Salman Rushdie Quotes

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Salman Rushdie Quotes
Salman Rushdie is an Indian British novelist and eassyist, best known for his works like Midnight's Children, The Satanic Verses, The Moor's Last Sigh and Harous and the Sea of Stories. Here I have compiled down some of the best Salman Rushdie quotes, just hope you will like them.

A photograph is a moral decision taken in one eighth of a second.
Salman Rushdie, The Ground Beneath Her Feet

A poet's work... to name the unnamable, to point at frauds, to take sides, start arguments, shape the world and stop it from going to sleep.
Salman Rushdie

A sigh isn't just a sigh. We inhale the world and breathe out meaning. While we can. While we can.
Salman Rushdie, The Moor's Last Sigh

Books choose their authors; the act of creation is not entirely a rational and conscious one.
Salman Rushdie

But love is what we want, not freedom. Who then is the unluckier man? The beloved, who is given his heart's desire and must for ever after fear its loss, or the free man, with his unlooked-for liberty, naked and alone between the captive armies of the earth?
Salman Rushdie

Faith without doubt is addiction
Salman Rushdie

From the beginning men used God to justify the unjustifiable.
Salman Rushdie, The Satanic Verses

Fundamentalism isn't about religion, it's about power.
Salman Rushdie

How do you defeat terrorism? Don’t be terrorized.
Salman Rushdie

Language is courage: the ability to conceive a thought, to speak it, and by doing so to make it true.
Salman Rushdie, The Satanic Verses

Masks beneath masks until suddenly the bare bloodless skull.
Salman Rushdie, The Satanic Verses

Memory has its own special kind. It selects, eliminates, alters, exaggerates, minimizes, glorifies, and vilifies also; but in the end it creates its own reality, its heterogeneous but usually coherent version of events; and no sane human being ever trusts someone else's version more than his own.
Salman Rushdie, Midnight's Children

Most of what matters in our lives takes place in our absence.
Salman Rushdie, Midnight's Children

?No people whose word for 'yesterday' is the same as their word for 'tomorrow' can be said to have a firm grip on the time.
Salman Rushdie, Midnight's Children

Not all possibilities are open to us. The world is finite; our hopes spill over its rim.
Salman Rushdie, The Satanic Verses

Perhaps the story you finish is never the one you begin.
Salman Rushdie

Realism can break a writer's heart.
Salman Rushdie, Shame

The only people who see the whole picture,' he murmured, 'are the ones who step out of the frame.
Salman Rushdie, The Ground Beneath Her Feet

The world, somebody wrote, is the place we prove real by dying in it.
Salman Rushdie, The Satanic Verses

To understand just one life you have to swallow the world ... do you wonder, then, that I was a heavy child?
Salman Rushdie, Midnight's Children

Vertigo is the conflict between the fear of falling and the desire to fall.
Salman Rushdie

You can't judge an internal injury by the size of the hole.
Salman Rushdie

We all owe death a life.
Salman Rushdie, Midnight's Children

We are the storytelling animal.
Salman Rushdie

We are described into corners, and then we must describe ourselves out of corners.
Salman Rushdie

We crave permission openly to become our secret selves.
Salman Rushdie

What can't be cured must be endured.
Salman Rushdie

What is freedom of expression? Without the freedom to offend, it ceases to exist.
Salman Rushdie, Midnight's Children

What's real and what's true aren't necessarily the same.
Salman Rushdie, Midnight's Children

When you throw everything up in the air anything becomes possible.
Salman Rushdie, The Satanic Verses
 
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