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Quotes and Quotations of Mehmet Murat ildan -55




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 farthest mountain is the one you think you can never reach and it may even be just by the side of you! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan) 

* If a politician obtained a great wealth after he has been elected, his being an immoral corrupt man is not a possibility but it is a self-evident reality! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Our creativity is a universe within this universe, certainly a much bigger one! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Opportunity is not a rock, it is a bird! You either catch it or you miss it! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Flexibility is an art of creating way outs within the cul-de-sacs! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* For a chic and an honorable full victory, you must make your own fight and win your own battle entirely by yourself!  Try to refuse any help to get a pure victory, a victory which belongs merely to yourself! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* One of the most distinct features of this whole human history is god flattery! People never get tired of buttering every kind of gods in the hope of getting earthly benefit or obtaining heavenly plunder! Man is no doubt a tireless flunkey! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Watch yourself from different angles so that you can understand better who you really are! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* A ship on the port always waits for you to sail to the oceans!  ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* However much things have been said in the past, there will be always something new to be said in the future! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* If you know the art of being happy with simple things, then you know the art of having maximum happiness with minimum effort! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* A city man taking the picture of a donkey and behaving like he has seen an alien creature must absolutely be photographed as he is certainly more interesting than the donkey itself! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* All we need to know about the storms is this: Storms are born, they live and they die! And they destroy anything wildly, just like we do in wars! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Let the romantic minds meet the romantic cities and after that the candle of romanticism shines on earth like a sun! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Darkness is always afraid of the positive thoughts, because they are also a species of light! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* However much you love them, you must let everything and everybody that desperately long for their freedom to be free! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Good dog is no different than a good man and a bad man is no different than a bad dog! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Don’t hide yourself from the world and don’t let the world hide himself from you! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Man looks very coward and extremely primitive with an ostentatious big sword and he looks very brave and tremendously sophisticated with a humble olive branch! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* When you find the best path ahead of you, leave all other paths behind you! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* It is not possible for a house to own a spirit without owning windows with flowers! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* You must always see your loneliness as an opportunity to meet something good unexpected, something new unknown before, something interesting not happened yet! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan) 

* Whatever you value, it becomes your sun! If you value a calm night, your own sun will rise with the sunset on the horizon! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* The kindest mind is the most beautiful mind! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Without seeing the whole picture and without knowing the whole story of a man’s life, our judgements about him will most probably be wrong and unfair! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Plains watch the mountains and mountains watch the plains. Through looks, everything touches everything, even though they have many kilometers or even light years between them! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* If you sleep on the train, you will miss your station; if you sleep at the station, you will miss your train! You can control your fate only when you are awake! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* A happy face is also a source of happiness! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* What makes your life rainy or sunny is your attitude towards life, not the attitude of life towards you! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Enlarge your windows till you get a window where you can see the whole universe with one look! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* A non-reading society is nothing but a miserable society; a non-reading nation will be nothing but a disgrace of all other nations! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Always refuse to be like the others! The more you become similar to the others the more you will be useless because there are already plenty of the others! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* High walls and deep precipices on your path or hard rocks and big holes are not real obstacles! There is only one real obstacle on your path: Absence of self-confidence! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* In any country where there is a dishonorable government, there is certainly a dishonorable nation! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* You become rich by helping the poor; you become rich also by helping the rich! Helping makes you rich! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* No ethical person wants to be a king or a queen, because there is no ethics and honor in putting yourself in a place higher than others! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Sometimes there is no time to wait for the sea to calm down! If you have to reach your target, let your voyage start and let the storm be your path! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* To say something great, you must first stop trying to say something great! Sometimes struggling is an obstacle to reach the target! Flow like a river, calmly, naturally, enjoying the present moment, without thinking of the ocean and finally you will be there! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* When the unexpected meets with the unprepared, over there we find the greatest astonishments!  ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* The things which give joy to you may also give you horror! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Past is always afraid of being forgotten because being forgotten means being never-existed in a way! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* When you want to be alone, even few people around you will seem like a tremendous crowd to you! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* When we are under a tree, we are under a temple, a temple of countless goodnesses! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* May be the road you travel doesn’t give you the beautiful fate you have always dreamed off! Stop and change the road, no matter how difficult it may be! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Sometimes you may feel that your heart is speaking and sometimes you may feel that your mind is speaking. In reality there is only one speaker: Mind! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Crowds don’t think; they act; they don’t produce ideas, they produce actions! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Old people deserves a medal, a medal of existence which crowns their long-term victory against the cruelty of time and the dangers of this chaotic universe! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Moments of thinking are your military moments because they are the moments where you take the opportunity to attack and eliminate your problems! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* In your most desperate moments where you crawl on the ground like worms, sometimes you suddenly hear the voice of a savior, the voice of the Music which immediately carries you away to the stars! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* This whole life is an art of knowing when to sit and when to stand up! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Watching the infinite horizons gives you infinite dreams, infinite ideas, infinite paths! Choose a great target and then you will see that great instruments will appear for you to reach that target! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Do not try to be attractive; just be natural because being natural is already attractive! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Don’t follow any leader; don’t obey to anyone; crowds are slaves; take an independent stance; take orders only from your own mind! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* We are all born in a little port but not all of us sail the vast oceans! Majority remains in the port! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Time will come and riding horses will be seen by the whole society as a severe animal rights violation! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Behind your view there are other views; to see them, you must first visit the view you see! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* If there is ever a magical beauty that can be watched hours with great admiration, and that is the beauty of a strong light falling from the everlasting skies into the heart of the dimness! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Follow the river to reach the sea; follow the sea to reach the ocean. And finally follow the ocean to reach the wisdom! As long as you target beyond of the beyond, you will reach the very beyond! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* If you are not happy with your life, it is most probably because you have eagle eyes to see the negative parts of your life and almost blind to the beautiful side! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Let your mind start your new journey firstly; let it travel on that road and then it will come back to you. After then you can start this journey both with your mind and with your body! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Art creates high energy, high vibrations, high music, high feelings, high of everything! Without art, we leave highness and we meet lowness! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* One of the most stupid things in life is not to enter the door which is wide open just because of the fear that this door will be shut and going back will be impossible! Have some courage, because even a harvest mouse leaves his hole to discover new places! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* As long as there exist stupid people supporting stupid governments in their countries, people living in those countries will continue fluttering badly in the cesspool created by this utter foolishness! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Even a book with completely empty pages will change you because you will start thinking about the reason behind this emptiness and once you enter the thinking territory it means that you entered a territory of change! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* It is in fact not our dream that makes us happy, but chasing that dream! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* No man thinks the same story when looking at a photo because every mind lived a different story! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* What can a little town teach you? It can teach you how a little place already contains the whole features of the entire world! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* The trains always arrive at your station. The question is which one to take? ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Sometimes you do not need a particular destination to go, you just need a travel; the place you want to go is the travel itself! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* The whole world may call you to follow the wrong path! In such a case, tell the whole world to buzz off! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Hand holding sword is always an ugly hand! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* A man who is deprived of criticisms is a miserable and a poor man; a man who ignores or refuses or fears criticisms is a foolish man! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* When a nation leaves the fate of his country to an ignorant and fool person, then that nation itself will be remembered in the history as ignorant and fool nation! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* You want to fly? Find an art and watch it carefully! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Life is sweet till a bitter reality comes and hits us! After that, if you are a strong person, life will continue being sweet! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* We are creatures taken seriously by the Earth, because we can severely affect the fate of the Earth, but we are in no way taken seriously by the Universe yet! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* We are doomed to live the feeling of being lost because temporal beings are doomed to feel this way; this is something that transitory bodies cannot avoid!  ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* There is a non-technical way to travel in time: Try to create religious generations in your country, then you will certainly travel back in time, into the old eras! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* The greatest hero for a country is the person who gave a progressive vision, a peaceful soul, a modern mind and an unshakable belief in science to his nation. And for the Turks, this honorable name is Atatürk, an immortal revolutionist! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* You can always be better than your master but you can never change the fact that you were his student and he was your master! The seed must always respect for his soil! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* The most beautiful sunset is the one which suddenly appears in front of you while you are walking pensively! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* If only you could fully grasp how valuable, how limited and how unique every moment of your life is, you would never stand as still as a statue even a single moment because action is real living! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* The first dance is the worst dance; the last dance is the best dance! All the roads of persistent practice lead to the Land of Perfection! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Most countries have only few honest politicians and this is just like having a body with only few good organs functioning! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Yes, fascism is a horrible storm, but the storm prepares his own death by receiving fatal wounds while hitting the things he is destroying! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Elegance and kindness is an elegant and kind reply to the rudeness of this world! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* By reading books, you lose your old self and you find your new self! To read is to travel from self to another self! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Unless you accept anyone to be your boss, no man can be your boss! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Children always give this simple message: Be natural, be sincere, be yourself! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Clever nations are the ones who keep changing their governments! Because power must change hands otherwise it will get spoiled and rot! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* You learned something right? Make it part of your life right away! You heard something clever? Internalize it instantly! You heard something beautiful? Add it to your life philosophy at once! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Your first purpose is to find a purpose for yourself. And your second purpose must not immediately be trying to reach that purpose you found but to investigate thoroughly whether that purpose is really necessary for yourself or whether it is worth at all to struggle for it! Because millions are fighting for a purpose which will in no way make them happy at the end! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* There are hundreds of intelligent and big brains in every country in the world to run that country successfully but somehow and often either an immoral stupid or a charlatan imbecile comes to power! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* There is no real silence for the sensitive ears and there is no real tranquility for the sensitive hearts! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* When you smile, it means that your mind smiles; when you cry, it means that your mind cries! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* The real beauty of a house is always the happiness inside that house! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Death must die so that life can be real! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* The more a politician stays in the high positions, the dirtier and filthier he becomes! Countries must ensure that no politician stays long in the high offices or else the whole country starts becoming dirty and filthy! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Since the future is unknown, no path can take you to the known! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Ego is a drum and the drum has to make a noise to tell everyone that that it is there! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* No king has a throne more beautiful than a bench covered with the autumn leaves! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Is it possible to have memories from the future? Yes, it is! Just dream about the future and these dreams will take their places on your memories, they will be your memories from the future! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* When you see a person watching the universe, you see the universe with mind is watching the universe without mind! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* If you are looking at anything from one point, from one angle, you can never attain wisdom because wisdom is to see all the things from every point, from every angle! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Any regime or any government which motivates its own people to be different than one another is a good regime, is a good government! Encourage people to think differently, to act differently, and to believe in different things, otherwise you create just a herd of animals! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* The little lake you love is the biggest ocean for you! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* The most wonderful thing about being unaware of the dangers is that you may be successful in defeating the dangers because you don’t see them and behave very calmly! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* When the spirit of nature touches us, our hearts turn into a butterfly! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* The dictators, commanders or emperors who want to conquer the world soon realize that the world has already been conquered by the artists and their arts! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Infinite horizons belong to those who have infinite imagination! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* In a democracy, when the traffic light is red for freedoms, don’t ever stop, don’t ever wait! Refuse the red light, ignore it, break the rules and move forward! It is always legitimate to challenge fascism for every nation in the world as long as this challenge is nonviolent! Because violence means using the same vulgar, the same evil methods of fascism! Don’t behave like a dog when fighting against a dog! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* If you are stupid enough not to know the difference between the devil and the angel, you quickly find the devil! This is what happens to most people in democracies just after elections! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* History shows us that people often make mistakes, they give wrong decisions, they vote for the wrong persons! And history also shows us that in the end they pay a heavy price for it! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* The world is progressing slowly because in every country some guys come to power, they fix many things, they do good job and then idiots come to power, they mess up everything, they change the fate of the country towards the darkness, towards a total collapse! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* A dictator in a country is a big threat to the whole humanity; a democrat in a country is a great hope to the whole world! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* There is no such thing as a non-dangerous dictator! Like all the venomous snakes, all dictators are dangerous! Then what is the antidote? Antidote is our love for freedom and our unshakable determination on the matter of keeping this love! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* World is full of lost lives, full of unfortunate souls ruined in the name of unreasonable religious rules! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Anywhere in the world, if you see a law which is protecting the rapists, you must know that this law has been prepared by the rapists! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* A full loyalty to the leader merely fits to the dogs, not to the humans! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Don’t ever rule out the option of U-turn in your life, because one day you will need it! The moment you realize that you are going to the wrong direction, turn to the right direction instantly, with a beautiful U-turn! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Your dream is your path! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* It is more important to prove something to yourself than to prove it to others! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* When a beautiful reality looks unreal, you will realize that the beauty of reality is superior to any dream whatsoever! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* There is October in every November and there is November in every December! All seasons melted in each other’s life! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Humans have better wings than birds: Human mind is a perfect wing and with this wing we can fly to some farthermost places no bird can ever dream! Yes, mind is a wing; and when it comes to flying man is the most sophisticated bird on earth! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)



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