trees looks so divine that we seriously think it is the hand of the very divinity itself! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* There is so much beauty in autumn and so much wisdom; so much separation and so much sorrow! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* You do not have a second life. To accept this truth is the way to change this truth! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* For the sea to be silent, wind must be silent, earthquake must be silent, boat must be silent, fish must be silent; behind every silence, there lies the silence of everything! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Meaning is also a colour and that’s why there are many colours in the black and white photos! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* We often walk without knowing the beautiful and the mysterious art created behind us by our shadows. ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* War serves only the warlords and the graveyards! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* If you insist, friend, you shall win! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Climb up the stairs cheerfully, climb down the stairs cheerfully! Let your mind is unaffected by the ups and downs of life! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* While people are making wars, you make a calm walk in the wilderness. Stay away from the stupidities! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* However some things may look queer to you, remember that the world is a beautiful rainbow with many colours! No colours, no rainbow! No rainbow, no beauty! Long live the queerness! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Today’s life cannot be lived by living in tomorrow! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Look at the people in the very old photographs! They are gone forever but they still can give us messages with their eyes, they still can touch our hearts with their looks and they still can give us courage with their standing upright! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* When you look at with fear, every road seems to be closed; when you look at with courage, every road seems to be open! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Great artists come and go; they are born and they die; but there is one exception who has been living for thousands of years and still continues creating new works, new beauties every year: The Autumn! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* When bored, find a little cat and watch it; when very bored, find two little cats and watch them! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* We know the many noises and the many uglinesses of the universe and that’s why we take refuge to the silences and to the beauties! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Fields are much more sacred than the sanctuaries! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Create a good idea and send it to the universe and then let the universe decide itself what to do with it! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Watch the sunset without speaking, just like a bird watching the sunset in complete silence! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* In a big city you become a ghost; you walk on the crowded streets and realise that you are a kind of transparent entity; an indistinct being, a thing which is not something! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Sometimes the bridge that leads to heaven is the very hell itself! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Look at towards the future! If you see something, it is your imagination only! Because the future is not there yet, it has not born yet! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* The dog which frightens the people by barking loud thinks he is the king of the universe! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* In the land of wisdom, there is no fog in the air, no haze, no blur, no mirage, no smoke; all is seen plainly; the vision is very clean! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Many books mean many windows; many windows mean many new lights! Don’t get stuck in one window, one book, one man, one country and one belief! Increase your windows! Wisdom is the house made of only windows! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Sea and fisherman are not good friends because fisherman takes the good treasures of the sea without giving something good in return! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Twilight is an insistent and infinite invitation to the wise to contemplate in peace! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Burden of life becomes a real burden when not shared! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Before facing and defeating a giant wave, no captain is a captain! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* While the sun is shining on you, solve all your problems or else you shall be lost forever in the darkness! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* We all have an artist within us; but not all of us help him to create wings on our bodies! Those who help will know the taste of the skies! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)   

* Sun reaches the people even in the darkness through the moonlight. The way can be found even when it seems there is no way! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)   

* You want more light in your house? Enlarge your windows! You want more truth in your life? Doubt everything! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Photograph speaks every language; wisdom speaks every language; goodness speaks every language; love speaks every language! Always try to do the things that speak every language so that all will understand you! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Anything beautiful may not be innocent, but anything innocent is certainly beautiful! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan) 

* Poverty must be eliminated or else the honour of humanity will vanish! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Noise creates dusty air in the mind! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* When will you understand that your childish beliefs mean an absolute nothing in this wild universe! When will you be serious? When will you give up deceiving yourself? When will you stop believing in the tales of old times as if they are true? ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Walking is not important; walking to the right direction, that is important! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Those who cannot illuminate even a gloomy street often talk about illuminating the world! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* The door of wisdom is always open for those who let their minds taste so many different ideas! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Autumn is a classical music; when it begins, the gravity disappears! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Hot soup becomes a king after a long walk in a snowy day! Everything carries the potential to be a respected king, even the most ordinary things! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* You can’t clean your dirty past as if you are cleaning a dirty window! All you can do is to create a clean future! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* You must often visit the darkness to get the people lost in the darkness out of there!  ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* If there were no beautiful places on earth, mankind could not have been able to create the concept of heaven! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* There shall be joy everywhere if there is joy in the mind! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* When you do something good for the people, you give a nice colour to the pale world! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Some roads are so beautiful that you cannot know whether you travel on the road or the road travels in you! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Having a finite life in an infinite universe means nothing; having an infinite life in a finite universe means nothing; having an infinite life in an infinite universe, now, that means something! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Children and cats are the best machines of fun! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* If you have taught your child how to walk when he is all alone, it means that you have taught him everything! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* If you are at the edge of a precipice, your every step is vital! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* There is beauty in silence and there is silence in beauty and you can find both in a bicycle! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Until we will be able to shape the universe the way we wanted, mankind will not be taken seriously by the universe and he shall remain as insignificant ants of the universe! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Water on earth came from space. Everything which is there was once upon a time not there and everything which is there shall return again to wherever they come from! When you see a beautiful ocean, or beautiful anything, remember this and appreciate them well! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* An umbrella with many holes is better than no umbrella! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Where there is cage, there is no affection, there is only torture! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Trees make man happy in thousands of different ways; in return, man hurts the trees in thousands of different ways! What an honourable being man is! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* If you see a big danger ahead, don’t start running immediately; because it may be the challenge that at the end you shall become stronger than ever before! Do not avoid every danger! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Water is happy when it falls; water is happy when it rises! We call this as wisdom! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Lonely trees are not lonely; they have their eternal companies: Songs of the birds; shadows of the clouds; lights of the Moon; whispers of the winds… Lonely trees are not lonely! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* We all can be defeated; to cope with this eternal fact opens great ways for the future glories! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* No dream can be more beautiful than the reality itself! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* When we are born, we are incomplete; one of our main objective in life is to complete ourselves! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Stairs are wonderful friends; they rise with us and they fall with us! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* The best way to look beautiful is to look natural! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* If your words touch the hearts, that’s good; if your words touch the minds, that’s better and if your words touch both the hearts and the minds, that is the best! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* For every man, there is a way to happiness in every point of his life! The door to happiness is always open; there is no such a thing to miss the entry! All points are entry points to happiness! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Universe is a paradise of beautiful hidden doors. ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Sunset is the opening music of the night. ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* If you are an adventurer, you will not be interested in where the road goes or where the road ends; you just keep going! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* He who knows Mars, Venus, Mercury or Jupiter very well will also know very well how very precious our earth is! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* If you have to choose between ‘travelling in an ugly road to a beautiful place’ and ‘travelling in a beautiful road to an ugly place,’ choose the second! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Defending nature is defending our existence! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Treat every tree very good as if it is the last tree on earth! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* With a good captain, a rough ocean turns into a calm lake; with a bad captain, a calm lake turns into a rough ocean! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)



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