Top 6 Amin Maalouf Quotes

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“The fact of simultaneously being Christian and having as my mother tongue Arabic, the holy language of Islam, is one of the basic paradoxes that have shaped my identity.”

― Amin Maalouf

“I have the profoundest respect for people who behave in a generous way because of religion. But I come from a country where the misuse of religion has had catastrophic consequences. One must judge people not by what faith they proclaim but by what they do.”

― Amin Maalouf

“I come from no country, from no city, no tribe. I am the son of the road… all tongues and all prayers belong to me. But I belong to none of them.”

― Amin Maalouf

“You can’t say history teaches us this or that; it gives us more questions than answers, and many answers to every question.”

― Amin Maalouf

“It’s the relationship I have with the world: always trying to escape from reality. I’m a daydreamer; I don’t feel in harmony with my epoch or the societies I live in.”

― Amin Maalouf

“During my youth, the idea of moving from Lebanon was unthinkable. Then I began to realise I might have to go, like my grandfather, uncles and others who left for America, Egypt, Australia, Cuba.”

― Amin Maalouf
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