Chairil Anwar Quotes

Chairil Anwar (26 July 1922 – 28 April 1949) was an Indonesian poet and member of the "1945 Generation" of writers. He is estimated to have written 96 works, including 70 individual poems.

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Chairil Anwar


Here I am, a wild beast cut off from his companions.

Chairil Anwar


In art, vitality is the chaotic initial state; beauty is the cosmic final state.

Chairil Anwar


I will scrape and dig into every word as far as I can get, right down to the essence of the word, to the substance of the image.

Chairil Anwar