Archive for May, 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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* Whatever trace you leave behind you, universe will eventually erase it! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Poor or rich, black or white, quiet or naughty, mentally defective or sharp-witted, thin or fat, all children are great! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Deserts need trees; men need wisdom! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* If you are using flowers to create a hope, you are destroying another hope: The hope of flowers! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Whatever horrible things we shall meet on our way, hot deserts or furious oceans, at least we will know that we are on the way and we exist! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Everything sooner or later gets tired! A stormy sea gets tired and becomes a calm sea; a calm sea too gets tired and becomes a stormy sea! Everything sooner or later gets tired! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Every beauty must be completed by another beauty: Windows with flowers, trees with birds, mountains with fogs, life with goodness… ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* A nation who reads and thinks much will reach the stars long before other nations! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Windows mean light, wisdom means windows! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Speak simple, speak plain, speak clear, otherwise you may not be understood! The objective of a speech is to be understood! Let your message be obvious, as obvious as the message of the wind for the sailboat! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* When everything is calm, start thinking about your problems! When the storm begins, you will not find time! Tranquillity is a fertile soil where you can plant and reap the solutions! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Be the ghost of the empty streets! You shall be crowned with the touch of great inspirations! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Read, so as to know; speak, so as to teach; write, so as to think! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Abandoned and forgotten houses often hide the greatest stories! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Cats are the visible angels of the cities! There is always an eye of a cat observing you somewhere! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* You can catch fishes with baits and men with bright colours! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* What god are you looking for in a dark street apart from the streetlight which illuminates your way? Everything helps you to live is already your god! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Best roads are the roads where you forget everything but the road! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* An alchemist cannot develop an elixir of life, but walking in nature can do! Youth and longevity are the two magics hidden in walking! Walking is a real alchemist ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan) 

* If you listen to the fables in your childhood, that is great; if you listen to the fables when you grow up, that is also great! Fables represent imagination and imagination represents everything! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* No frog hates mud; no devil hates hell; not bat and no ignorant hate darkness! They get along well with each other! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* If you have missed the sunset, try to catch the moonrise! If you have missed a beauty, let other beauties console you! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Life is outside the doors; keep the door open so that life can flow into you or you can flow into the life! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Everything which has been done so far in human history has been able to be done because all were possible! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Even the most amazingly talented photographer could not have been able to catch splendid photos without the amazing talent of nature which creates splendid things! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* You poor, patient man, you think you have time? The best thing you can do for yourself is to stop waiting for something and refuse to be patient! Waiting is nonsense! Patience is rubbish! Get rid of these cultural and religious baloneys, throw away these turtle strategies! No waiting! No patience! Do whatever you want to do now! You have only ‘now’ in your hand to do something! You poor, slow man; you poor turtle man! Speed up! To speed up is the greatest revolution man needs! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Anyone who is not in love with the life itself can never find real happiness! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Dictator is a shadow; just increase the light, he shall disappear! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)     

* There is no place on this universe where there is no way to reach it! There is always a way to everywhere! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* On a sunny clear day, you can improve your body; on a rainy fogy day, you can improve your mind! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Are you standing behind the life like a man who is standing behind the window of his house? Open the window or break the window; use the door or break the door, break the walls, break anything between you and the life! Integrate with the life! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* In life, the categories we belong to can change very easily and can change so very easily that we in fact belong to every single category! We are hunter, we are victim; we are master, we are slave; we are rich, we are poor; we are lock, we are key! We belong to every category! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Sometimes you need a thick curtain around you to make a journey within you! You will not see anyone and no one will see you and then you are with yourself ready to start an inner journey! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* If you are in love with your job, you never get tired, you never want to stop! You work and work and work… you continue flapping with an eternal joy like a bird flying over the sea and never wanting to land! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* If a society needs a shepherd, this situation proves that that society is yet a flock! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Beauty is a creature which lives everywhere: Under the ocean, above the clouds, even in the remote deserts! Wherever the ugliness may be on this universe, beauty will also be there giving hope to our lives! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Create a tranquil place where you can isolate yourself from the rest of the world, but keep the roads open to everywhere and to every direction so that anytime you wish you can join to the crowds! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* A challenge to us is a great joy to us! If you see an open door, there is no challenge there and therefore there is no joy! A door must be closed so that we can obtain the joy of trying to open it! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* There is another door within the door: The key hole is the private door of the key! Sometimes, to open the big doors, we must first pass through the little doors! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Is the sky cloudy? Can’t you see the shining stars? Take a look at the eyes of a happy child, you will see all the bright stars over there! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* What marvel things are waiting for us in the future? What horrible things are waiting for us? Whatever is waiting for us, we always want to be in the future, ready to celebrate and ready to fight! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* The wind is like the golden breath of the world; when it blows, we feel that the world is alive and so are we! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Heavy fog is a weird guide! If you go on a journey with him, it takes you from nowhere and leaves you at nowhere! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* A straight question always deserves a straight answer! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Reaching a fixed destination is not a big success; the big success is to reach a mobile destination, a destination which continuously escapes from you; it is to reach a bird flying not to a mountain sitting! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* To believe whatever is said without investigating the truth behind them is the ultimate stupidity of all the majority in all the eras! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Even the most complicated and the most profound message can be given in a simplest way! Be like a light beam entering into a dark sanctuary: Be clear, be pure, and be simple! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* You know what the future is? It is a heavy fog which hides inside everything you can imagine! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* A boring colourful photo is always black and white; an interesting black and white photo is always colourful! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Waiting for a divine message from the skies? You are wasting your time! Message has been delivered once and for all when the universe was formed! The message is the rules of this universe! Try to understand the rules and play according to the rules! In the second stage, you can start changing the rules that you don’t like! All is possible! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)



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