"What distinguishes a great artist from a weak one is first their sensibility and tenderness second, their imagination, and third, their industry."
"Imagination is more important than knowledge."Salman Rushdie on Albert Einstein
"I like nonsense, it wakes up the brain cells. Fantasy is a necessary ingredient in living, it's a way of looking at life through the wrong end of a telescope. Which is what I do, and that enables you to laugh at life's realities."Salman Rushdie on Dr. Seuss
"Imagination is everything. It is the preview of life's coming attractions."Salman Rushdie on Albert Einstein
"I cannot imagine a God who rewards and punishes the objects of his creation and is but a reflection of human frailty."Salman Rushdie on Albert Einstein
"Can you imagine what I would do if I could do all I can?"Salman Rushdie on Sun Tzu
"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."