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Naguib Mahfouz Quotes

I never make the same mistake twice. I make it five or six times, just to be sure
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Dogs teach us a lot of things but none more important than to love unconditionally
Chocolate is the answer. Who cares what the question is
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And then you meet one person and your life changes forever
Don't look back you're not going that way
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Insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results
Men go shopping to buy what they need. Women go shopping to find out what they want
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The two most important days in your life are the day you are born and the day you find out why
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You know what I’m afraid of? That God is sick of us  (Naguib Mahfouz Quotes) At my age it is unseemly to be pessimistic  (Naguib Mahfouz Quotes) In Egypt today most people are concerned with getting bread to eat. Only some of the educated understand how democracy works  (Naguib Mahfouz Quotes) We used the Western style to express our own themes and stories. But don’t forget that our heritage includes The Thousand and One Nights  (Naguib Mahfouz Quotes) 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  (Naguib Mahfouz Quotes) The Koran and the laws of all civilized nations legislate against the vilification of religions  (Naguib Mahfouz Quotes) One effect that the Nobel Prize seems to have had is that more Arabic literary works have been translated into other languages  (Naguib Mahfouz Quotes) My wife thought I deserved it, but I always thought the Nobel a Western prize  (Naguib Mahfouz Quotes) My countrymen have the right to shake my hand and talk to me if they so wish. Don’t forget that their support and their reading of my works is what brought me the Nobel prize  (Naguib Mahfouz Quotes) 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.  (Naguib Mahfouz Quotes) I thought they would never select an Eastern writer for the Nobel. I was surprised  (Naguib Mahfouz Quotes) 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  (Naguib Mahfouz Quotes) I am practically in the employ of Mr. Nobel. I have to meet everyone he sends my way  (Naguib Mahfouz Quotes) Hosni Mubarak... his constitution is not democratic, but he is democratic. We can voice our opinions now. The press is free  (Naguib Mahfouz Quotes) 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  (Naguib Mahfouz Quotes) If you want to move people, you look for a point of sensitivity, and in Egypt nothing moves people as much as religion  (Naguib Mahfouz Quotes) 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  (Naguib Mahfouz Quotes) Winning Nobel imposed on me a lifestyle to which I am not used and which I would not have preferred  (Naguib Mahfouz Quotes) Freedom of expression must be considered sacred and thought can only be corrected by counter thought.  (Naguib Mahfouz Quotes) If you want to move people, you look for a point of sensitivity, and in Egypt nothing moves people as much as religion.  (Naguib Mahfouz Quotes) 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  (Naguib Mahfouz Quotes) 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.  (Naguib Mahfouz Quotes) 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.  (Naguib Mahfouz Quotes) 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.  (Naguib Mahfouz Quotes) I’ve never worked in politics, never been a member of an official committee or a political party.  (Naguib Mahfouz Quotes) 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.  (Naguib Mahfouz Quotes) The heart is a place of secrets  (Naguib Mahfouz Quotes) Nothing records the effects of a sad life so graphically as the human body  (Naguib Mahfouz Quotes) God did not intend religion to be an exercise club  (Naguib Mahfouz Quotes) Fear does not prevent death. It prevents life  (Naguib Mahfouz Quotes)
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