Graham Greene

Graham Greene

English writer

Lived from: 1904-

Category: Writers (Contemporary)

Quotes: Graham Greene

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    In human relationships, kindness and lies are worth a thousand truths.
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    His hilarity was like a scream from a crevasse.
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    A murderer is regarded by the conventional world as something almost monstrous, but a murderer to himself is only an ordinary man. It is only if the murderer is a good man that he can be regarded as monstrous.
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    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.
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    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.
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    Beauty is like success: we can't love it for long.
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    Beauty is like success: we can't love it for long.

    Source: The heart of the matter

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    Cynicism is cheap - you can buy it at any Monoprix store - it's built into all poor-quality goods.
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    Failure too is a form of death...
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    God created a number of possibilities in case some of his prototypes failed - that is the meaning of evolution.
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    He entered the territory of lies without a passport for return.
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    He felt the loyalty we feel to unhappiness - the sense that is where we really belong.
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    Heresy is another word for freedom of thought.
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    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?
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    In our hearts there is a ruthless dictator, ready to contemplate the misery of a thousand strangers, when it will ensure the happiness of the few we love.
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