Salman Rushdie

Salman Rushdie – I was 21 in 1968…


“I was 21 in 1968, so I’m as much a child of the ’60s as is possible to be. In those years the subject of religion had really almost disappeared the idea that religion was going to be a major force in the life of our societies, in the West anyway, would have seemed absurd in 1968.”
-Salman Rushdie

More Famous Quotes Here

See the Full Quote

Salman Rushdie – If you take a look…


“If you take a look at history, you will find that the understanding of what is good and evil has always existed before the individual religions. The religions were only invented by people afterwards, in order to express this idea.”
-Salman Rushdie

More Famous Quotes Here

See the Full Quote

Salman Rushdie – Vertigo is the conflict between…


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

More Famous Quotes Here

See the Full Quote

Salman Rushdie – The only way of living…


“The only way of living in a free society is to feel that you have the right to say and do stuff.”
-Salman Rushdie

More Famous Quotes Here

See the Full Quote

Salman Rushdie – A poet’s work is to…


“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.”
-Salman Rushdie

More Famous Quotes Here

See the Full Quote

Salman Rushdie – I do not need the…


“I do not need the idea of God to explain the world I live in.”
-Salman Rushdie

More Famous Quotes Here

See the Full Quote

Salman Rushdie – The response of anybody interested…


“The response of anybody interested in liberty is that we all have a say and the ability to have an argument is exactly what liberty is, even though it may never be resolved. In any authoritarian society the possessor of power dictates, and if you try and step outside he will come after you.”
-Salman Rushdie

More Famous Quotes Here

See the Full Quote

Salman Rushdie – Such is the miraculous nature…


“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.”
-Salman Rushdie

More Famous Quotes Here

See the Full Quote

Salman Rushdie – Rock and roll music – the…


“Rock and roll music – the music of freedom frightens people and unleashes all manner of conservative defense mechanisms.”
-Salman Rushdie

More Famous Quotes Here

See the Full Quote

Salman Rushdie – If I were asked for…


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

More Famous Quotes Here

See the Full Quote