Salman Rushdie Quotes.

1. "What is freedom of expression? Without the freedom to offend, it ceases to exist."
- Quote by Salman Rushdie

2. "When a reader falls in love with a book, it leaves its essence inside him, like radioactive fallout in an arable field, and after that there are certain crops that will no longer grow in him, while other, stranger, more fantastic growths may occasionally be produced." [Books vs. Goons, L.A. Times, April 24, 2005]"
- Quote by Salman Rushdie

3. "Nobody has the right to not be offended. That right doesn't exist in any declaration I have ever read. If you are offended it is your problem, and frankly lots of things offend lots of people. I can walk into a bookshop and point out a number of books that I find very unattractive in what they say. But it doesn't occur to me to burn the bookshop down. If you don't like a book, read another book. If you start reading a book and you decide you don't like it, nobody is telling you to finish it. To read a 600-page novel and then say that it has deeply offended you: well, you have done a lot of work to be offended."
- Quote by Salman Rushdie

4. "A poet's work . . . to name the unnamable, to point at frauds, to take sides, start arguments, shape the world and stop it from going to sleep."
- Quote by Salman Rushdie

5. "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."
- Quote by Salman Rushdie

6. "faith without doubt is addiction"
- Quote by Salman Rushdie

7. "Perhaps the story you finish is never the one you begin."
- Quote by Salman Rushdie

8. "Books choose their authors; the act of creation is not entirely a rational and conscious one."
- Quote by Salman Rushdie

9. "Vertigo is the conflict between the fear of falling and the desire to fall."
- Quote by Salman Rushdie

10. "Fundamentalism isn't about religion, it's about power."
- Quote by Salman Rushdie

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