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MMI QUOTATIONS

MEHMET MURAT ILDAN QUOTES

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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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* No man is a great man if he used violence to achieve his goals! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* The most tragic thing in life is to change the right path by thinking that it is the wrong path! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* It is a great joy to open a new path; and then, it is a greater joy to see new people on this new path; but the greatest joy is to see the new people opening many more brand new paths via this new path! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Literature is an invitation to people to discover the world of others and the world of others is the best source to understand and to improve our own world! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* A single tree in the middle of nowhere means resistance and victory! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Earth is a heaven but man often creates many hells within this heaven and a fascist country is one of the hottest and the most suffocating hell amongst all those hells! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* If you don’t speak the right things, then hush! If you don’t hush, then speak the right things! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Any country where there is no freedom of speech is no more than a Kingdom of Animals where only the powerful speak! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* If you stuck in the past, you won’t be able to step in the future! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Choices are abundant, it is the right decision which is the rare one! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Sick minds cannot live without creating enemies, but the real enemy for them is their own psychological illnesses and this illness is often originates from their inferiority complex! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Graveyards exist because death exists? No! Graveyards exist because we want to know precisely the place of our dead! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Tonight or every night if you wish you can have a very distinguished guest from the space: Just open your curtain at night, then the Moon will visit you! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* You can be an unhappy person, but you must never be a hopeless person! You can be an unsuccessful person or a defeated or an abandoned unlucky person, but you must never be a hopeless person! Being hopeless is the worst of the worst, it is the ultimate worst! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* For every drop of water you waste, you must know that somewhere on earth someone is desperately looking for a drop of water! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* When bored of sitting, move! When bored of moving, sit! Balance your life or there will remain neither moving nor sitting in your life but only falling! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* It is spectacular to watch an erupting volcano; but it is even much more spectacular to watch the rise of a newly exploding revolutionary idea! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* There is one thing we are sure: For the honor of humanity, all the kings and all the queens, all the kingdoms and all the monarchies must be abolished! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* A strange day is often a good day because it lacks boringness! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* We fly with our dreams, we fall with our hesitations! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* If you want to go to a far and difficult place, firstly send your mind to that far place, then your mind will meet with your body over there! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* If you follow the devil, your journey will end up in the hell! This is what happens to those who follow the dictators! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* A seagull flying beautifully is heaven; a seagull hunting an innocent fish is hell! Existence is heaven and hell, joy and horror! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* You like the wind? There is no wind? Start running! Create your own wind! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Are you afraid of the future? That is funny because future does not exist yet! Future is not even a shadow, because shadow exists! Let go your fear and concentrate on the present time! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Put everything else aside, old people must be respected just simply because they have survived longer than others in this fatal universe! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* If you keep wandering in the dark streets, may be it is because you find peace in the darkness rather than in the light! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Even the giant lead balls are not as heavy as the two sad eyes! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Every believer is also a nonbeliever because he does not believe in the things nonbelievers believe in; every nonbeliever is also a believer because he believes in the things believers do not believe in! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* The message snow gives us is very valuable: The environment you live in can suddenly change! Are you ready for this? Let us be thankful to the snow for this spectacular warning! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* To work is to be a river and all the rivers – no matter what their age are – are young in spirit! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* There is no point in trying to freeze the ice! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* For a flexible person, it is impossible not to reach his destination, because by using his ability to be flexible, he can easily define a nearer new destination! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Cold is hot, if you love it; hot is cold, if you hate it! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* A life without goal is a ship without rudder! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Want to shake the hand of a holy person? Then shake the hand of a helping hand! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Submission and obedience to one man is the routine of the slave-minded, empty-headed, personality devoid bland people! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* When you trust yourself, you sow the seeds of fear into the hearts of your enemies! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Be calm like a calm lake, then you will look beautiful like a beautiful calm lake! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Each one of us’ story – no matter how different it may look – is nothing but the story of trying to be alive! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* No matter what happens, as long as you think positively, hopelessness can never touch you! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* No person can walk all alone because to walk all alone one must have no memories at all from the past! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* If you want the people to understand you, invite them to your life and let them see the world from your window! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* You can never really know where exactly people are looking at! At the place they are staring at? Or at their past? Or at their future? ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Stupid and ignorant people always have high self-confidence, because they know nothing about the power of life’s possibilities! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* You are sitting! Want to be there? You can’t reach there by not going there! Sitting is the enemy of your dreams! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* He who knows how to fall without hurting himself will also know how to rise without any difficulty! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* He who sees a gold bullion more valuable than a tree has surely an intelligence much less than a donkey’s! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Wherever in the world a country is governed by spiritually ill, politically empty, ethically rotten and mentally stupid people, over there you can find nothing but chaos, tears and fire! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* If you are completely surrounded by the enemies, this proves that you are damn stupid in matters of making friends and such a stupidity, such a miserable clumsiness is your biggest enemy! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* To appear in heaven, let yourself disappear amongst the beauties of nature! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* To create a just world for women, we must firstly teach men to be just! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* You have to cross many bridges and you have to walk many paths in your life! But what is more important than this is to know which bridges you should not cross and which paths you must not walk! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Melt all the tanks in the world and make them rubbish bins. They will be much more useful for the humanity! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* The more freedom you get, the less your mind and your body is strangled! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Choose the paths which are not worn out by many feet! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Are you comfortable? That’s good. But there is somewhere at least someone is uncomfortable! And this should somehow make you uncomfortable too! The world can be a better place only through this way, through thinking others! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Watch the littlest kids carefully; the biggest messages for the grown-ups are hidden there! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Good ideas never require guns; and if an idea requires guns, it is not a good idea! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Whether you have teeth or not, smile! Because our world always needs a smile! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Trust yourself and trust the road, then your travel will be more smoother! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Those who act like a mirror and show the true face of the nation to the nation itself are the real heroes of the nation, because all a nation needs is to see his real face, to see his faults! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* A touch may not always be a love but love is always a touch! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* A country which is governed by the religious rules cannot be called as a country, but just a big open prison! Where freedom of expression doesn’t exist, where freedom is just a dream, over there nothing exists, nothing but the utter ugliness of a fascist oppression! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* A country where there are no freedoms is a black and white country; it is colorless and lifeless. Such a country needs nothing but colors, nothing but freedoms! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Every ship needs a port because unlike ships waves never get tired! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Unless you see it, it isn’t there, though it is there! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Sometimes a strong wind blows suddenly and you leave your beloved tree without saying even goodbye, like a pale autumn leaf! This uncertainty of life makes every moment in life infinitely precious. ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* We are nothing without compassion for others and for all other beings! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Is your country under great dangers? Light is gone and the darkness is everywhere? You don’t know whom to trust and what to do? Read the history of your country! There you will find out the best map for the way out! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Balloons are fun for the children and they are hope for the grown-ups! Even in a war, if you see a bunch of colorful balloons, you will feel that all will get better! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Window has no choice when the Sun wants to enter the house! But the curtain has! Know well your talents because they will determine your choices! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Old man with a young mind is much younger than the young man with an old mind! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Sheep all together, cars all together, people all together, crows all together, ants all together! Everywhere is full of herds! To breath comfortably, to feel free, to think better and to find the beauties of the unknown paths leave your herd! In whichever herd you are in, leave it! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Life is foggy; always try to see what lies behind the fog! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* To attack terrorism, firstly attack the ignorance which is the greatest source of terrorism! Attack the ignorance worldwide because ignorance often creates sick minds! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Life is a miracle and your most important goal in life is to protect this miracle. You have one more goal which is as important as this one and that is to protect the other miracles, the lives of others! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Waiting for something or somebody for hours, for days and even for years is a common human behavior. Take the word ‘waiting’ out of your dictionary! Move! Act! These are the words and the behaviors you need! The dead can wait for, but the quick must not! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* A justice-thirsty country needs nothing but justice, neither bread nor anything else, only justice! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Politicians are like little cats: They are never serious; they always mess up the things; they are fainthearted and spoilt. And when they look at the mirror, they see a tiger there, till the hammer of reality break that mirror very harshly! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Any religion which uses the words such as hell, fire, curse, burning, amputating can never be a religion of love because a religion of love must only use the language of love, must only use the sweet words of affection, not the words of darkness and torture! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* A lovely little wooden cottage in the depths of a forest is the most beautiful palace a king or any man can ever have! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* If you are unable to reach a person you must know that this happens not because that the roads are closed but because you don’t know the true paths to reach that person! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* An uneducated society will eventually turn into something lower than a herd of animals! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Hell people talk about hell, love people talk about love! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* The edge of a precipice is a very merciless school; over there you either learn to be serious or you die foolishly! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* To see something different gives you a chance to be something different! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* The loyal dogs of a dictator are much more dangerous than the dictator himself because a dictator can bite you only through his supporters. Without his dogs, he is nothing! More’s the pity, the world history is full of such loyal biters! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* At the end of all spiritual paths, there lies only a cold graveyard; the path of science is the only path that may give you something better than this! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* If you come across a high mountain on your way, thank to it, because a good challenge is a great chance for you to surpass yourself! Thank to it! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* There is a night school where you shall meet great teachers: The sky! When the night falls, the shining stars in the school will teach you how small you are and how comical to own an ego! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Without reading many different books, you can never leave the port of ignorance and can never obtain the peaceful mind of knowing the truth! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* You can be in love with solitude; it won’t last long! You can be in love with crowds; it won’t last long! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* You don’t need a ball to play football; all you need is a strong wish! After then, you can use even a stone as a ball! For all other things you want to do, all you need is a strong wish! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Solitude is not a port to drop anchor, but only a port to rest for a while! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* The greatest gift you can leave to humanity is the beautiful trace you left behind yourself that invites people to reason, science and peace! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* What are humans? They are unserious creatures in this serious universe! And because they are unserious, they appear and disappear quickly! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Adventure is the best way to feel the reality thoroughly! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Your most precious asset is your right thinking! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Tram’s road is predetermined, but not yours! You are not a tram, you can choose your path! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Reality is not enough for us, that’s why we have invented art to create different realities! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* If you want to be respected, do something respectful! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* How shall a society remember its miners underground while it cannot even remember its homeless above ground? ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan) ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Your mind is your guide! With a clever mind, you will have a life full of light! Improve your mind, improve your real savior! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* To be able to see a magic, you need to have a mind that can detect that magic! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* The best part of being a little child is having a long blank page ahead that he can fill it with almost everything! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* You exist because the universe exists. You owe your existence to the universe. You may call the universe as god or something else, it doesn’t matter. What matters is this: Thank to it! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* The best comedy on earth shows up when an immoral person talks about the morals! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* The beauty of shadow comes from the beauty of light! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* People are perfectly capable of ruining their own lives by very themselves without taking any wrong guidance from outside! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Your belief is mostly your prison! To discover the world outside your prison, you must first realize the walls surrounding you! Otherwise you shall continue being stuck in the prison of childish tales and fallacious illusions! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* A peaceful nature is the best doctor for an unpeaceful mind! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Only the exceptional paths bring exceptional glories! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* You can never be a giant if you do not challenge the powers much more powerful than you! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* A silent street always welcomes a good music! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* A daring destination mostly creates a daring journey! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Countries who don’t have brave prosecutors and fearless judges will instead have plenty of thieves, many killers and even stupid dictators! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Future is something imaginary but the present moment is something real! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Though the stupid have great capacity to direct the world because they are plentiful, the clever has a much greater capacity to prevent the stupid from halting the progression of humanity because – though they are rare – they are tactical and intelligent! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Some politicians are much noisier than the dogs! Just like teaching a dog how to hush, public must likewise teach those politicians to shush! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Here is a fact for you: Your prison is made by yourself! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Being alive is being a part of a dream and there is no dream outside the life! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* In a country where people are afraid of criticizing the government, many things must be going horrible! In such countries people must know that a society of cowards will always be remembered as a society of honourless people! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* What is a corrupted politician for a country which is like a fat fish? Just a cat, nothing but a piggish cat! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Bored with the upsetting realities of the day? Then leave yourself to the calming mysteries of the night! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Sometimes it is not right to wait for the right train. Take any train instead of rotting at the station! In other words, be realistic! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* If you fail, let the world knows the reasons of your failure; if you win, let the world knows the secrets of your victory! This is a great way to be useful for others! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* When travelling, concentrate on the path! Don’t sleep! Don’t read! Just live the journey in full by observing the path instead of wandering in your own world! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* If your mind is loaded with many burdens, you will not feel yourself empty even in an empty place! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* If you keep fighting with yourself, you will have less energy to fight with life! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* The more genius we become, the less mysterious this universe will be! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Same ideas don’t create same faces but they create same behaviors! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* What have you left behind yourself? Darkness or light? Badness or goodness? Lies or truths? Something sweet or something poisonous? You left a melody or a noise? If you have left good things behind yourself, you shall continue to live in the form of a light even long after you have gone! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* A society which devastates its homelands’ nature no more has the right to live in that territories! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Unless you have an utter belief in yourself, you shall never have a magical fate! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Every idea travels to somewhere but some ideas travel to everywhere, the great ideas! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Traveler! If you keep wandering in the path of wisdom you too eventually become a man of wisdom! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Our dreams seldom approach us; the rule is this: We must approach them! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* A journey deep into the Kingdom of Nature is always a mysterious journey, a Sufistic voyage, a spiritual trip! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Let fascism find not even a single passage to power or else that poisonous snake will infiltrate into the every vital corner of the country and kill the future of the nation! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* The windows of the houses – even if the house is ramshackle – are always beautiful because windows represent light! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* You may give up your big dream and that is very hard! If necessary, give it up but then create a new one! Never live without big dreams because they will keep you alive in life! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* When everything seems too far away from you, don’t despair, return to yourself because you are the nearest thing to yourself! Accumulate energy with yourself! Then you will feel powerful to reach even beyond the far things! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* There are many sources of happiness. Doing goodness is one of them and one of the best! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Some live in poverty but with their honor; some live in wealth but with no honor! Some lives are respectable, some are disgraceful! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Who needs a castle? Surely not a courageous man! Who needs a guard? Surely not a brave man! Who needs a gun? Surely not a strong man! Cowards need castles, they need guards and guns, simply because they are weak and chicken hearted! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Art symbolizes our perfect ability in the matter of enriching the reality! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Whatever you have in your mind, it always carries the potential to come into existence in the world of reality! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Don’t perceive the facts as a false criticism or else you lose badly! Because facts are facts and they need to be respected and be taken into consideration promptly! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* An empty street sucks your fullness; a full street fills your emptiness! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* There is no point of being enlightened unless you have started enlightening others! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Wherever wind visits, there it freshens the air; wherever wisdom visits, there it freshens the mind! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Every nation needs a crystal clear mirror to see its stupidities, to see its hypocrisies, to see its faults and its evils! No nation is saint! Every nation’s history is full of primitiveness and barbarity, full of wars and murders! Let every nation sees its face very clearly! Let them face their faces so that in the future they may be something better! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* It is raining! In other words little poems are coming down from the sky! Nature is literature! Sun is a fable; forest is a story; birds are a theatre; mountains are a myth; rain is a poem! Nature is literature! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* The feeling that something good will happen must always be kept alive! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* When the reality looks magnificent, a real art of photography has only one choice: To capture this beauty magnificently! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Whatever you do or wherever you go in life, after a while everything you did will look like a dream to you! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Life starts with the birth; success starts with the challenge! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Don’t be afraid of an endless road, but the road with an end! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Cats strongly believe that everywhere is designed for their comfort! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* If I ask you who you are and you reply you are a Christian or a Jewish or a Muslim, this has no meaning! If I ask you who you are and you reply you are a German or a Russian or a Spanish, this has no meaning! If you reply your name is Pedro or Azra or Joseph, this has no meaning! Are you good-hearted or ill-hearted? Are you compassionate or merciless? Are you honest or dishonest? You see, these have great meanings! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Let every house has a big library, then every house will be a big geyser of new ideas! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* You can always close your eyes to the truth and you can be sure that the truth will in no way take this into consideration! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Don’t pull people into your own storm! Let them stay safe outside your storm! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* This whole life is an art of knowing which door to open and which door to close! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* There is no difference between a rabid dog and a warmonger! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* To reach a beauty you must have an elegant soul which longs for beauty! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Our mind is our soul and we do not have any other soul. The concept of soul has been invented by ourselves to ease our fear of death. ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* We are lucky because we still have a magnificent temple called nature where we can find peace of mind in it! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Know all the paths, but walk on your path! Be original! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Our goodness is our wealth and when we close our eyes to the tragedies of the hard lives, we start losing our wealth! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* When you are unhappy, do not resist it! Let your unhappiness do its turn. After that the turn comes to the happiness! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Why a writer writes? This question is trivial! The important question is this: What he writes? ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* A boat without port is free only until the storm breaks out! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

 

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