Top 369 Quotes & Sayings by Indonesian Authors

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Things can go away just like that. You got to be always respectful and nice and positive.
When we rebuild a house, we are rebuilding a home. When we recover from disaster, we are rebuilding lives and livelihoods.
The worst cruelty that can be inflicted on a human being is isolation. — © Sukarno
The worst cruelty that can be inflicted on a human being is isolation.
Muslims must believe that all power, success and victory comes from God alone.
For me, writing is an experience. It's an exercise in which I want to discover myself by taking my characters to the edges of human experience, to the edges of themselves and then, asking certain questions - about love, what does it mean to love? What's beauty? What is true beauty?
Religious freedom is one of the most fundamental of human rights because religious freedom comes from the dignity of the human being as God's creature.
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.
I watch a lot of movies. I've watched movies since I was a kid. My dad brought me to the theater once a week. Always - it was a must. So I think that influenced me a lot to be an actor.
I am healthy because of my strict diet. I can eat anything, but I don't eat everything.
If you don't pay bribes, people think you're odd. It's very sad. I cannot say that I'm proud to be an Indonesian. This is one of the most corrupt countries in the world.
Indonesia is the world's third-largest democracy. And we also have the world's largest Muslim population. This demonstrates that democracy and Islam are not incompatible. Terrorism is not associated with any religion.
My parents told me either I choose badminton, or school has to make the best of me.
Every book that is banned is a badge of honor.
For a homebody like me, the evolution of gadgets has been a blessing. — © Okky Madasari
For a homebody like me, the evolution of gadgets has been a blessing.
Jazz is a hard music, and you have to really work hard and also have fun performing; that's the most important thing.
If we cling to the institution of Islam, then we tend to defend it against whatever we see as a danger to it, so because of this we see now that many people are defending states, defending territories, defending everything institutional in the belief that they defend Islam.
Don't ever break someone's trust. Once you do, then nobody wants to do business with you.
Never make a decision when you are upset, sad, jealous or in love.
Age is not our fault.
The Indonesian brands aren't interested in sports people, only movie stars, because they can get more exposure in the media.
I hope the BWF (Badminton World Federation) will seriously do something about the Olympic qualifying format or risk getting badminton dropped from the Games.
Indonesia is a very huge country, geographically and in number of people, and there is still a lot of growth in the income level; It is very easy to assume there is a lot of demand for travel.
A dream will not become an innovation if there is no realization.
At one point, I had more friends on the Internet than I did in real life.
Infrastructure alone won't end poverty. The World Bank had to learn this lesson, too. While we believed too much in bricks and mortar in our early days, we now understand that bringing together funding, technical expertise, and tested knowledge goes much further.
I don't mind being called a puppet. But I'm the puppet of the people.
We should not allow our republic, which was established with our sacrifice, to disintegrate. This would amount to disrespect for the heroes who sacrificed everything for the Republic of Indonesia.
I was, like, 12 or 13; the first hip hop song I tried to rapping to was Macklemore's 'Thrift Shop,' and my English was so bad, but learning to rap to different songs really helped me with my pronunciation, and looking at the lyrics on Rap Genius and stuff like that.
We need peace and stability in the Asia-Pacific region. It is important to have political and security stability to build up our economic growth.
Since I was a kid, I liked construction.
Islam is perfect, there is nothing to be added or changed.
If you want to remain the best, you have to keep on doing what you are good at.
The problem is not in the office: the problem is out there. Every day I go to the people, go to the street. I can ask the people what they want, what they need.
We should be proud that our Prophet came into the world with the message of Islam to change it for the better, and not for the worse, or to keep things as they are.
Never, ever forget history.
Hatta always gave the impression of rain. If I was in a real good mood and full of ideas and then happened to encounter Hatta, I felt I was suddenly surprised by a shower of rain and got wet all over the body. My good mood was gone, and also my ideas.
I say funny stuff in my songs sometimes, but it's still all in the seriousness of the music and the craft.
I have a particular pair of headphones I love so much I bring them everywhere: Beats Studio. It's perfect for watching movies as well because you feel like you have your own theater with you, even with your iPad.
The treasure of a writer is to maintain their own style. — © Andrea Hirata
The treasure of a writer is to maintain their own style.
Many emerging countries are facing the same issue of overheating and inflation because they have been vigorously expanding fiscal and monetary policy to counter the 2008 shock.
Writing is taking a risk, and it is actually fighting invisible and invincible enemies. They are over-confidence, stupidity, expectation and narcissism.
It doesn't really bother me if people misunderstand me. It's cool, but you can't do anything about it.
When I say 'homeschooled,' I was homeschooled for, like, two years, and then we just stopped. It was me and my parents, and they'd give me homework and stuff like that, but then one day, they just stopped.
If I remember the suffering of my childhood and youth, it could make me sad. But if one thinks of the benefits, it is precisely because of these sufferings since I was small that I have become a man. I have become a person who thinks, who has feelings, because I have suffered.
If women had equal access to fertilizer and modern farm machinery, developing countries would produce between 2.5-percent and 4-percent more food.
If we truly understand, remember, and love the people of Indonesia, let us accept this principle of social justice, that is, not only political equality, but we must create equality in the economic field, too, which means the best possible well-being.
Hip hop helped me learn about a whole bunch of American culture.
I wouldn't really call myself a spokesman for anything. All I wanna do is inspire young people everywhere - not just Indonesia.
If some nation says to us, 'You can have aid, but you have to end confrontation,' then I say, 'Go to hell with your aid.' — © Sukarno
If some nation says to us, 'You can have aid, but you have to end confrontation,' then I say, 'Go to hell with your aid.'
As I grow older, I just want to be a better musician, to play more.
What, exactly, did Sjahrir do for the Republic? ... His entire underground effort can be summed up by saying that he sat quietly and safely away somewhere listening to a clandestine radio.
So much research has been done showing that the woman is the most vulnerable but also the biggest strength leading to economic progress.
There is not a single Muslim leader today who has the courage and commitment to defend Islam and Muslims, they are all in awe of the United States and other Western powers, and are indebted to them.
The confidence is really driven by the woman - whether she can have the confidence that there will be enough earning or income to finance all the domestic spending - but also by the middle-income class, which for many Asian countries has become the growth power for the economy.
Becoming a coach has to be in your blood. There are hundreds and thousands of former athletes out there, but there are maybe only 10 people who want to dedicate their lives by taking on a job as a coach. Not only a master, a coach should also be a brother or sister to his apprentices.
'Prison Notebooks' gives me a basic understanding of how power can influence people through cultural products and intellectual groups, so they will voluntarily support the hegemony.
Being an actor has always been my dream.
Urbanization has relied on land conversion and land financing, which is causing urban sprawl and, on occasion, ghost towns and waste.
There are good things about Indonesia, but there are bad things about it that I hope can be fixed.
People feel they are not participating in the decision-making process. Decisions are exclusive to those at the very top. You have grown up with crony capitalism and it creates ever more resentment.
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