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  • "The 'attempts' to save people from literature, literature from politics and politics from people amuse me much"

  • "It is foolish to say that only the politicians, but not the artists, have the right to express themselves clear opinions on dictators, unemployment, lock-outs, wars, etc. Exploitation-mongers encourage such stupidity."

  • "The literature which could lead social change on to a right path is progressive; it is forward looking."

  • "That which can not reveal the secrets of nature is no science; that which can not alleviate the drudgery of life is no 'invention'; that which can not illuminate every nook and corner of life is no literature."

  • "We need to create our literature for our own times … Fixation to the literary standards of the bygone ages is nothing but deceit."