Salman Rushdie Quotes
'The Satanic Verses' was denied the ordinary life of a novel. It became something smaller and uglier: an insult.
A book is a version of the world. If you do not like it, ignore it; or offer your own version in return.
A mature society understands that at the heart of democracy is argument.
A novel, I think, is partly about the contemporary and partly about the eternal, and it's the balance of that that's difficult to achieve.
A poet's work is to name the unnamable, to point at frauds, to take sides, start arguments, shape the world, and stop it going to sleep.
A poet's work is to name the unnameable, to point at frauds, to take sides, start arguments, shape the world, and stop it going to sleep.
A purpose of our lives is to broaden what we can understand and say and therefore be.
A relationship with an imaginary woman is preferable to a relationship with a real one.
A thing that happens to migrants is that they lose many of the traditional things which root identity, which root the self.
Acting was always my unscratched itch, when I was in college and even afterwards.
Actually, I don't even like parties. I would much prefer a room with four friends who sit around and have dinner. I detest nightclubs. And I don't like places where the noise is so loud you can't talk to people.
Airport security exists to guard us against terrorist attacks.
All art began as sacred art, you know? I mean, all painting began as religious painting. All writing began as religious writing.
All my adult life, if I didn't have several hours a day to sit in a room by myself, I would get antsy and irritable.
American literature has always been immigrant.
An attack upon our ability to tell stories is not just censorship - it is a crime against our nature as human beings.
Anyone who has had the experience of going through American security checks knows the purpose of these checks is not to make you safer; it's just to annoy you.
Anyone who reads my work will see that there are often difficult relationships between fathers and sons.
As a writer, one of the things we all learned from the movies was a kind of compression that didn't exist before people were used to watching films. For instance, if you wanted to write a flashback in a novel, you once had to really contextualize it a lot, to set it up. Now, readers know exactly what you're doing. Close-ups, too.
At the height of the British Empire very few English novels were written that dealt with British power. It's extraordinary that at the moment in which England was the global superpower the subject of British power appeared not to interest most writers.
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June 19, 1947
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