Naguib Mahfouz Quotes

“As for lifes tragedies, our love will defeat them. Love is the most effective cure. In the crevices of disasters, happiness lies like a diamond in a mind, so let us instill in ourselves the wisdom of love.”
“He seemed to be waiting for a miracle to save him from the depths his life had reached and take him to a land of dreams.”
“Visit me once each year, for its wrong to abandon people forever.”
“I believe in life and in people. I feel obliged to advocate their highest ideals as long as I believe them to be true. I also see myself compelled to revolt against ideals I believe to be false, since recoiling from rebellion would be a form of treason”
The Cairo Trilogy: Palace Walk / Palace of Desire / Sugar Street
“Just think," I say, trying to calm her down. "The two of us naked in a car, but safe and sound all the same, kissing each other to the clap of thunder and the sound of the driving rain!" "This is impossible," she says. "But just think. Wouldnt you like, from this snug little shelter in the midst of cosmic rage, to stick your tongue out to the entire world?”
“In the calculus of good deeds you have the most to gain.”
“When disasters come at the same time, they compete with each other.”
“The real malady is fear of life, not of death”
“Death by love is fairer by far than death by illness", said Amenhotep III.”
“Its not surprising that truly humanitarian manifestos originate frequently in minority circles or with people whose consciences are troubled by the problems of minorities.”