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

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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 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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I accepted the interviews and encounters that had to be held with the media, but I would have preferred to work in peace.

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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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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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If you want to move people, you look for a point of sensitivity, and in Egypt nothing moves people as much as religion.

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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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