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Quotes and Quotations of Mehmet Murat ildan -61




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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* Even in the prettiest street we feel that something very important is missing if there isn’t any street musician around! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* Visit the path you fell in love, because the path you fell in love will never visit you! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan 

* What do you really want in life? This is a dangerous question because you may lose a great many years to find an answer! Don’t ask! Don’t waste your time! Life will give the answers of the questions you have not even asked! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan 

* A beautiful path does not need to invite people; the beauty itself is already an open invitation! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* You can best serve your country only by doing your best in your job! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* If you believe that nobody is noticing you in the society, it means that you forgot the cats! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* It is always sad to see the crowds walking on the wrong path; and the consolation is when you see them they also see you, they see the right path you are walking on! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

Taking a war decision is taking a decision to create a hell! And when a politician takes a decision to create a hell – if he is an honourable man or if he is ever a man at all – he must first go to the hell, he must first go to the front line!

* We have two worlds in this world: One is the Earth and the other is the people we love! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* Touch of the wind, touch of the water, touch of the spring flowers… none of these are as great as the touch of love! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* You want to get attention? Then, be something weird, do something weird! You want to get even more attention? Then, be something very weird, do something very weird! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* Between two people everything becomes complicated when only one is in love and when both are in love, complication disappears and there remains only the beauty of simplicity. ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* Beyond yourself, there are other selves you are not aware of! You must find out them because all your other selves are your richness! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* Your life will always be better off when you concentrate on the simplest joys of life like drinking a cup of coffee! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* Amongst all his efforts, the most and actually the only meaningful effort of man is his efforts to defeat the death! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* The beauty of ordinary lives of ordinary people in the ordinary streets is always extraordinary! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* Everybody seems to be doing different things but actually they do the same thing: They try to survive in this world, each with their own style! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* When fog and walk come together, you get the opportunity to meet the nothingness! And such a meeting immediately increases your desire to meet the existence! Darkness makes you love the light and nothingness, the existence! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* No love can be endless because no life is endless! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* For some brave people, travelling itself is the best port! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* Your mood is constantly changing, your psychology is constantly changing, your desires, your fads, your fears, your attitudes are constantly changing! Why? Because you have not attained wisdom yet! Only through wisdom your storms will settle down and your waves will calm down. ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* Night has more words to say to you than the day can tell you! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* The simplest way to live extraordinary things is to increase your awareness because with high awareness your every step will take you to previously unobserved exceptional beauties! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* If somebody is trying to solve your problem while you have no problem at all, now you have a big problem for sure! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* Nations who are proud of their guns, tanks, missiles etc. are deprived of humanity! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* If your photo looks happy while you are unhappy, then the photo has no meaning! If your photo looks unhappy while you are happy, again the photo has no meaning! Only if a photo captures your true emotions, it will be meaningful! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* Instead of trying to guess your future, try to create your future because future has something to do with designing not with guessing! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* Spring is the best life coach: It gives you all the energy you want, all the positive thoughts you wish and all the boldness you need! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* When you cry under the rain, no one will know that you are crying! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* Waiting shortens life! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* The fate of everything we see is hidden in time; only when the time moves, we shall see what fate the things we see have! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* In this universe we all need to be protected and if we don’t need any protection at all, it means that we are either dead or become a kind of god! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* Your reality is not what you see but it is what you imagine! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* When mind solves a problem, life bows the knee to this solution! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* If you are powerful enough, you can bang a nail only at one stroke! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* When you panic when the storm comes, you increase the power of the storm! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* Be a school! Let the people come as a student to your school and leave that school as a teacher! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* You got the wrong tram? You lost your time? No problem! You gained something very valuable: Experience! Now, take the right tram and start your new journey! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* There is much to learn from a child; especially you can learn to remember what it was like to be innocent! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* People in favour of war will always be remembered as the scurviest and the silliest people! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

*  He who is in love with the station will never be attracted by the trains! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* When you read a book, book also reads you! The book will know who you are from the sentences you underline! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

 * Sunset is a cosmic call to us all to give a break to the rush of life so as to realise the gorgeousness of the existence! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* The road you travel will remain as your destiny till you change the road! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* When you save the life of a tree, you only pay your debt as we all owe our lives to the trees! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* In any moment in life you may suddenly find yourself asking this tragic question: Is this happening to me? ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* When the solitude invites you, accept it, because it will make you hear the inner voices that you can never hear in the crowds! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* When you take the picture of the people, you take the picture of the whole stories of their past because every person is nothing but a combination of their entire past stories! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* By staying calm, you invite others to stay calm; by panicking, you provoke others to panic! You see, you can design the world by designing yourself! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* Trying the impossible is an honour even if you cannot succeed! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* In a street without any trees, birds represent the trees in the name of nature! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* People who adore the noises of action can die of boredom with the silence of inaction! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* Which one is ox? The ox or the man who never cares about what the hell is going on in the world? ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* You can defeat the storm by being the total opposite of the storm, by being calm, by being silent and by being peaceful! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* Our mouth speaks sometimes but our face speaks all the time! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* Unconscious masses are puppets; their fate is determined by the crafty powers outside the mass! Conscious masses are composed of people of strong personality; their fate is determined by themselves! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* Sunset is like a firework; when the firework dies, it creates dozens of other beauties: When the sun dies, it creates shining stars, mysterious moonlight, and gleamy lighthouses!  ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* Because life has many deep valleys and bottomless precipices, you will always need high bridges and resolution is the highest bridge you can ever have! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* For a spiritual journey, you don’t have to meditate or visit a temple or listen to a guru! Just live a misty morning while the sun is rising! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* The best worship is to ease one’s hard life in any way possible; no holy books, no rules, no temples, none is necessary! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* To live only your own culture is to bury yourself to your local graveyard! Know the world, live the world! And through knowing new things and living new things, you will have a new culture made by your own experiences! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* You found an infinite road? You have an infinite life? What happens then? Then, you will keep on travelling because now the road does not end, now there is no cul-de-sac, now you are free, now you have an unimpeded life! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* The world you know is the world you know; the world you don’t know is the world you need to know! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* Your desire to be near to window is your desire to be close to life! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* No walk is lovelier than the walk you make inside a field! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* If you think that nobody hears your screams, try silence! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* Unless a ship stands up to storms, it must never cross with his port! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* Let us go to an ordinary street to feel that life is beautiful with all the ordinary things, with cats around, with children playing, with laundries hanged out, with people wandering aimlessly! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* A warm heart can heat us even in very low temperatures; a cold heart can frost us even in very high temperatures! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* For a dark street, sunshine is most welcome; for a wounded soul, love is most welcome! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* A beautiful view accords most with an elegant soul! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* Ultimately, if you have travelled on the road you loved, you can be sure that you lived your life well! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* If you want to speak loudly or want to talk with everyone or want to taste what it is like to be immortal, speak through art! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* Respect your enemy, then you can defeat your enemy more easily because we only take ‘the people we respect’ seriously! If you don’t take your enemy seriously, you lose! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* In life, sincerity is always the best strategy to win people’s heart! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* If you want to be successful, you must learn to be loyal audience of your own self because in life difficult times will arrive, you will have no one to applaud you, no one but you! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* The more you wait, the less you live! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* Today will soon be once upon a time! If you want to own a beautiful past in the future, you need to have beautiful todays! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* Your mind is your shepherd and if you have a wise shepherd, you shall be safe throughout your life! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* Death is the source of comedy; we had had to invent ‘comedy’ to ease ourselves vis-à-vis death, to reduce our fears vis-à-vis exitus! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* To see yourself objectively from the outside is a great blessing! Sometimes to visit your true-self you must leave yourself! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* Refuse something, and so, that something won’t be your destiny! Accept something, and so, that something will be your destiny! Your life will mostly be determined by your refusals and by your acceptances! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* Any man who is good by heart is a great man! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* The young pessimist is much older than the old optimist! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* Some moments arrive and we wish to see no trace at all from the civilisation! And such moments are the best proof that our civilisation has a demonic side! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* To be curious means to discover the darkness because only the curious have the courage to enter the shady and dangerous zones of life! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* Wherever you are living, find the best things in there, live the best things in there! And when you move to another place, do the same thing! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* May Day is not an ordinary day because it is a day that cherishes the extraordinary people, the workers! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* If suddenly the whole workers of the whole world disappear then the whole world will stop! Let us all realise this and let us celebrate the workers – these great people who make our world move! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* When you smell a flower, it also smells you! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* Innocence has nothing to do with face, it is something to do only with heart! Only an innocent heart can create an innocent person! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* The best proof that a person lived a good life is his peaceful face in his old age! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* Everybody needs a relaxation place to gather his strength now to give a better fight in tomorrow in the arena of life! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* When a happy person is treating others well, this is not too important; but when an unhappy person is treating others very well, this is very important and very valuable! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

 * Sometimes all of a sudden all the obstacles on your way disappear. You may call this situation as ‘an action of God’ or an ‘affair of chance’, but I call it as the miracle of your utter faith in yourself! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* Not after one month, not after one week, not after one day, not after one hour, not even after one minute, only after one second is the best time for a defeated person to stand up and fight for his future victory! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* Looking for magic? You are funny! Just look at the mirror, you are the magic! You were born as the magic of this mysterious universe! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* He who has the greatest peace of mind is certainly the richest of the world! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* Do not avoid the stairs because they are really good exercises for the real life! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* Earth has two suns: One is outside, the Sun and one is within, the Wisdom! Both shine, both guide and both are bold in challenging the darknesses! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* Mind is superior to body because you cannot have a new body, but you can have a new mind through wisdom! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* Those who look for the people or the animals in need of help will never have a difficulty in finding them because our world is a world of desperate needers! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* Those who look for the people or the animals in need of help will never have a difficulty in finding them because our world is a world of desperate needers! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* No tongue can speak more sentimental than the eyes screaming for love! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* In life, the passage from one second to another is always critical because every second contains infinite possibilities that can change or end your life in every way possible! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* People often talk about and criticize the life of others to forget the failures and the negations in their own lives! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* To know people really, you must catch them in their very unhappy times! If they treat you well, then you can be sure that they are good people! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* Not every wish you wish comes true and this is a great blessing for you because not every wish you wish is ethical, only some are! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* Soil is the home of the flower. All flowers must live in their homes, not in somewhere else; not in a woman’s hair or not in a lover’s hands or not on a dinner table! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* No dictator has a healthy mind because only a sick mind can be a dictator! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* Most people most of the time cannot see their faults! The best way to serve a person is to show their faults to them in a polite manner! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* To reach the impossible, you must first practice with the most difficult possibilities! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* There is only one way to keep ourselves alive and that is to keep the earth alive! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* Wisdom is to see no thing as a strange thing, no clothe as a strange cloth, no person as a strange person, no event as a strange event! Because in wisdom you understand why the things are as they are! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* You don’t always need a particular reason to be happy and in such moments of happiness you meet the real happiness! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* Without knowing the world of others, your own world will never get rich! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* Nobody’s story is written only by himself. In our story, we can always find the stories written by others! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* Disappear for a while! Let the people miss you! And this is what the sun does with the sunset! When you reappear, you are much loved! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* No precipice can challenge you if you have the ability to build bridges over any kind of precipice! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* When you lose your path, have you ever thought that may be the place you lost your path also lost its path and the two of you are looking for where the true path is? And such a thought will comfort you because now you have a friend who has the same fate as you! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* You must always know that the direction you walk is always very important because may be some people are following you! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* The less awareness you have, the more you become like others! Increase you awareness, then you will become more unique! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* It is silly to fight against every obstacle on your way; it is wisely to avoid most of the obstacles on your way and it is brilliant to defeat only the few most crucial obstacles on your way! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* To master the universe, firstly master your own mind! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* Through silence you will hear the voice of three things: Your own inner voice, the voice of others and the voice of the universe! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* Nothing is more mysterious than watching a lonely man who is taking for a night walk in a foggy street! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* It is possible that your best future may lie in your past; in that case you must go back to your past to reach that great future! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* Mind is the second sky on earth, full of mysteries! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* Nothing is more tiring than waiting and nothing is more relieving than giving up waiting! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* Reaching tomorrow is always a great victory! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* If watching a bridge is much more exciting than crossing that bridge, then you can be sure that it is a very beautiful bridge! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* Whatever you do in life, you can always do it in an artistic way! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* For those who can see well in the darkness, there is no darkness and for those who cannot see well even in the light, there is no light! Neither darkness nor light but only your talents matter most!  ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* Every teacher needs a student, otherwise to whom he will teach? Every student needs a teacher, otherwise from whom he will learn? ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* If nature was your good friend when you were a child, you must then know that you it will remain your good friend till the end of your life! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* To have a better life, ignore your fears! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* Are you sincere? Are you yourself? Are you as you look? You don’t have a mask on your face? You speak what you think? Then you are real, then you are not fake! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* If you want your door to be knocked by your friends, you knock their door first! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* Humans must be free, because freedom is happiness and the same thing applies for the animals too: They must be free because freedom is happiness and they have the right to be happy! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* One man with a broom cannot clean the whole world but if the whole world starts knowing that that man has an idea of cleaning the whole world, then this idea can come true! One man is one man, but one idea is one thousand men or one million or one billion men! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* Till a society remembers and starts caring its forgotten poor workers, it will remain to be a cruel and tinpot society! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* If you respect your body, make the nature a temple for yourself! And if you visit this splendid temple consistently, then wisdom will become your true nature!  ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* If you watch carefully the storms of your life, there you will often see your own mistakes as the architect of these storms! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan 

* No dream will make you fully happy, because every time you reach your dream, you will feel some kind of obtrusive emptiness alongside happiness! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* If you close yourself to the world, you will not be able to obtain the richness of the world and also the world will not be able to get your richness! Both the world and you will lose! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* Our main purpose in this universe is to exist here on earth or somewhere beyond the earth. All other purposes don’t amount to a hill of beans beside this main purpose! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan



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