A poet's work is to name the unnameable, to point at frauds, to take sides, start arguments, shape the world, and stop it going to sleep.
Salman Rushdie


Meaning of this quote in other languages

Spanish: El trabajo de un poeta es nombrar lo innombrable, para apuntar a los fraudes, a tomar partido, iniciar discusiones, dar forma al mundo, y detenerlo de ir a dormir.

Mandarin Chinese: 一个诗人的作品来命名的难以名状,以指向欺诈行为,采取边,开始争论,塑造世界,并阻止它进入休眠状态。

Portuguese: O trabalho de um poeta é nomear o inominável, apontar para as fraudes, tomar partido, iniciar discussões, dar forma ao mundo, e pará-lo de ir dormir.

Italian: : Il lavoro di un poeta è di nominare l'innominabile, per puntare a frodi, a schierarsi, avviare discussioni, plasmare il mondo, e fermarlo andare a dormire.

Russian: Работа поэта в том, чтобы назвать безымянным, чтобы указать на махинациях, принимать чью-либо сторону, начать аргументы, формировать мир, и остановить его в спящий режим.

Japanese: 詩人の作品は、詐欺を指すように側面を取るために、引数を開始し、世界を形作る、それは寝る停止、名付けられない名前を付けることです。

French: Le travail d'un poète est de nommer l'innommable, de pointer les fraudes, de prendre parti, commencer arguments, façonner le monde, et l'empêcher d'aller dormir.

German: Ein Dichter der Arbeit ist es, nennen Sie die unnameable, auf Betrügereien hinweisen, Partei zu ergreifen, starten Sie Argumente, die Welt gestalten, und stoppen Sie schlafen gehen.

Turkish: Bir şairin işi, taraf tartışmalar başlar, dünyayı şekillendiren ve uyumadan onu durdurmak için, dolandırıcılık işaret etmek, isimlendirilemez isim olduğunu.

Other quotes by Salman Rushdie

Rohinton Mistry's celebrated novel 'Such a Long Journey' was pulled off the syllabus of Mumbai University because local extremists objected to its content.

I don't like books that play to the gallery, but I've become more concerned with telling a story as clearly and engagingly as I can.

I think that a lot of us, whether we are religious or not - there are no words to express some things except religious words. For instance, 'soul.'

I don't like books that seem to want to teach me things. Which is not to say that one doesn't learn from books - but you do your own learning in your own way.

In the movies, the writer is just the servant, the employee.

About Salman Rushdie

Profession: Novelist
Nationality: Indian
Born: June 19, 1947


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