Graham Greene Quotes

25 Graham Greene quotes:

"Morality comes with the sad wisdom of age, when the sense of curiosity has withered."
Author: Greene Quotes Category: Age And Aging Quotes British Journalist Quotes
"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."
Author: Greene Quotes Category: Technology Quotes British Journalist Quotes
"God created a number of possibilities in case some of his prototypes failed -- that is the meaning of evolution."
Author: Greene Quotes Category: Evolution Quotes
"Cynicism is cheap -- you can buy it at any Monoprix store -- it's built into all poor-quality goods."
"Success is more dangerous than failure, the ripples break over a wider coastline."
Author: Greene Quotes Category: Failure Quotes British Journalist Quotes
"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?"
Author: Greene Quotes Category: Faith Quotes British Journalist Quotes
"They are always saying God loves us. If that's love I'd rather have a bit of kindness."
Author: Greene Quotes Category: God Quotes British Journalist Quotes
"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."
Author: Greene Quotes Category: Courage Quotes British Journalist Quotes
"Heresy is another word for freedom of thought."
Author: Greene Quotes Category: Freedom Quotes British Journalist Quotes
"No human being can really understand another, and no one can arrange another's happiness."
Author: Greene Quotes Category: Happiness Quotes British Journalist Quotes
"In human relationships, kindness and lies are worth a thousand truths."
Author: Greene Quotes Category: Kindness Quotes British Journalist Quotes
"Reality in our century is not something to be faced."
Author: Greene Quotes Category: Reality Quotes British Journalist Quotes
"To take an Annamite to bed with you is like taking a bird: they twitter and sing on your pillow"
Author: Greene Quotes Category: Bed Quotes
"A movie is not a book. If the source material is a book, you cannot be too respectful of the book. All you owe to the book is the spirit."
Author: Greene Quotes Category: Books And Reading Quotes British Journalist Quotes
"We mustn't complain too much of being comedians -- it's an honorable profession. If only we could be good ones the world might gain at least a sense of style. We have failed -- that's all. We are bad comedians, we aren't bad men."
Author: Greene Quotes Category: Comedy Quotes Profession Quotes
"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."
Author: Greene Quotes Category: Despair Quotes
"Despair is the price one pays for setting oneself an impossible aim"
Author: Greene Quotes Category: Despair Quotes
"It is the story-teller's task to elicit sympathy and a measure of understanding for those who lie outside the boundaries of State approval."
Author: Greene Quotes Category: Literature Quotes
"Of course, before we know he is a saint, there will have to be miracles."
Author: Greene Quotes Category: Miracles Quotes
"The great advantage of being a writer is that you can spy on people. You're there, listening to every word, but part of you is observing. Everything is useful to a writer, you see -- every scrap, even the longest and most boring of luncheon parties."
Author: Greene Quotes Category: Listening Quotes

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