"I'm not the type of person who will do anything to convince my love or compete with another to own the one I love. Not that I'm arrogant but I'm a faithful person, so falling in love at first sight & verbally/written say we love each other is more than enough to have me for life. For faith without confess is a waste, like praying without intention!"— 'Cinta Tunggal: Genesis'
"It's only through writing that I've ever been able to suppress life's personal disappointments. When I can't write I feel anxious and out of sorts and am easily riled, though I'm usually able to control my emotions..."["Hanya dengan menulis aku mampu menekan segala kekecewaan peribadi hidup. Bila aku tidak menulis, aku merasa cemas & tidak keruan serta mudah gusar, walau selalunya aku bisa mengawal emosiku..."]
- Pramoedya Ananta Toer (The Mute's Soliloquy: A Memoir)