I fell victim to the temptation of every autobiographer, to the illusion that since the past exists only in one's memories and the words which strive vainly to encapsulate them, it is possible to create past events simply by saying they occurred.
More Quotes from Salman Rushdie:One of the strange things that happens when you publish a book is that you begin ... to see what resonances it has for the readers, ... Sometimes you begin to understand your book a bit more.
I do not need the idea of God to explain the world I live in.
It was because it was easier to blame me, ... You know, 'Why is he rocking the boat' In those days there was a lot of that stuff. He was asking for it. He did it on purpose. He was begging for it. It was just conventional blaming-the-victim stuff. I don't like the term 'victim' when applied to myself. Certainly I felt the guilt burden had shifted from the people doing the violence to the person on the receiving end of the violence.
When thought becomes excessively painful, action is the finest remedy.
Why, alone of all the more-than-five-hundred-million, should I have to bear the burden of history?
What one writer can make in the solitude of one room is something no power can easily destroy.
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David Mamet was great to work with. He was everything that I thought he would be as a director. He's incredibly articulate, an easy collaborator. Extraordinarily knowledgeable about film and writing.
Mystery creates wonder and wonder is the basis of man's desire to understand.
Franklin Roosevelt said the test of our progress is not whether we add more to the abundance to those who have much; it is whether we provide enough to those who have too little. This reconciliation package fails that test as well.
Patrick J. Kennedy