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.
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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.
One effect that the Nobel Prize seems to have had is that more Arabic literary works have been translated into other languages.
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.
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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We are born weak, we need strength; helpless, we need aid; foolish, we need reason. All that we lack at birth, all that we need when we come to man's estate, is the gift of education.
Jean Jacques Rousseau
Originality depends only on the character of the drawing and the vision peculiar to each artist.
Learning what you don't want to do is pretty valuable, it may be as valuable as figuring out what it is you do want to do.