Naguib Mahfouz Quotes

“Its a most distressing affliction to have a sentimental heart and a skeptical mind.”
Sugar Street
“You can tell whether a man is clever by his answers. You can tell whether a man is wise by his questions.”
“Madness is the acme of intelligence.”
“I found myself in a sea in which the waves of joy and sorrow were clashing against each other.”
“You know what Im afraid of? That God is sick of us.”
“Nothing records the effects of a sad life so graphically as the human body.”
“Home is not where you are born; home is where all your attempts to escape cease”
“The heart is a place of secrets...”
“We wont develop until we accept that reading is a vital necessity.”
“paraphrasing.."Science is the language of the intellect of society. Art is language of the entire human personality.”
The Cairo Trilogy: Palace Walk / Palace of Desire / Sugar Street