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.
I didn't make any money from my writing until much later. I published about 80 stories for nothing. I spent on literature.
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 accepted the interviews and encounters that had to be held with the media, but I would have preferred to work in peace.
History is full of people who went to prison or were burned at the stake for proclaiming their ideas. Society has always defended itself.
Happy is he who can give himself up.