Best Quotes by Salman Rushdie (Top 10)

  1. Language is courage: the ability to conceive a thought, to speak it, and by doing so to make it true.
  2. What is freedom of expression? Without the freedom to offend, it ceases to exist.
  3. 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.
  4. How do you defeat terrorism? Don't be terrorized.
  5. Most of what matters in your life takes place in your absence.
  6. Perhaps the story you finish is never the one you begin.
  7. Who what am I? My answer: I am everyone everything whose being-in-the-world affected was affected by mine. I am anything that happens after I've gone which would not have happened if I had not come. Nor am I particularly exceptional in this matter; each "˜I', every one of the now-six-hundred-million-plus of us, contains a similar multitude. I repeat for the last time: to understand me, you'll have to swallow the world.
  8. Reality is a question of perspective; the further you get from the past, the more concrete and plausible it seems - but as you approach the present, it inevitably seems more and more incredible.
  9. Books choose their authors; the act of creation is not entirely a rational and conscious one.
  10. Vertigo is the conflict between the fear of falling and the desire to fall.

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