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Graham Greene – 18 Quotes

 

18 Quotes by Graham Greene

 

Morality comes with the sad wisdom of age, when the sense of curiosity has withered.

– Graham Greene


People talk about the courage of condemned men walking to the place of execution: sometimes it needs as much courage to walk with any kind of bearing towards another person’s habitual misery.

– Graham Greene


Failure too is a form of death.

– Graham Greene


We are all of us resigned to death: it’s life we aren’t resigned to.

– Graham Greene


Success is more dangerous than failure, the ripples break over a wider coastline.

– Graham Greene


If you have abandoned one faith, do not abandon all faith. There is always an alternative to the faith we lose. Or is it the same faith under another mask?

– Graham Greene


Writing is a form of therapy sometimes I wonder how all those who do not write, compose or paint can manage to escape the madness, melancholia, the panic and fear which is inherent in a human situation.

– Graham Greene


Heresy is another word for freedom of thought.

– Graham Greene


There is always one moment in childhood when the door opens and lets the future in.

– Graham Greene


No human being can really understand another, and no one can arrange another’s happiness.

– Graham Greene


Human nature is not black and white but black and grey.

– Graham Greene


In Switzerland they had brotherly love, five hundred years of democracy and peace, and what did they produce? The cuckoo clock!

– Graham Greene


In human relationships, kindness and lies are worth a thousand truths.

– Graham Greene


Champagne, if you are seeking the truth, is better than a lie detector. It encourages a man to be expansive, even reckless, while lie detectors are only a challenge to tell lies successfully.

– Graham Greene


It is impossible to go through life without trust: that is to be imprisoned in the worst cell of all, oneself.

– Graham Greene


A petty reason perhaps why novelists more and more try to keep a distance from journalists is that novelists are trying to write the truth and journalists are trying to write fiction.

– Graham Greene


The truth has never been of any real value to any human being – it is a symbol for mathematicians and philosophers to pursue. In human relations kindness and lies are worth a thousand truths.

– Graham Greene


Against the beautiful and the clever and the successful, one can wage a pitiless war, but not against the unattractive: then the millstone weighs on the breast.

– Graham Greene


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