The criminal is trying to solve his immediate problems.

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Winning Nobel imposed on me a lifestyle to which I am not used and which I would not have preferred.

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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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God did not intend religion to be an exercise club.

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

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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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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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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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Insults are the business of the court.

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We are like a woman with a difficult pregnancy. We have to rebuild the social classes in Egypt, and we must change the way things were.

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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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