The Arab world also won the Nobel with me. I believe that international doors have opened, and that from now on, literate people will consider Arab literature also. We deserve that recognition.

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The Nobel Prize has given me, for the first time in my life, the feeling that my literature could be appreciated on an international level.

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The criminal is trying to solve his immediate problems.

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

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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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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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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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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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Sadat made us feel more secure.

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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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I believe society has a right to defend itself, just as the individual has the right to attack that with which he disagrees.

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

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