What's real and what's true aren't necessarily the same.
More Quotes from Salman Rushdie:Throughout human history, the apostles of purity, those who have claimed to possess a total explanation, have wrought havoc among mere mixed-up human beings.
Believe in your own eyes and you'll get into a lot of trouble, hot water, a mess.
Why, alone of all the more-than-five-hundred-million, should I have to bear the burden of history?
Rock and roll music - the music of freedom frightens people and unleashes all manner of conservative defense mechanisms.
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.
I have been so-many too-many persons; life, unlike syntax, allows one more than three.
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I dug things up. I was curious. I liked to draw what I found.