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By Anonym 13 Sep

Pramoedya Ananta Toer

Every award for me is important because it means a slap against militarism and fascism in Indonesia.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Pramoedya Ananta Toer

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.

By Anonym 18 Sep

Pramoedya Ananta Toer

...pity is the feeling of well-intentioned people who are unable to act...It is those who are able to carry out their good intentions who deserve praise.

By Anonym 19 Sep

Pramoedya Ananta Toer

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.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Pramoedya Ananta Toer

I don't follow any kind of 'isms.' If there is one, it will be Pram-ism.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Pramoedya Ananta Toer

Life can give everything to whoever tries to understand and is willing to receive new knowledge.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Pramoedya Ananta Toer

Dan bukankan satu ciri manusia modern adalah juga kemenangan individu atas lingkungannya dengan prestasi individual? Individu-individu kuat sepatutnya bergabung mengangkat sebangsanya yang lemah, memberinya lampu pada yang kegelapan dan memberi mata pada yang buta

By Anonym 15 Sep

Pramoedya Ananta Toer

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.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Pramoedya Ananta Toer

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.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Pramoedya Ananta Toer

Even though no one admits it, writers are leaders in their communities.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Pramoedya Ananta Toer

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.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Pramoedya Ananta Toer

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.

By Anonym 18 Sep

Pramoedya Ananta Toer

Sejak zaman kompeni, Aceh punya keberanian individu, Jawa punya keberanian kelompok. Beda sekali.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Pramoedya Ananta Toer

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.

By Anonym 18 Sep

Pramoedya Ananta Toer

Saya masih berpendapat bahwa Multatuli besar jasanya kepada bangsa Indonesia, karena dialah yang menyadarkan bangsa Indonesia bahwa mereka dijajah. Sebelumnya, di bawah pengaruh Jawanisme, kebanyakan orang Indonesia bahkan tidak merasa bahwa mereka dijajah.

By Anonym 17 Sep

Pramoedya Ananta Toer

Jangan lupa tuan kolonel, dia seniman---hidup hanya di alam perasaan.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Pramoedya Ananta Toer

I happen to be pretty productive when I am in jail. When you are in jail, you have to spend more time with yourself.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Pramoedya Ananta Toer

Capital dictates the fate of humanity.

By Anonym 18 Sep

Pramoedya Ananta Toer

People must be just and fair, starting with what they thought.

By Anonym 16 Sep

Pramoedya Ananta Toer

It is proper for people to have friends, friendships without self-interest. Without friends, life is too lonely.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Pramoedya Ananta Toer

I'll do as I please. My mind is not to be imprisoned.

By Anonym 16 Sep

Pramoedya Ananta Toer

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?

By Anonym 20 Sep

Pramoedya Ananta Toer

You must first of all think justly. Don’t sit in judgment over others when you don’t know the truth of the matter.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Pramoedya Ananta Toer

Beyond twilight comes a beautiful night, the kind of night the weary dream of. And to all my good friends, to those who have already gone to the back side of the mirror, I bow my head.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Pramoedya Ananta Toer

The fracture of pencil still useful, but the fracture of soul, we couldn't use it, Mister.

By Anonym 18 Sep

Pramoedya Ananta Toer

The love I knew was from books..

By Anonym 15 Sep

Pramoedya Ananta Toer

At the beginning of all growth, everything imitates. All of us, when we were children, also only imitated. But children grow up and begin their own development.

By Anonym 18 Sep

Pramoedya Ananta Toer

The basic fact is that for the person without civil rights, death is always present in the background, forever dancing, each second of the day, before his eyes.

By Anonym 16 Sep

Pramoedya Ananta Toer

Hidup tanpa harapan adalah hidup yang kosong

By Anonym 13 Sep

Pramoedya Ananta Toer

Every book that is banned is a badge of honor.

By Anonym 18 Sep

Pramoedya Ananta Toer

tetapi berbahagialah orang yang kuat menderita segala kesengsaraan untuk keperluan nusa dan bangsa

By Anonym 18 Sep

Pramoedya Ananta Toer

Semua yang baik datang berduyun-duyun. Hanya karena aku sudah memulai. Yang lain-lain akan datang dengan sendirinya. Semua membutuhkan permulaan. Permulaan sudah ditempuh.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Pramoedya Ananta Toer

But I couldn't stop there. The call of adventure was much stronger and more inviting.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Pramoedya Ananta Toer

Such was the love of this grandson for his grandmother that two years after the death of his mother, when she herself fell gravely ill, he vowed to her that someday he would try to tell the world her life story. 'But why?' she asked humbly. 'I'm no one, just a girl from the coast' 'But you are everyone, Grandma,' the young Pramoedya told her. 'You are all the people who have ever had to fight to make this life their own.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Pramoedya Ananta Toer

I will not close my eyes, neither those in my head nor those in my soul, as the ship carries me away, along with my future, my dreams, and my beliefs. Buru Island is no happy land somewhere; it's but a way station on my journey in life—though to believe even that much will require no small measure of hope.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Pramoedya Ananta Toer

Dengarkan sahaya punya cerita. Cuma satu yang dikehendaki Allah, Mas Nganten, yaitu supaya orang ini baik. Buat itu ada agama. Buat itu orang-orang berkiblat kepada-Nya. Tapi nyatanya kehendak Allah yang satu itu itu saja tidak seluruhnya terpenuhi. Di dunia ini terlalu banyak orang jahat.

By Anonym 18 Sep

Pramoedya Ananta Toer

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.

By Anonym 17 Sep

Pramoedya Ananta Toer

Masa lalu tak perlu jadi beban, bila tak sudi jadi pembantu.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Pramoedya Ananta Toer

Dahulu dia selalu katakan apa yang dia pikirkan, tangiskan, apa yang ditanggungkan, teriakan ria kesukaan di dalam hati remaja. Kini dia harus diam- tak ada kuping sudi suaranya.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Pramoedya Ananta Toer

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.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Pramoedya Ananta Toer

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.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Pramoedya Ananta Toer

Animals are not supposed to have the power to reason and therefore don't care whether there is life after death. But imagine animals trying to cheer themselves up in the same way that our own ancestors did when faced with death, by believing that there is life after death. How would they resolve the problem that in the afterlife they might once more be eaten by man?

By Anonym 15 Sep

Pramoedya Ananta Toer

bukankah tidak ada yang lebih suci bagi seorang pemuda daripada membela kepentingan bangsanya?