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Quotes and Quotations of Mehmet Murat ildan -56




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 most precious light is the one that visits you in your darkest hour! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Observe your path ahead carefully; see the dangers and the opportunities! By this way you can write your own fate with your own judgements! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* You want to be a river? This is not necessary because you can be a river without being a river; just flow in your life, this is what the rivers are doing, they are flowing! Remember, you can be anything without giving up yourself. Never wish to be something else, always be yourself! You want to be a Sun? Just give warmth to everyone with kind words! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* If you are a boat and your lake is frozen, what can you do? You will wait for the spring! We are lucky that we are humans, we don’t have to wait for the spring; we can break the ice if necessary, we can use fire to open our way! Nothing can stop the mind if the mind decides to move to his target! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* In a country where even humans are treated brutally, animals must be in a totally desperate condition! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* You may not be happy with your life. All you have to do is to refuse to be unhappy! Because the worst thing is to get used to be unhappy! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* If you are happy with your present time, you will look at your past with happy eyes even if you have had a sad past! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Stephen Hawking gezegenimizin ötesine kaçmadığımız sürece önümüzdeki 1000 yıl içerisinde hayatta kalamayacağımızı söylüyor. Bu varoluş sorunumuz özgür zihinli insanların sayısı artırılarak çözülebilir. Çünkü tıpkı özgür kuşlar gibi yalnızca özgür zihinler yeni ufuklara ulaşabilirler! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Here is a tragicomic reality of all the regimes: People work hard to feed their thief politicians, their thief kings and thief queens or their thief presidents! And therefore the tragicomic reality of all the times is this: There can exist no thieves without the support of people! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Only a happy mind will see the beauty of a beautiful view! For the sad mind everywhere looks gloomy! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* You will never be lonely on the right path because the truth itself is the best companion a person can ever have! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Plucking a flower and giving it to someone is not an act of kindness, it is a behaviour of killing a defenceless fragile beauty for the sake of our own interest! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Whatever time is giving us, it will take everything back! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Sometimes you must do crazy things to discover the life beyond your life, to enter the unknown zone beyond your known zone! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* The Moon always finds an opportunity to turn our attention from the ground beneath our feet to the sky above our head! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Sometimes all you need in your life is anything strange because strange things can revive your soul just like a cold water freshening your pale face with every splash! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* What is really the Mars One project? It is to carry Frank Sinatra to the Mars, it is to carry Hamlet to the Mars, Gandhi to the Mars, Buddha to the Mars. It is a project of carrying our memories, our knowledge, our history, our everything to the Mars! It is not only a project of saving our future but also a project of saving our whole past! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* People ask what will happen if Mars One fails. There will be Mars Two, Mars Three, there will be Gliese 581 One, Proxima Centauri b One etc. If a project opens the path for other projects, it means that it has already triumphed! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* This morning do something different: When you wake up in the morning, wake your forgotten and forsaken dreams up as well, wake them up like an insisting rooster! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Reaching the top requires taking a good break every time you need it! On the way up, you must never hesitate to stop for a while! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

“Always be loyal to human values not to your country, because your country may well betray the human values!” ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan Words of Wisdom, Aphorisms, Wise Sayings, Quotations)

* Life is offering you infinite paths! To get stuck in one path is nothing but shallowness! Go deep, discover other lanes! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* The Self-confidence of the ignorant is one of the biggest disasters of the humanity! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Stupid crowds are the greatest wealth of the crook politicians! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* If you are well ahead of your own society, your path will seem a wrong path to your own people! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Catch the life with the agility of a dog trying to get a hold of the flying Frisbee! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* What is the size of this universe? The size of this universe is whatever the size of your dreams! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* The face of poverty is a mixture of sincerity and sadness! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* There is no sunset in a fascist country, because there is not a Sun in a fascist country! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* An illusionist can make himself disappear; a musician can do the same thing: When he plays a piano, after a while we start seeing only the music not the man! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Reaching the top of a high mountain is just a personal victory. But for a victory to be important for the society, it has to be useful for the humanity! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* There are people who are trying to make the world darker and there are people who are trying to make the world brighter! And how can you know who is who? Very simple: Those who let you express your ideas freely, those who let you to be different than others and those who give you every freedom to criticize anything are the ones who are trying to make the world brighter! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Hard long roads create tough men; dangerous hostile paths create powerful people! Great difficulties create giant guys! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* The only power which can illuminate you is your own mind! No other mind can lighten you if your mind insists to remain in the darkness! The fate of your fate is within you! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* We must thank to the crazy people because by looking at their achievements or the failures, we can decide whether we have to inject some craziness to our own lives or not! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Without travels, our existence, our memories, our literature, our dreams, our everything would be very poor, very boring, very limited! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Endless stairs require endless effort! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* There are two kinds of diamonds in this world: The diamond itself and the eyes full of love! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Are you dreaming? Stop dreaming; come and watch the sunset, it is better than all the dreams! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* If you can defeat your own calamity, you will be a hope for others and thus you can defeat the calamity of others too! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* A warm house is the best New Year present for every child! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* To think is sacred; let every person think freely! To express what you think is sacred; let every person express his thought freely! If you do this, you prove that you are a conscientious and a moral human being! If you don’t do this, you just declare yourself being fascist! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* It is a great privilege to travel alone on the right path knowing at heart that one day millions too will travel on that same road! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Those who have darkness in their minds turn their bodies into darkness as well! Life is colourful; be like a rainbow, use every colour! Don’t get stuck in one colour, be colourful! Black, red, yellow, green, let all the colours be your colours! Those who have colourful minds will have colourful bodies as well! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* People of one idea are the poorest people on earth; people of many ideas, people of many different thoughts are the richest people on earth! Only the rich in ideas, only those who have flexible minds will survive in this ever changing universe! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Paris has history, it has art, it has wonderful architecture, it has literature, but much more important than all these, it has freedom! If a city cannot offer freedom to its dwellers, all its other beauties will be meaningless! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Your life will be simplified when you choose inaction when no action is required and choose action when action is required! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Enlightenment is to replace your own self with the self of the universe! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Every time a stupid politician says something stupid, you don’t have to reply to him, because it is nonsense to shoo every barking dog away! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* The ugliest government is the one which is spreading fear to its own people! The finest government is the one which encourages its own people to criticize the government harshly. ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Sometimes our best speech is the way we look in silence! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* When you have much higher ethical values than the ethical values of your own people, you stop belonging to your own people, to your own country because your people and your country are now located in the low levels of humanity! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* When nobody interferes with what you wear and how you wear, you are living in a civilised country at least on the matter of clothes! Happiness and freedom are often the same thing! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Are you going somewhere aimlessly without knowing where you are going? It is possible that you may end up at a very beautiful place where no plan can ever take you! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* All a hardliner has to do is to keep the door of his mind open! And then, the light will visit him! Only in light we can see the truths!  ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Which is the most successful country on Earth? In whichever country dying is the most difficult thing, that country is the most successful one! And which is the most stupid country on earth?  In whichever country dying is the easiest thing, that country is the most stupid one! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* In the New Year, never forget to thank to your past years because they enabled you to reach today! Without the stairs of the past, you cannot arrive at the future! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* The New Year is a painting not yet painted; a path not yet stepped on; a wing not yet taken off! Things haven’t happened as yet! Before the clock strikes twelve, remember that you are blessed with the ability to reshape your life! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* When your life is stormy, take a refuge to a port: To music or to literature, in short, to art, to any kind of art! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan) 

* Life is full of traps: Poisons can be sweet; darkness can shine! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Time will do his own drawing upon us but we will do our own drawing upon time as well! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Throughout the human history millions have died because of the kings and the queens, because of the presidents and the prime ministers, because of the Caesars and the duces, because of all these little charlatans with big ego! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* There isn’t a viler creature on earth than a politician who sends the children of others to the war but not his own children! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)



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Quotes and Quotations of Mehmet Murat ildan -55




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 farthest mountain is the one you think you can never reach and it may even be just by the side of you! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan) 

* If a politician obtained a great wealth after he has been elected, his being an immoral corrupt man is not a possibility but it is a self-evident reality! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Our creativity is a universe within this universe, certainly a much bigger one! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Opportunity is not a rock, it is a bird! You either catch it or you miss it! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Flexibility is an art of creating way outs within the cul-de-sacs! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* For a chic and an honorable full victory, you must make your own fight and win your own battle entirely by yourself!  Try to refuse any help to get a pure victory, a victory which belongs merely to yourself! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* One of the most distinct features of this whole human history is god flattery! People never get tired of buttering every kind of gods in the hope of getting earthly benefit or obtaining heavenly plunder! Man is no doubt a tireless flunkey! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Watch yourself from different angles so that you can understand better who you really are! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* A ship on the port always waits for you to sail to the oceans!  ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* However much things have been said in the past, there will be always something new to be said in the future! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* If you know the art of being happy with simple things, then you know the art of having maximum happiness with minimum effort! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* A city man taking the picture of a donkey and behaving like he has seen an alien creature must absolutely be photographed as he is certainly more interesting than the donkey itself! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* All we need to know about the storms is this: Storms are born, they live and they die! And they destroy anything wildly, just like we do in wars! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Let the romantic minds meet the romantic cities and after that the candle of romanticism shines on earth like a sun! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Darkness is always afraid of the positive thoughts, because they are also a species of light! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* However much you love them, you must let everything and everybody that desperately long for their freedom to be free! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Good dog is no different than a good man and a bad man is no different than a bad dog! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Don’t hide yourself from the world and don’t let the world hide himself from you! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Man looks very coward and extremely primitive with an ostentatious big sword and he looks very brave and tremendously sophisticated with a humble olive branch! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* When you find the best path ahead of you, leave all other paths behind you! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* It is not possible for a house to own a spirit without owning windows with flowers! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* You must always see your loneliness as an opportunity to meet something good unexpected, something new unknown before, something interesting not happened yet! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan) 

* Whatever you value, it becomes your sun! If you value a calm night, your own sun will rise with the sunset on the horizon! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* The kindest mind is the most beautiful mind! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Without seeing the whole picture and without knowing the whole story of a man’s life, our judgements about him will most probably be wrong and unfair! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Plains watch the mountains and mountains watch the plains. Through looks, everything touches everything, even though they have many kilometers or even light years between them! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* If you sleep on the train, you will miss your station; if you sleep at the station, you will miss your train! You can control your fate only when you are awake! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* A happy face is also a source of happiness! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* What makes your life rainy or sunny is your attitude towards life, not the attitude of life towards you! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Enlarge your windows till you get a window where you can see the whole universe with one look! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* A non-reading society is nothing but a miserable society; a non-reading nation will be nothing but a disgrace of all other nations! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Always refuse to be like the others! The more you become similar to the others the more you will be useless because there are already plenty of the others! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* High walls and deep precipices on your path or hard rocks and big holes are not real obstacles! There is only one real obstacle on your path: Absence of self-confidence! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* In any country where there is a dishonorable government, there is certainly a dishonorable nation! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* You become rich by helping the poor; you become rich also by helping the rich! Helping makes you rich! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* No ethical person wants to be a king or a queen, because there is no ethics and honor in putting yourself in a place higher than others! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Sometimes there is no time to wait for the sea to calm down! If you have to reach your target, let your voyage start and let the storm be your path! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* To say something great, you must first stop trying to say something great! Sometimes struggling is an obstacle to reach the target! Flow like a river, calmly, naturally, enjoying the present moment, without thinking of the ocean and finally you will be there! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* When the unexpected meets with the unprepared, over there we find the greatest astonishments!  ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* The things which give joy to you may also give you horror! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Past is always afraid of being forgotten because being forgotten means being never-existed in a way! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* When you want to be alone, even few people around you will seem like a tremendous crowd to you! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* When we are under a tree, we are under a temple, a temple of countless goodnesses! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* May be the road you travel doesn’t give you the beautiful fate you have always dreamed off! Stop and change the road, no matter how difficult it may be! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Sometimes you may feel that your heart is speaking and sometimes you may feel that your mind is speaking. In reality there is only one speaker: Mind! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Crowds don’t think; they act; they don’t produce ideas, they produce actions! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Old people deserves a medal, a medal of existence which crowns their long-term victory against the cruelty of time and the dangers of this chaotic universe! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Moments of thinking are your military moments because they are the moments where you take the opportunity to attack and eliminate your problems! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* In your most desperate moments where you crawl on the ground like worms, sometimes you suddenly hear the voice of a savior, the voice of the Music which immediately carries you away to the stars! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* This whole life is an art of knowing when to sit and when to stand up! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Watching the infinite horizons gives you infinite dreams, infinite ideas, infinite paths! Choose a great target and then you will see that great instruments will appear for you to reach that target! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Do not try to be attractive; just be natural because being natural is already attractive! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Don’t follow any leader; don’t obey to anyone; crowds are slaves; take an independent stance; take orders only from your own mind! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* We are all born in a little port but not all of us sail the vast oceans! Majority remains in the port! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Time will come and riding horses will be seen by the whole society as a severe animal rights violation! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Behind your view there are other views; to see them, you must first visit the view you see! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* If there is ever a magical beauty that can be watched hours with great admiration, and that is the beauty of a strong light falling from the everlasting skies into the heart of the dimness! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Follow the river to reach the sea; follow the sea to reach the ocean. And finally follow the ocean to reach the wisdom! As long as you target beyond of the beyond, you will reach the very beyond! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* If you are not happy with your life, it is most probably because you have eagle eyes to see the negative parts of your life and almost blind to the beautiful side! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Let your mind start your new journey firstly; let it travel on that road and then it will come back to you. After then you can start this journey both with your mind and with your body! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Art creates high energy, high vibrations, high music, high feelings, high of everything! Without art, we leave highness and we meet lowness! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* One of the most stupid things in life is not to enter the door which is wide open just because of the fear that this door will be shut and going back will be impossible! Have some courage, because even a harvest mouse leaves his hole to discover new places! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* As long as there exist stupid people supporting stupid governments in their countries, people living in those countries will continue fluttering badly in the cesspool created by this utter foolishness! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Even a book with completely empty pages will change you because you will start thinking about the reason behind this emptiness and once you enter the thinking territory it means that you entered a territory of change! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* It is in fact not our dream that makes us happy, but chasing that dream! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* No man thinks the same story when looking at a photo because every mind lived a different story! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* What can a little town teach you? It can teach you how a little place already contains the whole features of the entire world! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* The trains always arrive at your station. The question is which one to take? ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Sometimes you do not need a particular destination to go, you just need a travel; the place you want to go is the travel itself! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* The whole world may call you to follow the wrong path! In such a case, tell the whole world to buzz off! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Hand holding sword is always an ugly hand! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* A man who is deprived of criticisms is a miserable and a poor man; a man who ignores or refuses or fears criticisms is a foolish man! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* When a nation leaves the fate of his country to an ignorant and fool person, then that nation itself will be remembered in the history as ignorant and fool nation! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* You want to fly? Find an art and watch it carefully! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Life is sweet till a bitter reality comes and hits us! After that, if you are a strong person, life will continue being sweet! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* We are creatures taken seriously by the Earth, because we can severely affect the fate of the Earth, but we are in no way taken seriously by the Universe yet! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* We are doomed to live the feeling of being lost because temporal beings are doomed to feel this way; this is something that transitory bodies cannot avoid!  ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* There is a non-technical way to travel in time: Try to create religious generations in your country, then you will certainly travel back in time, into the old eras! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* The greatest hero for a country is the person who gave a progressive vision, a peaceful soul, a modern mind and an unshakable belief in science to his nation. And for the Turks, this honorable name is Atatürk, an immortal revolutionist! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* You can always be better than your master but you can never change the fact that you were his student and he was your master! The seed must always respect for his soil! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* The most beautiful sunset is the one which suddenly appears in front of you while you are walking pensively! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* If only you could fully grasp how valuable, how limited and how unique every moment of your life is, you would never stand as still as a statue even a single moment because action is real living! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* The first dance is the worst dance; the last dance is the best dance! All the roads of persistent practice lead to the Land of Perfection! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Most countries have only few honest politicians and this is just like having a body with only few good organs functioning! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Yes, fascism is a horrible storm, but the storm prepares his own death by receiving fatal wounds while hitting the things he is destroying! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Elegance and kindness is an elegant and kind reply to the rudeness of this world! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* By reading books, you lose your old self and you find your new self! To read is to travel from self to another self! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Unless you accept anyone to be your boss, no man can be your boss! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Children always give this simple message: Be natural, be sincere, be yourself! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Clever nations are the ones who keep changing their governments! Because power must change hands otherwise it will get spoiled and rot! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* You learned something right? Make it part of your life right away! You heard something clever? Internalize it instantly! You heard something beautiful? Add it to your life philosophy at once! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Your first purpose is to find a purpose for yourself. And your second purpose must not immediately be trying to reach that purpose you found but to investigate thoroughly whether that purpose is really necessary for yourself or whether it is worth at all to struggle for it! Because millions are fighting for a purpose which will in no way make them happy at the end! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* There are hundreds of intelligent and big brains in every country in the world to run that country successfully but somehow and often either an immoral stupid or a charlatan imbecile comes to power! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* There is no real silence for the sensitive ears and there is no real tranquility for the sensitive hearts! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* When you smile, it means that your mind smiles; when you cry, it means that your mind cries! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* The real beauty of a house is always the happiness inside that house! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Death must die so that life can be real! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* The more a politician stays in the high positions, the dirtier and filthier he becomes! Countries must ensure that no politician stays long in the high offices or else the whole country starts becoming dirty and filthy! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Since the future is unknown, no path can take you to the known! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Ego is a drum and the drum has to make a noise to tell everyone that that it is there! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* No king has a throne more beautiful than a bench covered with the autumn leaves! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Is it possible to have memories from the future? Yes, it is! Just dream about the future and these dreams will take their places on your memories, they will be your memories from the future! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* When you see a person watching the universe, you see the universe with mind is watching the universe without mind! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* If you are looking at anything from one point, from one angle, you can never attain wisdom because wisdom is to see all the things from every point, from every angle! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Any regime or any government which motivates its own people to be different than one another is a good regime, is a good government! Encourage people to think differently, to act differently, and to believe in different things, otherwise you create just a herd of animals! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* The little lake you love is the biggest ocean for you! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* The most wonderful thing about being unaware of the dangers is that you may be successful in defeating the dangers because you don’t see them and behave very calmly! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* When the spirit of nature touches us, our hearts turn into a butterfly! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* The dictators, commanders or emperors who want to conquer the world soon realize that the world has already been conquered by the artists and their arts! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Infinite horizons belong to those who have infinite imagination! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* In a democracy, when the traffic light is red for freedoms, don’t ever stop, don’t ever wait! Refuse the red light, ignore it, break the rules and move forward! It is always legitimate to challenge fascism for every nation in the world as long as this challenge is nonviolent! Because violence means using the same vulgar, the same evil methods of fascism! Don’t behave like a dog when fighting against a dog! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* If you are stupid enough not to know the difference between the devil and the angel, you quickly find the devil! This is what happens to most people in democracies just after elections! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* History shows us that people often make mistakes, they give wrong decisions, they vote for the wrong persons! And history also shows us that in the end they pay a heavy price for it! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* The world is progressing slowly because in every country some guys come to power, they fix many things, they do good job and then idiots come to power, they mess up everything, they change the fate of the country towards the darkness, towards a total collapse! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* A dictator in a country is a big threat to the whole humanity; a democrat in a country is a great hope to the whole world! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* There is no such thing as a non-dangerous dictator! Like all the venomous snakes, all dictators are dangerous! Then what is the antidote? Antidote is our love for freedom and our unshakable determination on the matter of keeping this love! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* World is full of lost lives, full of unfortunate souls ruined in the name of unreasonable religious rules! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Anywhere in the world, if you see a law which is protecting the rapists, you must know that this law has been prepared by the rapists! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* A full loyalty to the leader merely fits to the dogs, not to the humans! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Don’t ever rule out the option of U-turn in your life, because one day you will need it! The moment you realize that you are going to the wrong direction, turn to the right direction instantly, with a beautiful U-turn! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Your dream is your path! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* It is more important to prove something to yourself than to prove it to others! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* When a beautiful reality looks unreal, you will realize that the beauty of reality is superior to any dream whatsoever! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* There is October in every November and there is November in every December! All seasons melted in each other’s life! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Humans have better wings than birds: Human mind is a perfect wing and with this wing we can fly to some farthermost places no bird can ever dream! Yes, mind is a wing; and when it comes to flying man is the most sophisticated bird on earth! ~ (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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* If you see a false hope in a man, take it from him! But you must give him a new hope, a real one! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Even a little adventure in the day will make that day a real day! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Only the honorable people resist the injustices! The rest – the honorless – are afraid of even their own shadows! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* If your yesterday was much better than your today, then today you will most probably walk around in your yesterday! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Life is very changeable: A supporter may suddenly find himself in need of a support! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* We don’t give a damn to the insects on our Earth, but if we could find even a single insect on Mars, the whole world would cherish it like crazy! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Look at yourself from different angles, if possible, from every angle! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Not only the artist watches his art with admiration but his art also watches his artist with admiration! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* You want to do something very simple but also very fantastic? Then sit under the rain! Not long after, yourself will leave you and there will remain only the rain! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Minds need the unusual, because the unusual has the power to shake the mind! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* The fate of the world depends on the triumph of the good people! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* The best dancer is the one who isn’t even aware that she is dancing! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* It is meaningless to rise while leaving others behind! It is also unethical and selfish! If you know the paths to rise, rise altogether with others! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Death makes everything a dream and the family photographs are the greatest dreams remained from these dreams! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* You are a nobody till you stop doing the same stupid things everybody else is doing! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* An obedient man is no different than an obedient dog! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* When the river meets the sea, he dies! Because the character of the river is to flow and when the character dies, everything dies! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* If the humanity does not poison the minds of the children with all sort of religious craps, the new generations of humanity will soon create a new world order where reason and logic will be the sole guide, the sole savior! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* The longest path is the path where you find no meaning when travelling on it! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* If you are doing whatever a shepherd is ordering you to do, then you are a real sheep, a poor submissive being! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* With fear, you crawl on the ground; without fear, you fly in the skies! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Life shines where the light shines and our mind is our greatest light that can brighten our lives! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* If one part of a country is watching football match while the other part of the same country is under heavy attacks by the rockets, then we can say that there is no nation in that country, but there is only crowd of people! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* When a state is afraid of the journalists, it means that that state is definitely doing some secret devilish things! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* For the cowards, all doors are locked; for the daring, all doors are open! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* There is always a beautiful light around the compassionate people: The shining light of goodness! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* A waterfall cannot be silent, just as the wisdom! When they speak, the voice of power speaks! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* In life, you will encounter magical doors; if you open these doors, you will meet beauties, if you ignore them, you will meet regrets! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* When everything looks like a beautiful dream, you must remind yourself that reality is somewhere out there and will soon show his face! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* There are two excellent challengers against darkness in this universe: Powerful lights and great ideas! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* A step taken to a new idea is a step taken to a new world! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* If you have a very powerful will, the reality will submit to your will! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* If you wish the light shines on you, think rightly because right thinking is your best tool to get what you want! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* You can always ignore the reality! But the reality will not ignore you, instead, it will punish you! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Most of the time a simple clever move can bring people together eternally or a stupid and a stubborn inaction can keep people aloof from one another forever! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* A system of submission is a good system for the brainless people! Because they are unable to think by themselves, someone else will think on behalf of them! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Sit down and solve your problems in your mind! Once solved in the mind, action will just be a formality anymore! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Instead of politicians, let the monkeys govern the countries; at least they will steal only the bananas! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* If people don’t feel any emptiness when you leave a place, then it means you were an emptiness for them! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Art is our endless desire to turn the mortal things into the immortal things! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Trust yourself, trust the road, trust the weather and trust your destination! This quarto-trust can create a miraculously successful journey! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* No art is silent! Because art is an original idea and every original idea speaks, every interesting thought screams, every art talks, every art screams! No art is silent! If it is silent, then it is not an art! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* If you are living a colorless life, it doesn’t matter whether the world is colorful or not! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* When people like the path you walk and the style you walk in that path, they will start following you! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Every heart is touchable; you just have to know the secret passages reaching the hearts! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Poor man! You have many burdens on you: The burdens of your religion, of your culture, of your ignorance, of your oppressive government! Find a wild horse and watch it! You will see what is to be unburdened and free! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Lucky nation is the one who has at least one great progressive revolutionary man in its history! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Heart can keep a secret, but face is not a good secret keeper! So what the heart knows, face will expose it! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* In low intelligent ignorant societies, the clever are denigrated and the stupid are belauded; the brainy are stoned and the dull are held in high esteem! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* One of the lowest creatures on earth is the politician who tries to eliminate his political rivals using unlawful methods and even violence! To halt the march of such demonic people, never use the same immoral methods, because to defeat a poisonous snake you don’t have to be a poisonous snake yourself! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* No king becomes a king unless you submit to him! Behave honorably and refuse all the kings! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* If the path is beautiful, all you have to do when walking in that path is to be beautiful so as to not ruin the beauty of the path! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* If a thief and an immoral society finds a thief and an immoral political leader, it will support him to the death! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan) 

* A wrong path may take you to the right wisdom! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan) 

* If your mind is fed only by the books, your wisdom will remain incomplete! Feed your mind with the streets as well to attain full wisdom! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan) 

* A ship with a hole underneath is doomed to sink! And ignorance is also a hole in the brain, a big hole! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan) 

* If half of a country is rotten, the other half will soon start rotting as well! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

 * If a danger threatens you, you threaten that danger too! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan) 

* Remember that good poets too can write bad poems! Talent has also a talent to be untalented! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan) 

* Every one of us is guilty of something! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan) 

* The rise of the stupid in a country will definitely result in the fall of that country! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan) 

* One has to be dull to feel happy amongst the dull! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan) 

* The greatest honour in a reactionary country is to be a progressive man! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan) 

* Where are you? In the past or in the future? It doesn’t matter because if you are not in today you are in the wrong place! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan) 

* A country which prefers guns to flowers will live the beauty of the flowers only in its graveyards! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan) 

* Great views are like great minds. They both give you the feeling of eternity! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* To feel free, create a fog around yourself! And how can you do this? Be silent! When you are silent, people will not notice you much! You will be invisible, you will be inside the fog! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Where there is a sincere effort, there happens a precious success! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* An ant cannot carry the sands of the whole beach at a time, but it can carry them piece by piece, one by one! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* The dead will not die completely till the day they are remembered by no one! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* If a clean heart wears dirty clothes, it will still look clean! If a dirty heart wears clean clothes, it will still look dirty! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* The train may fall in love with a station, but it has to go and it goes! Don’t be like the train; stay at the station you fell in love, go nowhere! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Without finding out the little right paths, you cannot reach to your main right path! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Countries which are governed by the dabblers will undoubtedly turn into the miserable countries! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* The most beautiful road is the road you think it is the most beautiful road! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Don’t let the society or your own family or anybody to kill your dreams because your dreams are yourself! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* You may feel tired of life but you must know that life does not have any better alternative! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* What is life? Life is an unknown ride into the unknown! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Do you have an education from a school? It is not enough! You have also an education from life, from the streets? Not enough! You also have an education from many books? Not enough! In addition to all of them, you need to educate yourself to love thinking and to think systematically! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* It is obvious that most people are not living the life they want to live! The easiest solution for this problem is to give up the life you want to live. And the hardest solution is this: Give up everything which prevents you to live the life you want to live! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* The prisoners of the cultures are mostly the women! House is the name of the prison! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* No man has ever seen a turtle climbing the wall. In order to do the things which are impossible for you, you need to change yourself, and better still, transform yourself into something new! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* The secret of childhood happiness is to succeed to be happy with the simplest things ever possible! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* A planet with no mountains, no storms and no earthquakes will create a planet of weak people! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* It is not the jumps you made in your life but mostly the jumps you haven’t made are the real source of regrets in your life! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* If an earth with no other creatures but only humans would be possible, it would be unbearably boring! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* If you are earning your money through violence, all this money is unethical, because violence and ethics cannot be together! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Don’t react to every lie you hear, or else you will soon collapse from exhaustion! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* The fate of every unusual thing is to be a usual thing quickly! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Simple things relieve eyes; simple things ease mind, simple things create meditation, simple things are simply miraculous! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Never trust the captain who has never taken any education from the School of Storms! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* You will meet happiness on your way if you just stop looking for happiness desperately! Live your life without looking for anything! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* When you see something impossible, this is often because you have a limited imagination! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Concentrate on the road ahead, not on the road behind! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* While there are millions of hungry people all around the world, while there are thousands of homeless people in every country, while some continents are in a horrible poverty, while there are not enough schools, not enough hospitals in the entire world, building churches, mosques, synagogues or temples or spending money on guns, on war industry are the greatest treasons to humanity! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Yes, human salvation will come through science, but only through the nature-respecting science! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Your life will be colourful if you just add colours to your life! It is your own decisions that will determine to have a miserable or a marvellous life! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* When you do something different, you are either blessed or cursed! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* All the beautiful roads are infinite because beauty gives us the feeling of infinity! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* A warm dead photograph is much livelier than a living cold reality! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* When animals behave like humans or when humans behave like animals, don’t be surprised because in every animal there is a human and in every human there is an animal! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* On Earth you can meet Heaven and this meeting actualises every time you meet a kind person! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Every man has a river on his mind: The River of Thoughts! But not every man has a holy river on his mind: The River of Right Thoughts! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Your worst enemy can be your best teacher! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* What we call as burden of life is nothing but the human failure on the matter of creating a just world! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Important decisions that will affect a nation’s fate or humanity’s fate cannot be left to the referendums! Because such decisions require good knowledge of history; they require a sound reason and a powerful logic and masses often do not have such characteristics! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* If a road ends, that creates a great opportunity to develop new abilities to continue! Welcome every challenge in your life! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Where do you come from and where do you go? I tell you: You come from the place I come and you go to the place I go! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Death is the truth of the 21st century and we know that it was the truth of the older centuries as well but it may not be the truth of the next day or the next year or the next centuries ahead! Why? Because we have created the idea of immortality and once we think of something, once an idea is created, it will appear in reality sooner or later! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* There is a cosmic river flowing from the Sun to the Earth and to everywhere: The Sunlight, the holiest of the holy rivers! Enemy of Darkness is the best friend of existence! Touch the sunlight with a strong love because light itself made that love possible! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* If bad things are happening in your country, remember, the first responsible person is your stupid government! But if you have supported that government, now, you are the first responsible person! So sit down and shut up! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* You can’t expect justice from the storm, because it only knows to destroy! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* You do not have a mind belongs to yourself! Your thoughts are the thoughts of your culture! When you speak, it is not you but your culture, your religion, your traditions, your political or spiritual leaders speak! If not you but your culture, your religion etc. are speaking on behalf of you, then what are you, who are you? A stupid puppet? Get a mind which belongs to yourself! Only then you will be able to speak with your own thoughts on behalf of your own self! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* In a democratic country everything is very simple: If you choose a good government, good things will happen; if you choose a bad government, bad things will happen! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

 * The stone you took away from a beach will long for that beach because it belongs there! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

 * A society with lynch culture needs a big zoo, not for the animals definitely, but for the very people themselves! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

 * Don’t forget the snow in the summertime, because you will meet him again when the summer is over! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Solitude is the path to visit yourself, it is the path to yourself! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Sometimes you have to succeed to see that there is nothing awesome in the thing which will be achieved! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* When a powerful storm collides with a much more powerful storm, it will understand that his power was just a dust before the wind! You can be a giant only until a bigger giant comes and erases your existence! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Cats speak the language of comfort and coolness and therefore we feel comfortable and cool whenever we see a cat! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Never give up fighting against the universe because we exist in life through action, through fighting! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* He who knows to be afraid has a higher chance of living! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* If a choice is given to us between being mortal and being immortal, you will find no one in the group of mortals! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Don’t ever be a stupid shadow who follows perfectly his leader no matter what foolishness his leader does! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* The best thing is to walk on the right path without looking back, without knowing who is following you because you must walk with your own speed, with your own freedom! Your followers will catch you or your ideas somehow somewhere ahead, somewhere in time! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* What job a fascinating view does, apart from fascinating you? It does this: It perfectly motivates you to love existence much more than you can love! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* There are two lights in this universe: The light and the Reason! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Whatever good and beautiful experience you are having, if you are not writing them down, you are wasting them! Your thoughts on the paper are your real reality because the realities of the experience quickly disappear, they are already gone, they are dead, but the written thoughts of your experiences are still alive and can live thousands of years! Sit down and write them down! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* You can give your message to anybody, to everybody, from anywhere, from everywhere, in every way possible. The only thing you have to consider is this: Let your message be simple and understandable! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Some people has the ability to see the winter as the spring season! Such positive minds can reach the farthest places! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* To be remembered, umbrella waits for the rain! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* To be in the present time, keep yourself busy always or else you will find yourself either in the past or in the future! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* You can’t make a high jump without high spirits! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* No man can be immortal by dying! There is only one way to be immortal: Not to die! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Your real secret hiding place is not a dark cave, it is not a dusky forest, it is not a desolate house in the middle of nowhere but your real secret hiding place is always your own mind! Every person ultimately hides himself over there, in his own mind! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* May be you have already reached your target, but if you don’t know this, you will move away from your target! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Another day will be “just another day” unless you realise that days become different only when you do different things! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* You can see your real face only when you stop deceiving yourself! Until then, you will always see someone which is not you! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* What is democracy? If it is the rule of the majority, ignoring the rest, then it is not good, it is very bad! But if it is the rule of the whole citizens, caring the wills of both the majority and the rest, then it is good, then it is real democracy! And the purpose of every real democracy is to be a modern country, to be a modern structure! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Here is a good message from the ocean: You will be an ocean too if you let every river, every rain, every flood and every stream flow to you freely! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* He who hides himself amongst the shadows deserves to live inside the dark shadows! Meet with the light to deserve the light! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* With a foggy mind you see nothing but fog! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Rain touching our hand will be a little bit salty! Man touching wisdom will be a little bit wiser! More touches take more from the touched! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Some political leaders in the world make big mistakes but they never resign; some make a small mistake but they immediately resign! What makes a political leader to resign or not to resign has something to do with having an honour or not! Those who have honour always choose the honourable way: Resignation! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Find a right and a beautiful idea; stick to it tightly and drag it strongly from your mind to the reality! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Sometimes you speak and sometimes your clothes speak! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Everything will turn into a ruin, even your beliefs will turn into a ruin! There will be no more believers from your belief, there will be only the viewers around your belief, watching this belief of once upon a time, and now just a ruin! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Future is not dark, future is not bright! Future simply does not exist yet, neither dark nor bright! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Water is the most perfect traveller because when it travels it becomes the path itself! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* A full mind is unlucky if a good idea comes to enter inside; an empty mind is unlucky if a bad idea comes to enter inside! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Let the colours of your ideas are red so that all can easily notice them! And what is red? Red is scream, red is power, red is assertion! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* When you do something, you miss something else! If you don’t want to miss anything, you have to do everything! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* For a path to be your own path you must be walking on that path! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Look at yourself from the space! You are very little, you are so tiny! But there is something big in you: Your great ideas! Even from the space they look big because they have the power to change the universe, to change the space! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* You will best realise the speed of life when you stop and watch the life! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Sovereignty unconditionally belongs neither to the people of the nation nor to some supernatural power but to the human mind, to the science and to the high ethical values! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* They want you to use a black umbrella; use yellow, use red, use green and always refuse the thing they want you to use! Refusal is often more honourable than conformity! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* The most dangerous enemy is the one who can easily make friends with his potential victims! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* For a weak person, every little hill is a giant mountain; for a strong person, every giant mountain is a little hill! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan) 

* The best dancer is the one who is not even aware of her dancing! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

 * Smile! Simply because at this very moment you are alive, you exist! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Every seed wants to die in the soil! Every umbrella wants to live in a perpetually rainy world! Every mirror wants to see its own face in another mirror! Everything in this universe has dreams they wish to realise! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* No path is a path unless it is a peaceful path! A path with violence is nothing but a precipice! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Unless humanity gives top priority to the space science, there will be no future for the humanity! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* When an empty person sits on an empty chair, the chair will still remain empty! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* If a writer is not an opponent of the government, he cannot be called as a writer, but just a disreputable lickspittle! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* For an incurious person, an open door will be no different than a wall! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* If your government keep making big mistakes and in return you keep supporting your government, then you are the biggest mistake for your country! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* For a stairs to be safe, every step on that stairs has to be safe! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* The lives of the poor are enriched by the richness of simplicity! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* He who knows everything about the future must surely be a cursed person! Because life is beautiful if you do not know what life will bring you! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* If there is a very strong love behind you that you can lean against to it, nothing can ever shake you very strongly! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* World will be a beautiful place only with beautiful minds! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Something right in the morning can turn into something wrong in the afternoon! Even if you are on the right path, you must still question the rightness of your path! Conditions perpetually change! Update your path and your travel constantly! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* A peaceful life is always the best destination one can ever arrive at and it is the only real heaven one can ever ascend to! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* What can you expect from a stupid government? Anything good? Anything useful, anything clever? Anything just? No! You can expect nothing but stupidity, nothing but mistakes, nothing but injustices and tragedies! All a stupid government can do is to produce wrecks and debris! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Let the boundlessness be your boundary! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Every shoe will eventually need a cobbler! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Do you remember your first real teacher? Your first real teacher is your first sorrow, your first crying! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* There are two groups of people: Herds and individual clever people. Because herds have numerical superiority, individual clever people remain weak in determining the right fate for the country! The solution: Disperse the herds, augment the individuals! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* You can always challenge a big storm with a little boat and this will only prove how unserious person you are! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* There is nothing sacred about any beliefs! They are all the apparent inventions of human mind! Beliefs of the billions have nothing to do with the truth! If the world can stop deceiving itself, there will emerge a new world, a world that represents the truth! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Unless you close your door to other ideas, you will never remain idealess! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* The path to tranquility gets through the storms! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* The holy eye is the one who is able to see the extraordinary beauties of the ordinary days! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* In the future, churches, mosques, synagogues and temples, all of them will be museums! The intellectual progression of humanity will necessitate such a drastic and dramatic change in the human history! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Every country on Earth needs a progressive Revolution. But these revolutions must come through the Revolutions in the mind, not through Revolutions using Violence! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* To have a meaningful look on your face, you need to have a meaningful emotions deep inside you! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* If you close your door to the world of books, the gates of the world of ignorance automatically open and quickly pull you inside! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* If you want to look after your shadow, you just have to look after yourself, that will do! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* You must have your own world within the world and you must never compromise on the matters of giving up your own world for any reason whatsoever! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* For the contented minds, lakes are oceans! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)


* Not every lost soul wants to be found, because not every lost is lost, some of them found something or many thing or even everything in their lostness! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)


* Injustice and lawlessness are the greatest terror a government can ever enforce on its own people! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)


* The great ideas you met on your path are the genius sculptors which shape the shape your mind! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)


* By being rigid, you become temporary; by being flexible, you become permanent! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)


* Every beautiful place is your temple, you can always visit them; every useful book is your holy book, you can always read them; every place you find love is your heaven, you can always go there! Don’t get stuck in the temples, in the so-called holy books and heavens of the religions because life is much richer, much superior and much intelligent than all the religions because life is alive, it is dynamic and it continuously develops itself! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)


* You can never leave a place unless you leave that place in your mind! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)


* If two people said the same thing but only one of them said it beautifully, then only that one will conquer both the hearts and the minds of the people! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)


* Romanticism in loneliness is a true romanticism; but romanticism when others are around is suspicious because you may be pretending! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)


* To be the thing you see, stop thinking! To be wild waves, you must quit thinking, you must leave all the thoughts before the wild waves! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)


* It is always a great honor to be the driver of your own car, to be the boss of your own fate! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)


* Every beautiful street is a port of happiness! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Every fashion is temporary but the concept of fashion is permanent! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* No matter how developed it is, a country which does not protects its own wild life can never be called as a civilized country! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Similar souls wander in the similar places! They may not know each other, but often they touch the same winds, they step on the same leaves, their looks are lost in the same horizons! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Face your face! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* A journey without storm will teach you nothing serious! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* For a clever man, different cultures, different lives, different attitudes, different dreams, different of everything are a good teacher! You only take the things you already know from somebody or something like you! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Do you know why the world is a stupid place? It is such a place, because people are just watching the evil instead of fighting it! And why do they do this? Because they are either indifferent or coward! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* We are unimportant creatures in this universe. We are all alone for the moment. Nobody has ever sent us any holy book or whatsoever. To survive in this universe we must first understand that nobody can help us, nobody but ourselves! To be important creatures in this universe means is to be able to shape this universe in such a way that our existence become everlasting! ~ (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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* By just looking at the dark side of life, you cannot make it bright! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Those who want to get wet need no umbrella! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Find a secret place and be unreachable! And then, in the silence of solitude, the things you cannot reach in the crowds will meet you there! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Being alive and helping others to stay alive is the greatest personal success! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* The reality of the mind can be one hundred percent different than the reality of the reality! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* A nation’s people must love each other, otherwise there will remain no nation! The world’s nations must love each other otherwise there will remain no world! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* In the beauty of the mornings we forget about the night; in the beauty of the night we forget about the mornings! When you meet the beauty, you drop anchor in the present time and all other times disappear from your mind! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* You cannot call a man as a good person just because he is treating you good! He should treat everyone good to be good! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* The main reason for the people who support a dictator is that their character perfectly match with the character of that dictator! They both have a mean personality! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* The greatest danger in finding the right path often lies in here: The right path may look ugly and the wrong path may look beautiful! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* For a cheerful spirit, a dark street is just another bright street! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* A man with a finite life can only dream to have an infinite journey and the good news is that any dream has the potential to turn into a reality! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Losing path is a magic! If you can enjoy with the unknown path, you shall find the exit much quicker! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* The purpose of an idealist mind is not to find an easy path and travel there in safety obtaining happiness but to find a tough path and travel there in danger gaining wisdom! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* To achieve a great success, you must first have yourself behind yourself as your greatest supporter! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Are you there? If your mind is not there, you are not there! You are wherever your mind is wandering! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Colourful autumn is a tristful travel to the pale Planet of Melancholy! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Governments stand because people sit; if people stand, governments will sit! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* What is the world’s problem? The world is still believing the old childish stories! That is the problem! Grow up, world, grow up! Be a bit serious! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* If you move faster than the music, it will look strange; if you move slower than the music, it will look strange! Be like autumn leaves which follow exactly the rhythm of the wind! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Even in the middle of a hopeless darkness a light may suddenly reach you; keep your hope tightly and this great hope of yours will strongly attract the light onto you! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan) 

* You need a strong light for a tough journey? A light like the sun? Then you need a wise thinking! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* With an easy life you can never grow mature; with a tough life you can never remain immature! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Earthquake means destruction; dictator means destruction! In the case of earthquake, you need a strong building; in the case of dictator, you need an educated rational mind, because an irrational ignorant mind always serves the dictator! (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Find a calm lake and wait for the twilight in silence! There, existence will visit you with all its magnificence! The existence of the Existence can best be felt in the presence of dimness and in the absence of crowds and noises! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Sometimes you must behave like a tunnel! If a formidable mountain is on your way, thrust through it! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* If you want the waves to touch you softly, have a walk on the sea coasts; if you want the life to touch you softly, have a walk on the reason’s coasts, because reason is a shield that softens the strokes of life! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* If our life is a dream, let it continue; who wants the reality? If our life is a reality, let it continue; who wants the dream? Unknown is unreliable! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* A tough life can be defeated only by the tougher person! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* An autumn forest is such a place that once entered you never look for the exit! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Here is a very simple strategy of life: When the train arrives at the station, be at the station! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* By walking on the path of unhappiness you can learn the things that can never be learned on the path of happiness! He who knows well only the light is very poor; he who knows well the darkness besides the light is very rich! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* First reach your target in your mind, then reaching your target in reality will just be a formality! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* A mind that tastes the grief obtains a good chance to travel to the Land of Wisdom! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* There is something more beautiful than a beautiful thing and that is a beautiful thing which has a beautiful reflection on the water! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Earth is a flower in the Garden of Cosmos! And therefore, a flower on Earth is a flower within the flower! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* The victory of the ignorant masses always means a temporary backward movement in the progression of humanity! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* For the strong people, when the path gets dangerous, the danger itself becomes the path! They continue their travel by walking over the danger! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* You are whatever you shall leave behind when you leave life! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Trust not the man who is not holding his umbrella by himself! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Don’t get stuck in one candle; find other candles, create other candles! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* What do you see from your window? Mostly the things you have been taught to you! And so your view is poor and so you too! To be rich, let the things which have not been taught to you reach you too! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* For some, the life journey has just started, for some, it is about to end; but in truth, there is no start and there is no end! There is just an ocean of particles playing aimlessly! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Find a place forgotten and make it feel that it is remembered! Find someone forgotten and make him feel that he is remembered! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* The job of reflection is to add a dimension of fable to the reality! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* If the world you created on your own is stronger than the real world, then the real world disappears and you stay alone with your own created world! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* The magical way the wintertime warms you up is through its frozen beauties! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* The way to the place you wish to go can always be found; just behave like a river, that is to say, firstly, move and secondly, move with no hesitation! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Though we think we see different things from our windows, in reality we see the same things: Happiness and sorrow! All that is seen from every window! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* As long as you keep on walking on the old paths, you will never have footprints on the new paths! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Just because an impressive storm doesn’t touch you, you must not find it beautiful! Lend an ear to the voices of those which are under the storm! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Look ahead, because life is before you, not behind you, or else you stumble! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Let those who live never forget those who died! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* For us, the greatness of this universe is to give us every means by which we may build our dreams! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* What is the name of your dream? A lovely wooden cottage in the middle of a forest? Or walking in an endless autumn path? What is the name of your dream? Don’t give a name, always give a list! Fill yourself with dreams because dream is the path to reality! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Even if everything is destroyed, keep your spirit high because this will put everything into its place again! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* If my path is right, let it be your path; if your path is right, let it be my path! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* No one can see very clearly inside the heavy fog, no one but the fog himself! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* The more you keep your door closed, the more you will rot! Open your door! Let different ideas, different beliefs, different cultures and different attitudes flow into your mind. Anything different will help you to enlarge your little world! By opening your door, you invite the whole universe to your tiny house! Enlarge your house and enrich yourself! As long as your door remains closed, you shall continue rotting in your poor world! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Mind makes you happy, mind makes you unhappy. When you are unhappy, the solution is there, in your mind, not in somewhere else! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* A candle, a book and a peaceful person mean three candles for the world! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* You are looking at the world from your window, that’s good, but there is something missing here, something very big: You must also look at your window from the world to see yourself! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Leaving a place, a person or a country silently and without any notice is a heroic and a noble way of teaching the importance of your presence to those who ignore your existence! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* You want to go to a place where you never lose anything and you keep gaining many things? Go to the Land Of Literature where you gain new paths, new ideas, new lives, new goals, and new souls! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* There are two paths that you must never leave in your life: The path of peace and the path of reason! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Don’t mention me about your religion! Show me your heart! If you have the heart of an innocent child, you have the best religion, even if you are a nonbeliever! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* One can easily forget his destination when walking in a marvellous path towards his destination! The attraction of the path can be much stronger than the attraction of the target! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* The best teacher is the one who teaches you how to be your own teacher! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Your life is so short that you are nothing but the trace you left behind yourself! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* History proved many times that path of millions was often the wrong path! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* There is only one autumn in a year, but in people’s life, there are many autumns in one year! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Twilight is the refuge of the blue souls! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Can you see a serene island in the middle of a stormy ocean? And the wise man is that calm island! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Living in a stupid country is living in a marsh! You are surrounded by the reptiles and the alligators! Refusing hell is the best path to eliminate the hell! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Hold the Earth tightly and fondly because you owe your existence to the Earth! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Unless you have a free press in your country, there is no need to buy newspapers and there is no need to watch the news because there is no need to listen to the lies! And you already have one real information: You are being deceived by the people you are governed! This is an enough information for you! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Everything which helps us to exist is holy! And a tree is holiest of the holy for us! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* The longest path is always the one you walk with fear! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* What is autumn? Here is a very simple definition: Autumn is a Queen, Queen of Beauty! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Have you been to a place where no one have been before? I give you the answer: Yes! Everywhere changes from one second to another and wherever you go, you will always be the first visitor! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* You can’t see the world from your window and likewise the world cannot see you as well! Go out, come nearer to the world! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Unless you leave the known paths, no one will realize your footprints! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* The moment you think that your destiny is predetermined, you become a miserable loser! Trust your own power so that you can shape your own destiny! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* On the matters where your country is wrong, don’t take side with your country! Because it is always wrong to be on the side of wrong! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Man is hypocrite! He says that he loves flowers but he kills them for his own simple interests and for his own joy! Man is hypocrite! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Little cats mean little kids, little kids mean little cats! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* The best thing you can give a person is the courage and the desire to go beyond his culture, that little limited world of his! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* The nicest thing about being lost is that you get rid of the fear of losing your path! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Trying to see the face of the future? Know ye not that the future has infinite faces? ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* The name of the regime where media is on the side of the government is undoubtedly fascism, a regime of the sick minds where freedoms are drowned in the cold waters of oppressions! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Imperialism means raping other nations; imperialist means rapist! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Do you want a good advice on your path? Here it is: Don’t be sure of your path! Don’t ever be sure of it! Do you want more advice? Here it is: Doubt your path! And examine the other paths, know the other paths! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Same mind with same old ideas enters the same old year; only the new mind with new ideas enters the New Year! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* What is your big project in the New Year? You don’t have one? No dream, no reality! Get a big dream for yourself now to get a big reality tomorrow! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Art needs no victory because it is already the victory of the meticulous mind! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Everyman has the ability to lie but luckily not everyman has the ability to hide their lies masterly! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Sometimes all a country needs is an entire collapse for a new beginning! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* If the weather is summer in your mind, even the coldest winter will be hot for you! If the weather is winter in your mind, even the hottest summer will be cold for you! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* If you close your eyes, no lighthouse can help you! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Are you a part of a herd? Then shame on you! Until you leave your herd, you are no one! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* When nobody is applauding you, applaud yourself! Your most precious support is the support you give yourself! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Flying is not only the art of the birds, but it is also the art of the artists! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* A good quote is a beautiful bird! Wherever you meet with it, you will start flying with it! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Have an objective in life! Or you feel lost in life! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Leave city, leave reality; enter forest, enter fantasy! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Losing something might be a blessing; gaining something might be a curse! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* If you are happy with your past, you visit it often; and strangely, if you are unhappy with your past, you visit it often too! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Any idiot or imbecile can easily make enemies; the important and the hard thing is to make friends easily and keep them as friends always! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Do you want to give a special gift in the New Year to someone you love? Then let him or her realize this: We are the main shepherd of our fate, we are the main designer of our destiny! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Every long separation is a test: A test to see how powerful or how weak the will of reuniting is! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* You will rot in any place you feel you do not belong to! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Because of poverty and ignorance, not everyman living on earth lives in the same epoch! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Student asked: Master, give me a key to open every door in this universe! Master replied: Understanding is the key for all the locked doors; once you understand something, you defeat it! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Good literature is a lifeboat! Every time you feel you are sinking, jump on it! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* If you are good at building bridges, you will never fall into the abyss! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Never accept the situation where you have the light but sufficient only for yourself! You must have an abundant light so that you may give to others! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Let me give you a New Year message: Believe in yourself, because no one ever achieved anything significant without believing in himself and no one ever will! Believe in yourself powerfully, especially when there is no reason left to believe in yourself because the ultimate bottom is the best place to start a big rise! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Simple is humble; complicated is conceited! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Don’t look for trouble, because troubles look for being found by those who look for them! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Don’t wait for anyone to push you up, push yourself up; don’t wait for anyone to pull you up, pull yourself up! Your best hero, your greatest savior is yourself! The candle of your darkness is hidden within you! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Being patient will continue to remain something ridiculous as long as tomorrows continue to be something no more than a hypothesis! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* If you don’t hear the crows of the roosters in the mornings, you are one cursed city fellow! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* We can change people only by becoming their friends, not by becoming their enemies! Make friends with people so that you may be able to change them! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* You can lose your past by forgetting it but you can never lose your future because you can lose only the things you already own! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* It is a very childish and a clumsy act to try to make an intelligent man to believe in the fallacies and the fantasies of the religions! You cannot put shadow on the candle! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* When you go back your home, no matter how difficult the road is, you shall have an extra power, the power of love! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Look at the mirror! Who are you? You are not yourself, you are your culture! Do you want to be yourself? Then leave your prison and discover the paths beyond your path! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* In life, there are many hills and valleys to pass and you cannot avoid them! The most important thing you need is to know this: You must pass them! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Storm destroys, man also destroys, so man is a storm too! But contrary to storm, man can learn no to destroy! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Every lighthouse knows that when the giant waves come, no one will help! And when you know that no one will help you, you fight more seriously! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Never give up the life you wish, because that wish is your personal sun! If you give up, you will find yourself in the darkness even in the brightest day! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* There are 365 days in a year and you will meet all the colours of life throughout the year: The blue, the black, the pink… Only blue is not a life, only pink is not a life, only black is not a life! Life is all the colours! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Avoid the known paths or else be ready to end up in the known places! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* A man stroking a dog’s head means the universe is stroking the universe; a child playing with a little dog means the universe is playing with the universe! If the universe is a theatre play, then we can be sure that there is only one player: The universe itself! Everything we see is the same player! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Many trains arrive at your station; treat them good whether they stay or leave! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Leave the paths to find your own unique path! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Make a journey in such a way that it becomes the dream of others even long after you have gone! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Wherever you see an empty life, or an empty page or an empty mind, add something good to it! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* If you are happy with the journey you can give up the destination! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* It is not enough to protect the source of the light; the paths of the light must be protected as well so that either we may reach the light or the light may reach us! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* To see the universe clearly, you need not only a clear sky but also a clear mind! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)



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Contemporary Turkish Novelist & Playwright, Thinker Mehmet Murat ildan (MMI), Member of the International PEN Writers.

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* Do not try to catch the happiness because happiness is not a thing you can catch, it is a thing you can create with your own mind only! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Sometimes a gloomy street is all a sad person needs! A magical relief may arise from the meeting of the two sad things! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* The greatest storms on our Earth break not in nature but in our minds! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* If you are planning to work very hard, start working by screwing around! Lounge about at home; fool around in the streets or in the fields! Laziness will fill you with energy! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* You can leave your place you are sitting at without leaving that place either by playing music or by listening to music! Music is a migration to the unknown! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* A field which feeds you, a river which gives you water are much holier than all other so-called holy places! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* A love letter can be very short or it can be long; it can be literary or non-literary; it can be bright or dark, cheerful or tragic. But above all, for a love letter to be a love letter it must be sincere! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Cosmos and its stars; poet and his poetry! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* People are very busy; they are so busy that when they walk in the crowds they see no one, no one but themselves; they hear no voice, no voice but their own voice! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)  

* When you take a photo, you often take your own reality into your camera – the reality that you shaped in your mind – and not the real reality over there, whatever it is! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Simple and plain things can touch your heart very easily! If you can be simple and plain, you can touch every heart! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Let you be sincere and then you will always look pretty! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* By thinking continuously your past or your future, you kill your today which is the only substantial part of your life! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* To stand strongly, we need three legs: Two legs and a work that will keep us busy! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* You have the beach but not the sea? No use! You have the sea but not the beach? No use! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Watch out when the bad treats you well! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Stars are much further away from where they are now for those who have no dreams and no intentions to reach them! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* There are no mighty mountains for the universe, because there are no mountains for the universe, no rivers, no sun and no clouds! There is only universe for the universe, just a single entity! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Love is a magical shelter where you will feel yourself safe beneath it! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* We humans speak many languages; flowers on the contrary speak only one language: The language of beauty! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Man who is at the edge of a precipice has always a better chance to understand the universe than a man who is far away from that precipice! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* To live is to paint, it is to create; but while we are painting, we are being painted, being created as well! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Children can create fun out of nothing and when this great talent is lost you become a boring creature which is called adult! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Roof of your house is not your real roof; the walls of your house are not your real walls, your fists are not your real fists! Your real roof, your real wall, your real fist, your real shield is your right thinking! It is your right thinking that protects you from every danger! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Take seriously the criticisms on yourself, then you move forward; ignore the criticisms on yourself, then you move backwards because in every criticism there is at the least some truth! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Some steal, earn a lot of money, but lose their honour and become very poor; some work, earn a little money, but gain a good honour and become very rich! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* However hard life is, deep in our hearts we know that it is worth to continue till the end! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Stairs are your teacher; they teach you to be stronger. Love your teacher and every time life puts some stairs before you, accept them as a present! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* In a dark tunnel all we need is to move because no exit shall ever appear before us by itself! Move is the very exit itself where there seems to be no exit! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Two poor together are richer than one poor because they can somehow help each other! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Give freedom to colours and then you shall meet the rainbow everywhere! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* The way we look is our second tongue! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* The best light which illuminates your path is your determination! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Feeding birds means feeding yourself! Birds are part of nature and feeding nature is nothing but feeding yourself! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* In a simple street you can find the whole world: You can find joy and sorrow; you can find good and evil, silence and noise; you can find all the comedies and all the tragedies! An ordinary simple street is the mirror of the whole world! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* A boat without captain cannot remain long on the surface! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Sometimes you find your way and sometimes way finds you! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* It is such a strange fact that memories of people are more loyal and more faithful than the people themselves! When a person dies or leaves us, his memories yet stay with us! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* It is always easy to flow with the river and to run with the wind! But glory and honour are often not found in easy things! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* If you feel you have to open a particular door, open it, otherwise all your life that door will haunt your mind! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Every end of the day is a great movie and the Sun above is surely the leading actor in this film! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Just because a great many madnesses are happening in your country, you don’t have to be part of them! Stay away from all these sick things and thus keep your mind healthy! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Any work done with love – be it a photo or a meal or a painting – always looks so pretty, because love is a master of creating magical beauties! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Limits are created by the universe and limits will be wiped out by our minds! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* The less courage you have, the more dwarf you shall be; the more courage you have, the more giant you shall be! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Are you in a desert? Then be a camel! Be compatible with the reality! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* When you are watching the universe, you are watching yourself! Wherever you visit in the universe, you visit yourself! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* For any kind of problem, we must first undoubtedly believe that we can absolutely solve it! Then, the solution will come; it is our determination and our utter belief on this matter that shall bring the solution! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Forest is a dream where you may find yourself and dream is a forest where you may lose yourself! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* If we people become more helpful to others, there will be much less tragedy in the world! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Shadow is a more child than a child! He touches everything, he endlessly plays with anything, he goes everywhere and he does not understand the limits, he overruns them! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Rise not alone, rise with others! If you rise alone to the top, you shall be alone at the top! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* A limited mind will have a limited world! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* For a cheerful mind, sun never sets; for a cheerless mind, sun never rises! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* If you think that you are living in a stupid country, you can be sure that you are being governed by the most stupid people! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* However beautiful a morning may be, we still must not wish it to continue endlessly, because this shall mean missing forever all the beauties of the night! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* You may lose your path, but you must never lose your hope, because hope is the path to all the paths! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* When the wind likes a path, the weeds around that path will tremble all day long! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Without love, things disperse around; love holds things tightly! It prevents them to move away and disappear on the horizons! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Start your journey where the road ends! Glory lies beyond the ends! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* What you do when nobody is there is your true you! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Library: The Temple of the Wise! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Be thankful for the disasters that warn you clearly before they come! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* To kill for fun is the job of the psychopaths! And what is a matador, apart from being a mentally ill person? ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* A cheerful music is a powerful light for the shadows of sorrow! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Look at the places where no one looks at; and so you can see the things no one sees! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* If your headlight is broken, stop travelling in the darkness! Either you travel with the light or sit tight wherever you are! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Every single moment is a travel into the unknown! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* There are only two kinds of faces: Sincere and insincere! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* If you have a good light inside you, you will get a good light from outside! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Whatever we do we are always on the way to somewhere! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

Before complaining about your burden of life, you must first try to see what other people’s burden of life is! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* When you swim, be a part of the sea; when you walk, be a part of the road! Integrate with the universe! See it not as a distinct entity, but as your own continuation, as your own self! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Sometimes everything passes fast before you while you are sitting and sometimes everything sits while you are passing fast before them! In both cases you feel lonely! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Every season has its own art and the art of autumn is to bewitch the people! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Watch the fools! Watch them carefully! Learn their paths so that you can learn how to avoid them! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* If a media is not criticizing the government, then that media is not a media but just a clown of the government! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* If you do something different, you leave your herd! And to leave your herd means to reborn with creative abilities! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* The day you forget about the poors, you become the poorest of the poor! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* The signature of our eyes, in other words, the way we look never changes even at the age of hundred! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* As long as your determination is at least as long as the the road you travel, you will definitely reach your destination! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Make peace with people, make peace with animals, make peace with trees! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* If you see many paths before you, don’t be afraid; if you see only one path before you, then be afraid because choice means freedom and no choice means slavery! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* A wrong tram cannot take you to home; a wrong thought cannot take you to happiness! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* To empty your mind, walk in the empty streets! Full mind is a tired mind; empty mind is a lively mind! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* When everything looks like a magical oil painting, you know you are in Autumn! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* No war has ever won in the history, because people died in every single war! Where there are deaths, there is no victory! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* To hit a man is to hit your own honour, because we gain honour through love not through violence!” ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* You can’t find the truth by looking at only one direction! Let your mind look every direction! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Be bold! You will then see that life will find no time to attack you, because you are attacking it! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Your body is always wherever it is; but your mind, often somewhere else! Thus, when a person talks to you, he often talks to your body, not to your mind! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* There are great roads, beautiful bridges, lovely parks, gorgeous gardens and wonderful buildings in a big city. But there is something missing, something very important: The spirit of nature! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* What is a great success? You haven’t hurt anyone? That is a great success! You haven’t ignored any person? That is a great success! You haven’t lied? That is a great success! You haven’t deceived a person? That’s a great success! And now you see how very difficult to have a real success! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* No ornament can make a person look beautiful if the person has a bad heart! A good heart is the finest ornament, the best makeup, the best cloth, the best jewel, the best lipstick and the best earring! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* When the unknown becomes known, we lose something very big: The beauty of mystery! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* The day you stop dreaming, you stop creating the future as well! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Luxury life is good if everyman living on earth can benefit from it! Otherwise, it is injustice! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Work hard to gain the heart of the people; if you gain it, you will gain everything else! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Wise man is a wing; stupid man is a hole! You meet a wise man, you rise, you meet a stupid man, and you fall! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Something good is a frontier; something better is also a frontier and something excellent is just another frontier! You can always go beyond these frontiers! And so what is excellent? Just a frontier! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Amongst all the virtues, high awareness is the most precious one! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Peace is an innocent child hated by some deviant and those who hate him will find no peace ever in their lives! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* If a country is not governed well, all sort of disasters will become a routine of that country! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)


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Contemporary Turkish Novelist & Playwright, Thinker Mehmet Murat ildan (MMI), Member of the International PEN Writers.

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* Who cares what colour your hair or what shape your shape is? Who cares what religion your religion or what language your language is? What is the colour of your heart? That is all that matters! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Worn old shoes need a good cobbler to be repaired; but worn old thoughts, only a rubbish bin! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* The philosophy of the rain is very simple: No obstacle is obstacle when you are strongly determined! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* The greatest realisation in one’s life is this: You don’t have to follow others! Creating your own path is creating a new path for the world! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* We see what we are only through reflection and thus the more our reflections occur, the less our mistakes will be! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Man’s primary purpose is not to be happy but to continue to live, to continue to travel – happily or unhappily – on the path of life! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Find a unique path and make a successful journey over there! This is the way to have a unique place in the history! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Everything can always be better! To know this is a wit! But if you also know that everything can always be worse and that is wisdom! Wisdom is to see both the lights and the shadows! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* If you see a strange thing, try to understand it! If you can understand it, nothing strange will remain! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* To find extraordinary things, go to the ordinary streets! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* If books are your good friends, then a conscious life will be your best comrade all your life! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Discipline is a kind of divine hand for the mankind on the matter of achieving great successes! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Reflection is a good reminder of the truth! You may turn your eyes away from the truths, but the reflections will remind them to you! And anything which describes a truth well is a reflection of that truth! Turn your eyes away from the Moon, then the lake will remind the Moon to you, the shadows of the wolves howling against the Moon will remind the truth to you, even in the eyes of a frog, you shall see the Moon! Thus, if you turn your face away from the truth, it will never work! Because the reminders of truth are everywhere and they are as strong as the truth itself! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* If you want to give a message to the world, let it be simple, as simple as the life of a shepherd! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Trying to educate the dumb with a dumb teacher is nothing but washing the dirty clothes in a dirty water! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* A dreamlike reality always looks like a real dream! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Cut the connection between your clothes and your beliefs, because clothes will not make you something, it won’t make you honest or dishonest, good or bad! Your essence will not change because of what you wear! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Though the people look the same, they are different; though the people look different, they are the same! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Are you unhappy? Ok. Being unhappy is a part of life; no big deal! Continue your life because neither unhappiness nor happiness drop anchor in your life! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Talent is an art of gaining admiration! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* To smile is to turn the lights on, the lights of existence within you! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* A street full of shadows will teach you what life is much better than the street full of lights! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Why a wise man is wise? The answer is simple: Because he has left his own shore! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* It is good to be imperfect so that we retain our joy to work hard to rise to perfection! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* When alone, concentrate on the fruits of the solitude, not on the poisons of it! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* To carry a light on Earth is to represent the Sun on earth! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* When you watch the view, the view also watches you because you are also a view! If you can realise this, then you can also realise that there is no view, but only the viewer or there is no viewer, but only the view! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* To get matured, you must have an education in the School of Solitude! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Everybody walks to somewhere or everybody runs to somewhere simply because those somewheres don’t walk to us or don’t run to us! No struggle happens, no nothing happens! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Philosophically speaking, shadows of people are friendlier than people themselves because they come together very easily! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* No matter what happens in the outside world, as long as you have faith in yourself, no darkness can touch you! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Going down is a greater experience than going up! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Nature loves bicycle because no harm to nature comes from the bicycle! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Waiting insistently in front of a tightly closed door is unfair to all of the open doors! Give a chance to the open doors! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* The easiest way to be immortal is to stop thinking and the easiest way to stop thinking is to work hard physically! Remember, when you don’t think, you are immortal! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* When you sit tranquilly, you set a great example to the people who rush around in panic and thus you show the crazy waves the beauty of being a calm lake! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Sometimes war takes an arm, or an eye, or it takes two legs from us, but above all the war takes our belief in humanity away from us! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* You need to lose yourself and disappear in the depths of the repetitions? Find a coast and watch the repetitive waves! Soon your mind vanishes away and when your mind disappears you disappear! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Even though you are in love with your port, leave it to see how your port looks from other ports! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Universe is not a calm lake and therefore when you watch a calm lake you get a deceptive idea about the universe and you get a wrong perception of future! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* The most beautiful thing about the most beautiful roads is that the destination is forgotten and the journey becomes the destination itself! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* A man who refuses light will remain in the darkness even by the side of light! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)



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Contemporary Turkish Novelist & Playwright, Thinker Mehmet Murat ildan (MMI), Member of the International PEN Writers.

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* In reality there is nothing mysterious in this entire universe, there is only our lack of knowledge! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* To take a good rest in life time to time, you must know the ways to make yourself a remote island! An island no one can reach… ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Minds of people need a good revolution and great quotations are good revolutionists! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Even if you are a little drop of water, you can still be very useful, you can at least quench the thirst of few ants! The holy road to be helpful is always open for those who want to be helpful! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* You may want to change the place or the direction of the Moon or you may do something more practical: You accept the Moon as it is! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Every day there is a war inside your mind: A war between you and yourself! One side of you may defeat the other side of you! But you must know that your winning side might fail in the real world! Always be ready to give a chance immediately to your losing side, to your defeated idea! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* You know why the International Worker’s Day is important? Look around you, everything you see, every building, every school, every hospital, every road was built by the workers, by their elbow grease! And that’s why it is important! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* World history showed us many times that in any country whenever a dog ascended the throne of kingdom, it did nothing but to bark aloud and bite the people! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Today, in the May Day, find a worker and shake his hand with gratitude! Without workers, no civilisation could be built! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* To see the end, go to the end; to see beyond the end, don’t go further, because beyond the end, there will remain no observer! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* The day you realise how fragile your civilisation across the natural forces is, it may be too late to build a sounder one! All realisations must happen today, right now! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Remember that existence comes before the happiness and thus to exist is more important than to be happy! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Choose a summit; make a plan to reach there! If you think you can’t make it, choose a new summit, make another plan. Or give up the summits, make new plans, find lower targets! In short, be ‘flexible’ in life! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Man becomes a man only when he stops bossing around both his own fellow men and other living beings! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* We often dream that a special train will come and take us to a wonderful place and thus we start waiting for the train! But that special train is already in the station; you are waiting for the train inside the train! The train is this very moment! This moment is special and this place is wonderful because you are alive in this very moment! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Opening a dark box can make you very unhappy! But for the love of truth, never hesitate even a second to open it, because the truth is the way to true happiness! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* The Other World? Yes, there is the Other World: Go to the districts of the poor people, you will find the Other World, the World of Poverty! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Make the depths of the stillness as your teacher, and then it will make you the teacher of the depths! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* In a society where everyman is fox-minded, you need to be foxier than the fox! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* If your mind is misty, your life will be misty; if your mind is sunny, your life will be sunny! Your life will be the reflection of your mind, of your thoughts! If there is a candle in your mind, your life will not know what utter darkness is! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Those who mastered in the art of falling have no fear of rising! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Make yourself reachable for all the great things that want to reach you! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* When you sweep the universe, nothing changes, only the things change their places; when the universe sweeps you, nothing changes, only the things change their places! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Every men create some sound. Be a melody in this universe not a noise! If you become a melody, the whole universe will listen to you! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Something always attracts us towards the ruins, because ruins remind us our fundamental problem: The problem of impermanence! Amongst the ruins we see the very end of our road! Whatever shows you the simple truth, it is your Master Teacher; whoever repeatedly recalls you of the plain truth, he is your good master! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* A man with awareness lives in a world much prettier and much richer than the world a man without awareness lives in! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Storm cannot be well-behaved, it cannot be calm, and it cannot be kind! If it can be all these things, then it cannot be a storm! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* The meeting of the two lonely souls is the meeting of the dark sea with the moonlight. ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* The longest walk of your life does not happen when you walk great distances lonely but it happens when you walk very shortly with the boring people! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* If you want people to enter your world, you don’t need to invite them; just keep your door open and keep your thoughts plain! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* When the reality looks extraordinarily unreal, you must know that you are in an extraordinarily beautiful place! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* The world is your real country! Replace your local mind with the universal one! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* It is the character of the road you travel gives you wisdom not the length of the road! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* If you keep avoiding the forces that can defeat you, you may never learn your true power! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Anything mysterious is worth to be followed! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Wind is the sacred music of the leaves; wherever and whenever the wind blows, over there leaves start their holy dancing frantically! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* A boat can love the storm only if it is stronger than the storm! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* The moment when kite becomes free, it will fall down! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Street music is always good even it is bad, because actually there is only one melody over there: The melody of life struggle of a poor man! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Man of simple life envies the man of complex life and man of complex life envies the man of simple life! The solution is simple: Let them taste the lives they envy. And thus the envy will disappear; it will replace with the truth! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Your mind is your tram; it will take you any station you wish! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* The greatest magic of life is that all things in life can be changed! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Wild nature always gives a very simple message to humanity: Do not disturb me! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Filled with anything? Find an emptiness and let your load flow into it! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* The sun will rise whether you like it or not, whether you oppose it or not, whether you care about it or not! Some things will happen whatever you think and whatever you feel about them! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* A thought which is created in a second can change the thousand years of the World! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* An ordinary place turns into an extraordinary place when visited by a good music! Earthly place becomes celestial! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* When you are bored of the plains, the secret passages to the mountains suddenly appear out of nowhere before you! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* If only a horrible storm can demolish the castle of the devil, then let the storm be victorious! It is not uncommon that heaven comes after hell! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Crowds most envy the lonely man who walks confidently as if he is walking with the great crowds! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* They will keep telling you that don’t hurry up! And I will keep telling you that hurry up! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* If there is no destination to arrive at, then there is no need to hurry on the road! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Hopelessness can be defeated only by a new hope! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* When we were monkeys, we were more human because we were at least not destroying the nature those days! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* A dull speech which is full of truths is much more brilliant than an eloquent speech which is full of lies! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* A man who learns complicated things from animals is a clever man, but an animal who learns complicated things from men is a genius animal! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* An idea can change your fate in  a wonderful way but you must first let the idea to touch your mind and your heart! No closed book can ever be your hero! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* If the storm underestimates your power, nothing happens to him; but if you underestimate the power of the storm, you sink! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* There is one thing that you can never find in the black and white photographs of the old times: The insincerity! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* There is something much better than sitting on an empty chair and that is to watch it and to let it to inspire you to think deeply! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Without mathematics, your world becomes foggy! For a clear vision, you need to be educated in the Temple of Mathematics! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* You must learn the art of disappearance to protect yourself from the stupid! This art will save your time and your energy and it will keep your mind’s purity. And what is this art? It is to isolate yourself for a particular period of time from the society! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* If you like the fairy tales, visit the old towns! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* People of deserts cannot know the importance of forests; to know this, one must first have sweet memories spent in the forests! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* If you are a hope for someone, that’s very nice, but if you are a hope for everyone just like the Sun, that’s excellent! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* The scent of flowers is the glory of gardens and the scent of art is the glory of Paris! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* To be a plain means to die for a mountain; to be a mountain means to die for a plain! Thus, to kill a mountain, make it plain; to kill a plain, make it mountain! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* A tree in the middle of a giant rock may grow up if it is stubborn like hell! Sometimes to be successful in life is simply made up of being stubborn as a mule! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Everywhere you walk, every place you go is full of art, explicit or hidden! If you can see them, you will be the richest art collector and your memory will be the richest art gallery! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Our true appearance is our mind’s appearance; whatever our mind’s visage is, that is our real visage! Thus, whenever you meet a person, concentrate on his mind to see his real look, try to understand his mind because his mind is his real face! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Looking for a good book to read and a great teacher to listen to? Here is a good book and here is a great teacher: Other cultures! To read this book and to listen to this teacher, all you need is to travel! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* When you take pictures of nature with passion, nature poses for you more passionately! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Sometimes your mind can imprison your body and can put your body under some constraints. There is only one way for your body to be free: To free your mind! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* To read is to climb the high places! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* A society must create lots of sunshine for its miners as they need the sun most! And ‘to be remembered, to be respected’ is a good sunshine; ‘safety in the mine’ is a good sunshine! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* In life moments arrive where the mouth becomes tongueless and the eyes become tongue! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)


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