Mo Yan - Quotes

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Loneliness and hunger were my fortunes of creation. ---->>>

Possibly because I've lived so much of my life in difficult circumstances, I think I have a more profound understanding of life. ---->>>

A writer should bury his thoughts deep and convey them through the characters in his novel. ---->>>

I think writers write for their consciences, they write for their own true audiences, for their souls. ---->>>

For a country boy, poor as I was, whose constant worry was to be able to have enough to eat, the Army guaranteed one's survival. ---->>>

I know what real courage is, and I understand true compassion. ---->>>

I have always been independent. ---->>>

One of the biggest problems in literature is the lack of subtlety. ---->>>

When someone forces me to do something I don't do it. ---->>>

I'll continue on the path I've been taking, feet on the ground, describing people's lives, describing people's emotions, writing from the standpoint of the ordinary people. ---->>>

No person writes to win awards. ---->>>

A writer should express criticism and indignation at the dark side of society and the ugliness of human nature, but we should not use one uniform expression. ---->>>

I am also well aware that literature only has a minimal influence on political disputes or economic crises in the world, but its significance to human beings is ancient. ---->>>

I heard so many stories from Gaomi's peasants that I had an irrepressible urge to write them down. Today, Gaomi's peasants know that they have become famous around the world through my writings, but I think they are a little puzzled by this. ---->>>

When literature exists, perhaps we do not notice how important it is, but when it does not exist, our lives become coarsened and brutal. For this reason, I am proud of my profession, but also aware of its importance. ---->>>

My works are Chinese literature, which is part of world literature. They show the life of Chinese people as well as the country's unique culture and folk customs. ---->>>

I think that China has many outstanding authors, and their great works should also be recognised by the world. ---->>>

I write about my region, the countryside in which I grew up. ---->>>


Name: Mo Yan
Nationality: Chinese
Born: 02-17, 1955
Occupation: Novelist

Guan Moye (simplified Chinese: 管谟业; traditional Chinese: 管謨業; pinyin: Guǎn Móyè; born 17 February 1955), better known by the pen name Mo Yan (, Chinese: 莫言; pinyin: Mò Yán), is a Chinese novelist and short story writer. Donald Morrison of U.S. news magazine TIME referred to him as "one of the most famous, oft-banned and widely pirated of all Chinese writers", and Jim Leach called him the Chinese answer to Franz Kafka or Joseph Heller (wikipedia)