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    Since I was a teenager, I had wanted to come to the United States to establish my name as a writer and to establish my freedom. As a writer and artist, I cannot do anything without freedom. For me, freedom is just like the air or water. I cannot write without freedom.
    — Osama Alomar
    I left most of my stuff there in my apartment in the suburbs of Damascus. My apartment was completely destroyed by a bomb in 2013. I lost everything there. I cried not only for losing my apartment and my belongings, I cried for our whole people. I feel really sorry for the people in Syria. My apartment or my property is a very, very small part of this big disaster. Syria looks like hell today. It's completely hell and chaos.
    — Osama Alomar
    tags: people  hell  lost  chaos  property  sorry 
     
    To see your country being destroyed from afar - it's very hard to only watch and do nothing. My writing is the only way to address my feelings about this disaster and to at least try to find a solution as a writer. I know I have limits. But I have to do my best as a writer.
    — Osama Alomar
    tags: writing 
     
    I write in Arabic and prefer writing my stories by hand. I need a cup of tea or coffee when I write. When I was in Syria, I was addicted to tea, but now I'm addicted to Starbucks.
    — Osama Alomar
    tags: writing  stories  write 
     
    I was afraid that something would happen to me. But at the same time I was lucky, because some writers were tortured and jailed. I always used metaphors that could be interpreted in more than one way. Maybe this style protected me.
    — Osama Alomar
    tags: time  metaphor  afraid 
     
    Some of my good friends who were writers disappeared. Others are still inside Syria and there are others who are refugees. I'm worried about those who disappeared. I don't know anything about them now. They just disappeared like that after the war started, while I was living in the United States.
    — Osama Alomar
    tags: living  friends  war 
     
    I'm homesick. But I cannot go back to Syria. I lost everything. And I'm against the Syrian regime, so there is no way to go back. I'm really homesick.
    — Osama Alomar
    tags: lost 
     
    There's a lot of sympathy, but some people in America don't care. They think Syria is a very faraway place and that it's none of their business.
    — Osama Alomar
    tags: people  care  america  business 
     
    Before Donald Trump, I was not worried. To be honest with you, when I came to the United States, I felt freedom right away. But after Trump, I became worried not only for immigrants, not only for Muslims, not only for the US. Now I'm worried for the whole world.
    — Osama Alomar
    tags: freedom  world  right 
     
    As a writer, my weapon is my pen. I want to create more awareness about the people in Syria. This is the most important issue: protecting civilians in this crazy war.
    — Osama Alomar
    tags: people  crazy  war 
     
    When you have a goal to reach, you will be strong automatically. And you will be patient automatically. If you don't have a goal, your life will be a disaster. You will lose yourself and you will lose your soul.
    — Osama Alomar
    tags: soul  strong  goal 
     
    Weakness is worse than cancer, I think. It's a kind of psychological or spiritual cancer. And if you have a goal in your life, you'll get psychological immunity. Psychological immunity is a kind of optimism, just like spring.
    — Osama Alomar
    tags: weakness  spiritual  goal 
     
    I'm writing a novel about the Syrian war. It will be completely different from my short stories. I have to address my feelings directly because I cannot avoid the war. It's something in my soul, in my blood.
    — Osama Alomar
    tags: soul  blood  war  novel  writing  stories 
     
    At the beginning of the Syrian conflict, I was optimistic. But now, I'm pessimistic, because it's so complicated. It's much worse than before. The whole world is fighting inside of Syria. It will take years and years to resolve.
    — Osama Alomar
    tags: world  conflict  fighting  year 
     
    I have written some stories about weakness. I believe that punishment for a weak man is doubled. So when I feel upset, I always try to fool myself and say to myself, I have to be patient because I have a goal to reach.
    — Osama Alomar
    Life is not easy. Life is very harsh. We have to be strong. Otherwise, life will destroy us.
    — Osama Alomar
    tags: strong 
     
    Despite everything - despite all this hatred, despite all this misunderstanding between nations and civilizations - I think love is the end. Love is the end.
    — Osama Alomar
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