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  • A writer's home address has little or nothing to do with his ability to write.
  • If we allow ourselves to be terrorized by fear of the terrorists, then they have won.
    • In an interview explaining how he managed to maintain a near normal life despite having a fatwa placed upon him.
  • In regards to that unpleasantness between me and the Ayatollah some years ago... one of us is dead.
    • From an address at the University of Iowa, 2004
  • Orgasmically joyful.
    • When asked how he felt about his upcoming knighthood, during an address given at Whitman College, Walla Walla, Washington (November 2007)
  • The ability to be frivolous in a serious time is not to be underestimated.
  • Nobody has the right to not be offended. That right doesn't exist in any declaration I have ever read. If you are offended it is your problem, and frankly lots of things offend lots of people. I can walk into a bookshop and point out a number of books that I find very unattractive in what they say. But it doesn't occur to me to burn the bookshop down. If you don't like a book, read another book. If you start reading a book and you decide you don't like it, nobody is telling you to finish it. To read a 600-page novel and then say that it has deeply offended you: well, you have done a lot of work to be offended. – OttoMäkelä (talk) 10:46, 22 January 2014 (UTC)
  • Fundamentalism isn't about religion. It's about power. – OttoMäkelä (talk) 10:46, 22 January 2014 (UTC)
Last modified on 22 January 2014, at 10:46