Posts Tagged ‘Salman Rushdie’

Quote of the day, Oct. 26

October 26, 2017

Salman Rushdie, on freedom of speech (1991)

“[H]as it really been so long since religions persecuted people, burning them as heretics, drowning them as witches, that you can’t recognize religious persecution when you see it?”

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Quote of the day, July 25

July 25, 2017

Salman Rushdie, on the fundamentals of an open society

“Two things form the bedrock of any open society—freedom of expression and rule of law. If you don’t have those things, you don’t have a free country.”

Quote of the day, Aug. 8

August 8, 2012

Salman Rushdie, on censorship

“Great art, or, let’s just say, more modestly, original art is never created in the safe middle ground, but always at the edge. Originality is dangerous. It challenges, questions, overturns assumptions, unsettles moral codes, disrespects sacred cows or other such entities. It can be shocking, or ugly, or, to use the catch-all term so beloved of the tabloid press, controversial. (more…)

Quote of the day, Aug. 28

August 24, 2011

Salman Rushdie, on freedom of expression

“What is freedom of expression? (more…)

Quote of the day, April 7

April 7, 2011

Salman Rushdie, on freedom of expression

“What is freedom of expression? Without the freedom to offend, it ceases to exist.”

Quote of the day, Feb. 18

February 18, 2011

Salman Rushdie, on freedom of speech

“Free speech is the whole thing, the whole ball game. (more…)