Believe in your own eyes and you'll get into a lot of trouble, hot water, a mess.
("Haroun And The Sea Of Stories")
More Quotes from Salman Rushdie:I do not need the idea of God to explain the world I live in.
Vertigo is the conflict between the fear of falling and the desire to fall.
Most of what matters in our lives takes place in our absence.
Doubt, it seems to me, is the central condition of a human being in the twentieth century.
Your blasphemy, Salman, can't be forgiven. To set your words against the Words of God.
Life is fury, he'd thought. Fury sexual, Oedipal, political, magical, brutal drives us to our finest heights and coarsest depths. Out of furia comes creation, inspiration, originality, passion, but also violence, pain, pure unafraid destruction, the giving and receiving of blows from which we never recover. The Furies pursue us Shiva dances his furious dance to create and also to destroy. But never mind about gods Sara ranting at him represented the human spirit in its purest, least socialized form. This is what we are, what we civilize ourselves to disguise the terrifying human animal in us, the exalted, transcendent, self-destructive, untramelled lord of creation.
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