If the urge to write should ever leave me, I want that day to be my last.

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I was suffering from a peculiar and persistent sense that I was being pursued, and also the conviction that under the political order of the times, our lives had no meaning.

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If we reject science, we reject the common man.

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I am practically in the employ of Mr. Nobel. I have to meet everyone he sends my way.

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

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As the tension eases, we must look in the direction of agriculture, industry and education as our final goals, and toward democracy under Mr Mubarak.

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

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I wake up early in the morning and walk for an hour. If I have something to write, I prefer to write in the morning until midday, and in the afternoon, I eat.

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If the urge to write should ever leave me, I want that day to be my last.

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My wife thought I deserved it, but I always thought the Nobel a Western prize.

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

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History is full of people who went to prison or were burned at the stake for proclaiming their ideas. Society has always defended itself.

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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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