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

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Today's interpretations of religion are often backward and contradict the needs of civilization.

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

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Insults are the business of the court.

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My countrymen have the right to shake my hand and talk to me if they so wish. Don't forget that their support and their reading of my works is what brought me the Nobel prize.

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I thought they would never select an Eastern writer for the Nobel. I was surprised.

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

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I was reading a lot of books I admired, and thought that I would like to write something like that someday.

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I didn't make any money from my writing until much later. I published about 80 stories for nothing. I spent on literature.

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