• Self-censorship is a lie to yourself; if you are going to be trying to seriously create art, to create literary art, and you decide to hold back, to censor yourself, then you are a fool to yourself and it would be better that you kept your mouth shut and did not speak.

    "I'm returning to India, deal with it - Salman Rushdie to NDTV". Interview with Barkha Dutt, January 25, 2012.