“You attempt to rule neat lines around yourself, making a fetish of your career and making all relationships temporary, less they disturb your career. Why can’t you give yourself? Why can’t you learn to love?”
“Sex changes things. I mean, I’ve had relationships where I know a guy and then I have sex with him and then I bump into him and he acts like I loaned him money.”
“Let us be happy while we are happy. Let us be kind, generous, affectionate and good. It is necessary and not at all shameful to take pleasure in this little world.”
“If it's in focus, it's pornography, if it's out of focus, it's art.”
"I sense a possibility. Could you be the unmet friend?"
"All real writers imagine."
"In the west, we want answers for everything. Everything is right or wrong, good or bad. But in the Wayang, no such final conclusions exist."
"Sometimes you can have a whole lifetime in a day and never notice that this is a beautiful as it gets."
"All those moments will be lost in time, like tears in rain."
"She has little religious feeling yet has a reverence for life. This is a spirit like a wavering flame which only needs care to burn high. If this does not happen, she could lapse into the promiscuity and bitterness of a failed romantic."