Poetry is a form of mathematics, a highly rigorous relationship with words.
Tahar Ben Jelloun
This universe can very well be expressed in words and syllables which are not those of one's mother tongue.
In Morocco, it's possible to see the Atlantic and the Mediterranean at the same time.
We must stop posing as victims of the West and behaving negatively towards the West. We must participate with the West on an equal footing in the reconstruction of the world.
A modern civilization is only possible when it is accepted that singular beings exist and express themselves freely.
I am a guest of the French language. My poems in French are born of my interaction with the French language, which is not the same as that of a French poet.
We have no Arab intellectuals of international stature because we live in a state of generalized mediocrity. We are suspended in the pit without touching the bottom.
I love life in spite of all that mars it. I love friendship, jokes and laughter.
My characters are driven by a passionate desire for justice. They are rebellious and incorruptible.
Real friendship, like real poetry, is extremely rare - and precious as a pearl.
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