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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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* Rain is a blessing if it gives its place to Sun after a fair while; Sun is a blessing if it gives its place to rain after a fair while! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* All was possible; all is possible and all shall be possible! This philosophy will destroy every impossibilities! The doors shall be opened in places where there have never been any doors! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* When the wind blows, curtain steps aside; when the genius blows, the intelligent stands aside! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Once in a lifetime every man encounters a very special staircase which can take him to very high grounds; but only some of them grasp this and use the stairs! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* In life, you should expect anything to come up in any time, after that nothing will be an unexpected guest for you! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* If you admire warriors, you encourage violence; if you admire men of peace, you encourage peace! Be careful whom to admire! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* We have a very limited time on Earth; the times we spent with the candles are always special and magical times! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* The bright stars of the skies are far to touch; but there are other shiny stars that you can touch easily: The books of the libraries! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Sometimes the most dangerous place can be the best hiding place as no one will look for you there! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Precipice is the end of the horizontal road, but the road continues vertically! For the talented, roads always continue; for the capable, there is no moment where the road ends! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* If you do not know where to go in the middle of a bridge, make the bridge as your destination and combine your solitude with the solitude of the bridge! Let the solitudes melt in each other! Man needs such kind of unusual experiences to discover the undiscovered in himself and in other things! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Even the most perfect advice cannot be as useful as a staircase or a rope for those who live in the dark wells! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* The best master is the one who raises many more masters and much more important than this, who creates masters even much better than himself! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Wall is a frontier for the cow but not for the bird! What makes something frontier for you is the abilities you possess! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Lights and shadows wait for the end of the day to give their best performances! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Anything you hide gives you pain; anything you hide makes your face darker; anything you hide puts a weight on you; anything you hide makes you feel very tired! The solution is: Don’t hide anything! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Even the biggest truth can change! When you talk about a truth, you must know that it is a truth of that moment; it may not survive for the next moment! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* A good mind is the mind which leaves no one on the ground when rising! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Happiness is the biggest window a house can ever have! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Everyman and every living being have the same birth day: The birthday of the universe is our real birthday! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* When you set a good example to the world, you become a flag waving on the skies of the entire world! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Sometimes you completely forget your own works, your own poems, and your own words, but others remember them line by line, word for word! That is the greatest present you can ever have for your works! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Disappear while you are alive! The less you talk about yourself, the less you think about yourself, the journey to disappearance begins! Forget about yourself! Disappear! When you go, universe will replace your place! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* You can’t make a frog richer who already has a great sun and has a pretty lake with green leaves, insects and flowers! He is already the richest of the richest! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* The most perfect day is the day on which you fully realise that everything is a miracle including yourself and feel so happy just because of this reason! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Fog loves to cover; wind loves to disperse! Children of nature love having fun with each other! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Treat your body good, because your body is your boat, it is your horse, it is your car, your wings, your every possible vehicle to take you to every possible place! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Let our road be long, let it be very long, let it be very very long and in fact let our road be infinite! Travel means flow, flow means life! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* If you have the audience, that is good, that gives you a good motivation! If you don’t have the audience, that is good, that gives you a good motivation to try to have some! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* To accept that man has only mind and body but not any soul will be very useful for humanity to build a better future. Accepting truth always gives you a chance to find the solution! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* If you always read the same old ideas, what progress can you make in the name of discovering new paths? ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* If you say that something is impossible, you take your place amongst the losers, may be not immediately, but definitely for the future! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* It is a good habit to thank always the bridge which takes you to the other side or to mention the name of the bridge or to take the photo of it or to repair it if you can! In short, do something good for those who do goodness for you! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Tram is the literary and magical version of the train! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Never let society to turn you into a grain of sand on the beach! Be different, be individual! Refuse to look alike with others! Leave your herd, only then you will have a real name and till then your name will remain as the grain of sand! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Any place you don’t want to stay becomes your prison! That’s why there are many prisoners all around the world who look like free men! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Sometimes it is good to lose in a game to make the rival happy; when you see the happiness on the face of your rival, you become the winner of your own game! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* When you free yourself from reaching a particular place, you reach every place! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Get knowledge from every source, not from one source or you may miss the truth very badly! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* We admire the cold peaks of the mountains but we live in the hot paradises of the plains! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Good music is a king or a queen; when it visits a place, all rise to their feet! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Our photographs often live longer than us! Not forever, but only longer! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* There is no difference between a wall and a door which is not used! For a door to be a door, it must be used! For anything to be itself, it must be used! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* If sitting makes you tired, you must work to take a rest! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* While we have very serious problems with the universe, it is most illogical and most stupid to make wars among ourselves! Let there be peace on earth so that we can fight with the real enemy: The ever-changing unreliable universe! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* We often think that earth is the ground where our houses are built; but scientifically saying, space is the ground and earth is the house built on that ground! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* For those who sit on the stairs, a good quote is a strong invitation to stand up and to go up the stairs! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Not every door you opened will bring you light; some will bring you storms and darkness; you must be strong enough to push the door back and close it! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* A concrete city creates concrete-people! But what the humanity needs is flower-people, cloud-people, stream-people, butterfly-people, and forest-people! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Dogs have dreams too; let us not touch anyone’s dreams provided that those dreams are not harmful to other beings! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Man of wisdom doesn’t need a ladder, because he is the ladder itself! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Nature without civilisation is frightening; and civilisation without nature is even more frightening! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Admire all the stars, but what you really must admire is your very own Sun, the cosmic candle of our beloved Earth! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* If the future looks dark, all you have to do is to find a candle and carry it with you! If it looks bright, the best thing to do is still to carry that candle, because the future can always create a different story! Always carry a candle by your side! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Birds are flying over the garden. What are you doing inside the house? Join them! If you can’t join them, at least open the window and greet them! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Read a nice poem or watch the sunrise, both are the same thing! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* If you have a boat to sail, land becomes a choice! If you do not have a boat to sail, land becomes a fate! Create different choices so that you can have different fates! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Let the children play, let the children be children! And let us wish the same thing for the adults, let them also be children, especially when they turn into a boring creature! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* To ascend faster on the stairs of life, keep the thinking shorter! Think fast and act fast! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Birds fly with their wings, people with their happiness! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* To reach the goals of your life, you need discipline, you need luck and you need something as important as these two: Vacations! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Somewhere there was joy, somewhere there was sorrow; somewhere there is joy, somewhere there is sorrow; somewhere there will be joy, somewhere there will be sorrow! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* There is something divine, something artistic, and something supreme in reading a book in a peaceful garden. ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* When hope leaves us, dark ghosts come to visit our minds! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* You can’t put an end to your nightmare by continuing to sleep! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* If the other side is better, no matter how the bridge is dangerous, cross to the other side! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Sun always shines for those who have something good to stand upon. ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* There are some days where the mysterious art screams spectacularly, for instance on a rainy day under the city lights at night! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Yes, nature has two faces: The pretty one and the ugly one, the disasters! Love the first face and be prepared for the second one! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Anywhere art visits turns into a gorgeous place! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* The strange thing about the sunset is that we actually don’t want the sun to set, we want it to stay right on the horizon, not below it, not above it, just right on it! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Here are the real jewels of mankind: Breathing, smiling, walking, watching the sunrise, listening to the birds, smelling the forests… Know thy true treasures! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Walking in the night is a great blessing for the wise souls who are deeply in love with the silence! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* An old horse, an old bird, an old man, an old tree, they all represent a great survival in the jungle of cosmos; they deserve to be applauded and respected! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Deer must be in the forest not in the zoo; monkey must be in the forest, not in the zoo; bear must be in the forest, not in the zoo! Animal prisons must be abolished! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Every forest is a good library where you can find many books! Animals, trees, even rocks are the books of this mystic library! Read them to acquire their story! When you obtain the story of someone or something, you obtain their wisdom as well! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)



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