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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Events at home, at work, in the street - these are the bases for a story.

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

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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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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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God did not intend religion to be an exercise club.

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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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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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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 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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Insults are the business of the court.

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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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