"Sometimes the right path is not the easiest one."
“The world is what you make of it, friend. If it doesn’t fit, you make alterations.”
“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?”
“We must give love to whomever God has placed in our path.”
“If it's in focus, it's pornography, if it's out of focus, it's art.”
"Starvation is a great aphrodisiac."
"In another country, she would be a decent woman. Here, she begs and perhaps sells herself. Her tragedy is repeated a million times in this city. What then must we do? We must give them love."
"I sense a possibility. Could you be the unmet friend?"
"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."
"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."