Best Quotes by Pramoedya Ananta Toer

By | September 7, 2018

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

Pramoedya Ananta Toer

I don’t write to give joy to readers but to give them a conscience.

Pramoedya Ananta Toer

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

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.

Pramoedya Ananta Toer

Every book that is banned is a badge of honor.

Pramoedya Ananta Toer

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

Pramoedya Ananta Toer

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

Pramoedya Ananta Toer

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.

Pramoedya Ananta Toer

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