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Salman Rushdie Quote: “A photograph is a moral decision taken in one eighth of a second. ”

A photograph is a moral decision taken in one eighth of a second.

— Salman Rushdie



Salman Rushdie Quote: “Reality is a question of perspective;.”

Reality is a question of perspective;.

— Salman Rushdie


Salman Rushdie Quote: “English, no longer, an English language, now grows from many roots.”

English, no longer, an English language, now grows from many roots.

— Salman Rushdie


Salman Rushdie Quote: “The moment you declare a set of ideas to be immune from criticism, satire, derision, or contempt, freedom of thought becomes impossible.”

The moment you declare a set of ideas to be immune from criticism, satire, derision, or contempt, freedom of thought becomes impossible.

— Salman Rushdie


Salman Rushdie Quote: “What can’t be cured must be endured.”

What can’t be cured must be endured.

— Salman Rushdie


Salman Rushdie Quote: “Those who do not have power over the story that dominates their lives, power to retell it, to rethink it, deconstruct it, joke about it, and change it as times change, truly are powerless, because they cannot think new thoughts.”

Those who do not have power over the story that dominates their lives, power to retell it, to rethink it, deconstruct it, joke about it, and change it as times change, truly are powerless, because they cannot think new thoughts.

— Salman Rushdie


Salman Rushdie Quote: “The only people who see the whole picture,? he murmured, ’are the ones who step out of the frame.”

The only people who see the whole picture,? he murmured, ’are the ones who step out of the frame.

— Salman Rushdie


Salman Rushdie Quote: “What is freedom of expression? Without the freedom to offend, it ceases to exist.”

What is freedom of expression? Without the freedom to offend, it ceases to exist.

— Salman Rushdie


Salman Rushdie Quote: “Literature is where I go to explore the highest and lowest places in human society and in the human spirit, where I hope to find not absolute truth but the truth of the tale, of the imagination and of the heart.”

Literature is where I go to explore the highest and lowest places in human society and in the human spirit, where I hope to find not absolute truth but the truth of the tale, of the imagination and of the heart.

— Salman Rushdie


Salman Rushdie Quote: “Our lives teach us who we are.”

Our lives teach us who we are.

— Salman Rushdie



Salman Rushdie Quote: “I am the sum total of everything that went before me, of all I have been seen done, of everything done-to-me. I am everyone everything whose being-in-the-world affected was affected by mine. I am anything that happens after I’m gone which would not have happened if I had not come.”

I am the sum total of everything that went before me, of all I have been seen done, of everything done-to-me. I am everyone everything whose being-in-the-world affected was affected by mine. I am anything that happens after I’m gone which would not have happened if I had not come.

— Salman Rushdie


Salman Rushdie Quote: “Respect for religion’ has become a code phrase meaning ‘fear of religion’. Religions, like all other ideas, deserve criticism, satire, and, yes, our fearless disrespect.”

Respect for religion’ has become a code phrase meaning ‘fear of religion’. Religions, like all other ideas, deserve criticism, satire, and, yes, our fearless disrespect.

— Salman Rushdie


Salman Rushdie Quote: “Broad-mindedness is related to tolerance; open-mindedness is the sibling of peace.”

Broad-mindedness is related to tolerance; open-mindedness is the sibling of peace.

— Salman Rushdie


Salman Rushdie Quote: “I don’t dictate to anyone what to believe and what not to. And I don’t want that to be dictated to me either.”

I don’t dictate to anyone what to believe and what not to. And I don’t want that to be dictated to me either.

— Salman Rushdie


Salman Rushdie Quote: “Liberate yourself, because no one else is going to liberate you.”

Liberate yourself, because no one else is going to liberate you.

— Salman Rushdie


Salman Rushdie Quote: “Make as much racket as you like people. Noise is life and an excess of noise is a sign that life is good. There will be time for us all to be quiet when we are safely dead.”

Make as much racket as you like people. Noise is life and an excess of noise is a sign that life is good. There will be time for us all to be quiet when we are safely dead.

— Salman Rushdie


Salman Rushdie Quote: “If you’re offended, it’s your problem.”

If you’re offended, it’s your problem.

— Salman Rushdie


Salman Rushdie Quote: “Hyperrealism can create an atmosphere of surrealism because nobody sees the world in such detail.”

Hyperrealism can create an atmosphere of surrealism because nobody sees the world in such detail.

— Salman Rushdie


Salman Rushdie Quote: “After a long, hopeless war, people will settle for peace, at almost any price.”

After a long, hopeless war, people will settle for peace, at almost any price.

— Salman Rushdie


Salman Rushdie Quote: “We all owe death a life.”

We all owe death a life.

— Salman Rushdie



Salman Rushdie Quote: “Home is the place where you feel happy.”

Home is the place where you feel happy.

— Salman Rushdie


Salman Rushdie Quote: “This may be the curse of human race. Not that we are different from one anther, but we are so alike .”

This may be the curse of human race. Not that we are different from one anther, but we are so alike .

— Salman Rushdie


Salman Rushdie Quote: “From the beginning men used God to justify the unjustifiable.”

From the beginning men used God to justify the unjustifiable.

— Salman Rushdie


Salman Rushdie Quote: “We are the storytelling animal.”

We are the storytelling animal.

— Salman Rushdie


Salman Rushdie Quote: “Most of what matters in your life takes place in your absence.”

Most of what matters in your life takes place in your absence.

— Salman Rushdie


Salman Rushdie Quote: “In the cookie of life, friends are the chocolate chips.”

In the cookie of life, friends are the chocolate chips.

— Salman Rushdie


Salman Rushdie Quote: “The miniatures of the Mughal period are really the pinnacle of Indian artistic achievement. And not a single one of those paintings is done by an individual artist.”

The miniatures of the Mughal period are really the pinnacle of Indian artistic achievement. And not a single one of those paintings is done by an individual artist.

— Salman Rushdie


Salman Rushdie Quote: “Now I know what a ghost is. Unfinished business, that’s what.”

Now I know what a ghost is. Unfinished business, that’s what.

— Salman Rushdie


Salman Rushdie Quote: “A mature society understands that at the heart of democracy is argument.”

A mature society understands that at the heart of democracy is argument.

— Salman Rushdie


Salman Rushdie Quote: “Vertigo is the conflict between the fear of falling and the desire to fall.”

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

— Salman Rushdie


Salman Rushdie Quote: “When you throw everything up in the air anything becomes possible.”

When you throw everything up in the air anything becomes possible.

— Salman Rushdie


Salman Rushdie Quote: “I grew up kissing books and bread.”

I grew up kissing books and bread.

— Salman Rushdie


Salman Rushdie Quote: “Rohinton Mistry’s celebrated novel ‘Such a Long Journey’ was pulled off the syllabus of Mumbai University because local extremists objected to its content.”

Rohinton Mistry’s celebrated novel ‘Such a Long Journey’ was pulled off the syllabus of Mumbai University because local extremists objected to its content.

— Salman Rushdie


Salman Rushdie Quote: “When thought becomes excessively painful, action is the finest remedy.”

When thought becomes excessively painful, action is the finest remedy.

— Salman Rushdie


Salman Rushdie Quote: “We cannot allow religious hooligans to place limiting points on thought.”

We cannot allow religious hooligans to place limiting points on thought.

— Salman Rushdie


Salman Rushdie Quote: “Thomas Pynchon looks exactly like Thomas Pynchon should look. He is tall, he wears lumberjack shirts and blue jeans. He has Albert Einstein white hair and Bugs Bunny front teeth.”

Thomas Pynchon looks exactly like Thomas Pynchon should look. He is tall, he wears lumberjack shirts and blue jeans. He has Albert Einstein white hair and Bugs Bunny front teeth.

— Salman Rushdie


Salman Rushdie Quote: “How do you defeat terrorism? Don’t be terrorized.”

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

— Salman Rushdie


Salman Rushdie Quote: “When you know what you’re against you have taken the first step to discovering what you’re for.”

When you know what you’re against you have taken the first step to discovering what you’re for.

— Salman Rushdie


Salman Rushdie Quote: “Language is courage: the ability to conceive a thought, to speak it, and by doing so to make it true.”

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

— Salman Rushdie


Salman Rushdie Quote: “If you want to tell the untold stories, if you want to give voice to the voiceless, you’ve got to find a language. Which goes for film as well as prose, for documentary as well as autobiography. Use the wrong language, and you’re dumb and blind.”

If you want to tell the untold stories, if you want to give voice to the voiceless, you’ve got to find a language. Which goes for film as well as prose, for documentary as well as autobiography. Use the wrong language, and you’re dumb and blind.

— Salman Rushdie


Salman Rushdie Quote: “Free speech is the whole thing, the whole ball game. Free speech is life itself.”

Free speech is the whole thing, the whole ball game. Free speech is life itself.

— Salman Rushdie


Salman Rushdie Quote: “Good advice is rarer than rubies.”

Good advice is rarer than rubies.

— Salman Rushdie


Salman Rushdie Quote: “She saw him fracture into rainbow colors through the prism of her love.”

She saw him fracture into rainbow colors through the prism of her love.

— Salman Rushdie


Salman Rushdie Quote: “I’m not saying I am never going to fall in love again, but there is no need to marry.”

I’m not saying I am never going to fall in love again, but there is no need to marry.

— Salman Rushdie


Salman Rushdie Quote: “Perhaps the story you finish is never the one you begin.”

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

— Salman Rushdie


Salman Rushdie Quote: “Ignorantly is how we all fall in love; for it is a kind of fall. Closing our eyes, we leap from that cliff in hope of a soft landing. Nor is it always soft; but still, without that leap nobody comes to life.”

Ignorantly is how we all fall in love; for it is a kind of fall. Closing our eyes, we leap from that cliff in hope of a soft landing. Nor is it always soft; but still, without that leap nobody comes to life.

— Salman Rushdie


Salman Rushdie Quote: “Free speech is life itself.”

Free speech is life itself.

— Salman Rushdie


Salman Rushdie Quote: “Between the adored and the adorer falls the shadow.”

Between the adored and the adorer falls the shadow.

— Salman Rushdie


Salman Rushdie Quote: “Bread and books: food for the body and food for the soul – what could be more worthy of our respect, and even love?”

Bread and books: food for the body and food for the soul – what could be more worthy of our respect, and even love?

— Salman Rushdie


Salman Rushdie Quote: “Two things form the bedrock of any open society – freedom of expression and rule of law. If you don’t have those things, you don’t have a free country.”

Two things form the bedrock of any open society – freedom of expression and rule of law. If you don’t have those things, you don’t have a free country.

— Salman Rushdie

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