Quotes by Filipino authors

Filipino FlagFilipino writers are a varied group, and it's hard to determine one solitary particular that puts on every one of them. Nevertheless, there are specific motifs, styles, and obsessions that are commonly found in the jobs of Filipino authors.

Among one of the most typical motifs in Filipino literature is the experience of colonialism and also the battle for freedom. The Philippines was colonized by Spain for over 300 years, and afterwards by the United States for an additional 50 years, a lot of Filipino writers have actually discovered the influence of colonization on their nation and their individuals. This theme is usually discovered via the lens of nationwide identification, and also the search for a distinct Filipino identification is a common preoccupation in Filipino literature.

One more usual motif is the experience of poverty as well as social inequality. Lots of Filipino writers have actually written about the struggles of ordinary individuals, specifically those that are marginalized or disadvantaged. This theme is frequently checked out through the lives of characters that are having a hard time to make ends fulfill, and also who are confronted with obstacles such as joblessness, discrimination, as well as social injustice.

In terms of design, numerous Filipino writers utilize a blend of English as well as Filipino languages, creating an one-of-a-kind as well as unique voice that mirrors the country's history and culture. This hybrid language is called "Taglish" (a combination of Tagalog and also English), as well as it is commonly made use of to reveal the nuances of day-to-day conversation and also the intricacies of Philippine society.

On the whole, Filipino literature is characterized by an abundant cultural heritage as well as a deep link to the country's background as well as identification. Filipino authors often make use of their own experiences as well as the experiences of their family members and also communities to develop works that are deeply individual and also reverberate with a large range of visitors.
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Small: It is a useless life that is not consecrated to a great ideal. It is like a stone wasted on the field without
Jose Rizal
"It is a useless life that is not consecrated to a great ideal. It is like a stone wasted on the field without becoming a part of any edifice"
Jose Rizal, Writer
Small: There can be no tyrants where there are no slaves
Jose Rizal
"There can be no tyrants where there are no slaves"
Jose Rizal, Writer
Small: The youth is the hope of our future
Jose Rizal
"The youth is the hope of our future"
Jose Rizal, Writer
Small: While theres been much progress on terrorism, theres still much work to do and it is very important that the c
"While there's been much progress on terrorism, there's still much work to do and it is very important that the countries work together in order to address this threat together"
Gloria Macapagal Arroyo, President
Small: Everything matters. Time is precious
"Everything matters. Time is precious"
Jessica Hagedorn, Playwright
Small: But I think theres a genuine joy, too, a sense that no matter what, even if my stomachs growling, Im going to
"But I think there's a genuine joy, too, a sense that no matter what, even if my stomach's growling, I'm going to dance. That's what I want to leave people with at the end of the play. After all this, people still know how to live"
Jessica Hagedorn, Playwright
Small: Growing up in the Philippines, I loved all kinds of movies. We had a very healthy film industry there when I w
"Growing up in the Philippines, I loved all kinds of movies. We had a very healthy film industry there when I was a child. It's now gotten very limited. They only make action movies and hard-core exploitation movies. Women get raped; men get shot"
Jessica Hagedorn, Playwright
Small: Life is not simple, and people cant be boxed into being either heroes or villains
"Life is not simple, and people can't be boxed into being either heroes or villains"
Jessica Hagedorn, Playwright
Small: I sow my successor reaps. This is the majesty of democracy
"I sow; my successor reaps. This is the majesty of democracy"
Gloria Macapagal Arroyo, President
Small: I guess my religious faith sustained me more than anything else. Family is also very important. If I didnt hav
Corazon Aquino
"I guess my religious faith sustained me more than anything else. Family is also very important. If I didn't have children, it would have been too difficult. Even if you are strong, you still need people who would support you all the way"
Corazon Aquino, President
Small: While a people preserves its language it preserves the marks of liberty
Jose Rizal
"While a people preserves its language; it preserves the marks of liberty"
Jose Rizal, Writer
Small: He who does not know how to look back at where he came from will never get to his destination
Jose Rizal
"He who does not know how to look back at where he came from will never get to his destination"
Jose Rizal, Writer
Small: He who does not love his own language is worse than an animal and smelly fish
Jose Rizal
"He who does not love his own language is worse than an animal and smelly fish"
Jose Rizal, Writer
Small: I love writing dialogue, and I think a lot of my writing is visual and very cinematic
"I love writing dialogue, and I think a lot of my writing is visual and very cinematic"
Jessica Hagedorn, Playwright
Small: We didnt have television until I was about eight years old, so it was either the movies or radio. A lot of rad
"We didn't have television until I was about eight years old, so it was either the movies or radio. A lot of radio drama. That was our television, you know. We had to use our imagination. So it was really those two things, and the comics, that I immersed myself in as a child"
Jessica Hagedorn, Playwright
Small: I dont believe in sampling some Tibetan music just to make it sound groovy, but you do your homework, you unde
"I don't believe in sampling some Tibetan music just to make it sound groovy, but you do your homework, you understand what you're doing with it"
Jessica Hagedorn, Playwright
Small: There were also horror shows on the radio. Very terrifying and thrilling to me as a kid. They had all these cr
"There were also horror shows on the radio. Very terrifying and thrilling to me as a kid. They had all these creepy sound effects. They would come on at ten o'clock at night, and I just would scare myself to death"
Jessica Hagedorn, Playwright
Small: Music is very influential to my writing, as are theater and film
"Music is very influential to my writing, as are theater and film"
Jessica Hagedorn, Playwright
Small: I dont know what issues concerning identity have helped contemporary fiction evolve to what it is now.
"I don't know what issues concerning identity have helped contemporary fiction evolve to what it is now. All I know is that the range of voices that are being heard and published is a lot more diverse than when I was coming up"
Jessica Hagedorn, Playwright
Small: I also identify as a Latin person, a person who has Latin blood
"I also identify as a Latin person, a person who has Latin blood"
Jessica Hagedorn, Playwright
Small: Hybridity keeps me from being rigid about most things. It has taught me to appreciate the contradictions in th
"Hybridity keeps me from being rigid about most things. It has taught me to appreciate the contradictions in the world and in my life. I scavenge from the best"
Jessica Hagedorn, Playwright
Small: Im preparing for a multimedia theater piece, Airport Music, thats coming up in New York City
"I'm preparing for a multimedia theater piece, Airport Music, that's coming up in New York City"
Jessica Hagedorn, Playwright
Small: Becoming a mother has helped make me a tougher, stronger writer
"Becoming a mother has helped make me a tougher, stronger writer"
Jessica Hagedorn, Playwright
Small: There are certain regions in the country where the indigenous people eat dogs
"There are certain regions in the country where the indigenous people eat dogs"
Jessica Hagedorn, Playwright
Small: Im an underdog person, so I align myself with those who seem to be not considered valuable in polite society
"I'm an underdog person, so I align myself with those who seem to be not considered valuable in polite society"
Jessica Hagedorn, Playwright
Small: My identity is linked to my grandmother, whos pure Filipino, as pure as you can probably get. And that shaped
"My identity is linked to my grandmother, who's pure Filipino, as pure as you can probably get. And that shaped my imagination. So that's how I identify"
Jessica Hagedorn, Playwright
Small: I think for a lot of so-called post-colonial peoples, theres a feeling of not being quite legitimate, of not b
"I think for a lot of so-called post-colonial peoples, there's a feeling of not being quite legitimate, of not being pure enough"
Jessica Hagedorn, Playwright
Small: I want ordinary people to enjoy a decent standard of living, with ever increasing security, comfort and joy
"I want ordinary people to enjoy a decent standard of living, with ever increasing security, comfort and joy"
Gloria Macapagal Arroyo, President
Small: I want justice to be so pervasive that it will be taken for granted, just as injustice is taken for granted to
"I want justice to be so pervasive that it will be taken for granted, just as injustice is taken for granted today"
Gloria Macapagal Arroyo, President
Small: Now I ask you to make your sacrifice. Take a gamble. I took the plunge and Im glad of it
"Now I ask you to make your sacrifice. Take a gamble. I took the plunge and I'm glad of it"
Gloria Macapagal Arroyo, President
Small: It is simply the truth that the political system that I am part of has degenerated to the point that it needs
"It is simply the truth that the political system that I am part of has degenerated to the point that it needs fundamental change"
Gloria Macapagal Arroyo, President
Small: The power of one, if fearless and focused, is formidable, but the power of many working together is better
"The power of one, if fearless and focused, is formidable, but the power of many working together is better"
Gloria Macapagal Arroyo, President
Small: In the time one is given, the steward must make the most of the talents one is given by the Lord
"In the time one is given, the steward must make the most of the talents one is given by the Lord"
Gloria Macapagal Arroyo, President
Small: Im not worried. Im in control
"I'm not worried. I'm in control"
Gloria Macapagal Arroyo, President
Small: We have the hardest working people in the world, the most adaptable and the most congenial to employ
"We have the hardest working people in the world, the most adaptable and the most congenial to employ"
Gloria Macapagal Arroyo, President
Small: Its very simple, I just tell my sad story, and people weep
Corazon Aquino
"It's very simple, I just tell my sad story, and people weep"
Corazon Aquino, President
Small: I would rather die a meaningful death than to live a meaningless life
Corazon Aquino
"I would rather die a meaningful death than to live a meaningless life"
Corazon Aquino, President
Small: I am not embarrassed to tell you that I believe in miracles
Corazon Aquino
"I am not embarrassed to tell you that I believe in miracles"
Corazon Aquino, President
Small: You, the foreign media, have been the companion of my people in its long and painful journey to freedom
Corazon Aquino
"You, the foreign media, have been the companion of my people in its long and painful journey to freedom"
Corazon Aquino, President
Small: National leaders who find themselves wilting under the withering criticisms by members of the media, would do
Corazon Aquino
"National leaders who find themselves wilting under the withering criticisms by members of the media, would do well not to take such criticism personally but to regard the media as their allies in keeping the government clean and honest, its services"
Corazon Aquino, President
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