Archive for March, 2014




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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* Autumn begins, autumn ends; winter begins, winter ends; spring begins, spring ends; summer begins, summer ends! It is good that they end, otherwise how could we have known them? Some things must end so that we can know some other things! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* If you are fed up with this world, go to a bridge for a walk, because bridge is another world! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Any belief which encourages you to use your own intellect, which motivates you to question everything and points out your own mind as the only road for your salvation is a good belief! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Those who stay calm on a rope-bridge will also realise that the rope-bridge too stays calm and lets the traveller to cross the other side easily! Universe helps to those who are tranquil and cool. ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* If you have to cross a river, you shall cross the river! Through swimming, through a raft, through walking, through any way possible, you shall cross it! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Have you forgotten to have a beautiful breakfast in a countryside village? Then, you have forgotten the life! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Doing goodness creates shining; he who does goodness shines in the eyes and in the hearts of others! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* There are some old machines like antique sewing machine or pasta machine; seeing them is seeing our great grandmothers, touching them is touching our grandmothers! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* If you are much cleverer than your enemy, you can even help your enemy to stay alive and not to harm himself! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Nature deserves the greatest gratitude for our existence! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Man has not forgotten to be man because man has not yet learned to be man! You can’t forget the thing you haven’t learned yet! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* There is a big difference between a tree and a wood! There is a big difference between a thinking society and an unthinking society! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Ignorant mind is a tightly closed door! To open it, you must knock the door repeatedly! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Misty is mystic and mystic is misty! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* If a fish votes for the fisherman, he votes for its own ruin! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Love for freedom always creates light in darkness! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* One day our Sun will disappear; it will be something else! Even the greatest truths disappear in this universe; they turn into some other things, some other truths! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* In stormy dark days, people need sunny thoughts to stand still firmly! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* A scary bridge is better than a precipice without bridge! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Just because an old fountain gives no more water, it cannot be despised because with the water it provided once, many trees grew up, many thirsty has quenched their thirsts! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* A country where a devil is sitting at the throne turns into a real hell! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* A woman will always remain as princess as long as she keeps her childhood innocence and goodwill; a man will always remain as prince as long as he keeps his childhood innocence and goodwill! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* A long walk in a long beach shortens every kind of sorrow! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Waiting makes wine better; but waiting makes man decay! Don’t wait because you have no time! Move fast! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* What do we see when we look at our Earth from the space? We see a giant present given to us by the evolutionary processes! To love and to protect this cosmic present is the most supreme duty of every living person! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Fire is our friend, fire is our enemy! This idea is also valid for all other things; all the things we see around us are both our friends and our enemies! With rocks you can build a house but rocks can also kill you! Everything is a friend, everything is an enemy! Water is your friend, water is your enemy! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* There are many so-called glorious and invincible ships now rotting beneath the oceans! Most of them – with high conceit – had thought that they would always continue their golden voyage! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Anyone with hope always have a beautiful looking face! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* It is impossible that all the individuals of a nation can be immoral and ignorant; but it is very possible that the majority of the individuals of a nation can be immoral and ignorant! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Peaceful people infinitely deserve our love and our respect; violent people urgently deserve our strong determination to show and teach them the beauties of peace! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* In a country where people are not educated well, there exist no horizons, there is only a heavy fog! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* If the space travel is at the top of a country’s agenda, that country is surely a very developed one! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Where there is reflection, there is either double beauty or double ugliness! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Let us hope that some natural paradises on Earth remain totally lost and not to be found till men fully grasp the endless value of the beauty! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* If you are given a hundred city, refuse it without any hesitation; if you are given a lovely wooden cottage in the middle of a forest, accept it without any hesitation because all you need is just a peace of mind! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Circus is an absolute disgrace of the humanity! Real clowns are those who support and maintain the circuses! Honourable men want a simple thing: Along with freedom for men, freedom for Animals too! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Many people want to have a beautiful house, but we all already have one: The Earth itself! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* There is a way to touch the angels of the skies: Gaining the trust of birds! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Looking for a queen or a king to respect, then I suggest you nature which is a real queen, a real king: Generous, creative, almighty and just! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Even very little things can change your destiny and throw you to a different path, to a different fate; you must never forget that even very little things have great powers! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* If you are ready for the bad surprises, then you are ready to reach the unreachable places! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Amongst the many roads, choose the mysterious one, because it will force you to think and to improve yourself! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Sometimes a single drop of water is so valuable for the very thirsty that he may hesitate to drink it immediately! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* After the heavy rain, we want to see the hot sun on the throne! After the hot sun, we want to see the heavy rain on the throne! Too see the same thing or the same person on the throne brings disaster! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* In an election, a stupid man can get the votes of the ignorant much easier than a clever man simply because he will naturally get the attraction of the ignorant; the clever is always repulsive for ignorant! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Killing flowers for our own happiness is a wrong attitude, it is a wrong culture! We must change this attitude and abolish this culture! Let the flowers live! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)  

* Sometimes you have no right to be tired! You have to work till you reach the glory! Sometimes you must refuse to repose; you must reach the target that you wish to reach just like an arrow never stopping here and there! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* One day we will all be a photo, a lifeless picture! But this thought is valid only for now, it may not be valid after now! All truths can change, all truths are valid only at this very moment we are in! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* The best thing you can do about the wild horses is to leave them alone! Leave the wild life alone, then you will be the best protector! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Where adventure begins, boring life ends; where adventure ends, boring life begins! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Since the future is unknown, nobody can really know where he is going! When asked, tell them you know not where you are going! You can only say where you wish to go! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Man is often the prisoner of the culture he lives in. Question your culture to break the prison doors! Question it so that you can be able to see the incredible stupidities in your culture! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* With the truth on your side, you are powerful even if you are all alone; with the untruth on your side, you are weak even if you are backed by billions! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* When your dream comes true, have another one! Your dream-box must never remain empty! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* If you always look at the sky, you miss the good things on the ground; if you always look at the ground, you miss the good things in the sky! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Whatever the purpose of a fountain is, the purpose of wisdom is the same! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Mountains are the only stars we can reach by walking! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* For the animals in nature, everywhere is their houses! When we touch anywhere in nature, we must know that we knock their doors! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* There is no job holier than the job of a genetic engineer or a biochemist who is trying to find the secrets of biological immortality! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* We make the things possible by thinking that they are possible; we make the things impossible by thinking that they are impossible! The way we think changes the road we travel! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Not all the gorgeous roads will take you to gorgeous places! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* A world where no animal is afraid of humans and no human is afraid of other humans will be a place of infinite divinity! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* No hand is holier than the hand given to help for the needy! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)



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