What is freedom of expression? Without the freedom to offend, it ceases to exist.
More Quotes from Salman Rushdie:Your blasphemy, Salman, can't be forgiven. To set your words against the Words of God.
We must conclude that it is not only a particular political ideology that has failed, but the idea that men and women could ever define themselves in terms that exclude their spiritual needs.
A poet's work is to name the unnameable, to point at frauds, to take sides, start arguments, shape the world, and stop it going to sleep.
Such is the miraculous nature of the future of exiles: what is first uttered in the impotence of an overheated apartment becomes the fate of nations.
I make no complaint. I am a writer. I do not accept my condition I will strive to change it but I inhabit it, I am trying to learn from it.
Whores and writers, Mahound. We are the people you can't forgive.
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