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Quotes and Quotations of Mehmet Murat ildan -49




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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* In reality there is nothing mysterious in this entire universe, there is only our lack of knowledge! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* To take a good rest in life time to time, you must know the ways to make yourself a remote island! An island no one can reach… ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Minds of people need a good revolution and great quotations are good revolutionists! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Even if you are a little drop of water, you can still be very useful, you can at least quench the thirst of few ants! The holy road to be helpful is always open for those who want to be helpful! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* You may want to change the place or the direction of the Moon or you may do something more practical: You accept the Moon as it is! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Every day there is a war inside your mind: A war between you and yourself! One side of you may defeat the other side of you! But you must know that your winning side might fail in the real world! Always be ready to give a chance immediately to your losing side, to your defeated idea! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* You know why the International Worker’s Day is important? Look around you, everything you see, every building, every school, every hospital, every road was built by the workers, by their elbow grease! And that’s why it is important! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* World history showed us many times that in any country whenever a dog ascended the throne of kingdom, it did nothing but to bark aloud and bite the people! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Today, in the May Day, find a worker and shake his hand with gratitude! Without workers, no civilisation could be built! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* To see the end, go to the end; to see beyond the end, don’t go further, because beyond the end, there will remain no observer! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* The day you realise how fragile your civilisation across the natural forces is, it may be too late to build a sounder one! All realisations must happen today, right now! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Remember that existence comes before the happiness and thus to exist is more important than to be happy! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Choose a summit; make a plan to reach there! If you think you can’t make it, choose a new summit, make another plan. Or give up the summits, make new plans, find lower targets! In short, be ‘flexible’ in life! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Man becomes a man only when he stops bossing around both his own fellow men and other living beings! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* We often dream that a special train will come and take us to a wonderful place and thus we start waiting for the train! But that special train is already in the station; you are waiting for the train inside the train! The train is this very moment! This moment is special and this place is wonderful because you are alive in this very moment! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Opening a dark box can make you very unhappy! But for the love of truth, never hesitate even a second to open it, because the truth is the way to true happiness! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* The Other World? Yes, there is the Other World: Go to the districts of the poor people, you will find the Other World, the World of Poverty! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Make the depths of the stillness as your teacher, and then it will make you the teacher of the depths! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* In a society where everyman is fox-minded, you need to be foxier than the fox! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* If your mind is misty, your life will be misty; if your mind is sunny, your life will be sunny! Your life will be the reflection of your mind, of your thoughts! If there is a candle in your mind, your life will not know what utter darkness is! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Those who mastered in the art of falling have no fear of rising! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Make yourself reachable for all the great things that want to reach you! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* When you sweep the universe, nothing changes, only the things change their places; when the universe sweeps you, nothing changes, only the things change their places! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Every men create some sound. Be a melody in this universe not a noise! If you become a melody, the whole universe will listen to you! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Something always attracts us towards the ruins, because ruins remind us our fundamental problem: The problem of impermanence! Amongst the ruins we see the very end of our road! Whatever shows you the simple truth, it is your Master Teacher; whoever repeatedly recalls you of the plain truth, he is your good master! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* A man with awareness lives in a world much prettier and much richer than the world a man without awareness lives in! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Storm cannot be well-behaved, it cannot be calm, and it cannot be kind! If it can be all these things, then it cannot be a storm! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* The meeting of the two lonely souls is the meeting of the dark sea with the moonlight. ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* The longest walk of your life does not happen when you walk great distances lonely but it happens when you walk very shortly with the boring people! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* If you want people to enter your world, you don’t need to invite them; just keep your door open and keep your thoughts plain! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* When the reality looks extraordinarily unreal, you must know that you are in an extraordinarily beautiful place! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* The world is your real country! Replace your local mind with the universal one! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* It is the character of the road you travel gives you wisdom not the length of the road! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* If you keep avoiding the forces that can defeat you, you may never learn your true power! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Anything mysterious is worth to be followed! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Wind is the sacred music of the leaves; wherever and whenever the wind blows, over there leaves start their holy dancing frantically! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* A boat can love the storm only if it is stronger than the storm! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* The moment when kite becomes free, it will fall down! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Street music is always good even it is bad, because actually there is only one melody over there: The melody of life struggle of a poor man! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Man of simple life envies the man of complex life and man of complex life envies the man of simple life! The solution is simple: Let them taste the lives they envy. And thus the envy will disappear; it will replace with the truth! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Your mind is your tram; it will take you any station you wish! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* The greatest magic of life is that all things in life can be changed! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Wild nature always gives a very simple message to humanity: Do not disturb me! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Filled with anything? Find an emptiness and let your load flow into it! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* The sun will rise whether you like it or not, whether you oppose it or not, whether you care about it or not! Some things will happen whatever you think and whatever you feel about them! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* A thought which is created in a second can change the thousand years of the World! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* An ordinary place turns into an extraordinary place when visited by a good music! Earthly place becomes celestial! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* When you are bored of the plains, the secret passages to the mountains suddenly appear out of nowhere before you! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* If only a horrible storm can demolish the castle of the devil, then let the storm be victorious! It is not uncommon that heaven comes after hell! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Crowds most envy the lonely man who walks confidently as if he is walking with the great crowds! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* They will keep telling you that don’t hurry up! And I will keep telling you that hurry up! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* If there is no destination to arrive at, then there is no need to hurry on the road! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Hopelessness can be defeated only by a new hope! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* When we were monkeys, we were more human because we were at least not destroying the nature those days! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* A dull speech which is full of truths is much more brilliant than an eloquent speech which is full of lies! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* A man who learns complicated things from animals is a clever man, but an animal who learns complicated things from men is a genius animal! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* An idea can change your fate in  a wonderful way but you must first let the idea to touch your mind and your heart! No closed book can ever be your hero! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* If the storm underestimates your power, nothing happens to him; but if you underestimate the power of the storm, you sink! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* There is one thing that you can never find in the black and white photographs of the old times: The insincerity! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* There is something much better than sitting on an empty chair and that is to watch it and to let it to inspire you to think deeply! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Without mathematics, your world becomes foggy! For a clear vision, you need to be educated in the Temple of Mathematics! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* You must learn the art of disappearance to protect yourself from the stupid! This art will save your time and your energy and it will keep your mind’s purity. And what is this art? It is to isolate yourself for a particular period of time from the society! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* If you like the fairy tales, visit the old towns! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* People of deserts cannot know the importance of forests; to know this, one must first have sweet memories spent in the forests! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* If you are a hope for someone, that’s very nice, but if you are a hope for everyone just like the Sun, that’s excellent! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* The scent of flowers is the glory of gardens and the scent of art is the glory of Paris! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* To be a plain means to die for a mountain; to be a mountain means to die for a plain! Thus, to kill a mountain, make it plain; to kill a plain, make it mountain! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* A tree in the middle of a giant rock may grow up if it is stubborn like hell! Sometimes to be successful in life is simply made up of being stubborn as a mule! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Everywhere you walk, every place you go is full of art, explicit or hidden! If you can see them, you will be the richest art collector and your memory will be the richest art gallery! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Our true appearance is our mind’s appearance; whatever our mind’s visage is, that is our real visage! Thus, whenever you meet a person, concentrate on his mind to see his real look, try to understand his mind because his mind is his real face! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Looking for a good book to read and a great teacher to listen to? Here is a good book and here is a great teacher: Other cultures! To read this book and to listen to this teacher, all you need is to travel! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* When you take pictures of nature with passion, nature poses for you more passionately! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Sometimes your mind can imprison your body and can put your body under some constraints. There is only one way for your body to be free: To free your mind! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* To read is to climb the high places! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* A society must create lots of sunshine for its miners as they need the sun most! And ‘to be remembered, to be respected’ is a good sunshine; ‘safety in the mine’ is a good sunshine! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* In life moments arrive where the mouth becomes tongueless and the eyes become tongue! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)


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