NEW YORK, NY - MAY 03: Salman Rushdie attends TimeTalks Presents: Freedom and Moral Courage Salman Rushdie and Ai Wei Wei at Times Center on May 3, 2013 in New York City.
It is literature which for me opened the mysterious and decisive doors of imagination and understanding. To see the way others see. To think the way others think. And above all, to feel.
If we'd had another half an hour, it would have been nice to linger longer in childhood. There's a lot of fun in the novel with the kids: the first girl he ever kisses, the bicycle queen. I felt sad to lose her.
there's only one faith, for example, that kills you or wants to kill you if you draw a bad cartoon of the prophet. There’s only one faith that kills you or wants to kill you if you renounce the faith. An ex-Muslim is a very dangerous thing. Talk to Salman Rushdie after the show about Christian versus Islam. So, you know, I’m just saying, let's keep it real.More quotes »
'Midnight's Children' review: Born with Inda
recommendation here is that if you haven't read Salman Rushdie 's magnificent and magical "Midnight's Children," don't -- not if you plan to see Deepa Mehta 's considerably less magical "Midnight's Children," which has many worthy qualities, not among them Read more »
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