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

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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 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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One effect that the Nobel Prize seems to have had is that more Arabic literary works have been translated into other languages.

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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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Sadat made us feel more secure.

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

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It's clearly more important to treat one's fellow man well than to be always praying and fasting and touching one's head to a prayer mat.

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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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If we reject science, we reject the common man.

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