Salman Rushdie

Salman Rushdie

Engels writer

Lived from: 1948-

Category: Writers (Contemporary)

Quotes: Salman Rushdie

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    The liveliness of literature lies in its exceptionality, in being the individual, idiosyncratic vision of one human being, in which, to our delight and great surprise, we may find our own vision reflected.
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    A book is a version of the world. If you do not like it, ignore it; or offer your own version in return.
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    A photograph is a moral decision taken in one eighth of a second.
    Source: The Ground Beneath Her Feet (2000) 13
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    After a long, hopeless war, people will settle for peace, at almost any price.
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    An attack upon our ability to tell stories is not just censorship - it is a crime against our nature as human beings.
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    Books choose their authors; the act of creation is not entirely a rational and conscious one.
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    Bread and books: food for the body and food for the soul - what could be more worthy of our respect, and even love?
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    Every time you finish a book, you have a terrible feeling that there's just never going to be another one. But fortunately, so far, the next one has always shown up.
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    Faith without doubt is addiction.
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    Free speech is the whole thing, the whole ball game. Free speech is life itself.
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    Freedom to reject is the only freedom.
    Source: The Ground Beneath Her Feet (2000) 146
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    Friendships are the family we make - not the one we inherit. I've always been someone to whom friendship, elective affinities, is as important as family.
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    From the beginning men used God to justify the unjustifiable.
    Source: The Satanic Verses
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    Fundamentalism isn't about religion, it's about power.
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    How do you defeat terrorism? Don’t be terrorized.
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