Quotes by: Ma Jian

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The Chinese have made a faustian pact with the government, agreeing to forsake demands for political and intellectual freedom in exchange for more material comfort. They live prosperous lives in which any expression of pain is forbidden.
Ma Jian
I have to live within my memories, within my private universe, and continually return to China, the land where my thoughts are locked. This is a very painful kind of existence, this feeling of nowhereness.
Ma Jian
I left Beijing in 1987, shortly before my books were banned there, but have returned continually.
Ma Jian
To become self-aware, people must be allowed to hear a plurality of opinions and then make up their own minds. They must be allowed to say, write and publish whatever they want. Freedom of expression is the most basic, but fundamental, right. Without it, human beings are reduced to automatons.
Ma Jian
When the written and spoken word is censored, the urban landscape becomes a nation's only physical link to the past.
Ma Jian
I wanted to analyse and understand how the Chinese people could have their lives so crushed by fear.
Ma Jian
Whatever China I'd been born into, I would probably still have become a painter - I loved sketching portraits as a child, and began art classes at the age 7. But if China hadn't been under Maoist rule, I might never have become a writer.
Ma Jian
I meant that the Chinese people are not aware of their own entrapment. They believe they live in a free society, but don't realize how much they are being monitored and controlled, how much the information they receive is restricted and warped, until they step out of line, that is, and feel the heavy hand of the state fall on them.
Ma Jian
On the face of it, China has won the Olympics. But it is not China that has won, but the Communist party. The Chinese people have lost.
Ma Jian
The Beijing Olympics represent China's grand entrance onto the world stage and confirmation of its new superpower status.
Ma Jian
'Three Kingdoms' gives you a panoply of different routes; everyone can find their own path. It shows that sometimes the route to fulfilment or success is not the obvious one. You must take twists and turns to achieve a goal.
Ma Jian
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