I am practically in the employ of Mr. Nobel. I have to meet everyone he sends my way.

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

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

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God did not intend religion to be an exercise club.

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If we reject science, we reject the common man.

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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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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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I defend both the freedom of expression and society's right to counter it. I must pay the price for differing. It is the natural way of things.

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

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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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The criminal is trying to solve his immediate problems.

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