Pramoedya Famous Quotes & Sayings

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Top 38 Quotes About Pramoedya

#1. She is like a meteor shooting off by itself, traveling through space, knowing no bounds, who knows ehere eventually to come to ground, on another planet or back on our earth again, or to disappear in the infinity of nature. - Author: Pramoedya Ananta Toer
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#2. I happen to be pretty productive when I am in jail. When you are in jail, you have to spend more time with yourself. - Author: Pramoedya Ananta Toer
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#3. There is at least one advantage to being an Indonesian citizen: With this country's expanse of land and even greater expanse of sea, it's not difficult finding space for one's grave. - Author: Pramoedya Ananta Toer
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#4. How simple life is. It's as simple as this: you're hungry and you eat, you're full and you shit. Between eating and shitting, that's where human life is found. - (Houseboy + Maid, in Tales from Djakarta) - Author: Pramoedya Ananta Toer
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#5. The love I knew was from books.. - Author: Pramoedya Ananta Toer
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#6. I came to see that man finds meaning in his existence only through the active demonstration of his human self, a cosmos comprising the entire constellation of life's factors: culture, civilization, tradition, history, ideals, facts, physical conditions, one's mental state, the ecology, and so on. - Author: Pramoedya Ananta Toer
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#7. If people don't recognize such limits, God will make them realize His own way - Author: Pramoedya Ananta Toer
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#8. Even though no one admits it, writers are leaders in their communities. - Author: Pramoedya Ananta Toer
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#9. There is no love that appears suddenly out of the blue, because love is a child of culture, not a stone dropped from heaven. - Author: Pramoedya Ananta Toer
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#10. Humankind is able to create new conditions, a new reality. We are not fated to swim forever among the realities that are here now ... Everything that is worthwhile in human civilization has not only originated from but has been inspired by dreams, by imagination. - Author: Pramoedya Ananta Toer
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#11. I did not succeed in everything I did. And even where it did seem I was succeeding it was not always the case. The human heart has a million facets. - Author: Pramoedya Ananta Toer
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#12. At the beginning of all growth, everything imitates. - Author: Pramoedya Ananta Toer
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#13. Every book that is banned is a badge of honor. - Author: Pramoedya Ananta Toer
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#14. Let us see whether it is the New Order or me who will be the loser before Indonesian history. I have won. The New Order has fallen and my writings have been translated into 40 languages. - Author: Pramoedya Ananta Toer
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#15. Every good teaching may still end up producing evil bandits who have no principles whatsoever, an outcome even more likely when the teacher is also a bandit. - Author: Pramoedya Ananta Toer
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#16. Do not underestimate the human being, who sometimes appears so simple. Even with sight as sharp as an eagle, a mind as sharp as a razor, senses more powerful than gods, hearing that can catch the music and the lamentations of life, your knowledge of humanity will never be total. - Author: Pramoedya Ananta Toer
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#17. I don't write to give joy to readers but to give them a conscience. - Author: Pramoedya Ananta Toer
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#18. It is proper for people to have friends, friendships without self-interest. Without friends, life is too lonely. - Author: Pramoedya Ananta Toer
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#19. I'll do as I please. My mind is not to be imprisoned. - Author: Pramoedya Ananta Toer
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#20. Painting is literature in colors. Literature is painting in language. - Author: Pramoedya Ananta Toer
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#21. Women prefer to serve the present and are afraid of age; they are in the grip of youth of their dreams. Age is truly an oppression for women. - Author: Pramoedya Ananta Toer
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#22. Every award for me is important because it means a slap against militarism and fascism in Indonesia. - Author: Pramoedya Ananta Toer
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#23. A mother knows what her child's gone through, even if she didn't see it herself. - Author: Pramoedya Ananta Toer
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#24. Pity is the feeling of well-intentioned people who are unable to act. - Author: Pramoedya Ananta Toer
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#25. Capital dictates the fate of humanity. - Author: Pramoedya Ananta Toer
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#26. Life can give everything to whoever tries to understand and is willing to receive new knowledge. - Author: Pramoedya Ananta Toer
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#27. People must be just and fair, starting with what they thought. - Author: Pramoedya Ananta Toer
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#28. A good author, Mr. Minke, should be able to provide his readers with some joy, not a false joy, but some faith that life is beautiful. While suffering is man-made, and not some natural disaster, then it can surely be resisted by men. Give hope to your readers, to your fellow countrymen. - Author: Pramoedya Ananta Toer
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#29. The fracture of pencil still useful, but the fracture of soul,
we couldn't use it, Mister. - Author: Pramoedya Ananta Toer
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#30. I don't follow any kind of 'isms.' If there is one, it will be Pram-ism. - Author: Pramoedya Ananta Toer
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#31. You must first of all think justly. Don't sit in judgment over others when you don't know the truth of the matter. - Author: Pramoedya Ananta Toer
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#32. As hard as my life has been I have no desire for revenge. If I wish for anything it is for all the things that have been stolen from my life to be returned to me. - Author: Pramoedya Ananta Toer
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#33. My words, my writing, my actions - these have never been for myself alone, either directly or indirectly. There is no such thing as an artist who creates art only for himself. That is masturbation. - Author: Pramoedya Ananta Toer
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#34. I've often heard people say, "Your country is beautiful, a virtual paradise." When will the people of Indonesia be as beautiful as their land, with a civilization and culture that contributes to the greater beauty of humankind and no longer smothers and strangles the mind? - Author: Pramoedya Ananta Toer
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#35. But I couldn't stop there. The call of adventure was much stronger and more inviting. - Author: Pramoedya Ananta Toer
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#36. An educated person must learn to act justly, beginning, first of all, with his thoughts, then later in his deeds. This is what it means to be educated. - Author: Pramoedya Ananta Toer
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#37. All we can do is pray, Ma, pray.
No, Child, these are the deeds of human beings. Planned by the brains of humans, and by the warped hearts of humans. It is to people we must speak our words. God has never sided with the defeated. - Author: Pramoedya Ananta Toer
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#38. People are raised to believe that happiness is the land to which they are destined to travel. But that belief, which one so easily accepts as true, might just as well be a mirage. - Author: Pramoedya Ananta Toer
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