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Quotes and Quotations of Mehmet Murat ildan -59




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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* Here is a good way for the world to make a good progress: Let the less clever nations learn good things from the more clever nations! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* Far places and difficult things do not gently invite people to come to themselves, but they so to say pull people forcefully to themselves with some kind of mystical magnets! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* In life, courage is sometimes to enter through the door and sometimes it is to walk out the door! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* There is no mountain on earth which is greater than the mountain of human madness! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan 

* Which gate to enter? Which path to choose? Which stairs to take? Which direction to go? These questions can be very depressive! And sometimes the solution lies in being bold, in being imprudent! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* You are the richest person if you own the treasures of both the solitude and the togetherness! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* Wherever you visit, let the place you visit remembers you well! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* Postman’s bag is always heavy because it carries the life itself: It carries all the sorrows and all the joys, all the worries and all the hopes! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* It is only where the light and shadow meet, we can see the beauty of both the light and the shadow! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* The moment you think that there is no path before you, path disappears! The moment you think the opposite, path appears! All paths need people who see them! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* When you find many rocks in a garden instead of many flowers, you start thinking seriously instead of relaxing pleasantly! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

*   We touch people mostly without touching them: We touch them with our words, with our smile, with our eyes, with our courage, with our madness, with millions of different ways! What are we? We are contacting beings without contacting! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* By looking at only one place, you miss everything in all the other places! Look everywhere to see everything! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* Kindness is your best gift you can ever give to anyone in any time! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* Instead of hiding behind the curtain, be the curtain itself; you will never be found! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* If you cannot create a meaning, the things you see will always look meaningless to you! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* Whatever happens when the seed meets the soil, the same thing happens when you meet the wisdom! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* Bad guys have only one enemy: The Universe; but the good guys have two enemies: The universe and the bad guys! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* As long as there exist powers greater than you in the universe, you will continue to fight! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* A good photograph never belongs to the past; every time you look at it, it is with you, it is alive and it is in the present moment! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* Mostly the greedy rich is responsible for the poor’s poverty!  ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* A student who is becoming better than his master is a bright student; but a student who is becoming better than all the masters is a supreme student! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* Obstacles are real only for those who surrender the obstacles in their minds! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* Whichever path you choose, always know how to quit this path, always know where the exit is because once realised that the path is wrong, it has to be left immediately! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* You can walk in a dream while you are awake: Just walk in the misty morning of a forest! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* It is not possible to find a person where smiling does not suit him or her! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* Teaching the myth of creation to the students instead of teaching them the fact of evolution is nothing but an act of ultimate ignorance! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* No moment is more valuable than this moment because no moment is alive outside this moment; any moment other than this moment is either dead or hasn’t born yet! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* Trust not tomorrow! Whatever you are planning, today is the best day to act! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* Where you see yourself is more important than where you actually are! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* Sometimes solitude is a real heaven for the tired minds and a marvellous sanctuary for the wounded souls! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* There are many peaceful ways to get rid of a fascist government and economic war against such a government is the best way amongst all these ways! And what is the economic war? It is to stop feeding the economy that feeds the fascist government, it is to take out your own individual brick from the wall of pro-government economy. Halt the food of the devil! Don’t forget that it is you who is feeding the hyena that bites you! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* Democracy can exist only in the countries where people are brave! Coward nations always live under the authoritarian regimes! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* Your path will shine when you shine on your path! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* When you are learning swimming, try to swim like a fish! Target the best so that you can always easily reach good and better! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* No mind seems more peaceful than the mind of a sleeping innocent child because life has not yet planted the seeds of sorrow in that mind! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* Meditation is to leave the noise and to meet with the silence. ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* Shoes need feet to walk! Everything needs something to function! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* Not your eyes but the capacity of your mind determines how well you see the things happening around you! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* Solitude is the best school where you can scrutinize your past mistakes and make necessary corrections for the future; it is your greatest opportunity to create a better fate! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* You want to get lost? Then get lost amongst a marvellous beauty! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* You can save hundred words with just one look! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* If you concentrate on the road too much, you will miss the view and when you do the opposite, you will miss the road! Life is an art of catching both the road and the view! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* Your ideas create your fate; you change your ideas, you change your fate! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* What lies behind the innocent looks? What lies behind the kind words? What lies behind the gentle smiles? Do not remain on the surface of the things; go behind them so that you can compare the seen with the unseen, the surface with the depth to find out whether they are the same or not! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* When you start your journey towards your target, walk and then rest for a while and then walk again and then rest for a while again and then walk again! Rule out the option of failure in your mind! Leave only one option available: To reach your target! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* Be a provocateur! Provoke people to think! Provoke sleepers to awake! Provoke slaves to revolt against their masters! Provoke everyone to gain control over their fates unchecked! Provoke the lonely to participate the crowds and provoke the crowds to visit the loneliness! Be a provocateur! Provoke people to cross the bridges so that they can see the other side! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan    

* Spend your time with the people who talk about the stars because to whichever place you put your mind in, you will move to that place! Stars pull you to the stars; mud pulls you to the mud! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* You can pull people to your own winter and freeze them up or you can take your sun to people’s own winter and warm them up! It is up to you to bring hell or heaven to people’s life! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan 

* You cannot forever hide your true face in the shade; it will eventually be caught by the light! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan    

* Every end of every day is the most important time of that day because you confront with your past and you obtain a chance for tomorrow not to repeat your past mistakes! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* Storm will never take you in consideration whether you take the storm in consideration or not! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* The most tragic thing for a person is to have a very limited capacity in the matters of dream! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* We have one thing in common with umbrellas: We both exist because the rain exists! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* Even the wisdom of the wisest depends on the accumulated wisdom of the past! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* If you do not have courage, no wing can enable you to fly! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* Let an eagle’s stance in life be your stance too: Noble and powerful! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* A little child feeding an animal with great compassion will always look like a giant in our eyes! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* You will always remain lonely till the day you meet a person who can understand your mind deeply! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* When your situation seems pathless and hopeless, this happens just because your mind is not talented enough to find a hope and to create a path! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* Simple is pretty because it is plain; simple is effective because it gives an understandable clear message; simple is genius because it gains our admiration with a minimum effort! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* Respect the hand stronger than your hand if and only if that hand is just and an honourable hand! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* Strange things are mind-opener because when we see something strange we immediately start thinking! Anything bizarre activates your brain; anything usual makes you sleep! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* Are you looking for a lighthouse? Let me give you an advice: When you improve your own mind, you become your very own lighthouse! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* Let us be natural, just like nature itself! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* The more we pollute the earth, the less we deserve to live on earth! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* Let us drink wine to remember what kind of mystical beauties life offers us and to comprehend what sort of magic potions existence has! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* Powerful words always travel the whole world! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* Always try to see behind what you see because all you need to see can be only at the behind of the thing you see! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* When you are born you have two different potential for the world: You will either be a gift to the world or a trouble to the world! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* In life, millions of people can rise and come to a higher place, but to rise elegantly with honour and with goodness, that is surely not common! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* The hardest roads are often empty; the darkest paths are mostly silent; toughest destinations are almost peopleless! No easy road brings you great victory! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* Life is sometimes to be a monkey with a monkey, to be a dog with a dog, a bird with a bird, water with water, tree with tree! It is a great wisdom to interiorize the mind of others, in other words, to make their spirit our own spirit! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* Every country is a battlefield for the struggle between honest and dishonest, between honourable and honourless people! At the end, the character of that country will be determined by whichever group wins! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* There may be thousands of people around you wearing masks, hiding their true faces. What matters is your own face! Wear no mask! You will always look as a genuine human with your own true face amongst all these fake faces! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* Anybody can be a flower! Yes, you can be a flower too! Just be gentle and innocent; give no harm to anyone! And now you are a flower! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* Wear red and just be silent, don’t even whisper by yourself; you will see that you will be heard easily because red always speaks on behalf of you! By wearing red, you give your tongue and voice to red colour! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* With the same habit of mind, even if you live thousands of lives, all will be the same! Get a different habit of mind to get a different life! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* By just looking at a different direction than others, you may gain the vision of a genius because geniuses often do this! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* When can you understand that the music you play is very good? It is when people look at you but see no one, no one but the music! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* To save our dying earth, any government which is not environmentalist must go because on earth there are thousands of governments but there in only one earth! Continuing with the eco-traitor stupid governments means an environmental suicide! Enemies of nature are real barbarians and there is no place for these savages in our civilisation! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* Fairy-tales exist and the best proof for this is our own childhood! Yes, childhood is a real fairy tale! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* The message of the bicycle: Simplicity is a blessing! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* Winning a game is good; but winning a game together with winning your rival’s heart too is brilliant and this is a real winning! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* Nobody is exempt from the surprises of life! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* You want to feel that you belong to something higher, to something even beyond this universe, then go to the opera! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* Resurrection, rebirth, reincarnation, resprout, revive! All these words can be summarised only in one word: Vacation! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* When everything looks unusual around you, your eyes and your mind mostly need anything usual! Unfamiliar disturbs us; familiar comforts us! But for the wise man, unusual is more precious than the usual because it offers us a new way, a new vision, a new idea, a new world! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* In moments when you feel that life is unbearably heavy, surrender yourself to the circumstances for a while! When life hits you hard and makes you fall down, take a rest on the ground for a while! Momentaneous non-resistance will give you time to gather your strength! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* The most important thing in life for you is your positive stance in life! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* Cities who do not have trams always look less literary, less poetic, and less mysterious! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* There is only one way to be a respectful being and the way for this is very simple: Respect other beings! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* Sometimes interesting paths create interesting people and sometimes interesting people create interesting paths! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* Look at the universe! What do you see? An order? Tranquillity? A divine peace? You fool! You ignorant! Over there, galaxies are colliding, suns are exploding, black holes swallowing stars! Now look at the universe again! What do you see? A disorder? Chaos? Anything savage? You see a hell? Now, you see the truth! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* Do you know who your grand grand grand grand grand father is? Probably you don’t! If you want to know your very distant past, just look at yourself because you are the accumulated past, you are the ancient river coming from the valleys of the far past! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* Every time the rich ignore the poor, the rich become poorer! Poorest is the person who has all the means to help others but chooses not to! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* Careful minds build durable buildings; careless minds build rotten buildings! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* Till you see only yourself behind yourself as your greatest supporter, you will never feel that you are a very strong person! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* Photos which captures human sadness are the noblest and the most meaningful of all the photos! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* No matter how right or how beautiful your path is, never try to impose your path on others! Remember that flowers by no means pull bees by force to their world! Your path is your poem; if people like your poem, they will fondly join you in your path! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* Human mind is the only real hope for the future of humanity! Have faith in human mind which is the only instrument who can protect you in this savage universe! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* You want to survive in this universe? Then you are in a no-choice-positon! You have no choice but to be strong, you have no choice but to be hopeful, you have no choice but to be clever and challenger! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* If you are not interested in your own country’s problems, than what difference remains between you and a cow eating grass in a quiet corner unaware of anything around itself! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* If you have an elegant stance, a noble stance, an ethical stance or a scientific stance, you will not be appreciated by the inelegant, by the ignoble, by the unethical or by the unscientific people! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* Unhappiest is the person who feels happy when seeing an unhappy person! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* If not prevented, desertification of the world can one day make the camels as the best and the sole cars of our civilisation! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* You cannot forever escape from the storm; you must learn to stand up to it! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* Keep reading! Keep travelling! Keep thinking! And finally you will be there, in the Land of Wisdom where the mind has the power of an eagle’s eye! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* They say life is a test and this is a ridiculous idea! There is neither examination nor examinant! You encounter problems in life either because you are stupid or your path just crosses with the problems’ path by luck! Nobody is sending you problems to test you! Stay loose and chuck out the irrational idea of ‘test’ at once! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* Let me summarise our delicate position in this universe: Our every word can be our last word; our every look can be our last look! Our every moment can be our last moment! Are we happy about this fragile situation? No! Are we going to deceive ourselves with some childish stories, in other words with religion? No! Then what are we going to do? We will change this desperate situation, we will strike this chaotic universe with human mind, with high intelligence, in short with science! Humanity’s ultimate objective is to reshape this dangerous universe so that no threat will ever remain for our existence! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* Whoever is planning a nuclear war or seriously thinking about using nuclear weapons must directly be taken to a mental hospital! Mad people are mentally sick and they only need a medical treatment! Every nation has the responsibility to weed their deranged politicians out from their governments! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* To give up dreaming is to betray yourself! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* To know a very different person from ourselves is a great luck for us! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* Knock the door or ring the bell but don’t ever push it! Be gentle! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* When you lose your path, you get an opportunity to discover a world you have never known! And better worlds are often found this way! Darkness and uncertainty hide presents in itself! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* Awareness creates another world – an already existing world where you were not aware of its existence! It is an operation of ‘mature cataract’ surgery! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* You will not find happiness till you find your peaceful corner in life! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* To attain the wisdom of every season, you must live all the seasons! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan




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