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Quotes and Quotations of Mehmet Murat ildan -57

 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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* Like a breakfast time or lunch time, you must have a thinking time! Without eating and thinking we cannot stick to the existence; without them we cannot stay in the port of this universe! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* When you turn your back to the truth, the truth will soon appear before you! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Wherever you find your dreams, drop your anchor in there. If you are unable to do this physically, leave your heart and your mind over there, and you will see that your heart and your mind will one day pull your body there almost by force! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* A society with a great number of prisons is a totally failed society because it has terribly failed to create a marvellous society where crime is not something widespread but an exception! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* When your mind is foggy, all you need is the winds of wisdom! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Every New Year must be celebrated at the heart of nature – in the middle of a forest or by the side of a lake under billions of stars – because it is nature who has made our existence possible! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* The remotest place on Earth can sometimes be the most attractive place on Earth especially in times when our belief in humanity is lost! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* The easiest way to forget about the people who are dying in wars right now is to close our eyes and ears! And this is also the ugliest and the vilest way! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Mankind has created many religions; most of them are long gone now and finally all will long gone!  This truth is an irreversible truth! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* What if the door you love is locked and cannot be open? The answer is very simple: Find another door! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* There is always a path to our target; the problem is to discover it! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Today’s living people are much more important than tomorrow’s yet unborn people! We need to help the people of today before helping the people of tomorrow! We cannot make our plans so as to save the people of distant future by ignoring today’s people! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Universe is a giant with his body and we humans are a giant with our minds! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* The sound we hear when it snows is the soft song of the white beauty! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Yes, looking through the eyes of literature we may talk about the beauty of sadness! But in the eyes of truth, sadness is just saddening; there is no beauty there, only a touching desperation! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* A homeless with hope is in a better situation than a hopeless with home! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* What are we? We are a thinking universe! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Bad governments always lie because telling the truth requires honour and courage! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* The best life is the one which is lived happily without being noticed by others! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Mountains which block your way are mostly created by your own wrong thinking! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Visit your life, because you are spending too much time in others life! Visit yourself! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Some beautiful opportunities are like birds. They may be there but only till the next second! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Do the dreams have also their own dreams? Yes they have and those dreams also have their own dreams! So when you create a dream, you create infinite number of dreams! When you dream of a beautiful house, then that beautiful house will create new dreams! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* What do you need in the New Year? You need a dream; your dream needs an action; and your action needs right thinking! Without right thinking, you can have only unrealised dreams! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Nature has two powers: Her own physical power and the spiritual power of her beauty! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* When the winter comes, fire becomes a king! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* You don’t have to love the storm but you have to know its language in case you meet it! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* When you leave a port, ask yourself two questions: What mark you have made on that port and what have you learned from that port? ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* A country where people are afraid of even their own shadows is surely a country of dictatorship! In such vile countries there are two groups of people: The zombies, the living-dead who serve the dictator and the rest, the clever and honourable people who fight for their freedom! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* When modern values and modern people are under attack in a country, we can be sure of a dark future in that country! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* From the same window, you keep seeing the same view! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* Not only persons lose their way, but nations lose their way as well! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* A country where there is no security of life is certainly not a country but just a slaughter house! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* Look every creature from the windows of compassion with the eyes of love! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* Look at every creature from the window of compassion with the eyes of love! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* Existence is a priceless gift and the beauties of nature are the priceless gifts of the existence! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* The intolerant countries are the most boring, the most colourless, the most miserable, the most primitive and the rudest countries on this whole planet! Intolerance is a clear symptom of having a sick and ignorant mind! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* An open door frightens the doubter and the coward, but it whips the brave and the brash! When life invites you somewhere, neither be bold nor doubter completely, but be both bold and doubter! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* The politicians of your country will always try to encircle you with the high walls of lies! You must know that the truth is beyond the walls and without meeting the truth you cannot meet the freedom! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* If ten men are trying to lynch one allegedly vile person, than we can be completely sure that there are ten vile people and one allegedly vile person over there! Don’t forget, violence makes you a low man! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* Some clever and honourable nations change their regime from authoritarian to a democratic one, and some weak-kneed dictator lover miserable nations do the exact opposite! Don’t try to look for a character in a person who gave up his freedom, because he does have none! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* The journey of every ignorant and obedient society always ends up in the same place: In the desert! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* You run out of new ideas? Then you run out of your progression! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* Learn well how to think right and then be your own shepherd, otherwise you shall be the unlucky sheep of all sorts of cunning shepherds! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* Many countries collapsed totally just because nations of that country were sleeping like a log while the country is collapsing totally! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* Have you got stuck in a period of time where you loved or you were loved once? Come back to the present time, because present time is the only time you can do something real about your fate! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* When an ignorant reads ignorant things or when he comes together with other ignorant, his ignorance will deepen and his fate will worsen! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* Moments of love and compassion are the only immortal moments in human being’s life! We humans are mortals with immortal moments! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* In the matter of war, ask this question to yourself and to your own fellow country men: Have you ever seen any politician in your country without legs, without arms, without eyes after war? No! You can’t see such a thing because honourless politicians always stay in the safe ports while they send others to the zone of death! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* Without being an independent individual, without having an independent mind, you become nothing more than a trivial slave or an obscure shadow! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* In old age, past haunts the present; memories replace the real life! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* Try to see your face often and thus you may notice your mistakes because your face continuously records your errors, your lies, your frauds! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* Stay behind the scene; then you will have more freedom to work, more freedom to think and more freedom to act! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

 * The miracle of a single tree in the middle of nowhere originates from its own power, its own belief in itself! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* When two people got cross with each other and stop talking, the deep silence in the air will continue to speak glowingly! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* If you keep doing only the things you can handle, you will not be able to push the borders of impossibilities! Try to do the things which are beyond your powers; change your frontiers, create new ones! And then attack the new frontiers! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* If you want to have a golden signature, create a good art!  ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* The best friends of the highest mountains are only the clouds and the adventurer mountaineers! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* Ants are successful creatures; they are successful because they know very well that the mind of the team is superior to the mind of the individual! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* No dark cloud can forever prevent the sun from shining! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* Here is a wonderful habit: From time to time stop; move not; speak not; just watch the nature, because this is the best way to realise explicitly the miracles surrounding us! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* Hard roads require will of steel! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* The more we respect other creatures, the more respect our humanity will get! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* The unhappy people of the known paths must certainly try the unknown paths in their search of happiness! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* Those who want to have a beautiful future must first dream of a beautiful future! Dream is the first step; it is the first action; it is the first move before any move, it is the first of everything! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* Women who live their lives according to the suffocating religious rules created by men represent one of the saddest tragedies of the whole human history! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* You are an ordinary person till the day you realise that you have the power to change the world! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* To live the extraordinary ecstasy of a good rest, all you have to do is to get very tired! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* If a religion wants you to give up your freedom, just give up that religion! Nothing is holier than your freedom! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* The uncertainty of the future is a great blessing for us humans! Let the road ahead of us be completely unknown for us so that we can have the marvellous joy of discovering it! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* Do something very praiseworthy in your youth or in your middle age so that you can spend all your time talking about it in your old age! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* In every nation’s history time comes to behave like wild horses, to refuse any kind of authority which tries to eliminate your freedom! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* A hammer with flowers is still a hammer for the nail! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* The heaven of a grasshopper is the wheat field; the heaven of man is the same place, the very earth itself where we get our food and build our happiness! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* There are two kinds of politicians on Earth: Those who expand the freedoms and those who restrict them! The second group has no chance to triumph and they will always be remembered as spooky characters from a horror movie! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* No path is irreversible; you just return back and walk! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* Every irrational and unscientific belief will ruin your life! Your own wrong belief will be your own tragic punishment! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* When you are fascinated by a shadow, you forget the owner of that shadow! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* Nothing on earth can be more appreciated than an old woman carrying heavy burdens on her shoulders in the struggle of life! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* A new world order can only be created if we establish an order where the powerful wolf cannot eat the weak lamb! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* The purpose of art is to create heavens to balance the world because there are so many hells in the world, there are wars, tortures and oppressions, there is unhappiness etc. ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* If you have the ability to see the things behind the scenes, then you have the greatest talent one can ever have because there is almost always something else behind the things! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* The strength of your mind determines the depth of your desperation! The weaker the mind, the deeper the desperation! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* One of the most beautiful words is touch; it exquisitely represents our need to prove ourselves that we are not in a dream!  ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* You must let other people to challenge your truths; you must let them to question your faith and the reason for this is very simple: Your truths might be very wrong; your faith might be very mistaken. Don’t be a castle; you need bridges surrounding you, not walls! And remember that walls belong only to cowards! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* When you leave the light behind you, shadows and darkness become your guide! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* In reality the concept of ‘other nation’ is wrong because there is only one nation: The Human Nation! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* The more you exaggerate, the more you will look funny! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* Freedom can be forgotten in the repressive countries. To remember freedom, it will be enough to watch a happy seagull flying in the sky! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* Did you have a sad day? Don’t worry, you have all the night to compensate for it! Did you have a sad night? Don’t worry! You have all the day to compensate for it! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* A soulless city creates soulless people! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

 * A sad soul needs an infinite horizon which can throw all his sorrow into the silence of the eternal emptiness! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* The distance between you and your destination can be set to zero only by your courage to act and by your determination to sustain this action till the end! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* Who can live without eating? A farmer is a great hero because he fights for our existence! If anyone deserves a medal of existence in a country, that person should be a farmer! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* Moments fly and if you don’t fly with the moments, you remain on the ground apart from the moments while the moments are flying! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan 

* One thinking man in a crowd worth a thousand men! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* A sane person will look like insane for an insane person! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* If you can be very impartial in analysing your own past, then you will have a much better future! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* When the reality is no different than a beautiful dream, stick tightly to that reality! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* By walking on the right path, you create a golden fate for yourself and you also become a silver lining for the others! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* The stupid are always in a tendency to create enemies; on the other hand the clever are always in a tendency to create friendships! Make friends with anything or anybody possible, in short, be clever! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* An endless path is frightening but the path that ends is even more frightening! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* Great man is the one who is aware of his smallness in this universe! Greatness starts first of all with accepting the reality. ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* When the lost doesn’t want to be found, he cannot be regarded as the lost! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* Our photographs are our best proof to others that we lived the things we lived in the past! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan 

* There is no honour in exploiting people and there is also no honour in exploiting animals! Using people or using animals for our own interests is nothing but an arrogant immorality! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* Travel is the best school; it has the best teachers because everything seen is a teacher; and this colourful school’s diploma is wisdom! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* Kids don’t have much accumulated and deep memories and that’s why they happily live in the present time! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* What can you learn from a statue? You can learn to stay calm whatever happens! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* There are millions reasons to live and not even a single reason to die! You must protect your life – the miracle given to you by the evolution – under all conditions! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* By smoking you betray your lungs and every betrayal has its price! Respect your body because every disrespect on this matter will make you a great traitor, a traitor to your own body which is the only ship you travel on in the ocean of existence! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* If your country is governed by the most stupid people, it is vital for you to continue going up personally while your nation and your country is going down because your country will inevitably collapse and it will be in need of people like you, people who managed to improve themselves while everything else was falling and deteriorating! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* Civilisation is meaningful only with a beautiful nature! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* A hungry cat does no favour to a trapped bird! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* To reach your target quicker, don’t lose your time by looking back! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* People who go through hell in the Heaven of Earth are mostly the people who live their lives according to some religious rules! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* Close your eyes because all the great sounds of existence can best be heard with eyes shut! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* Inaction is the worst action of human beings! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* Sometimes the most difficult thing is to be able to see the most obvious thing! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* Silence is the best music when you are in need of silence and music is the best silence when you are in need of music! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* If you are not afraid of the dark, the darkness will start being afraid of you! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* Sometimes we all want to disappear in the depths of an infinite path and the reason of this is obvious: We all come from the depths of infinity! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* If you are a path-creator, you don’t need a path! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* If you have carefully examined hundred people you met in your life journey, it means that you have read hundred different books! Every person you know is a book; world is full of walking books; some are boring, some are marvellous, some are weak, some are powerful, but they are all useful because they all carry different experiences of different paths! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* Happy people is a great hope to all the unhappy people because a path of success can always be used by the people who couldn’t find such a path yet! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* Every time the long-forgotten people of past are remembered, they are born again! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* For a child, no hand is stronger and softer than the hand which touches her lovingly! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* When you are in trouble, you are the nearest first person who can help you! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* When the sky is fully covered by the birds, you will feel the winds of pure freedom beneath this sky! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* Sometimes nations come to a junction: There, they have to make a choice between democracy and fascism, that is to say, between life and death! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* When we see an innocent child, this is an ordinary thing; but when we see an innocent adult, this is an extraordinary thing! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* Tragedy is a disaster; but desperation after that tragedy is a much greater disaster! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* Some looks are heavier than the thickest books because they carry the saddest stories of life! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* There is no such a thing as missing the train of your life! Life is very rich and very generous; it always offers you new opportunities! Already-missed will soon be substituted by the not-missed-yet! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* Humans which imprison the animals can never be called as humans! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* The more money you spend on guns, the less money you spend on people! More weapons, less happiness; more guns, more misery! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* A good strategy of life is obvious: When the right path is found, it must be walked no matter how hard it is and the precious target this path destined to must be arrived at by defeating every difficulty encountered! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* Clouds in the sky very much resembles the thoughts in our minds! Both changes perpetually from one second to another! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* An honourable man is fair even to his enemies; a dishonourable man is unfair even to his friends! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* To make an elderly person happy is the noblest act a young person can ever do! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* Double face in a person is no problem as long as both faces are more or less the same! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* When you need a helping hand, look inside you before anywhere else! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* A beautiful mind is like a beautiful path! The more you travel with it, the more you find peace and happiness! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* An arrogant rich and a humble poor both need help! The former needs help to be human; the latter needs help to live humanely! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* It will be very fair to say that the moments of sincere laughing are the very best moments of life! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* Water is sagacious because it carries inside of itself the bottomless profundity of oceans, the cosmic looks of the clouds, subtle wits of the rivers, the inquisitive character of the rains and the silent meditation of the little lakes! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* It is always easy to create an ordinary city; what is difficult is to create an extraordinary one, peaceful and restful one, smart and tidy, artful and cultivated one, in short, a livable one! And Zurich is such a city! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* Yes, there are plenty of politicians who are liars, there is no doubt about this! But some of them are not only liars but also serial killers because they deliberately send people to the wars! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* Reflection is a blessing and reflection happens not only when one sees himself on a mirror or on the windowpane or on a puddle, but it also happens when someone criticises you! In every true critique made on you, you will see yourself and you will obtain a good chance to make corrections on yourself! Reflection happens even in the books you read! Reflection is a blessing; when it happens, you discover yourself, you face yourself! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* Palaces are for the little men not for the great men because great man is humble! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* You can never catch real happiness without making others happy! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* If lots of men around you are growing a beard just because of political or ideological reasons, you refuse this, and if you have a beard, shave it off! Leave your herd to find yourself! Find your own style, not the style your ideology or your party is dictating on you! Remember, you build a sound character mostly through refusing, through saying no, through staying different! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan 

* What is left after war is silence: The silence of the death; the silence of the debris; the silence of the birds! After war even the screams of sadness are silent because the pain is in the very depths of the soul! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* No country can claim to be civilised if it has homeless people on its streets! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* It is very possible that the majority of a nation can choose darkness! Such fool nations learn the beauty of light through the unbearable and inconceivable pains! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* If you want to be tall to see the world better, have some high thoughts! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* Are you tired? Are you feeling that you will not be able to reach your destination? Then all you have to remember is that those who reached their far and hard destinations also felt the same way on their way! Knowing what others felt will give you a great power to complete your journey! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* Unless you refuse the bad things happening to you, you will continue to suffer with your own consent! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* You walk like others? You talk like others? You think like others? Then the world doesn’t need you because others are already abundant in the world! Be original! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* Art is the greatest opportunity to admire the human mind! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* When you start dreaming, you become just a body because your mind is now somewhere else! A dreaming person is just a mindless body! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* The biggest mistake of a democratic country is to underestimate the power of a democratically elected pro-fascist leader because it is always easier to destroy a castle from within! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* If you harden the soil, the seed cannot grow; if you harden your heart, the love cannot grow! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* If you are a kind and a peaceful person, you will see yourself when you look at an elegant flower! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

 

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