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Quotes and Quotations of Mehmet Murat ildan -38




Contemporary Turkish Novelist & Playwright, Thinker 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 everything is so tranquil in nature, any need for anything disappears in the infinity of calmness. ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Since love is a magic, Valentine’s Day is the day of magicians! Whoever loves creates a magic; whoever is loved, a magic is created! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* You must often leave your country, not necessarily physically, but mentally often! Leave your own music; leave your own religion! Leave your own culture, your own books and ideas! Walk around in the world of others, listen to what they speak and learn what they think! In short, get out of your puddle, sail to the ocean! Move, friend, move out of your country! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Wherever and whenever possible, give your love to everyone and every being and see every day as the Day of Valentine, the Day of Love for all beings! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* If necessary, give up; if necessary, step back; if necessary, go back; if necessary, change your direction; if necessary, switch your lights off! Do whatever is necessary! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Today’s generations need two things: Green fields and thinking! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* From a rat hole you can go to the stars or from the stars you can go to a rat hole! Your destiny is open to every possibility! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan) 

* Shadows have their own paths! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Birds are the magicians of the nature! They are here, they are there and they are everywhere! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* You look at the forest with two eyes, but the forest looks at you with hundred eyes! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Don’t behave like a cat who is patiently waiting for the right time to attack its prey! For you, right time is now, suitable moment is now; use ‘now’ because any moment after ‘now’ is just a theory, it may never exist! Stop being patient, stop behaving like a fixed statue and move now! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* To say something new today, you must know everything said yesterday! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Those who love the rain much cannot long remain dry! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Music is a light! It can reach anywhere and it can touch anything! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* He who learns to be happy in nature gains an endless temple for happiness every time he needs! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* You are a mask; behind the mask there is the universe! When you are enlightened, mask goes, you go, you disappear and people does not see you anymore, they see the universe when they look at you! They talk to universe when they talk with you! You are a mask till you are enlightened! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* When you fully understand something, you become that something itself! If you understand a rock, you become a rock; if you understand the universe, you become the universe; if you understand a horse, you become a horse! Understanding automatically transforms you into the thing understood! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Full mind is the mind of stupid man; empty mind is the mind of wise man! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* We must be loyal to the truth, not to our words! Change your words if they are not compatible with the truth; go back on your words, throw them to the bin! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Beautiful roads must be walked; beautiful lakes must be swam; beautiful mountains must be climbed! Beautiful realities must not just be watched, they must be lived! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Once you start walking, the long road will start shortening! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* In Valentine’s Day or in any other day, the brightest star is not Venus or Jupiter but the very love in people’s heart! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Stop thinking for a while, then you will start thinking better; stop walking for a while, then you will start walking better! Apply the break and stop, then you shall move better! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* With solidarity, you will be more talented and more handy, you will be taller and stronger, faster and wiser! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan) 

* For the clever and lucky, all roads are open! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Beautiful hills occupied completely by the buildings still look comfortable, because they know that buildings will go in the future and they will be free again! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Clouds never get tired of giving rain to us; and you, you must never get tired of giving your love! Valentine’s Day is a day to remember to give more, to love more, it is a day to behave like a heavy rain! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Sun is a great artist; it is so talented that it can make a very ugly city to look very beautiful! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Every new person you met in your life introduces you to something new! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Insisting effort is a golden path to the glory! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Waterfalls are exciting because they have power, they have rainbows, they have songs, and they have boldness and craziness! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Every time you are hurt, you get a better chance to build a better shield! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Not all the problems must be solved! Stick to this philosophy and you will save awful a lot of time! Stick to this philosophy! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Any walk towards the reason and goodness is a holy walk! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* For the boat in a lake to be able to appreciate the calm waters, it must know the giant waves of the oceans! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Wisdom is not to be at the top of a giant pyramid and hence see everywhere clearly, but wisdom is to be at the top, at the bottom, to be inside the pyramid, it is to be everywhere! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Do not complain that your destination is very far away! What will happen if your destination starts coming towards you? You will probably sit and wait and you will rust and rot! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* All the doors we have not knocked mean many perils we have avoided or many opportunities we have missed, but we shall never know! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* When you look at a natural beauty, it also looks at you! Since both the viewer and the viewed are miracles, two miracles look at each other in admiration! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Any second can be the beginning of anything; any second can be the end of anything! Welcome to our universe! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* If there is no one around you that you can teach, it is time to leave to another place where you can teach; if there is no one around you to teach you, it is time to leave to another place where you can be taught! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Your every new journey is your new window opening to new ideas! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* When climbing, you don’t have to put your foot on every step, jump over some of them! When solving your problems, you don’t have to solve each and every one, jump over some of them! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan) 

* Even in the saddest moments of life, the happiness of simply being, the joy of just having existence must be remembered strongly! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* If there are no stars on the sky, you must try to be happy with the shining streetlights! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Work keeps you in the present moment. ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Without water drops, there can be no oceans; without steps, there can be no stairs; without little things, there can be no big things! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* As a bubble you cannot change the world, this is obvious, but you can still make a child happy! Even the most worthless things can achieve very noteworthy things! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Silence is the beauty of the empty streets; laughter is the beauty of the crowded streets! There is beauty both in emptiness and in fullness; there is beauty both in absence and in presence! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Life is a journey; your body walks with your mind as a single entity towards a particular direction. Death is a journey; your body walks without your mind as thousands of pieces towards thousands of different directions! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* When you discover a beautiful tree with beautiful fruits, stop and pick the fruits, but don’t remain there, continue your walking till you yourself become a beautiful tree with beautiful fruits! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* A man by the truth is a house by the sea: He has a clear range of vision and a very fresh air! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Ivies are jealous; when they see a beauty, they try to cover them up, but the result is that that beauty becomes even more beautiful! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* If you are walking on the wrong path not knowingly, that is bad for you; if walking knowingly, that is stupid for you and if you lead others on the wrong path deliberately that is a shame for you! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* It is good to say something beautiful; it is even better to say something right; but saying a right thing beautifully, that is the best! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* When you start thinking, you will lose your contact with the crowds! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* When the night comes, streets welcome the lonely souls because they alone can fully understand the lonely streets! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* However old we become, there will always remain some things young within ourselves! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* There is always something to learn and there is always something to teach! Therefore, always learn and always teach! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Do you also see every day what the seagull sees every day? Infinite gleams of the sea? Then, you are a seagull too! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* We have great respect for the people who have great respect for others! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Go for the impossible and you shall find out that it is possible! Impossibility is the fabrication of the coward and weak minds! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Life is a beautiful road which has an ugly end! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* There are two kinds of paradises in our universe: The ones which have been created by the evolutionary processes and the ones which have been created by the living beings! There exists no other paradise! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* There is a magic in walking alone, in thinking alone: If there is no one to contact you around, the universe starts contacting you! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* If you are not open to the change, you will be no different than a statue in the museum! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* There aren’t weird things; there are only familiar and unfamiliar things! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* To think right and say it to others is to create a universal shelter where every man can enter and feel safe!  ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* You will find angels everywhere if you just stop looking for a supernatural being with feathered wings. When you see the sunshine through the clouds in a cold day, there the angel is! Anything good, anything useful, anything which gives you peace, they are all real angels! Look around you, you will see thousands of angels! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* There is a road which leads to all roads. The name of that road is adventure! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Walk to the right direction, because someone might be following you! You have the right to go to the wrong direction if no one is behind you! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* The more you say true things, the more you will be respected; the more you will respected, the more you shall feel to be obliged to say even truer things! Every true path at the beginning opens the paths of even greater and stronger truths in the future! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* The attentive eyes of a good traveller is the best photographer of the world! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Every disaster gives a warning before it comes; little or big, there is always a warning! Warnings are the flowers of the existence for you to take. Take them! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* The strongest shoulders are not the well-built shoulders of a weight lifter who carries iron dumbbells, but they are of a mother’s weak shoulders which carry three children! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* A lake cannot remain stormy for a long time; an ocean cannot remain calm for a long time; everything and everyone cannot behave different from his own character for a long time! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Every road will take you somewhere! But the question is: To where? To a sunny place or to a place full with shadows? Those who are very sure of their paths often end up in the second place! Don’t be so sure with your path, question it ten times, question it hundred times! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan) 

* Good masters never see themselves as masters but only see as the humble servants of the truth! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Whosoever a beautiful candle belongs to, protect it against the cruel winds! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Every teacher is a fountain; but you must know that not every fountain’s water is drinkable! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Storms give you a chance to surpass yourself! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Darkness can always visit us; when it comes, we shall light a candle to welcome it! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* He who hates easiness in life will always find a though mountain to climb! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Everywhere is reachable for those who think that everywhere is reachable! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Where there are no people, the nature shines in perfection. Remote nature is the real nature! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Lighten your life with a simple life! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* There are many madnesses in every culture! All cultures need reason! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* To sulk is to create a noise; to smile is to create a music. ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan) 

* Make plans at night and the dawn is the best time to start implementing these plans! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* A person who takes a concrete place and convert it into a garden of flowers is a real magician! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Whatever road you take, you must never see that road as your one and only road! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* When man becomes fully compassionate, saddles of the horses will be fully empty! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Instead of trying different keys to open different doors, try only one key to open any door: The key of love! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Every step of every stairs contains many precious treasures for you to ascend further up and to go further far! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* If tomorrow all the bridges disappear in the world, then we can learn perfectly how very useful they were! Losing something is an excellent teacher! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* An endless road, an immortal man and an infinite journey! This is all we want! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)



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