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.
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.
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.
Insults are the business of the court.
You can tell whether a man is clever by his answers. You can tell whether a man is wise by his questions.
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.