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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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* The burden of mankind is very heavy: When a cosmic or an earth-based disaster hits us in this chaotic universe, He must not only save the human race but he must also save all other living creatures! He carries the terrific burden of being the Holy Protector of existence! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Snake looks scary for us and we look scary for the snake! Always try to see yourself from the eyes of others! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* A house by the lake must have many windows so as to benefit fully the brilliant view; a man by the wise man must have many windows so as to benefit fully the brilliant lights! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* There are no haunted houses; there are only haunted minds! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Wisdom simplifies the things; stupidity makes the things complicated! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan) 

* Sometimes coping with the difficulties success brings is much more difficult than coping with the difficulties failure brings! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* You can never feel the real power of the mountains until you start climbing their summits! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* All the ports are hidden in every port because through one port you can reach all the ports! Anywhere is actually everywhere because there is a hidden door in anywhere opening to everywhere!  ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Disappointment means that things haven’t worked out the way you wanted! And now what to do? Very simple: Stand up and walk! Cut the tragedy because our limited time must always be used for the forward movements! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* The choice is very obvious if you have to choose between the devil and the angel! If the choice is not obvious in your mind, then you have some badnesses inside you! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Built universal fountains for others; let people benefit from those fountains long after you are gone! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* If you are going to challenge a giant wave, you better be a giant rock! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* For an infinite journey, we need an endless road, an immortal vehicle and an eternal body! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Sunset and sunrise are two splendid movies that you can watch for seventy or eighty years every day! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Our will to live is often much greater than the difficulties of life! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* When you come to a point where nothing looks surprising to you, you can then analyse the matters calmly and with much better precision! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* He who despises simplicity will shout for a simple lifebuoy when drowning in the ocean of complexity! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Every man’s view is different; the wiser you are the wider your view become! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Your fate is mostly shaped by your faith in yourself! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Set your sail to the big world, to the big ports but never forget your little world, your little port! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Happy days are golden days, but unhappy days are golden days as well, because existence is a gold! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Green fields are the real green dollars! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Sand is for fun; soil is for life! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* A tragedy can catch us any time possible; for this very reason, we must catch the life any time possible! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Every day is as important as all the other days, because if you take out even one day from your life, you disappear! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* A river on your way? Somehow you have to cross! A precipice on your way? Somehow you have to cross! A wall on your way? Somehow you have to cross! Mountains, fires, oceans on your way? Somehow you have to cross! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Not every burden is burden! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* People often make very bad mistakes because people often don’t ask very simple crucial questions before their actions! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* If you have nothing to leave behind you, you can at least leave your dreams; someone else may use them! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Trees salute the sunset, the sunset salutes the trees and we salute both of them! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Just when you needed the sun most, an uninvited cloud may come and cover your sun! Welcome to life, my friend! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Like birds leaving the dangerous places man must also leave his dangerous ideas! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan) 

* Masks cannot change the real faces! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Walking is flying with legs! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Since we can’t trust the precipice, we shall trust the bridge however worn out it is and we shall cross to the other side! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Frightening and yet wonderful; wonderful and yet frightening! That is what nature is! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Life seems far away from the balcony of your house; come down, come nearer to the life! Never let the life to be far away from you! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Every man has two lives: The first one is the one we are living now and the second one is our memories! Memories are our invisible lives. But you must know that it is your first life that creates your second life! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Even a lamb can defend itself, but a tree cannot even do that. If you are a just person, you never harm any tree, those defenceless angels! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan) 

* The moments you feel to give up your life can create the best moments to grasp fully the meaning of your life! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* When a kind person is amongst the rude, he is amongst the tree stumps! When a rude person is amongst the kind, he is amongst the flowers! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* You can’t see new places by staying in the port! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Morning is a gate, a gate to life; night is a gate, a gate to life. Use both gates to fully join the life! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* A beautiful rain is a treasure box. Inside this magical box there is an artistic umbrella, there is a pretty rainbow, there is a sweet bird singing and there is a lovely smell of earth! Something wonderful has a great potential to create some other wonderful things! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* In a country where children are unhappy, everyone is unhappy! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* People come to our lives, people leave our lives; they teach something to us, we teach something to them! Life works this way! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Sometimes all we need is a calm walk in a lonely street to ease or to strengthen our minds! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Your burden of life becomes much heavier when there is no one around you to appreciate how heavy the burden you carry! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Sometimes stop walking, look back at your life, detect your errors, and make new plans for the future where there exists no place for these errors! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* A dark empty street is a good decor for an unhappy man! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Climb up when you have to climb up; climb down when you have to climb down! Whatever slope the road takes, let it be your slope as well! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* The best weather prediction for the present moment is to look out of the window! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* With birds flying around, man’s desire for having wings rises to infinite! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* In spring we are on Earth; in summer we are on Earth; in autumn we are on Earth, but in winter we are in another planet; winter is another planet! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Between the fisherman and the fish, we are on the side of the fish for matters of justice! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Even when you kill a horribly bad person, you are still a killer! There is only one way not to be a killer: Not to kill! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* You can always borrow ideas; but unless you improve them very significantly, never behave as if they are your own! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* The place you live has powers on your fate! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* When you love the road, the road becomes more luminous! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* In an art museum, you shall realise how banal and how ordinary the life outside is! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* The worst mistakes of your past can be the best lights of your future! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* When there is a beautiful reflection, we know not where to look, to the reflection or to the reflected! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* The reflection is as real as the reflected till you touch it! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* It is not enough that light shines on you; it must shine on others too! It is not enough that you are happy; others must be happy too! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* You can ignore a giant wave and you can ignore a giant idea but you will be ignored by them too, like a dust ignored by the wind! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Mistakes are part of your life; it is impossible to live a mistake-free life! You have made mistakes and you shall make mistakes! Just let them be fewer and smaller! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan) 

* For a child, everywhere is a playground; for an adult, it is the same, only the plays are different! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* You know you may feel very sad like a child whose toy is broken; but then you know sun rises, life continues and you start laughing again! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Going down is not that bad if you have the power to rise again from the bottom of anywhere! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Rain is simple, umbrella is simple; umbrella under rain is the magical meeting of these beautiful simples! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* When the science speaks, religion must keep quiet! When the master speaks, hold your tongue, don’t make a noise! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* When an elephant walks, it kills many small creatures; when we walk, we kill many small creatures; we are all random killers! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* A stable weather is a gift, you can enjoy the pink life; a stormy weather is a gift, you can learn the real life! Both the good and the bad are gifts! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* A house inside the nature is a nature inside the house! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Unless you leave a person both physically and mentally, you are still with that person and there is no real departure! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)



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