Tahar Ben Jelloun Quotes

In the '70s I was in exile every time I went back I wondered if they'd take my passport away.

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Real friendship, like real poetry, is extremely rare - and precious as a pearl.

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There are very few great poets in the world.

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My sensibility steers me toward writers who are out on their own.

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My characters are driven by a passionate desire for justice. They are rebellious and incorruptible.

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I am a Moroccan writer of French expression.

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In Morocco, it's possible to see the Atlantic and the Mediterranean at the same time.

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Religion has to stay in the heart, not in politics. It is private.

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My hope is that countries like Morocco will have investment to create work, so people don't have to leave.

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I read a poem every night, as others read a prayer.

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Egypt has suffered more ordeals than the other countries to get where it is.

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