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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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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The Arab world also won the Nobel with me. I believe that international doors have opened, and that from now on, literate people will consider Arab literature also. We deserve that recognition.

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At my age it is unseemly to be pessimistic.

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

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

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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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An allegory is not meant to be taken literally. There is a great lack of comprehension on the part of some readers.

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I was suffering from a peculiar and persistent sense that I was being pursued, and also the conviction that under the political order of the times, our lives had no meaning.

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

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