” Unfortunately for governments like that of Iran, when they forbid something, people become more interested. “


” People would react to books by authors like James and Austen almost on a gut level. I think it was not so much the message, because the best authors do not have obvious messages. These authors were disturbing to my students because of their perspectives on life. “


” I would like to say how much I resent people who say of the Islamic Republic that this is our culture – as if women like to be stoned to death, or as if they like to be married at the age of nine. “


” The negative side of the American Dream comes when people pursue success at any cost, which in turn destroys the vision and the dream. “


” I see people who talk about America, and then undermine it by not paying attention to its soul, to its poetry. I see polarization, reductionism and superficiality. “



All 5 Azar Nafisi Quotes about People in picture


Unfortunately for governments like that of Iran, when they forbid something, people become more interested.
People would react to books by authors like James and Austen almost on a gut level. I think it was not so much the message, because the best authors do not have obvious messages. These authors were disturbing to my students because of their perspectives on life.


I would like to say how much I resent people who say of the Islamic Republic that this is our culture - as if women like to be stoned to death, or as if they like to be married at the age of nine.
The negative side of the American Dream comes when people pursue success at any cost, which in turn destroys the vision and the dream.
I see people who talk about America, and then undermine it by not paying attention to its soul, to its poetry. I see polarization, reductionism and superficiality.
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