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All Quotes by author - Naguib Mahfouz
" According to Islamic principles, when a man is accused of heresy, he is given the choice between repentance and punishment. "
" 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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" 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. "
" At my age it is unseemly to be pessimistic. "
" Events at home, at work, in the street - these are the bases for a story. "
" God did not intend religion to be an exercise club. "
" History is full of people who went to prison or were burned at the stake for proclaiming their ideas. Society has always defended itself. "
" Hosni Mubarak... his constitution is not democratic, but he is democratic. We can voice our opinions now. The press is free. "
" I accepted the interviews and encounters that had to be held with the media, but I would have preferred to work in peace. "
" I am practically in the employ of Mr. Nobel. I have to meet everyone he sends my way. "
" I believe society has a right to defend itself, just as the individual has the right to attack that with which he disagrees. "
" I consider Khomeini's position dangerous. He does not have the right to pass judgment-that is not the Islamic way. "
" 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. "
" I didn't make any money from my writing until much later. I published about 80 stories for nothing. I spent on literature. "
" If the urge to write should ever leave me, I want that day to be my last. "
" If we reject science, we reject the common man. "
" If you want to move people, you look for a point of sensitivity, and in Egypt nothing moves people as much as religion. "
" I love Sufism as I love beautiful poetry, but it is not the answer. Sufism is like a mirage in the desert. It says to you, come and sit, relax and enjoy yourself for a while. "
" In Egypt today most people are concerned with getting bread to eat. Only some of the educated understand how democracy works. "
" Insults are the business of the court. "
" 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. "
" 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. "
" I thought they would never select an Eastern writer for the Nobel. I was surprised. "
" It is simply not part of my culture to preserve notes. I have never heard of a writer preserving his early drafts. "
" 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. "
" I've never worked in politics, never been a member of an official committee or a political party. "
" 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. "
" I was a government employee in the morning and a writer in the evening. "
" I was reading a lot of books I admired, and thought that I would like to write something like that someday. "
" 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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