• And Egypt ? What is Egypt strenght?her resilience ?her ability to absorb poeple and events into the pores of her being? is that true or is it just a consolation ? a shifting of responsibility? and if it is true , how much can she absorb and still remain Egypt ?

    Ahdaf Soueif
  • Tell me, if you thought a man had a tendresse for you, but he wasn't doing anything about it. And you wanted to hurry him up a little so you made a move, an unmistakable move; one that nobody could pretend had been a misunderstanding. And he - he ignored it - ignored you. What would you feel?

    Ahdaf Soueif
  • I haven't come to you only to take , I haven't come to you empty handed : I bring you poetry as great as yours but in anther tongue , I bring you black eyes and golden skin and curly hair , I bring you Islam and Luxor and Alexandria and Lutes and tambourines and date-palms and silk rugs and sunshine and incense and voluptuous ways

    Ahdaf Soueif
  • حب، احب، يحب. عشق يعني حب يربط اثنين معا، شغف هو حب يعشش في حجرات القلب، هيام هو حب يطوف الأرض، تيه يعني حب تفقد فيه نفسك، وَلَهٌ هو حب يحمل الأسى في طياته، صبابة تعني حب ينضح من المسام، هوى حب يشترك بالاسم مع الهواء ومع السقوط، والغرام هو حب على استعداد لدفع الثمن

    Ahdaf Soueif
  • So. Tell me. What do you think? Which is better? To take action and perhaps make a fatal mistake - or to take no action and die slowly anyway?

    Ahdaf Soueif
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