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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God did not intend religion to be an exercise club.

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I didn't make any money from my writing until much later. I published about 80 stories for nothing. I spent on literature.

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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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Without literature my life would be miserable.

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

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

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If we reject science, we reject the common man.

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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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