Sir Salman Rushdie

(1947 / Mumbai)

Sir Salman Rushdie Quotes

  • ''The liveliness of literature lies in its exceptionality, in being the individual, idiosyncratic vision of one human being, in which, to our delight and great surprise, we may find our own vision reflected.''
    Salman Rushdie (b. 1947), Indian-born British author. "In Good Faith," Independent on Sunday (London, February 4, 1990).
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  • ''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.''
    Salman Rushdie (b. 1948), Indian-born-British author. "In Good Faith," Independent on Sunday (London, Feb. 4, 1990).
  • ''Free speech is the whole thing, the whole ball game. Free speech is life itself.''
    Salman Rushdie (b. 1948), Indian-born-British author. interview in Guardian (London, Nov. 8, 1990).
  • ''One of the extraordinary things about human events is that the unthinkable becomes thinkable.''
    Salman Rushdie (b. 1948), Indian-born-British author. Interview in Guardian (London, November 8, 1990).
  • ''The only privilege literature deserves—and this privilege it requires in order to exist—is the privilege of being in the arena of discourse, the place where the struggle of our languages can be acted out.''
    Salman Rushdie (b. 1947), Indian-born British author. Herbert Reade Memorial Lecture, February 6, 1990. "Is Nothing Sacred?"
  • ''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.''
    Salman Rushdie (b. 1947), Indian-born British author. Herbert Read Memorial Lecture, Feb. 6, 1990, ICA, London. Is Nothing Sacred? (1990).
  • ''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.''
    Salman Rushdie (b. 1947), Indian-born-British author. lecture, Feb. 6, 1990, Herbert Reade Memorial. "Is Nothing Sacred?"
  • ''The novel does not seek to establish a privileged language but it insists upon the freedom to portray and analyse the struggle between the different contestants for such privileges.''
    Salman Rushdie (b. 1947), Indian-born-British author. lecture, Feb. 6, 1990, Herbert Reade Memorial. "Is Nothing Sacred?"
  • ''In this world without quiet corners, there can be no easy escapes from history, from hullabaloo, from terrible, unquiet fuss.''
    Salman Rushdie (b. 1947), Indian-born British author. (Essay originally published 1984). "Outside the Whale," Imaginary Homelands (1991).
  • ''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 (b. 1947), Indian-born British author. Quoted in Independent (London, February 18, 1989).

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Best Poem of Sir Salman Rushdie

The Marriage Of Poor Kim Kardashian

The marriage of poor Kim Kardashian
Was krushed like a kar in a krashian.
Her Kris kried, 'Not fair!
Why kan't I keep my share?'
But Kardashian fell klean outa fashian.

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