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Quotes and Quotations of Mehmet Murat ildan -58




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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* Seeing the obvious is often harder than seeing the hidden! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* You must wear clothes which suits your own soul, not your own society! What you wish to do is much more important than what your society wants you to do! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* If the tranquillity is killing you, seek for the storm to save your life! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* Trams are not free; their paths are predetermined; they must travel on the pre-designed paths! You are not a tram; your path is not predetermined; you can travel on any path! Fate is nonsense; you are free, you choose your own path with your own mind! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* For your shadow, you are his shadow! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* When a shadow looks very beautiful, we forget to look at its owner! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* People seem to be doing different things, but in reality they do the same thing: They just rush about without having any outstanding universal goal! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* Great writers speak with their works not with their mouths! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* To give light to others, you must first take light from others! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* If we keep telling that life is unfair but do nothing serious about it, then life will forever continue to remain unfair! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* To wish a life without stairs, without hills and mountains is to wish a dim life without the joy of rising with our own efforts! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* He who helps you in your worst moment well deserves to be your best hero! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* The things you escape have the ability to catch you, one or other day! Stop running away! Meet them and defeat them! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* If a nation is leaving democracy and choosing fascism, it means that it is taking itself from a peaceful garden to a bloody slaughter house! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* Every morning is a revolution against the darkness! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* You need a poetic touch from the outer space? Then you need the moonlight! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* Natural disasters happen from time to time but poverty happens all the time and therefore poverty is the greatest tragedy, it is the greatest disaster of mankind! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* Your best walk is the one you walk with your own style! Imitating others means wiping out ourselves! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* Your limits limit your life! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* Don’t let anybody to ruin your inner joy or to interfere in your marvellous rhythm! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* Without eliminating the fog in your mind, you won’t be able to see clearly! And how can you eliminate this fog? How can you liberate your mind? Just open your mind to the winds of all ideas! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* If you do not have a cause, then you have nothing at all! Get a cause and march with that cause! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* If a leader wants his people to do something, he himself must firstly do it! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* Challenge is an art; you must know whom to challenge, how to challenge and when to challenge well, otherwise defeat becomes the inevitable fate! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* All the doors you ignored or refused to enter represents your uncreated fates! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* When people have similar emotions, their faces also look similar! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* The luckiest generation in a country is always the one which has never went through any war in their lifetimes! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* The world is full of fools and foolishness; the mission of every clever man is to watch the fools from a distance and develop sound plans to repair the damages created by them! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* Let those who sit know that this world is not a waiting room; it is an arena to struggle, an arena for action! Let the inactive remember that we were born to act, not to sit! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* We are lucky when we are helped while we lose our balance; but we are certainly much luckier when we are helped only by ourselves while we lose our balance because the less external-help we get the more inner-strength we gain! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* If you are obliged to do something inevitable, don’t lose time to think about it, do it right away! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* The most important thing about the ‘next time’ is that there may not be a next time! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* One-man regimes belong to old eras; they involve clowning and arbitrariness! In the twenty-first century only the silly and larky nations give permission to such third-class contemptible regimes! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* Night is the time to dream and morning is the time to actualize them! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* There is nothing uglier than an unrighteous and foolish majority! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* To see the hidden, you hide yourself too! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* The burden of a porter is temporary, but the burden of a crooked politician is permanent because his conscience always carry the enormous burden of his frauds! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

A silver-tongued charlatan and a half-wit society are made for each other! When these two come together in an election, a great disaster happens: Charlatan comes to power!

* In a petty theft you steal money, gold etc.; in an electoral theft you steal the future of a country! The second crime can be committed only by the meanest people! Such a heavy crime results in a heavy price! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* There are some ignorant and immoral politicians, the more they win the elections the more their countries lose! Their victory always results in the defeat and the collapse of the whole country! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* In every man’s life there are moments where looking to the past may ruin the future and in those moments walking forward without looking back is the best thing one can ever do! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* No better school invented yet than the school of loneliness in the matters of understanding our deep-self! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan 

* What adjective can be used for a nation who is consistently fooled, recurrently deceived by the crafty politicians? Goofy? Very light! Fool? Not enough! Brainless? Yes, that is the very adjective! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* If a nation wants to be deceived, let it be deceived! Through this way, they will learn the truth after many deceptions and pains! Truth and time are the greatest teachers, they are the greatest instructors! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

 * The desired modernization and rationalisation of Turkey will never be realised till the day the Modern Turks of Atatürk come to power because only modern and rational minds can create a modern and a rational country! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* In life you have always the choice to leave the shadowy places and head towards the illuminated locations! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* By being a fascist you lose your right to be called human being! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* Not only try but try your best! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* In matters of love: When giving, be generous! When taking, be thankful! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* Whenever a child is born, a potential power that may consciously change the universe is born! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* No one is ordinary because every person carries the wisdom of his own unique path! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* Let us salute all the shadows of this world for the brilliant and enigmatical art they create day and night! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* The wiser you become, the lesser you will be surprised! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* Let those who are awake awaken the dormant in every matter which desperately needs the liberating light of the truth or else the dormant will forever sleep!  ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* The only times you feel you are not wasting your time are the times you are doing the things you really want to do! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* Without the intense touch of nature, you can never fully freshen yourself! Go for a camping and there both your weary mind and your exhausted body will rise like a morning sun! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* A society where everyone is following his own unique path has a much better chance to find the truth than the society where everyone is following some known cliché paths! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan  

* Music in war is a candle in the darkness; it is a kindness in the Land of Rudeness; it is a civilisation in the middle of barbarity; it is a wisdom amongst the foolishness! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* However strange your style may seem to others, never mind, because it is your style! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* There are some cities in the world, they would have looked much more beautiful had they never been a city and İstanbul is such a city! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* Predetermined fate is the slogan of the incapable people; with better ideas, you can always have a better fate! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* When you do your works sincerely, you put wings to your works and then they will fly all over the world on their own! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* People live in different worlds on the same Earth! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* The word mother must be replaced with the word extraordinary because they precisely are! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* Old people have wisdom but not energy; young people have energy but not wisdom; energy and wisdom must be in the same body to create a much better civilisation!  To do this, we will either give energy to the old or we will give wisdom to the young and for now the latter seems a more plausible action! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* Life is an ocean and every ocean necessitates right thinking and right action or else sinking becomes the only fate realisable! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* Universe is frightening; we need a protector and a meticulous mind is the best protector; it is like a watchful dog which guards us all the time! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* To reach a target, you must never see it as unreachable! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* Because art is a scream, even when it hides itself somewhere, you will find it! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* You will never attain wisdom without walking on different streets, without talking to different people, without reading different books, in short, without meeting with the things different in every aspect! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* Let your walk be wisely so that you can inspire others to walk wisely! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* Anywhere you find peace of mind is your home! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* As long as we are stronger than our troubles, we will always see them left behind us! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* An invitation of a beautiful street is an invitation to walk within a dream! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* To find elegant souls, you must wander in the elegant places! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* Whenever we look at a photograph, the memories in the photograph become our memories as well! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* You must never travel on the road of hopelessness because that road is deprived of any kind of light! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* For those who wander in the depths, there is nothing deep! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* The door refuses and resists any key which does not belong to that door! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* Spring is not a season; it is a mysterious illusionist who sets off fireworks in the depths of our soul! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* Sometimes it is good to throw some of your problems into the future and the good news is that there is a good possibility that you may never meet them again! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* If you want to win a great victory on any matter, make your move unexpectedly! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* Not only the dead are dead but also those who are deprived of their freedoms are also dead! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* To smile when you are defeated means your defeat is already defeated! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* When hopeful and hopeless come together, both will learn great things from each other: Hopeful will learn the horror of being hopeless and the hopeless will learn the beauty of being hopeful! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* What millions believe is often just fairy tales for children! The fabrications of the past are ridiculously accepted as the holies of people! Glory lies in searching the truth not in believing the irrational legends! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* Angry is ugly; anger is ugliness! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* Instead of trying to be taller than others, stronger than others, more superior to others, try to be gentler than others, more compassionate than others, fairer than others! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* If you look at the picture of a beautiful bird eating a little fish, you will see two victims there: Fish is already a victim; but the bird is also a victim because to survive, it has to be a killer; it is forced to be a murderer! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* Wisdom is not a mysterious universe where your mind enters but it is a mysterious universe which enters your mind! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* When you see a lion tearing apart a zebra, what sort of divine order you see there? What we see there is nothing but savagery, injustice and chaos, in short, we see a primitive disorder, we see an evolutionary cruelty and a primitive disturbance deprived of any kind of ethics! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* You will get closer to the truths only when you start thinking this way: My religion is not the best religion, my country is not the best country, my culture is not the best culture, and my life is not the best life! The more you move away from arrogance, pride and prejudice, the more you will get closer to the truth! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan 

* If you can add a great beauty to something which is already beautiful, then you must be very beautiful like a white swan adding beauty to a misty lake! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* Pro-government press is not a press it is just a lie-generating ugly machine; it is a guard dog, guarding only the official thieves, not the public! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan 

* Sorrow is a heavy burden; it must not be carried for a long time!  ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* If you cannot solve your problem, change your position and look at your problem from a different angle with a different mind! Every problem has a hole where you can enter inside and destroy it! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* If you know the art of finding some things in a quite empty street, then you know the art of happiness! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

“While you are walking in a street, if you are not thinking about that street, we cannot say that you are walking in that street because you are always in the place where your mind is! Wherever you are, you can be in that place only by being at the present moment!” ~ Mehmet Murat ildan Words of Wisdom, Aphorisms, Wise Sayings, Quotations

* Many lives are wasted by just waiting for something good to come from the horizon instead of going to the horizon and finding something good over there! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* All the paths kneel before the decisive minds! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan




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