"I've never had very high regard for therapists. I owe my health, my mental survival, to my friends and loved ones."
"To keep the body in good health is a duty... otherwise we shall not be able to keep our mind strong and clear."Salman Rushdie on Buddha
"The wish for healing has always been half of health."Salman Rushdie on Lucius Annaeus Seneca
"A healthy attitude is contagious but don't wait to catch it from others. Be a carrier."Salman Rushdie on Tom Stoppard
"Everybody needs beauty as well as bread, places to play in and pray in, where nature may heal and give strength to body and soul."Salman Rushdie on John Muir
"'Tis healthy to be sick sometimes."Salman Rushdie on Henry David Thoreau
"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."