Apr 3, 2007

Pause-Giving Thought for the Day

Courtesy of Salman Rushdie, as quoted by the inspiring Irshad Manji in the L Magazine:
At an especially dark time, I asked Salman Rushdie why I should write a book that might endanger my life. I’ll never forget his answer: “A book is more important than a life. Once you put out a thought, it can be disagreed with vigorously, vehemently, even violently. But it cannot be un-thought. This is the great permanent gift that a writer gives to the world.”

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