I don't think people cry reading 'Midnight's Children,' but a lot of people seem to cry watching the movie.
Out-of-step intellectuals like Noam Chomsky and the deceased Edward Said have often been dismissed as crazy extremists, 'anti-American,' and in Mr. Said's case even, absurdly, as apologists for Palestinian 'terrorism.'
I don't read my books, I write them. Once I've finished the many years it usually takes me to write them, I can't bear to read them, because I've spent too long with them already. I'm not advertising them very well, am I?
Rock and roll music - the music of freedom frightens people and unleashes all manner of conservative defense mechanisms.
Helen Hunt Jackson