I admit it: above all things, I fear absurdity.
More Quotes from Salman Rushdie:Susan Sontag was a great literary artist,a fearless and original thinker, ever valiant for truth, and an indefatigable ally in many struggles.
Names, once they are in common use, quickly become mere sounds, their etymology being buried, like so many of the earth's marvels, beneath the dust of habit.
What's the use of stories that aren't even true?
What one writer can make in the solitude of one room is something no power can easily destroy.
For the record, there is a French project to make a theatrical adaptation of The Satanic Verses, so maybe that's a start.
Literature is where I go to explore the highest and lowest places in human society and in the human spirit, where I hope to find not absolute truth but the truth of the tale, of the imagination and of the heart.
Readers Who Like This Quotation Also Like:What does it mean with regard to tactics, this fact that the proletariat of Western Europe stands all alone: that it has no prospect of any help whatsoever from any other class?
I don't wish my career on anyone.
This kind of prelude was succeeded by the concerto itself which he executed with a degree of spirit and firmness that no one has ever pretended to equal.