The criminal is trying to solve his immediate problems.

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I reject any path which rejects life, but I can't help loving Sufism because it sounds so beautiful. It gives relief in the midst of battle.

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According to Islamic principles, when a man is accused of heresy, he is given the choice between repentance and punishment.

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If we reject science, we reject the common man.

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

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

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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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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 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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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 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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