"I do not need the idea of God to explain the world I live in."
"Sir, my concern is not whether God is on our side my greatest concern is to be on God's side, for God is always right."Salman Rushdie on Abraham Lincoln
"We need to find God, and he cannot be found in noise and restlessness. God is the friend of silence. See how nature - trees, flowers, grass- grows in silence see the stars, the moon and the sun, how they move in silence... We need silence to be able to touch souls."Salman Rushdie on Mother Teresa
"When the solution is simple, God is answering."Salman Rushdie on Albert Einstein
"While I know myself as a creation of God, I am also obligated to realize and remember that everyone else and everything else are also God's creation."Salman Rushdie on Maya Angelou
"Never trust anyone completely but God. Love people, but put your full trust only in God."Salman Rushdie on Lawrence Welk
"The idea of the sacred is quite simply one of the most conservative notions in any culture, because it seeks to turn other ideas - uncertainty, progress, change - into crimes."
"If you actually want to change your world, there is a better way of doing it than blowing yourself up."
"Vertigo is the conflict between the fear of falling and the desire to fall."
"What is freedom of expression? Without the freedom to offend, it ceases to exist."
"Rock and roll music - the music of freedom frightens people and unleashes all manner of conservative defense mechanisms."