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22 Quotes from Midnight’s Children book by Salman Rushdie

Hello. I am Deepak Kundu, an avid book reader and quotes collector. Here is a list of 22 quotes that I liked and saved while reading Midnight’s Children book by Salman Rushdie. I hope you enjoy reading them.

Midnight’s Children Quotes

Most of what matters in our lives takes place in our absence. – Midnight’s Children book by Salman Rushdie

In any war, the field of battle suffers worse devastation than either army. This is natural. – Midnight’s Children book by Salman Rushdie

If God meant people to speak many tongues, why did he put only one in our heads? – Midnight’s Children book by Salman Rushdie

No new place is real until it has seen a birth. The first birth will make you feel at home. – Midnight’s Children book by Salman Rushdie

No people whose word for “yesterday” is the same as their word for “tomorrow” can be said to have a firm grip on the time. – Midnight’s Children book by Salman Rushdie

Perhaps, if one wishes to remain an individual in the midst of the teeming multitudes, one must make oneself grotesque. – Midnight’s Children book by Salman Rushdie

Our Bombay: it looks like a hand but it’s really a mouth, always open, always hungry, swallowing food and talent from everywhere else in India. – Midnight’s Children book by Salman Rushdie

Freeze a Muslim’s assets, they say, and you make him run to Pakistan, leaving all his wealth behind him. Catch the lizard’s tail and he’ll snap it off! This so-called secular state gets some damn clever ideas. – Midnight’s Children book by Salman Rushdie

All games have morals; and the game of Snakes and Ladders captures, as no other activity can hope to do, the eternal truth that for every ladder you climb, a snake is waiting just around the corner; and for every snake, a ladder will compensate. – Midnight’s Children book by Salman Rushdie

A death makes the living see themselves too clearly; after they have been in its presence, they become exaggerated. – Midnight’s Children book by Salman Rushdie

You can lay your strategies as carefully as you like, but women will undo them at a stroke. – Midnight’s Children book by Salman Rushdie

A little uncertainty is no bad thing. Cocksure men do terrible deeds. Women, too. – Midnight’s Children book by Salman Rushdie

Child of an unknown union, I have had more mothers than most mothers have children; giving birth to parents has been one of my stranger talents—a form of reverse fertility beyond the control of contraception. – Midnight’s Children book by Salman Rushdie

Be wise, child. Imitate the action of the snake. Be secret; strike from the cover of a bush. – Midnight’s Children book by Salman Rushdie

In autobiography, as in all literature, what actually happened is less important than what the author can manage to persuade his audience to believe. – Midnight’s Children book by Salman Rushdie

No city which locks women away is ever short of whores. – Midnight’s Children book by Salman Rushdie

The promise of exotic futures has always seemed, to my mind, the perfect antidote to the disappointments of the present. – Midnight’s Children book by Salman Rushdie

When thought becomes excessively painful, action is the finest remedy. – Midnight’s Children book by Salman Rushdie

A person must sometimes choose what he will see and what he will not. – Midnight’s Children book by Salman Rushdie

I am the sum total of everything that went before me, of all I have been seen done, of everything done-to-me. I am everyone everything whose being-in-the-world affected was affected by mine. I am anything that happens after I’ve gone which would not have happened if I had not come. – Midnight’s Children book by Salman Rushdie

There is nothing like a War for the reinvention of lives. – Midnight’s Children book by Salman Rushdie

People are like cats, you can’t teach them anything. – Midnight’s Children book by Salman Rushdie

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