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Quotes and Quotations of Mehmet Murat ildan -56




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 most precious light is the one that visits you in your darkest hour! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Observe your path ahead carefully; see the dangers and the opportunities! By this way you can write your own fate with your own judgements! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* You want to be a river? This is not necessary because you can be a river without being a river; just flow in your life, this is what the rivers are doing, they are flowing! Remember, you can be anything without giving up yourself. Never wish to be something else, always be yourself! You want to be a Sun? Just give warmth to everyone with kind words! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* If you are a boat and your lake is frozen, what can you do? You will wait for the spring! We are lucky that we are humans, we don’t have to wait for the spring; we can break the ice if necessary, we can use fire to open our way! Nothing can stop the mind if the mind decides to move to his target! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* In a country where even humans are treated brutally, animals must be in a totally desperate condition! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* You may not be happy with your life. All you have to do is to refuse to be unhappy! Because the worst thing is to get used to be unhappy! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* If you are happy with your present time, you will look at your past with happy eyes even if you have had a sad past! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Stephen Hawking gezegenimizin ötesine kaçmadığımız sürece önümüzdeki 1000 yıl içerisinde hayatta kalamayacağımızı söylüyor. Bu varoluş sorunumuz özgür zihinli insanların sayısı artırılarak çözülebilir. Çünkü tıpkı özgür kuşlar gibi yalnızca özgür zihinler yeni ufuklara ulaşabilirler! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Here is a tragicomic reality of all the regimes: People work hard to feed their thief politicians, their thief kings and thief queens or their thief presidents! And therefore the tragicomic reality of all the times is this: There can exist no thieves without the support of people! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Only a happy mind will see the beauty of a beautiful view! For the sad mind everywhere looks gloomy! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* You will never be lonely on the right path because the truth itself is the best companion a person can ever have! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Plucking a flower and giving it to someone is not an act of kindness, it is a behaviour of killing a defenceless fragile beauty for the sake of our own interest! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Whatever time is giving us, it will take everything back! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Sometimes you must do crazy things to discover the life beyond your life, to enter the unknown zone beyond your known zone! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* The Moon always finds an opportunity to turn our attention from the ground beneath our feet to the sky above our head! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Sometimes all you need in your life is anything strange because strange things can revive your soul just like a cold water freshening your pale face with every splash! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* What is really the Mars One project? It is to carry Frank Sinatra to the Mars, it is to carry Hamlet to the Mars, Gandhi to the Mars, Buddha to the Mars. It is a project of carrying our memories, our knowledge, our history, our everything to the Mars! It is not only a project of saving our future but also a project of saving our whole past! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* People ask what will happen if Mars One fails. There will be Mars Two, Mars Three, there will be Gliese 581 One, Proxima Centauri b One etc. If a project opens the path for other projects, it means that it has already triumphed! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* This morning do something different: When you wake up in the morning, wake your forgotten and forsaken dreams up as well, wake them up like an insisting rooster! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Reaching the top requires taking a good break every time you need it! On the way up, you must never hesitate to stop for a while! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

“Always be loyal to human values not to your country, because your country may well betray the human values!” ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan Words of Wisdom, Aphorisms, Wise Sayings, Quotations)

* Life is offering you infinite paths! To get stuck in one path is nothing but shallowness! Go deep, discover other lanes! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* The Self-confidence of the ignorant is one of the biggest disasters of the humanity! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Stupid crowds are the greatest wealth of the crook politicians! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* If you are well ahead of your own society, your path will seem a wrong path to your own people! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Catch the life with the agility of a dog trying to get a hold of the flying Frisbee! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* What is the size of this universe? The size of this universe is whatever the size of your dreams! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* The face of poverty is a mixture of sincerity and sadness! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* There is no sunset in a fascist country, because there is not a Sun in a fascist country! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* An illusionist can make himself disappear; a musician can do the same thing: When he plays a piano, after a while we start seeing only the music not the man! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Reaching the top of a high mountain is just a personal victory. But for a victory to be important for the society, it has to be useful for the humanity! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* There are people who are trying to make the world darker and there are people who are trying to make the world brighter! And how can you know who is who? Very simple: Those who let you express your ideas freely, those who let you to be different than others and those who give you every freedom to criticize anything are the ones who are trying to make the world brighter! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Hard long roads create tough men; dangerous hostile paths create powerful people! Great difficulties create giant guys! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* The only power which can illuminate you is your own mind! No other mind can lighten you if your mind insists to remain in the darkness! The fate of your fate is within you! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* We must thank to the crazy people because by looking at their achievements or the failures, we can decide whether we have to inject some craziness to our own lives or not! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Without travels, our existence, our memories, our literature, our dreams, our everything would be very poor, very boring, very limited! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Endless stairs require endless effort! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* There are two kinds of diamonds in this world: The diamond itself and the eyes full of love! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Are you dreaming? Stop dreaming; come and watch the sunset, it is better than all the dreams! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* If you can defeat your own calamity, you will be a hope for others and thus you can defeat the calamity of others too! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* A warm house is the best New Year present for every child! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* To think is sacred; let every person think freely! To express what you think is sacred; let every person express his thought freely! If you do this, you prove that you are a conscientious and a moral human being! If you don’t do this, you just declare yourself being fascist! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* It is a great privilege to travel alone on the right path knowing at heart that one day millions too will travel on that same road! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Those who have darkness in their minds turn their bodies into darkness as well! Life is colourful; be like a rainbow, use every colour! Don’t get stuck in one colour, be colourful! Black, red, yellow, green, let all the colours be your colours! Those who have colourful minds will have colourful bodies as well! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* People of one idea are the poorest people on earth; people of many ideas, people of many different thoughts are the richest people on earth! Only the rich in ideas, only those who have flexible minds will survive in this ever changing universe! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Paris has history, it has art, it has wonderful architecture, it has literature, but much more important than all these, it has freedom! If a city cannot offer freedom to its dwellers, all its other beauties will be meaningless! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Your life will be simplified when you choose inaction when no action is required and choose action when action is required! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Enlightenment is to replace your own self with the self of the universe! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Every time a stupid politician says something stupid, you don’t have to reply to him, because it is nonsense to shoo every barking dog away! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* The ugliest government is the one which is spreading fear to its own people! The finest government is the one which encourages its own people to criticize the government harshly. ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Sometimes our best speech is the way we look in silence! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* When you have much higher ethical values than the ethical values of your own people, you stop belonging to your own people, to your own country because your people and your country are now located in the low levels of humanity! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* When nobody interferes with what you wear and how you wear, you are living in a civilised country at least on the matter of clothes! Happiness and freedom are often the same thing! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Are you going somewhere aimlessly without knowing where you are going? It is possible that you may end up at a very beautiful place where no plan can ever take you! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* All a hardliner has to do is to keep the door of his mind open! And then, the light will visit him! Only in light we can see the truths!  ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Which is the most successful country on Earth? In whichever country dying is the most difficult thing, that country is the most successful one! And which is the most stupid country on earth?  In whichever country dying is the easiest thing, that country is the most stupid one! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* In the New Year, never forget to thank to your past years because they enabled you to reach today! Without the stairs of the past, you cannot arrive at the future! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* The New Year is a painting not yet painted; a path not yet stepped on; a wing not yet taken off! Things haven’t happened as yet! Before the clock strikes twelve, remember that you are blessed with the ability to reshape your life! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* When your life is stormy, take a refuge to a port: To music or to literature, in short, to art, to any kind of art! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan) 

* Life is full of traps: Poisons can be sweet; darkness can shine! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Time will do his own drawing upon us but we will do our own drawing upon time as well! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Throughout the human history millions have died because of the kings and the queens, because of the presidents and the prime ministers, because of the Caesars and the duces, because of all these little charlatans with big ego! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* There isn’t a viler creature on earth than a politician who sends the children of others to the war but not his own children! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)



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