Salman Rushdie Quotes

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what-is-freedom-of-expression-without-the-freedom-to-offend-it-ceases-to-exist
when-thought-becomes-excessively-painful-action-is-the-finest-remedy
books-choose-their-authors-the-act-of-creation-is-not-entirely-a-rational-and-conscious-one
from-the-beginning-men-used-god-to-justify-the-unjustifiable
writers-and-politicians-are-natural-rivals-both-groups-try-to-make-the-world-in-their-own-images-they-fight-for-the-same-territory
whores-and-writers-mahound-we-are-the-people-you-cant-forgive
free-speech-is-the-whole-thing-the-whole-ball-game-free-speech-is-life-itself
i-think-its-important-function-art-to-challenge-accepted-reality-especially-when-that-reality-is-created-by-powerful-interest-groups-salman-rushdie
its-always-been-colossally-important-to-me-that-my-books-should-be-well-received-in-india-its-where-i-come-from-salman-rushdie
raif-badawis-is-important-voice-for-all-us-to-hear-salman-rushdie
bread-books-food-for-body-food-for-soul-what-could-be-more-worthy-our-respect-even-love-salman-rushdie
one-things-writer-is-for-is-to-say-unsayable-speak-unspeakable-ask-difficult-questions-salman-rushdie
i-am-gagged-imprisoned-i-cant-even-speak-i-want-to-kick-football-in-park-with-my-son-ordinary-banal-life-my-impossible-dream-salman-rushdie
why-speak-if-you-cant-manage-perfect-thoughts-perfect-sentences-salman-rushdie
the-timehonored-role-artist-is-to-speak-truth-to-power-salman-rushdie
there-is-no-such-thing-as-perfect-security-only-varying-levels-insecurity-salman-rushdie
if-birth-is-fallout-from-explosion-caused-by-union-two-unstable-elements-then-perhaps-halflife-is-all-we-can-expect-salman-rushdie
it-may-be-that-books-that-were-best-liked-in-your-lifetime-are-not-ones-that-are-best-liked-100-years-later-salman-rushdie
it-may-be-argued-that-past-is-country-from-which-we-have-all-emigrated-that-its-loss-is-part-our-common-humanity-salman-rushdie
this-may-be-curse-human-race-not-that-we-are-different-from-one-anther-but-we-are-alike-salman-rushdie
life-is-lived-forward-but-is-judged-in-reverse-salman-rushdie
life-is-elsewhere-cross-frontiers-fly-away-salman-rushdie
i-think-that-lot-us-whether-we-are-religious-not-there-are-no-words-to-express-some-things-except-religious-words-for-instance-soul-salman-rushdie
so-indias-problem-turns-out-to-be-worlds-problem-what-happened-in-india-has-happened-in-gods-name-the-problems-name-is-god-salman-rushdie
if-he-believed-in-souls-he-would-have-said-she-had-good-one-salman-rushdie
religion-has-moved-out-private-space-the-moment-it-moves-into-public-sphere-it-becomes-everybodys-business-salman-rushdie
what-kind-christmas-present-would-jesus-ask-santa-for-salman-rushdie
mourn-for-living-dead-have-got-their-camphor-gardens-salman-rushdie
death-life-were-just-adjacent-verandas-salman-rushdie
if-by-some-bizarre-chance-there-turns-out-to-be-god-im-willing-to-bet-hes-atheist-too-salman-rushdie
a-photograph-is-moral-decision-taken-in-one-eighth-second-salman-rushdie
many-us-persons-tinted-persuasion-care-about-human-rights-artistic-freedom-too-salman-rushdie
a-poets-work-to-name-unnamable-to-point-at-frauds-to-take-sides-start-arguments-shape-world-stop-it-from-going-to-sleep-salman-rushdie
ravings-in-short-jealousy-past-worst-kind-all-salman-rushdie
when-you-throw-everything-up-in-air-anything-becomes-possible-salman-rushdie
one-minute-youve-got-lucky-star-watching-over-you-next-instant-its-done-bunk-salman-rushdie
the-self-was-both-its-origins-its-journey-salman-rushdie
ok-publishing-book-releasing-movie-is-all-well-but-tottenham-beating-man-u-32-priceless-salman-rushdie
a-book-is-not-completed-till-its-read-salman-rushdie
if-power-was-cry-then-human-lives-were-lived-in-echo-cries-others-salman-rushdie
now-i-know-what-ghost-is-unfinished-business-thats-what-salman-rushdie
For a long while I have believed - this is perhaps my version of Sir Darius Xerxes Cama's belief in a fourth function of outsideness - that in every generation there are a few souls, call them lucky or cursed, who are simply born not belonging, who come into the world semi-detached, if you like, without strong affiliation to family or location or nation or race; that there may even be millions, billions of such souls, as many non-belongers as belongers, perhaps; that, in sum, the phenomenon may be as 'natural' a manifestation of human nature as its opposite, but one that has been mostly frustrated, throughout human history, by lack of opportunity. And not only by that: for those who value stability, who fear transience, uncertainly, change, have erected a powerful system of stigmas and taboos against rootlessness, that disruptive, anti-social force, so that we mostly conform, we pretend to be motivated by loyalties and solidarities we do not really feel, we hide our secret identities beneath the false skins of those identities which bear the belongers' seal of approval. But the truth leaks out in our dreams; alone in our beds (because we are all alone at night, even if we do not sleep by ourselves), we soar, we fly, we flee. And in the waking dreams our societies permit, in our myths, our arts, our songs, we celebrate the non-belongers, the different ones, the outlaws, the freaks. What we forbid ourselves we pay good money to watch, in a playhouse or a movie theater, or to read about between the secret covers of a book. Our libraries, our palaces of entertainment tell the truth. The tramp, the assassin, the rebel, the thief, the mutant, the outcast, the delinquent, the devil, the sinner, the traveler, the gangster, the runner, the mask: if we did not recognize in them our least-fulfilled needs, we would not invent them over and over again, in every place, in every language, in every time.

Salman Rushdie
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that-witchcraft-requires-no-potions-familiar-spirits-magic-wands-language-upon-silver-tongue-affords-enchantment-enough-salman-rushdie
history-is-unkind-to-those-it-abandons-can-be-equally-unkind-to-those-who-make-it-salman-rushdie
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