Great writers must hold their tongues / Große Schriftsteller müssen auf ihre Wörter achten

Muhammad al-Maghut (1984)

“To become a great writer – regardless of which Arab country one is in – one must be truthful; to be truthful, one must be free; and to be free, one must be alive; yet to be alive, one must hold one’s tongue!”

http://en.qantara.de/An-Uprising-of-Words/18317c19025i1p1417/index.html

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Muhammad al-Maghut (1984)

“Um ein großer Dichter zu werden – einerlei in welchem arabischen Land – muss man wahrhaftig sein; um wahrhaftig zu sein, muss man frei sein; und um frei zu sein, muss man lebendig sein; doch um lebendig zu sein, muss man schweigen!”

http://de.qantara.de/Aufstand-der-Worte/18315c19023i0p438/index.html

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