5 Great Quotes from Salman Rushdie’s Books that will Tug at Your Heart

“Man is the storytelling animal,” Salman Rushdie remarked once, “We are the only creature on earth that does this unusual thing of telling itself stories in order to try and understand what kind of creature it is.”

At the helm of this endeavour – the quest of man to understand himself and the world he is living in – is Salman Rushdie himself. His books have enriched the great stream of stories available to us and have pushed the boundaries of our imagination. As we celebrate his birthday, here is a selection of quotes from his books:

The Satanic Verses

A magnificent odyssey that seamlessly merges the actual with the imagined.

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The Ground Beneath Her Feet

A gripping encounter of the east and the west.

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Midnight’s Children

A marvellous epic that redrew the literary map of India and helped a continent find its voice.

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Shame

A brilliant portrayal of a world caught between honour and humiliation.

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Haroun and the Sea of Stories

“In a sad city, the saddest of cities, a city so ruinously sad that it had forgotten its name, lived a professional storyteller named Rashid and his son Haroun,” thus begins Salman Rushdie’s delightful book!

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Do you have a favourite Salman Rushdie quote to share? Join us in wishing him a happy birthday!

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