When we are not sure, we are alive.
Graham Greene (1904 - 1991)
Contributed by: rudyan
The Third Man.
Source: Title of novel, 1950
Contributed by: Zaady
No human being can really understand another, and no one can arrange another's happiness.
Source: The Heart of the Matter, 1948
A major character has to come somehow out of the unconscious.
Source: NY Times 9 Oct 85
The moment comes when a character does or says something you hadn't thought about. At that moment he's alive and you leave it to him.
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, the melancholia, the panic fear which is inherent in the human situation.
Have you seen a room from which faith has gone? . . . Like a marriage from which love has gone. . . . And patience, patience everywhere like a fog.
Source: The Potting Shed, 1957
There is always one moment in childhood when the door opens and lets the future in.
Source: The Power and the Glory
This Gun for Hire.
Source: Title of novel, 1936
Our Man in Havana.
Source: Title of novel, 1958
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