I'll do as I please. My mind is not to be imprisoned.
Every award for me is important because it means a slap against militarism and fascism in Indonesia.
I don't follow any kind of 'isms.' If there is one, it will be Pram-ism.
Every book that is banned is a badge of honor.
Even though no one admits it, writers are leaders in their communities.
I don't write to give joy to readers but to give them a conscience.
I happen to be pretty productive when I am in jail. When you are in jail, you have to spend more time with yourself.
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.
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