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17 Blunt Quotes from Salman Rushdie





1. “Children are the vessels into which adults pour their poison.” 
― Salman Rushdie

2. How to defeat terrorism? Don't be terrorized. Don't let fear rule your life. Even if you are scared.” 
― Salman Rushdie

3. “Realism can break a writer's heart.” 
― Salman Rushdie

4. “faith without doubt is addiction” 
― Salman Rushdie

5. “Most of what matters in our lives takes place in our absence.” 
― Salman Rushdie

6. “Free societies...are societies in motion, and with motion comes tension, dissent, friction. Free people strike sparks, and those sparks are the best evidence of freedom's existence.” 
― Salman Rushdie

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

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

9. “To understand just one life, you have to swallow the world.” 
― Salman Rushdie

10. “I learned: the first lesson of my life: nobody can face the world with his eyes open all the time.” 
― Salman Rushdie

11. “Not all possibilities are open to us. The world is finite; our hopes spill over its rim.” 
― Salman Rushdie

12. “The moment you say that any idea system is sacred, whether it’s a religious belief system or a secular ideology, the moment you declare a set of ideas to be immune from criticism, satire, derision, or contempt, freedom of thought becomes impossible."
― Salman Rushdie

13. “Fundamentalism isn't about religion, it's about power.” 
― Salman Rushdie

14. “The moment you say that any idea system is sacred, whether it’s a religious belief system or a secular ideology, the moment you declare a set of ideas to be immune from criticism, satire, derision, or contempt, freedom of thought becomes impossible.”
― Salman Rushdie

15. “Meaning is a shaky edifice we build out of scraps, dogmas, childhood injuries, newspaper articles, chance remarks, old fillms, small victories, people hated, people loved; perhaps it is because our sense of what is the case is constructed from such inadequate materials that we defend it so fiercely, even to death.” 
― Salman Rushdie

16. “I admit it: above all things, I fear absurdity.” 
― Salman Rushdie

17. “perhaps, if one wishes to remain an individual in the midst of the teeming multitudes, one must make oneself grotesque.” 
― Salman Rushdie
17 Blunt Quotes from Salman Rushdie 17 Blunt Quotes from Salman Rushdie Reviewed by Tim on April 28, 2019 Rating: 5

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