Tahar Ben Jelloun Quotes

Top 42 wise famous quotes and sayings by Tahar Ben Jelloun

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Tahar Ben Jelloun quotes: My sensibility steers me toward writers who are out on their own. My sensibility steers me toward writers who are out on their own.
Tahar Ben Jelloun quotes: Our first love is always our last. Our first love is always our last.
Tahar Ben Jelloun quotes: Poetry is a form of mathematics, a highly rigorous relationship with words. Poetry is a form of mathematics, a highly rigorous relationship with words.
Tahar Ben Jelloun quotes: I love life in spite of all that mars it. I love friendship, jokes and laughter. I love life in spite of all that mars it. I love friendship, jokes and laughter.
Tahar Ben Jelloun quotes: For me, poetry is a situation - a state of being, a way of facing life and facing history. For me, poetry is a situation - a state of being, a way of facing life and facing history.
Tahar Ben Jelloun quotes: There is an important erotic element in A Thousand and One Nights, which is one of the keys to understanding the Orient. There is an important erotic element in A Thousand and One Nights, which is one of the keys to understanding the Orient.
Tahar Ben Jelloun quotes: I don't feel guilty about expressing myself in French; nor do I feel that I am continuing the work of the colonizers. I don't feel guilty about expressing myself in French; nor do I feel that I am continuing the work of the colonizers.
Tahar Ben Jelloun quotes: I read a poem every night, as others read a prayer. I read a poem every night, as others read a prayer.
Tahar Ben Jelloun quotes: I do not use the language of my people. I can take liberties with certain themes which the Arabic language would not allow me to take. I do not use the language of my people. I can take liberties with certain themes which the Arabic language would not allow me to take.
Tahar Ben Jelloun quotes: This universe can very well be expressed in words and syllables which are not those of one's mother tongue. This universe can very well be expressed in words and syllables which are not those of one's mother tongue.
Tahar Ben Jelloun quotes: There are very few great poets in the world. There are very few great poets in the world.
Tahar Ben Jelloun quotes: Egypt has suffered more ordeals than the other countries to get where it is. Egypt has suffered more ordeals than the other countries to get where it is.
Tahar Ben Jelloun quotes: Beauty is first and foremost an emotion. Beauty is first and foremost an emotion.
Tahar Ben Jelloun quotes: My hope is that countries like Morocco will have investment to create work, so people don't have to leave. My hope is that countries like Morocco will have investment to create work, so people don't have to leave.
Tahar Ben Jelloun quotes: It is through accepting other people in our own countries that we shall come to respect our neighbours and be respected in our turn. It is through accepting other people in our own countries that we shall come to respect our neighbours and be respected in our turn.
Tahar Ben Jelloun quotes: Be vigilant, for nothing one achieves lasts forever. Be vigilant, for nothing one achieves lasts forever.
Tahar Ben Jelloun quotes: To lead a country, you must periodically hold a national consultation in which people representing different programmes can make a bid for power. To lead a country, you must periodically hold a national consultation in which people representing different programmes can make a bid for power.
Tahar Ben Jelloun quotes: The intellectual, the man of thought, doubt and analysis, should give the best of himself. The intellectual, the man of thought, doubt and analysis, should give the best of himself.
Tahar Ben Jelloun quotes: The power of the word in Morocco belonged to men and to the authorities. No one asked the point of view of poor people or women. The power of the word in Morocco belonged to men and to the authorities. No one asked the point of view of poor people or women.
Tahar Ben Jelloun quotes: I'd thought sexuality was instinctive or natural, but it's profoundly linked to inner security and cultural context. I'd thought sexuality was instinctive or natural, but it's profoundly linked to inner security and cultural context.
Tahar Ben Jelloun quotes: The mistake we make is to attribute to religions the errors and fanaticism of human beings. The mistake we make is to attribute to religions the errors and fanaticism of human beings.
Tahar Ben Jelloun quotes: What have we achieved since the end of the Second World War? We have allowed petty, bourgeois regimes in which everything is average, mediocre. What have we achieved since the end of the Second World War? We have allowed petty, bourgeois regimes in which everything is average, mediocre.
Tahar Ben Jelloun quotes: But bad manners or vulgar gestures can sometimes have a touch of poetry about them, just enough not to arouse one's indignation. But bad manners or vulgar gestures can sometimes have a touch of poetry about them, just enough not to arouse one's indignation.
Tahar Ben Jelloun quotes: An individual voice can be heard in a choir that otherwise sings in unison. This is something that is not excused. An individual voice can be heard in a choir that otherwise sings in unison. This is something that is not excused.
Tahar Ben Jelloun quotes: At 21, I discovered repression and injustice. The army would shoot students with real bullets. At 21, I discovered repression and injustice. The army would shoot students with real bullets.
Tahar Ben Jelloun quotes: Don't worry, life is good despite everything! Don't worry, life is good despite everything!
Tahar Ben Jelloun quotes: I write about wounds, the eternal treasons of life. It's not very funny, but it's sincere. My commitment is to sincerity. I write about wounds, the eternal treasons of life. It's not very funny, but it's sincere. My commitment is to sincerity.
Tahar Ben Jelloun quotes: I belong to a specific category of writers, those who speak and write in a language different from that of their parents. I belong to a specific category of writers, those who speak and write in a language different from that of their parents.
Tahar Ben Jelloun quotes: My characters are driven by a passionate desire for justice. They are rebellious and incorruptible. My characters are driven by a passionate desire for justice. They are rebellious and incorruptible.
Tahar Ben Jelloun quotes: There is a gulf between the Arab peoples and Arab intellectuals. There is a gulf between the Arab peoples and Arab intellectuals.
Tahar Ben Jelloun quotes: Emigration is no longer a solution; it's a defeat. People are risking death, drowning every day, but they're knocking on doors that are not open. Emigration is no longer a solution; it's a defeat. People are risking death, drowning every day, but they're knocking on doors that are not open.
Tahar Ben Jelloun quotes: In Morocco, it's possible to see the Atlantic and the Mediterranean at the same time. In Morocco, it's possible to see the Atlantic and the Mediterranean at the same time.
Tahar Ben Jelloun quotes: I liked Sartre's views but not his writing. I liked Sartre's views but not his writing.