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Quotes and Quotations of Mehmet Murat ildan -52




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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* By just looking at the dark side of life, you cannot make it bright! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Those who want to get wet need no umbrella! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Find a secret place and be unreachable! And then, in the silence of solitude, the things you cannot reach in the crowds will meet you there! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Being alive and helping others to stay alive is the greatest personal success! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* The reality of the mind can be one hundred percent different than the reality of the reality! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* A nation’s people must love each other, otherwise there will remain no nation! The world’s nations must love each other otherwise there will remain no world! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* In the beauty of the mornings we forget about the night; in the beauty of the night we forget about the mornings! When you meet the beauty, you drop anchor in the present time and all other times disappear from your mind! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* You cannot call a man as a good person just because he is treating you good! He should treat everyone good to be good! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* The main reason for the people who support a dictator is that their character perfectly match with the character of that dictator! They both have a mean personality! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* The greatest danger in finding the right path often lies in here: The right path may look ugly and the wrong path may look beautiful! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* For a cheerful spirit, a dark street is just another bright street! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* A man with a finite life can only dream to have an infinite journey and the good news is that any dream has the potential to turn into a reality! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Losing path is a magic! If you can enjoy with the unknown path, you shall find the exit much quicker! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* The purpose of an idealist mind is not to find an easy path and travel there in safety obtaining happiness but to find a tough path and travel there in danger gaining wisdom! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* To achieve a great success, you must first have yourself behind yourself as your greatest supporter! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Are you there? If your mind is not there, you are not there! You are wherever your mind is wandering! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Colourful autumn is a tristful travel to the pale Planet of Melancholy! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Governments stand because people sit; if people stand, governments will sit! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* What is the world’s problem? The world is still believing the old childish stories! That is the problem! Grow up, world, grow up! Be a bit serious! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* If you move faster than the music, it will look strange; if you move slower than the music, it will look strange! Be like autumn leaves which follow exactly the rhythm of the wind! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Even in the middle of a hopeless darkness a light may suddenly reach you; keep your hope tightly and this great hope of yours will strongly attract the light onto you! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan) 

* You need a strong light for a tough journey? A light like the sun? Then you need a wise thinking! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* With an easy life you can never grow mature; with a tough life you can never remain immature! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Earthquake means destruction; dictator means destruction! In the case of earthquake, you need a strong building; in the case of dictator, you need an educated rational mind, because an irrational ignorant mind always serves the dictator! (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Find a calm lake and wait for the twilight in silence! There, existence will visit you with all its magnificence! The existence of the Existence can best be felt in the presence of dimness and in the absence of crowds and noises! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Sometimes you must behave like a tunnel! If a formidable mountain is on your way, thrust through it! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* If you want the waves to touch you softly, have a walk on the sea coasts; if you want the life to touch you softly, have a walk on the reason’s coasts, because reason is a shield that softens the strokes of life! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* If our life is a dream, let it continue; who wants the reality? If our life is a reality, let it continue; who wants the dream? Unknown is unreliable! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* A tough life can be defeated only by the tougher person! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* An autumn forest is such a place that once entered you never look for the exit! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Here is a very simple strategy of life: When the train arrives at the station, be at the station! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* By walking on the path of unhappiness you can learn the things that can never be learned on the path of happiness! He who knows well only the light is very poor; he who knows well the darkness besides the light is very rich! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* First reach your target in your mind, then reaching your target in reality will just be a formality! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* A mind that tastes the grief obtains a good chance to travel to the Land of Wisdom! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* There is something more beautiful than a beautiful thing and that is a beautiful thing which has a beautiful reflection on the water! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Earth is a flower in the Garden of Cosmos! And therefore, a flower on Earth is a flower within the flower! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* The victory of the ignorant masses always means a temporary backward movement in the progression of humanity! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* For the strong people, when the path gets dangerous, the danger itself becomes the path! They continue their travel by walking over the danger! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* You are whatever you shall leave behind when you leave life! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Trust not the man who is not holding his umbrella by himself! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Don’t get stuck in one candle; find other candles, create other candles! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* What do you see from your window? Mostly the things you have been taught to you! And so your view is poor and so you too! To be rich, let the things which have not been taught to you reach you too! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* For some, the life journey has just started, for some, it is about to end; but in truth, there is no start and there is no end! There is just an ocean of particles playing aimlessly! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Find a place forgotten and make it feel that it is remembered! Find someone forgotten and make him feel that he is remembered! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* The job of reflection is to add a dimension of fable to the reality! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* If the world you created on your own is stronger than the real world, then the real world disappears and you stay alone with your own created world! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* The magical way the wintertime warms you up is through its frozen beauties! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* The way to the place you wish to go can always be found; just behave like a river, that is to say, firstly, move and secondly, move with no hesitation! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Though we think we see different things from our windows, in reality we see the same things: Happiness and sorrow! All that is seen from every window! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* As long as you keep on walking on the old paths, you will never have footprints on the new paths! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Just because an impressive storm doesn’t touch you, you must not find it beautiful! Lend an ear to the voices of those which are under the storm! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Look ahead, because life is before you, not behind you, or else you stumble! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Let those who live never forget those who died! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* For us, the greatness of this universe is to give us every means by which we may build our dreams! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* What is the name of your dream? A lovely wooden cottage in the middle of a forest? Or walking in an endless autumn path? What is the name of your dream? Don’t give a name, always give a list! Fill yourself with dreams because dream is the path to reality! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Even if everything is destroyed, keep your spirit high because this will put everything into its place again! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* If my path is right, let it be your path; if your path is right, let it be my path! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* No one can see very clearly inside the heavy fog, no one but the fog himself! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* The more you keep your door closed, the more you will rot! Open your door! Let different ideas, different beliefs, different cultures and different attitudes flow into your mind. Anything different will help you to enlarge your little world! By opening your door, you invite the whole universe to your tiny house! Enlarge your house and enrich yourself! As long as your door remains closed, you shall continue rotting in your poor world! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Mind makes you happy, mind makes you unhappy. When you are unhappy, the solution is there, in your mind, not in somewhere else! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* A candle, a book and a peaceful person mean three candles for the world! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* You are looking at the world from your window, that’s good, but there is something missing here, something very big: You must also look at your window from the world to see yourself! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Leaving a place, a person or a country silently and without any notice is a heroic and a noble way of teaching the importance of your presence to those who ignore your existence! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* You want to go to a place where you never lose anything and you keep gaining many things? Go to the Land Of Literature where you gain new paths, new ideas, new lives, new goals, and new souls! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* There are two paths that you must never leave in your life: The path of peace and the path of reason! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Don’t mention me about your religion! Show me your heart! If you have the heart of an innocent child, you have the best religion, even if you are a nonbeliever! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* One can easily forget his destination when walking in a marvellous path towards his destination! The attraction of the path can be much stronger than the attraction of the target! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* The best teacher is the one who teaches you how to be your own teacher! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Your life is so short that you are nothing but the trace you left behind yourself! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* History proved many times that path of millions was often the wrong path! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* There is only one autumn in a year, but in people’s life, there are many autumns in one year! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Twilight is the refuge of the blue souls! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Can you see a serene island in the middle of a stormy ocean? And the wise man is that calm island! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Living in a stupid country is living in a marsh! You are surrounded by the reptiles and the alligators! Refusing hell is the best path to eliminate the hell! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Hold the Earth tightly and fondly because you owe your existence to the Earth! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Unless you have a free press in your country, there is no need to buy newspapers and there is no need to watch the news because there is no need to listen to the lies! And you already have one real information: You are being deceived by the people you are governed! This is an enough information for you! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Everything which helps us to exist is holy! And a tree is holiest of the holy for us! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* The longest path is always the one you walk with fear! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* What is autumn? Here is a very simple definition: Autumn is a Queen, Queen of Beauty! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Have you been to a place where no one have been before? I give you the answer: Yes! Everywhere changes from one second to another and wherever you go, you will always be the first visitor! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* You can’t see the world from your window and likewise the world cannot see you as well! Go out, come nearer to the world! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Unless you leave the known paths, no one will realize your footprints! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* The moment you think that your destiny is predetermined, you become a miserable loser! Trust your own power so that you can shape your own destiny! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* On the matters where your country is wrong, don’t take side with your country! Because it is always wrong to be on the side of wrong! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Man is hypocrite! He says that he loves flowers but he kills them for his own simple interests and for his own joy! Man is hypocrite! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Little cats mean little kids, little kids mean little cats! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* The best thing you can give a person is the courage and the desire to go beyond his culture, that little limited world of his! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* The nicest thing about being lost is that you get rid of the fear of losing your path! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Trying to see the face of the future? Know ye not that the future has infinite faces? ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* The name of the regime where media is on the side of the government is undoubtedly fascism, a regime of the sick minds where freedoms are drowned in the cold waters of oppressions! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Imperialism means raping other nations; imperialist means rapist! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Do you want a good advice on your path? Here it is: Don’t be sure of your path! Don’t ever be sure of it! Do you want more advice? Here it is: Doubt your path! And examine the other paths, know the other paths! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Same mind with same old ideas enters the same old year; only the new mind with new ideas enters the New Year! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* What is your big project in the New Year? You don’t have one? No dream, no reality! Get a big dream for yourself now to get a big reality tomorrow! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Art needs no victory because it is already the victory of the meticulous mind! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Everyman has the ability to lie but luckily not everyman has the ability to hide their lies masterly! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Sometimes all a country needs is an entire collapse for a new beginning! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* If the weather is summer in your mind, even the coldest winter will be hot for you! If the weather is winter in your mind, even the hottest summer will be cold for you! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* If you close your eyes, no lighthouse can help you! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Are you a part of a herd? Then shame on you! Until you leave your herd, you are no one! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* When nobody is applauding you, applaud yourself! Your most precious support is the support you give yourself! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Flying is not only the art of the birds, but it is also the art of the artists! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* A good quote is a beautiful bird! Wherever you meet with it, you will start flying with it! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Have an objective in life! Or you feel lost in life! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Leave city, leave reality; enter forest, enter fantasy! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Losing something might be a blessing; gaining something might be a curse! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* If you are happy with your past, you visit it often; and strangely, if you are unhappy with your past, you visit it often too! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Any idiot or imbecile can easily make enemies; the important and the hard thing is to make friends easily and keep them as friends always! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Do you want to give a special gift in the New Year to someone you love? Then let him or her realize this: We are the main shepherd of our fate, we are the main designer of our destiny! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Every long separation is a test: A test to see how powerful or how weak the will of reuniting is! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* You will rot in any place you feel you do not belong to! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Because of poverty and ignorance, not everyman living on earth lives in the same epoch! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Student asked: Master, give me a key to open every door in this universe! Master replied: Understanding is the key for all the locked doors; once you understand something, you defeat it! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Good literature is a lifeboat! Every time you feel you are sinking, jump on it! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* If you are good at building bridges, you will never fall into the abyss! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Never accept the situation where you have the light but sufficient only for yourself! You must have an abundant light so that you may give to others! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Let me give you a New Year message: Believe in yourself, because no one ever achieved anything significant without believing in himself and no one ever will! Believe in yourself powerfully, especially when there is no reason left to believe in yourself because the ultimate bottom is the best place to start a big rise! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Simple is humble; complicated is conceited! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Don’t look for trouble, because troubles look for being found by those who look for them! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Don’t wait for anyone to push you up, push yourself up; don’t wait for anyone to pull you up, pull yourself up! Your best hero, your greatest savior is yourself! The candle of your darkness is hidden within you! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Being patient will continue to remain something ridiculous as long as tomorrows continue to be something no more than a hypothesis! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* If you don’t hear the crows of the roosters in the mornings, you are one cursed city fellow! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* We can change people only by becoming their friends, not by becoming their enemies! Make friends with people so that you may be able to change them! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* You can lose your past by forgetting it but you can never lose your future because you can lose only the things you already own! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* It is a very childish and a clumsy act to try to make an intelligent man to believe in the fallacies and the fantasies of the religions! You cannot put shadow on the candle! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* When you go back your home, no matter how difficult the road is, you shall have an extra power, the power of love! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Look at the mirror! Who are you? You are not yourself, you are your culture! Do you want to be yourself? Then leave your prison and discover the paths beyond your path! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* In life, there are many hills and valleys to pass and you cannot avoid them! The most important thing you need is to know this: You must pass them! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Storm destroys, man also destroys, so man is a storm too! But contrary to storm, man can learn no to destroy! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Every lighthouse knows that when the giant waves come, no one will help! And when you know that no one will help you, you fight more seriously! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Never give up the life you wish, because that wish is your personal sun! If you give up, you will find yourself in the darkness even in the brightest day! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* There are 365 days in a year and you will meet all the colours of life throughout the year: The blue, the black, the pink… Only blue is not a life, only pink is not a life, only black is not a life! Life is all the colours! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Avoid the known paths or else be ready to end up in the known places! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* A man stroking a dog’s head means the universe is stroking the universe; a child playing with a little dog means the universe is playing with the universe! If the universe is a theatre play, then we can be sure that there is only one player: The universe itself! Everything we see is the same player! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Many trains arrive at your station; treat them good whether they stay or leave! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Leave the paths to find your own unique path! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Make a journey in such a way that it becomes the dream of others even long after you have gone! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Wherever you see an empty life, or an empty page or an empty mind, add something good to it! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* If you are happy with the journey you can give up the destination! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* It is not enough to protect the source of the light; the paths of the light must be protected as well so that either we may reach the light or the light may reach us! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* To see the universe clearly, you need not only a clear sky but also a clear mind! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)



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