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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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* The only way to be a giant in this universe is to realise first that you are a dwarf yet! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* A tiny seed of a giant tree must not behave like a giant tree; a tiny seed is a tiny seed yet! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* There are seven billion people living on Earth and countless other creatures and they all have billions of dreams, trillions of dreams or sextillions or octillions or even centillions of dreams! Earth is an ocean of dreams! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* It is good to think; but to think in a right way, that is great! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Shadow is an intelligent artist; it creates its works in places where there are already great beauties! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* The audience may not like your work; if you are very sure of your work, don’t waste your time defending it, just ignore the audience! Time will come and the new audience will appreciate what you have done! Remember, your time is very valuable! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* While the Sun is setting, we realise that we have survived today as well and we thank to our mind, to our luck and to the universe! All these three made this miracle possible! Yes, staying alive is a miracle! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* If you build a castle, it means that you are weak and coward! No lion builds a castle, because he himself is a castle! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* It is always a high possibility to see lights after midnight in the house of a writer! That is the light of the love for words! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* For the violence in the dark streets, education is the best street light! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* For people have four shadows; four politicians have twenty shadows or hundred or more! One person with many fake faces! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* How can you find the truth in the midst of noise, of chaos! If you want people not to find the truth, create noise, create disorder, create complexities and create confusion! Because simplicity and tranquillity are the paths leading to the truth! Where there is commotion, there is no thinking! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Beauty is a handcuff and a leg iron; it captures you and it immobilizes you! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* People like the leaders; they like to follow them; they let the leaders to think on behalf of them; they like shepherds; they like to behave like sheep! For god’s sake, follow your own path, be an individual, be independent! Stop being a coach in the train, a duck in the row! Get some personality! Use your own mind to determine your own path! Forget the leader, forget the shepherd, forget the guru, and forget the protagonist! Be the leader of yourself! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Anything you see, anything you know or anything you shall see, anything you shall know will remain only for a while! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* They keep telling you this: Have faith! But which faith? That is the crucial question! Here is a good faith you can have: Every truth can be changed through our own intelligence! Trust human mind, trust science, and this is a golden faith! Your salvation lies in here, definitely in no other place! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* The greatest nations are those who try to change the unalterable realities! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* To ease the loneliness of the bridges, visit them sometimes! The forgotten ones must be remembered! Create some memories with them so that they will feel themselves less lonely! Memories are the enemies of solitude. ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Your routine attitude towards the animals must be to let them free! Your routine attitude towards the people must be to let them free! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* A defeat which opens the gates of victory for you is a wonderful defeat! A victory which opens the gates of defeat for you is a horrible victory! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* How tragic lives there are in this world! But there is a greater tragedy: People who have very hard lives often believe that they will have a better life after death! Losing hope in life and running after an absolute illusion is even a bigger tragedy! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Rain brings rain of umbrella! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Looking for a great teacher who can tell you what will happen in the future? Ask the ancient ruins what will happen! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* You fell down? Get up! You fell down again? Get up again? You keep falling down? Keep getting up! Refuse the direction towards the ground! Up and forward, that is the direction! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Here is a dream-life: A life amongst the flowers! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* A man who is fed up with being successful all the time must definitely try failure to feel better! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Skyscrapers! Unhealthy ugly giants! To live and work as close as to the land is a blessing! Remember, you are not a cloud! Come down and live on the ground! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Do you have a problem? Think carefully! Is it really a problem or is it just your mind’s invention, your mind’s exaggeration? Is your problem really a problem? Think carefully, because mostly it is not! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* If you have a very strong will to travel, the road will suddenly appear before you! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* The final destinations of ignorant people are always the same streets: Street of downfall, street of defeat, street of frustration, street of disgrace! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Things can be very complicated; make them simple in your mind and they will be simple in real life as well! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* He who doesn’t know the paradise can never leave his hell! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* We cannot know what the next move of life towards us will be; but life also cannot know what our next move towards life will be! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* There is one thing which is the surest of the sure things: A rotten country needs a good and a hard revolution and there is no other cure! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Your clothes are not your true self; your outer appearance is not your true self; your heart inside your body is not your true self and your words are not your true self. Your true self is your hidden thoughts that no one knows about them! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Let the storm come! Thereby you shall see the limits of your power! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* War kills people; war kills animals; war kills plants; war kills buildings; war kills even shadows, because it annihilates the owner of the shadow! War is the psychopathy of the psychopaths! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* How to be successful in life? Just catch a good rhythm and that’s all folks, a good rhythm! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* How many millions of times the sentence ‘Life is short’ has been repeated in the human history? But nevertheless we all live as if we have millions of years! Oh, how silly! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* You have been deceived by the politicians, you have been deceived by the religions, and you have been deceived by the governments, by the charlatans, by the leaders, by the gurus, by the liars… It looks like you like to be deceived or you are lack of thinking skills! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Let the summer passes quickly and let the winter comes slowly and so we may have longer autumn, The Golden Kingdom! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* To move the earth like Archimedes, one needs not a lever long enough and a fulcrum on which to place it. There is an easier way: Give a genius a beautiful remote house in a green valley where he can think calmly, and he shall move the earth with ideas! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* If you keep changing your cars but not your clothes, we can conclude that you like big changes! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* When the road turns to the right, turn to the right! But if you are not happy with the road, turn to the left, leave the road! Find a new road; create a new path! Don’t follow the road on which you feel unhappy! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* When the music starts, the travel starts! You never remain where you are, you go to somewhere, and you go to everywhere. Music is travel! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Curtains always hide something, either the good or the bad! Their job is to hide! If you see a curtain covering up an evil, tear it down and throw it away! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* If somebody asks you where you are going, tell him you are going to everywhere, because future is a path going to everywhere! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* The cleverest is the one who thinks that he too can well be wrong in any matter whatsoever! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* The most beautiful door is the door you feel yourself safe behind it! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* You have sea, you have boat, you have oars, and then why on earth you are rotting in the port? ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Paths you don’t use, houses you don’t use and even towns and cities you don’t use will be the path of nature, the house of nature, the town and the city of nature! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* If no one can fly but you that is amazing; if everyone can fly but you that is amazing too! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Bored in life? Find a mysterious road and walk on that road! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Only an ignorant man can see another ignorant as a clever man! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* When a volcano erupts, people get surprised, but it is a volcano! There is no ‘place’ for the surprise! The biggest problem with people is that they are not serious about the matters of life and death! Be serious or alternatively lose your existence! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)


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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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All Rights Strictly Reserved Worldwide

* The burden of mankind is very heavy: When a cosmic or an earth-based disaster hits us in this chaotic universe, He must not only save the human race but he must also save all other living creatures! He carries the terrific burden of being the Holy Protector of existence! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Snake looks scary for us and we look scary for the snake! Always try to see yourself from the eyes of others! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* A house by the lake must have many windows so as to benefit fully the brilliant view; a man by the wise man must have many windows so as to benefit fully the brilliant lights! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* There are no haunted houses; there are only haunted minds! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Wisdom simplifies the things; stupidity makes the things complicated! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan) 

* Sometimes coping with the difficulties success brings is much more difficult than coping with the difficulties failure brings! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* You can never feel the real power of the mountains until you start climbing their summits! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* All the ports are hidden in every port because through one port you can reach all the ports! Anywhere is actually everywhere because there is a hidden door in anywhere opening to everywhere!  ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Disappointment means that things haven’t worked out the way you wanted! And now what to do? Very simple: Stand up and walk! Cut the tragedy because our limited time must always be used for the forward movements! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* The choice is very obvious if you have to choose between the devil and the angel! If the choice is not obvious in your mind, then you have some badnesses inside you! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Built universal fountains for others; let people benefit from those fountains long after you are gone! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* If you are going to challenge a giant wave, you better be a giant rock! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* For an infinite journey, we need an endless road, an immortal vehicle and an eternal body! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Sunset and sunrise are two splendid movies that you can watch for seventy or eighty years every day! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Our will to live is often much greater than the difficulties of life! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* When you come to a point where nothing looks surprising to you, you can then analyse the matters calmly and with much better precision! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* He who despises simplicity will shout for a simple lifebuoy when drowning in the ocean of complexity! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Every man’s view is different; the wiser you are the wider your view become! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Your fate is mostly shaped by your faith in yourself! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Set your sail to the big world, to the big ports but never forget your little world, your little port! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Happy days are golden days, but unhappy days are golden days as well, because existence is a gold! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Green fields are the real green dollars! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Sand is for fun; soil is for life! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* A tragedy can catch us any time possible; for this very reason, we must catch the life any time possible! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Every day is as important as all the other days, because if you take out even one day from your life, you disappear! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* A river on your way? Somehow you have to cross! A precipice on your way? Somehow you have to cross! A wall on your way? Somehow you have to cross! Mountains, fires, oceans on your way? Somehow you have to cross! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Not every burden is burden! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* People often make very bad mistakes because people often don’t ask very simple crucial questions before their actions! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* If you have nothing to leave behind you, you can at least leave your dreams; someone else may use them! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Trees salute the sunset, the sunset salutes the trees and we salute both of them! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Just when you needed the sun most, an uninvited cloud may come and cover your sun! Welcome to life, my friend! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Like birds leaving the dangerous places man must also leave his dangerous ideas! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan) 

* Masks cannot change the real faces! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Walking is flying with legs! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Since we can’t trust the precipice, we shall trust the bridge however worn out it is and we shall cross to the other side! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Frightening and yet wonderful; wonderful and yet frightening! That is what nature is! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Life seems far away from the balcony of your house; come down, come nearer to the life! Never let the life to be far away from you! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Every man has two lives: The first one is the one we are living now and the second one is our memories! Memories are our invisible lives. But you must know that it is your first life that creates your second life! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Even a lamb can defend itself, but a tree cannot even do that. If you are a just person, you never harm any tree, those defenceless angels! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan) 

* The moments you feel to give up your life can create the best moments to grasp fully the meaning of your life! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* When a kind person is amongst the rude, he is amongst the tree stumps! When a rude person is amongst the kind, he is amongst the flowers! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* You can’t see new places by staying in the port! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Morning is a gate, a gate to life; night is a gate, a gate to life. Use both gates to fully join the life! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* A beautiful rain is a treasure box. Inside this magical box there is an artistic umbrella, there is a pretty rainbow, there is a sweet bird singing and there is a lovely smell of earth! Something wonderful has a great potential to create some other wonderful things! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* In a country where children are unhappy, everyone is unhappy! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* People come to our lives, people leave our lives; they teach something to us, we teach something to them! Life works this way! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Sometimes all we need is a calm walk in a lonely street to ease or to strengthen our minds! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Your burden of life becomes much heavier when there is no one around you to appreciate how heavy the burden you carry! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Sometimes stop walking, look back at your life, detect your errors, and make new plans for the future where there exists no place for these errors! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* A dark empty street is a good decor for an unhappy man! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Climb up when you have to climb up; climb down when you have to climb down! Whatever slope the road takes, let it be your slope as well! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* The best weather prediction for the present moment is to look out of the window! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* With birds flying around, man’s desire for having wings rises to infinite! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* In spring we are on Earth; in summer we are on Earth; in autumn we are on Earth, but in winter we are in another planet; winter is another planet! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Between the fisherman and the fish, we are on the side of the fish for matters of justice! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Even when you kill a horribly bad person, you are still a killer! There is only one way not to be a killer: Not to kill! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* You can always borrow ideas; but unless you improve them very significantly, never behave as if they are your own! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* The place you live has powers on your fate! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* When you love the road, the road becomes more luminous! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* In an art museum, you shall realise how banal and how ordinary the life outside is! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* The worst mistakes of your past can be the best lights of your future! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* When there is a beautiful reflection, we know not where to look, to the reflection or to the reflected! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* The reflection is as real as the reflected till you touch it! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* It is not enough that light shines on you; it must shine on others too! It is not enough that you are happy; others must be happy too! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* You can ignore a giant wave and you can ignore a giant idea but you will be ignored by them too, like a dust ignored by the wind! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Mistakes are part of your life; it is impossible to live a mistake-free life! You have made mistakes and you shall make mistakes! Just let them be fewer and smaller! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan) 

* For a child, everywhere is a playground; for an adult, it is the same, only the plays are different! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* You know you may feel very sad like a child whose toy is broken; but then you know sun rises, life continues and you start laughing again! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Going down is not that bad if you have the power to rise again from the bottom of anywhere! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Rain is simple, umbrella is simple; umbrella under rain is the magical meeting of these beautiful simples! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* When the science speaks, religion must keep quiet! When the master speaks, hold your tongue, don’t make a noise! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* When an elephant walks, it kills many small creatures; when we walk, we kill many small creatures; we are all random killers! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* A stable weather is a gift, you can enjoy the pink life; a stormy weather is a gift, you can learn the real life! Both the good and the bad are gifts! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* A house inside the nature is a nature inside the house! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Unless you leave a person both physically and mentally, you are still with that person and there is no real departure! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)



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