18+ quotes from House of Glass by Pramoedya Ananta Toer

Quotes from House of Glass

Pramoedya Ananta Toer ·  384 pages

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“Hidup sungguh sangat sederhana. Yang hebat-hebat hanya tafsirannya.”
― Pramoedya Ananta Toer, quote from House of Glass


“Orang boleh pandai setinggi langit, tapi selama ia tak menulis, ia akan hilang di dalam masyarakat dan dari sejarah.”
― Pramoedya Ananta Toer, quote from House of Glass


“Orang bilang ada kekuatan-kekuatan dahsyat yang tak terduga yang bisa timbul pada samudera, pada gunung berapi dan pada pribadi yang tahu benar akan tujuan hidupnya .”
― Pramoedya Ananta Toer, quote from House of Glass


“Kita semua harus menerima kenyataan, tapi menerima kenyataan saja adalah pekerjaan manusia yang tak mampu lagi berkembang. Karena manusia juga bisa membikin kenyataan-kenyataan baru. Kalau tak ada orang mau membikin kenyataan-kenyataan baru, maka “kemajuan” sebagai kata dan makna sepatutnya dihapuskan dari kamus umat manusia.”
― Pramoedya Ananta Toer, quote from House of Glass


“Setiap tulisan merupakan dunia tersendiri, yang terapung-apung antara dunia kenyataan dan dunia impian.”
― Pramoedya Ananta Toer, quote from House of Glass


“Pada akhirnya persoalan hidup adalah persoalan menunda mati, biarpun orang-orang yang bijaksana lebih suka mati sekali daripada berkali-kali.”
― Pramoedya Ananta Toer, quote from House of Glass


“Kami memang orang miskin. Di mata orang kota kemiskinan itu kesalahan. Lupa mereka lauk yg dimakannya itu kerja kami.”
― Pramoedya Ananta Toer, quote from House of Glass


“Nilai yang diwariskan oleh kemanusiaan hanya untuk mereka yang mengerti dan membutuhkan. Humaniora memang indah bila diucapkan para mahaguru—indah pula didengar oleh mahasiswa berbakat dan toh menyebalkan bagi mahasiswa-mahasiswa bebal. Berbahagialah kalian, mahasiswa bebal, karena kalian dibenarkan berbuat segala-galanya.”
― Pramoedya Ananta Toer, quote from House of Glass


“Sejak jaman nabi sampai kini, tak ada manusia yang bisa terbebas dari kekuasaan sesamanya, kecuali mereka yang tersisihkan karena gila. Bahkan pertama-tama mereka yang membuang diri, seorang diri di tengah-tengah hutan atau samudera masih membawa padanya sisa-sisa kekuasaan sesamanya. Dan selama ada yang diperintah dan memerintah, dikuasai dan menguasai, orang berpolitik.”
― Pramoedya Ananta Toer, quote from House of Glass


“Dari atas ke bawah yang ada adalah larangan, penindasan, perintah, semprotan, hinaan. Dari bawah ke atas yang ada adalah penjilatan, kepatuhan, dan perhambaan.”
― Pramoedya Ananta Toer, quote from House of Glass


“Kalau ahli hukum tak merasa tersinggung karena pelanggaran hukum sebaiknya dia jadi tukang sapu jalanan.”
― Pramoedya Ananta Toer, quote from House of Glass


“Selama orang masih suka bekerja, dia masih suka hidup dan selama orang tidak suka bekerja sebenarnya ia sedang berjabatan tangan dengan maut.”
― Pramoedya Ananta Toer, quote from House of Glass


“Pertama-tama karena bangsa ini mempunyai watak selalu mencari-cari kesamaan, keselarasan, melupakan perbedaan untuk menghindari bentrokan sosial. Dia tunduk dan taat pada ini, sampai kadang tak ada batasnya. Akhirnya dalam perkembangannya yang sering, ia terjatuh pada suatu kompromi lain dan kehilangan prinsip-prinsip. Ia lebih suka penyesuaian daripada cekcok urusan prinsip,”
― Pramoedya Ananta Toer, quote from House of Glass


“...seorang tanpa prinsip adalah sehina-hina orang, manusia setengik-tengiknya,”
― Pramoedya Ananta Toer, quote from House of Glass


“Tak ada yang lebih baik daripada persahabatan yang ikhlas,”
― Pramoedya Ananta Toer, quote from House of Glass


“Dengan modal keberanian dan teror saja tak banyak yang bisa dicapai dalam kehidupan modern begini,”
― Pramoedya Ananta Toer, quote from House of Glass


“Kekuatan pikiran yang memimpin, bukan hanya keberanian dan teror,”
― Pramoedya Ananta Toer, quote from House of Glass


“Tak ada manusia hidup tanpa persahabatan dan kebaikan, karena yang bukan demikian bukan manusia,”
― Pramoedya Ananta Toer, quote from House of Glass


About the author

Pramoedya Ananta Toer
Born place: in Blora (on island of Java), Indonesia
Born date February 6, 1925
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