Graham Greene Quotes

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Graham Greene Quotes

I couldnt resist the temptation to tease Pyle - it is, after all, the weapon of weakness and I was weak.
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Morality comes with the sad wisdom of age, when the sense of curiosity has withered.

— Graham Greene

Despair is the price one pays for setting oneself an impossible aim. It is, one is told, the unforgivable sin, but it is a sin the corrupt or evil man never practices. He always has hope. He never reaches the freezing-point of knowing absolute failure. Only the man of goodwill carries always in his heart this capacity for damnation.

— Graham Greene

If I'm a bitch and a fake, is there nobody who will love a bitch and a fake?

— Graham Greene

So long as one is happy one can endure any discipline: it was unhappiness that broke down the habits of work.

— Graham Greene

Yesterday I went home with him and we did the usual things. I haven't the nerve to put them down, but I'd like to, because now when I'm writing it's already tomorrow and I'm afraid of getting to the end of yesterday. As long as I go on writing, yesterday is today and we are still together

— Graham Greene

It is the same in life: sometimes it is more difficult to make a scene than to die.

— Graham Greene

Why doesn't hatred kill desire? I would have given anything to sleep. I would have behaved like a schoolboy if I had believed in the possibility of a substitute. But there was a time when I had tried to find a substitute, and it hadn't worked.

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He had thought that home was something one possessed, but the things one had possessed were cursed with change; it was what one didn't possess that remained the same and welcomed him.

— Graham Greene

I shut my eyes and she was again the same as she used to be: she was the hiss of steam, the clink of a cup, she was a certain hour of the night and the promise of rest.

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There's nothing discreditable about jealousy, Mr Bendrix. I always salute it as the mark of true love.

— Graham Greene

A romantic is usually afraid in case reality doesn't come up to expectations.

— Graham Greene

But she wouldn't pray, she took what comfort and credit she could for not praying; it wasn't that one disbelieved in prayer; one never lost all one's belief in magic. It was that she preferred to plan, it was fairer, it wasn't loading the dice.

— Graham Greene

The subject of a novel is not the plot. Who remembers what happened to Lucien de Rebempre in the end?

— Graham Greene

It's a pity people pick and choose what they learn from the Bible.

— Graham Greene

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