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

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

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The writer interweaves a story with his own doubts, questions, and values. That is art.

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

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There are no heroes in most of my stories. I look at our society with a critical eye and find nothing extraordinary in the people I see.

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It is simply not part of my culture to preserve notes. I have never heard of a writer preserving his early drafts.

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The Koran and the laws of all civilized nations legislate against the vilification of religions.

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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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You can tell whether a man is clever by his answers. You can tell whether a man is wise by his questions.

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We used the Western style to express our own themes and stories. But don't forget that our heritage includes The Thousand and One Nights.

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Insults are the business of the court.

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We are passing through a very sensitive time, and on the whole, this country is facing very big problems.

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