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Andrea Hirata Quotes

Stop dreaming is the tragedy ...
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To make a difference. Salah satu manfaat pendidikan adalah agar manusia dapat membedakan..

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My story is the story of forgotten people and the voice of the voiceless.

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Lintang was very rational; Mahar was a daydreamer. Mahar was easily inspired by just about anything. Like Lint- ang, Mahar also was a true genius-just a different kind of genius. This kind of genius isn't easily understood by most people and is rarely considered "intelligent" by ordinary people's standards.

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The decision to write full-time meant I couldn't afford to buy a house. A friend kindly offered me the use of his apartment in a thirty-six-story building full of newlywed couples in the southern area of Jakarta. I didn't like my working space at first, but the scenery and everything going on outside have worked their magic on me.

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Andrea Hirata Quotes: Happiness is actually found in simple
Happiness is actually found in simple things, such as taking my nephew around the island by bicycle or seeing the stars at night. We go to coffee shops or see airplanes land at the airport.

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I've backpacked to countries like Italy and Turkey and observed beautiful scenery, but then I realized that beauty was always very close to me. It is here in Belitung Island, where the rivers, beaches and the terrain captivate my attention most.

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From a building right in front of my windows, I can observe the speed of the sunrises and sunsets. The voices of children playing, laughing, yelling, and crying on the playground crawl up to the eighth floor, where I write. Their voices sound so innocent from a distance.

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It's hard to be a minority. People look at you a different way, like you don't belong, and I don't think many people realize just how difficult it is to live as a minority. Where I come from, we learn to tolerate one another. Whether one is of Chinese descent or Malay descent, what matters is we're part of the same country, the same world.

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Andrea Hirata Quotes: Im a small town boy who comes from a
I'm a small-town boy who comes from a traditional family on a tiny island called Belitung. I may not know where I'm going, but I'll always know where to come home to.

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Writing is taking a risk, and it is actually fighting invisible and invincible enemies. They are over-confidence, stupidity, expectation and narcissism.

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I am the only one who is not married among my siblings.

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I'm a simple hillbilly. I don't like eating modern, industrialized, fast food. I grew up eating home-cooked food. So when I'm traveling abroad, like when I recently received a six-month writing fellowship to Iowa in the U.S., I like to cook my own food.

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Andrea Hirata Quotes: I think what matters most in literary
I think what matters most in literary work is the context, not the text.

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The treasure of a writer is to maintain their own style.

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It turns out that popularity is scary. I don't feel comfortable receiving so much attention from people; perhaps that's because I'm just a kampong boy.

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As a writer, I can't really take days off. Writing is like creating an art. Once you stop writing, you can lose your rhythm and context, meaning that your writing may lose its power.

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Andrea Hirata Quotes: I think writers of memoirs need to be
I think writers of memoirs need to be respected for the bold decision they take to bare their lives open. That alone should be enough. The things I write about, if you notice, are sensitive issues for a lot of people. If I told you my age, they would get ideas. The next thing you know they'll be filing lawsuits against me.

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I am a working person. I always work, study or do research for my novel. I even work on Sunday.

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Andrea Hirata Quotes: I am a writer who has a policy to
I am a writer who has a policy to allocate 90 percent of my time for research and the remaining 10 percent to write.

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I want to write books that can truly become a legacy and bring benefits to people.

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Andrea Hirata Quotes: Indonesian writers are so far behind in
Indonesian writers are so far behind in terms of global exposure compared with the Philippines and Japanese writers.

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It took me six novels before I felt confident of my voice as a writer.

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When I was a child, I saw in the news that a person from Belitung had done well in sports in Jakarta, and I just couldn't imagine that it was possible for someone from here to become famous, and it's still very isolated out here.

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