Naguib Mahfouz Quotes on work


In Egypt today most people are concerned with getting bread to eat. Only some of the educated understand how democracy works.

By : Naguib Mahfouz

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One effect that the Nobel Prize seems to have had is that more Arabic literary works have been translated into other languages.

By : Naguib Mahfouz

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I've never worked in politics, never been a member of an official committee or a political party.

By : Naguib Mahfouz

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Events at home, at work, in the street - these are the bases for a story.

By : Naguib Mahfouz

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My countrymen have the right to shake my hand and talk to me if they so wish. Don't forget that their support and their reading of my works is what brought me the Nobel prize.

By : Naguib Mahfouz

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I accepted the interviews and encounters that had to be held with the media, but I would have preferred to work in peace.

By : Naguib Mahfouz

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