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Quotes and Quotations of Mehmet Murat ildan -60




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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* Let us hope that life grant an opportunity to those miserable who live in the golden palaces to taste the infinite peace of a wooden cottage in the countryside and so their misery ends! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan 

* Getting bored pertains only to the stupid people in this planet of wonders! For the clever, even the simplest things of life – like sunrise or sunset – are a great source of entertainment! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* Time is the sole photographer of all the times, from the Big Bang till the possible Big Crunch! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan 

* Umbrella is comfort, rain is life! You must often leave comfort to touch the life! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan 

* He was like an autumn without leaves, he was unreal! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan 

* Silence is a magical sleep where you find the solutions in your dreams! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* Every time we see a child we travel back to the times we have forgotten and we bitterly visit all the beautiful things taken from us in the name of being an adult! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* Never compete with your master, because that is disrespect to him! You are your only rival, you compete with yourself, go beyond yourself! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* When we feel ourselves very weak, life will look immensely powerful and ruthless! The extent of our power is the key factor in determining how powerful life is! The stronger we are the weaker the life will be! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* You look somewhere else, then you see something different and so your journey for wisdom starts! Wise man’s mind is the mind looking at everywhere! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* What do we feel when we look at a good photograph? We just want to be there, right at the exact moment that photo taken! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* Curtains are our prisoners; they feel free only when they escape out of the windows and fly in the air freely! The moment they wave in the wind like a proud flag is the best moment of their lives! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* The good things you do for others when nobody sees you make you a real star in the sky, a shining noble star beyond reach! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* Don’t say deep things to shallow people and don’t talk about shallow things with the deep people! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* If people notice you only when you do something very strange, then you are very lucky! You can enjoy your life without being noticed as long as you don’t do anything very strange! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* Whenever we see a deserted rose, we immediately think about a broken relationship and we imagine the sadness they went through without thinking the poor dead rose ever! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* For those who challenge the great dangers fearlessly, let us remind this realistic probability: Fear can save your life and courage may kill you; thus sometimes fear is a reasonable path to continue your path! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* Man is so stupid that all his life slips through his hands while trying to understand what the life is! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* He who claims to have travelled in the hard roads, let him show his shoes for the proof! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* If you are going down with dignity, you will be admired as if you are going up! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* For a finite being, an infinite path has no meaning! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* Travelling becomes an excellent teacher if the traveller becomes an excellent student! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* Travelling is the best way to introduce ourselves to the universe! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* Give me an old house full of memories and I will give you hundred novels! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* To enter the land of wisdom, firstly start changing the angles you look at the things! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* When you attain the highest wisdom, you will disappear physically because people will start seeing only your ideas and thinking about only your wisdom; you will die physically and you will turn into an empty chair full of universe simply! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* Superficial cannot discover the deep, because both live in different levels and likewise the deep cannot meet the deepest! Change your level to reach at different levels! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* Soil is earth’s barefoot and when we walk barefoot, two barefoot touches each other with love! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* Sadness in autumn is an autumn within autumn! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* When an extraordinary place meets with an extraordinary light, extraordinary shadows suddenly pop out from nowhere and create the most extraordinary moments of life! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* Walking in a beautiful narrow street is an excellent way of discovering life with the feeling of security! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* If giving up is to fail, then to hell with give up! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan 

* You will desperately realise the necessity of casting anchor to somewhere or being chained to someone or something when you are drifting in the emptiness of life! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* When the morning sun wakes up, the darkness in the valleys looks for a place to hide! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* When we look at the old photographs, we always ask three main questions: Are they alive? If they are, where are they? And finally, what is their life story? Photography is an art of creating many questions in the mind of the viewer! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* A primitive education can only create primitive generations! An outdated mentality will produce merely an outdated minds! The door of the future is closed for such archaic residuals from the pre-modern time of social evolution! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* The emerald life of shepherds always reminds us the romantic and humble life we have lost due to living in the cities! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* In life there are times where you have to behave like twilight streets: Don’t move, don’t speak, don’t even dream, just be silent and wait for the light to shine on you! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* Tell me the direction of your thoughts and I will tell you the direction of your life! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* You have powerful storms in your mind? Visit the silent beaches to calm your storms! You have excessive silence in your mind? Find some powerful storms to awaken your mind! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* It is always possible that a stupid and a mean leader can keep winning the elections and as for the result, there is no possibility here, there is only certainty: His country will keep sinking! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* Through the darkest paths, you can reach the brightest heavens and this marvellous possibility will keep you full of life even in the middle of most horrible utter darknesss! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* If you want people to think that you are saying something very important, then say something impenetrable! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* Mystery is a genius teacher: It forces its students to think thoroughly and to ask many questions! The path of mystery gives you much more things than the path of known! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* History is full of paths and the most useful, the most rational paths for humanity is mostly empty! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* Your body travels sometimes to somewhere but your mind travels every time to everywhere! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* If an obstacle in the real world can be eliminated in the mind then it can no longer resist to exist in the real world! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* Twilight is a court; when the sun sets we are put on trial in this dusky court! All things we have done throughout the day are interrogated by our conscience, the invisible judge of our minds! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* There is no rural life in a countryman’s dream and there is no city life in a townsman’s dream! We often dream of the other shores, not our own shore! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* If nobody is somebody for you, then it means you have lost your belief in people; if anybody is somebody for you, then it means you have much love for every person! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* An excellent photograph is the one which has excellently captured an excellent moment! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* Nothing in this universe is able to complete its travel on the road of infinity! Because the road is very very long, travellers eventually get tired and turn into autumn leaves! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* We use horses as our slaves; we chain dogs; we steal eggs from the chickens, honey from the bees; we make wallets out of crocodiles; we imprison the birds; we torture the bulls in the arenas; we whip the lions and beat the tigers in the circuses! What are we? Definitely not ethical creatures! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* When you reach your middle age, you see a train far away and shortly after you watch that train passing rapidly in front of you and finally the train disappears in the horizon like a streak of lightning! And that train, my dear friend, is your life! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* As a legacy, most world leaders leave huge amounts of money to their children and only few leave an honourable surname! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* Wisdom is to internalise the experiences of other things, of everything! By observing the birds, you internalise the wisdom of the birds; by observing the Moon, you internalise the wisdom of the Moon! Wisdom is a process of adding the experiences of the universe to our minds! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* Only those who spend long times with themselves can touch the depths of life! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* Not how well you see in a clear weather but how well you see in a foggy weather determines how better you are than others! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* The things that scare you also always provoke you to challenge your fears! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* May be it is good that we can’t quickly and easily turn the things we imagine into reality because had we had such a talent we would have so exaggerated it! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* Don’t behave in accordance with the conditions; make the conditions behave in accordance with yourself! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* Future will always look blurred no matter how strong eyesight you have! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* You must never stay at the station where you feel unhappy! Unhappiness combined with inaction always creates deeper unhappiness! The solution is very simple: Leave the station; trust the motion because only motion will take you to the new stations! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* If you keep returning to the painful paths, may be because you find the painless paths painful and painful paths painless! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* When you visit a country, visit the forgotten artisans of the narrow streets because they are the ones who made that country! Do this, not to honour them but to honour yourself! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* With the power of the morning energy, you can defeat the whole problems of the whole day! This shining energy is your most precious ammunition in your life-struggle! Strike the enemy when your power is at the highest level! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* Dear pious fellow! Our greatest hope for you is that one day you will understand that you have no enemy other than death, no port other than existence, no protector other than your own mind! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* As long as you know in which station and at what hour you should wait, which train to take and if necessary when and where to get off that train to take a different line, to take a different train, you shall be accepted as a smart traveller!   ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* Autumn leaf waits for autumn wind to reach the unreachable places; wise mind waits for silence for the same reason! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* You never pretend when you are all alone with yourself! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* If you want a forgotten corner to be remembered, a featureless place to be loved, a shadowy emptiness to shine, put some flowers there! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* We will manage to survive in this infinite universe because we humans have infinite hopes! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* To learn how to live twice in one life, you must get to know the people who lived twice in one life! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* Leave your limiting-self just like a snake shedding its skin so that you can go beyond your own frontiers! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* Don’t challenge everything which challenges you! Don’t take every funny challenge serious and don’t see every weak menace as a big threat, keep your energy for the powerful challenges, for the big menaces!  ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* Peaceful roads are for the unpeaceful minds; restful attracts the unrestful; the empty streets of tranquillity pull the anxious souls towards itself! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* Most people give up their dreams when they see few dark clouds on the horizon! Cowards can never reach their destinations, but then even the toughest storms cannot touch the determination of a gallant mind! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* Treat every natural beauty you met as if you see them for the first and last time! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* In this meaningless universe, we need saviours to cling to the existence and music is one of our best saviour! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* If you are very happy that you lost your way, be silent as dead as a dead person to ensure that you will not be found! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* Oh, poor human! You have so many dreams, but so short period of time! You are living in the ocean of desires, but dying in the deserts of limited time! Oh, poor human! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* To lose something is an illusion because everything we own is just a mirage! And you, you cannot lose something which is not yours! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* Your most precious journey is the journey to your own mistakes and so you can face them! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* How important things you will achieve in life will be determined by how many times you shall act bravely in life! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* If you close your eyes in a park you will realise that everything you see around is at the same time in the air because everything has a scent and every scent is a misty image! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* If you don’t like speaking much, wear red clothes; they will speak on behalf of you! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* If nobody knocks your door, knock your own door! The most precious support for you is the support you give yourself! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* To create a new reality, exit from the existing reality and dream! You cannot travel to the new port without leaving the old port! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* Trains come and go but some people always remain at the station, they never get on any train! What can we say about these people? May be just because they love the station, that’s it! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* With the holy touch of art, human life has become less lonely and more esthetical! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* A beautiful path can be abandoned only if a more beautiful path is found out! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* When you are blessed with a beautiful light, don’t ask where it comes from or why it comes, how it comes, when it will end! Just feel the light, live the light, unite with the light! All your questions will be answered when you surrender to the thing happening to you because at that case you become that very thing happening to you, you become the light itself! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* Whatever your problem is, let that problem clearly understand this: You will never stop till you solve it! Let your enemy know how decisive you are! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* You want the light shine on you or you want to be the light itself? You want to get wisdom from a wise man or you want to be the wise man himself? Without being the former you cannot be the latter! To be a teacher, you must first be a student! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* Every ignorant is an obstacle for the future of humanity! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* We humans are still a joke in this universe; we are not real, not yet! Universe can annihilate us in seconds! If we want to be something serious – something more than a joke, something more than a shadow – we must significantly raise our level of science!  ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* He who desperately looks for a miracle must be either a blind or an ignorant person because everywhere and every moment is already full of miracles! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* Foggy road is a blessing because it is full of surprises and life is such a road! We are incredibly lucky that we all have an unknowable future! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* The gods we ourselves have created ruled us for centuries! What a great comedy! And what a great tragedy! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* Stand like a restful mountain in front of people so that they can realise the foolish complexities and the meaningless fusses in their lives and thus find some peace in your tranquillity! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* If there is so much to tell between two people but nothing is spoken then may be because everything is being told through silence! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* Who are you? A noise or a melody? Or may be you are a silence! If you are a silence, then you will be discovered only by the silent one! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* They say human is a thinking animal; in times of war, don’t even use the adjective ‘thinking’! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* You are walking on a street; a bird is singing, do you hear it? No? Then you are missing the life because life is awareness! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* The most perfect thing about achieving something very difficult is to give other people this provocative feeling: If he is doing, why can’t we? ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* I call a man rich man if his mind is full of dreams and his soul is full of resolution to realise these dreams! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* Let yourself disappear in the darkness; if you are loved, people will come and find you with torches in their hands! Love is a great searcher; it always searches the loved one! To see who really love you, just disappear! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* Only when the minds are completely set free on Earth shall the secrets of this universe find no place to hide! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* Past is nothing but the crumbs of a dream remained in our memory! And the future is just another short dream which is likely to happen! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* Beware of pro-government media in your country, because it doesn’t open your eyes, it just makes you blind! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* There are good things in every culture and respecting a culture must only mean respecting the good things in that culture! If you respect a culture as a whole, you promote the bad things in that culture and this is a serious mistake! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* Go to the shoeshiner even when your shoes are already clean and shining! We must support people when they need us, not when we need them to get our job done! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* Only the thirsty knows the real taste of water; only the lonely knows the real weight of emptiness! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* The best present for a child is to show him the path of having a courage! And what is this path? It is to show clearly that fear is nothing but a strong brake which either slows you or stops you! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* The supreme art is the art of being happy with the simplest things and the greatest artist is the person who performs this art excellently in his everyday life! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* Man who is travelling on a train has a much more chance to be wiser than the man who is sitting on a station! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* When iron and carbon come together, there emerges steel! To be something stronger and better, you must mostly unite with something else and melt in something else! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan



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