Search my Quotes DataBase - Enter one or two keywords and/or an author last name.

Hint: keep it simple, like life twain



Facebook share   Tweet This   Email this

Daily Inspiration - Daily Quotes: Daily Inspirational Quotes and Sayings
Home  |  Inspiration  |  Quotes to Live By  |  Deep Quotes  |  Relationships  |  About
Topics:   A-   B-   Ca-   Co-   D-   E-   F-   G-   H-    I-    J-K-L   M-   N-O   Pa-   Pr-   Q-R   Sa-   Sk-   T-   U-V-W-X-Y-Z

Naguib Mahfouz Quotes

Please enjoy these encouraging quotes by Naguib Mahfouz.

You can tell whether a man is clever by his answers.
You can tell whether a man is wise by his questions.
- Naguib Mahfouz

Related topics: Wisdom

God did not intend religion to be an exercise club.
- Naguib Mahfouz

Without literature my life would be miserable.
- Naguib Mahfouz

My wife thought I deserved it, but I always thought
the Nobel a Western prize.
- Naguib Mahfouz

 

I was a government employee in the morning and a writer in the evening.
- Naguib Mahfouz

Events at home, at work, in the street -
these are the bases for a story.
- Naguib Mahfouz

Sadat made us feel more secure.
- Naguib Mahfouz

Please sign up for my Daily Inspiration - Daily Quote email using the form below.
Thank You,
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Sign-up for your free subscription to my Daily Inspiration - Daily Quote email.

Your E-Mail Address:
Your Name:

To confirm your subscription, you must click on a link in the email being sent to you.

Each email contains an unsubscribe link. We will NEVER sell, rent, loan, or abuse your email address in ANY way.

At my age it is unseemly to be pessimistic.
- Naguib Mahfouz

If we reject science, we reject the common man.
- Naguib Mahfouz

The criminal is trying to solve his immediate problems.
- Naguib Mahfouz

If the urge to write should ever leave me,
I want that day to be my last.
- Naguib Mahfouz

Insults are the business of the court.
- Naguib Mahfouz

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

The writer interweaves a story with his own doubts,
questions, and values.
That is art.
- Naguib Mahfouz

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

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.
- Naguib Mahfouz

In Egypt today most people are concerned with getting bread to eat.
Only some of the educated understand how democracy works.
- Naguib Mahfouz

One effect that the Nobel Prize seems to have had is
that more Arabic literary works have been translated into other languages.
- Naguib Mahfouz

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.
- Naguib Mahfouz

According to Islamic principles, when a man is accused of heresy,
he is given the choice between repentance and punishment.
- Naguib Mahfouz

I didn't make any money from my writing until much later.
I published about 80 stories for nothing.
I spent on literature.
- Naguib Mahfouz

We are passing through a very sensitive time,
and on the whole, this country is facing very big problems.
- Naguib Mahfouz

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

I was reading a lot of books I admired,
and thought that I would like to write something like that someday.
- Naguib Mahfouz

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

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

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.
- Naguib Mahfouz

It is simply not part of my culture to preserve notes.
I have never heard of a writer preserving his early drafts.
- Naguib Mahfouz

I accepted the interviews and encounters that had to be held with the media,
but I would have preferred to work in peace.
- Naguib Mahfouz

Winning Nobel imposed on me a lifestyle to which I
am not used and which I would not have preferred.
- Naguib Mahfouz

Today's interpretations of religion are often backward
and contradict the needs of civilization.
- Naguib Mahfouz

Hosni Mubarak...
his constitution is not democratic, but he is democratic.
We can voice our opinions now.
The press is free.
- Naguib Mahfouz

History is full of people who went to prison or were
burned at the stake for proclaiming their ideas.
Society has always defended itself.
- Naguib Mahfouz

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

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

The Koran and the laws of all civilized nations legislate
against the vilification of religions.
- Naguib Mahfouz

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

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

I consider Khomeini's position dangerous.
He does not have the right to pass judgment-that is not the Islamic way.
- Naguib Mahfouz

I believe society has a right to defend itself,
just as the individual has the right to attack that with which he disagrees.
- Naguib Mahfouz

I am practically in the employ of Mr. Nobel.
I have to meet everyone he sends my way.
- Naguib Mahfouz

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.
- Naguib Mahfouz

An allegory is not meant to be taken literally.
There is a great lack of comprehension on the part of some readers.
- Naguib Mahfouz

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

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

I thought they would never select an Eastern writer for the Nobel.
I was surprised.
- Naguib Mahfouz

I've never worked in politics, never been a member
of an official committee or a political party.
- Naguib Mahfouz

Nobody can bring you peace but yourself.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Whatever you do, do with kindness.
Whatever you say, say with kindness.
Wherever you go, radiate kindness.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Holding on to anger is like grasping a hot coal
with the intent of throwing it at someone else;
you are the one who gets burned.
- The Buddha

Believe nothing, no matter where you read it,
or who said it, no matter if I have said it,
unless it agrees with your own reason
and your own common sense.
- The Buddha

If you aren't in the moment,
you are either looking forward to uncertainty,
or back to pain and regret.
- Jim Carrey

You will not be punished for your anger,
you will be punished by your anger.
- The Buddha

A well-developed sense of humor
is the pole that adds balance to your steps,
as you walk the tightrope of life.
- William Arthur Ward

You're only here for a short visit.
Don't hurry. Don't worry.
And be sure to smell the flowers along the way.
- Walter Hagen

Laugh when you can,
apologize when you should,
and let go of what you can't change.
Life's too short to be anything... but happy.
- Anonymous

People will forget what you said,
people will forget what you did,
but people will never forget
how you made them feel.
- Maya Angelou

May the world be kind to you,
and may your own thoughts be gentle upon yourself.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

You don't have the power to make life "fair,"
but you do have the power to make life joyful.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Curiosity takes courage.
The most important promises are the ones you make to yourself.
Pay Attention.
Appreciate. Listen. Imagine.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

To go against the dominant thinking of your friends,
of most of the people you see every day,
is perhaps the most difficult act of heroism you can perform.
- Theodore H. White

Simply do your best, and you will avoid
self-judgment, self-abuse and regret.
- don Miguel Ruiz

Today is your day to laugh at life,
laugh at what's funny - laugh at what's sad,
laugh loud - laugh often,
laugh at me - laugh at you - laugh at life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

If you can't feed a hundred people, then feed just one.
- Mother Teresa

Listen to the compass of your heart.
All you need lies within you.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Live with intention.
Walk to the edge.
Listen hard.
Practice wellness.
Play with abandon.
Laugh.
Choose with no regret.
Appreciate your friends.
Continue to learn.
Do what you love.
Live as if this is all there is.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

The greatest mistake you can make in life
is to be continually fearing you will make one.
- Elbert Hubbard

Powerful Dreams Inspire Powerful Action.
When you can taste, smell, and touch your dreams,
you can enroll the world.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Find a time and place of solitude.
Look into the distance, and into the future.
Visualize the tomorrow you are going to build -
and begin to build that tomorrow, today.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

If the only prayer you said in your whole life was,
Thank you, that would suffice.
- Meister Eckhart

May your life always be Counterpoint to the Clamor of the World.
May you delight in Dancing Lightly With Life.
May you soar on eagle wings, high above the madness of the world.
May you always sing Melody in the Symphony of Your Life.
May you taste, smell, and touch your dreams of a beautiful tomorrow.
May your sun always shine, and your sky be forever blue.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie


Thank you for visiting: Naguib Mahfouz Quotes.

Please sign up on the form below to receive
my Free Daily Inspiration - Daily Quotes email.

Sign-up for your free subscription to my Daily Inspiration - Daily Quote email.

Your E-Mail Address:
Your Name:

To confirm your subscription, you must click on a link in the email being sent to you.

Each email contains an unsubscribe link. We will NEVER sell, rent, loan, or abuse your email address in ANY way.

You can also browse my large collection of Inspirational Quotes.

May the world be kind to you,
and may your own thoughts be gentle upon yourself.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Inspirational Quotes






All materials & writings are copyright ©. You may read about our disclaimer, our privacy policy,
our copyright policy, terms of use, participation in affiliate programs, and the list of all our websites.