Home Daily Quotes Topics Pictures Favorite Authors All Authors Author Types

Popular Topics Love
Life
Funny
Famous
Inspirational


Follow us also on:
Follow us on Facebook Follow us on Twitter Follow us on Google+ Follow us on Tumblr Follow us on Pinterest

Link To Us


Author Info:

Type: Novelist
Nationality: Indian
Date of Birth: 06/19/1947




 

Salman Rushdie Quotes

Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on Pinterest

Be sure that you go to the author to get at his meaning, not to find yours.
Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Salman Rushdie

What one writer can make in the solitude of one room is something no power can easily destroy.
Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Salman Rushdie

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.
Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Salman Rushdie

Such is the miraculous nature of the future of exiles: what is first uttered in the impotence of an overheated apartment becomes the fate of nations.
Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Salman Rushdie

I used to say, 'There is a God-shaped hole in me.' For a long time I stressed the absence, the hole. Now I find it is the shape which has become more important.
Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Salman Rushdie

Our lives teach us who we are.
Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Salman Rushdie

Names, once they are in common use, quickly become mere sounds, their etymology being buried, like so many of the earth's marvels, beneath the dust of habit.
Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Salman Rushdie

Throughout human history, the apostles of purity, those who have claimed to possess a total explanation, have wrought havoc among mere mixed-up human beings.
Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Salman Rushdie

Most of what matters in your life takes place in your absence.
Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Salman Rushdie

When thought becomes excessively painful, action is the finest remedy.
Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Salman Rushdie

It is very, very easy not to be offended by a book. You just have to shut it.
Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Salman Rushdie

Doubt, it seems to me, is the central condition of a human being in the twentieth century.
Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Salman Rushdie

What distinguishes a great artist from a weak one is first their sensibility and tenderness; second, their imagination, and third, their industry.
Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Salman Rushdie

A book is a version of the world. If you do not like it, ignore it; or offer your own version in return.
Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Salman Rushdie

What is freedom of expression? Without the freedom to offend, it ceases to exist.
Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Salman Rushdie

If Woody Allen were a Muslim, he'd be dead by now.
Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Salman Rushdie

Writers and politicians are natural rivals. Both groups try to make the world in their own images; they fight for the same territory.
Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Salman Rushdie

The acceptance that all that is solid has melted into the air, that reality and morality are not givens but imperfect human constructs, is the point from which fiction begins.
Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Salman Rushdie

Sometimes legends make reality, and become more useful than the facts.
Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Salman Rushdie

I hate admitting that my enemies have a point.
Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Salman Rushdie

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

If I were asked for a one-sentence sound bite on religion, I would say I was against it.
Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Salman Rushdie

The idea of the sacred is quite simply one of the most conservative notions in any culture, because it seeks to turn other ideas - uncertainty, progress, change - into crimes.
Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Salman Rushdie

I do not need the idea of God to explain the world I live in.
Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Salman Rushdie

Free speech is the whole thing, the whole ball game. Free speech is life itself.
Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Salman Rushdie



Popular Authors Buddha
Osho
Kahlil Gibran
Socrates
Albert Einstein


Browse Authors
A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z