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 It's my story and at some point, it does need to get told. My instinct is that point is getting closer, I think when it was in the cardboard boxes and dead computers, it would have been very difficult, but now it's all organized. 
— Salman Rushdie plants to pen down his experiences of a decade he spent in hiding after a death fatwa was issued against him by the Iranian clergy / February 24, 2010
 This was a period in my life where people said very nasty things about me and I thought during the time of the attack on that particular novel the best thing I could do is to keep writing. 
— Salman Rushdie / February 24, 2010
 From the moment I agreed to do this, I knew it was going to be sort of embarrassing.. The biggest issue for me in the whole discussion with Emory had to do with privacy and the boundaries of privacy... it's not just my privacy at stake, but also [that of] other people. 
— Salman Rushdie in a media tour of the exhibits featuring his emails and written correspondence from 1970 to 2006 / February 24, 2010
 The reason I broke up with Pia Glenn is that I came to feel that she's an unstable person who carries around a large, radioactive bucket of stress wherever she goes. It was just exhausting to deal with. She is plainly confused, and desperate for attention. I hope she gets well soon. She is broke, unemployed and obviously decided to sell me out. 
— Salman Rushdie on his break up with Pia Glenn / October 21, 2009
 On this day, my birthday and yours, I always remember your long ordeal and silently applaud your endurance. This year, silence is impossible. It is not any action of yours, but your house arrest, which symbolizes the suppression of Burmese democracy, that is criminal. It is your trial, not your struggle, that is unjust. On this day, on every day, I am with you. 
— Salman Rushdie in a message of support for the release of Aung San Suu Kyi / May 2009
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 A kind of India happens everywhere, that's the truth too; everywhere is terrible and wonder-filled and overwhelming if you open your sense to the actual pulsating beat. 
— Salman Rushdie
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