” I find it always pleasurable talking with young people, particularly those aspiring to be writers, out of nostalgia, and because I’ve always felt that we oldies can learn so much from them and draw from them inspiration in our flagging and rickety years. “


” The past could liberate or imprison – it creates a nation’s character, provides the nourishment or the poison a people imbibe in their very marrow. “


” A weak people and its equally debilitated leaders are bludgeoned by history. It maims them into the cripples that they are meant to be. “


” Our appreciation of folk art will strengthen our identities, our pride in belonging to a community. People trained in the creative use of their hands soon acquire skills, excellent craftsmanship which will be the most important measure of how well we can industrialize. “


” Industrialization starts with the formation of capital – it does not matter how. It can be created by saving, by the state enforcing its will on the people, by the very rich themselves. “


” Writers are historians, too. It is in literature that the greater truths about a people and their past are found. “



All 6 F. Sionil Jose Quotes about People in picture


I find it always pleasurable talking with young people, particularly those aspiring to be writers, out of nostalgia, and because I
The past could liberate or imprison - it creates a nation


A weak people and its equally debilitated leaders are bludgeoned by history. It maims them into the cripples that they are meant to be.
Our appreciation of folk art will strengthen our identities, our pride in belonging to a community. People trained in the creative use of their hands soon acquire skills, excellent craftsmanship which will be the most important measure of how well we can industrialize.
Industrialization starts with the formation of capital - it does not matter how. It can be created by saving, by the state enforcing its will on the people, by the very rich themselves.
Writers are historians, too. It is in literature that the greater truths about a people and their past are found.
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