The Year of Living Dangerously
“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.”
“We will win because we believe in something.”
“If it's in focus, it's pornography, if it's out of focus, it's art.”
"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."
"Starvation is a great aphrodisiac."