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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Sadat made us feel more secure.

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God did not intend religion to be an exercise club.

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I was a government employee in the morning and a writer in the evening.

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

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At my age it is unseemly to be pessimistic.

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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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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 consider Khomeini's position dangerous. He does not have the right to pass judgment-that is not the Islamic way.

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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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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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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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In Egypt today most people are concerned with getting bread to eat. Only some of the educated understand how democracy works.

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