If we reject science, we reject the common man.

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The criminal is trying to solve his immediate problems.

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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.

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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.

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It's clearly more important to treat one's fellow man well than to be always praying and fasting and touching one's head to a prayer mat.

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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.

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I defend both the freedom of expression and society's right to counter it. I must pay the price for differing. It is the natural way of things.

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I consider Khomeini's position dangerous. He does not have the right to pass judgment-that is not the Islamic way.

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I was a government employee in the morning and a writer in the evening.

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Insults are the business of the court.

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Hosni Mubarak... his constitution is not democratic, but he is democratic. We can voice our opinions now. The press is free.

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I started writing while I was a little boy. Maybe it's because I was reading a lot of books I admired, and thought that I would like to write something like that someday. Also, my love for good writing pushed me.

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

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