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date: 09 August 2022

Salman Rushdie 1947– 
Indian-born British novelist 

  1. To understand just one life, you have to swallow the world.
    Midnight's Children (1981) bk. 1
  2. Most of what matters in your life takes place in your absence.
    Midnight's Children (1981) bk. 2
  3. The empire writes back with a vengeance.
    in Times 3 July 1982; see Lucas
  4. Literature is the one place in any society where, within the secrecy of our own heads, we can hear voices talking about everything in every possible way.
    lecture ‘Is Nothing Sacred’ 6 February 1990
  5. What is freedom of expression? Without the freedom to offend, it ceases to exist.
    in Weekend Guardian 10 February 1990