Graham Greene

1904 - 1991

A Quote by Graham Greene on life and certainty

When we are not sure, we are alive.

Graham Greene (1904 - 1991)

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A Quote by Henry Graham Greene on character

A major character has to come somehow out of the unconscious.

Graham Greene (1904 - 1991)

Source: NY Times 9 Oct 85

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A Quote by Henry Graham Greene on character and thought

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.

Graham Greene (1904 - 1991)

Source: NY Times 9 Oct 85

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A Quote by Henry Graham Greene on fear, madness, therapy, wonder, and writing

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.

Graham Greene (1904 - 1991)

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A Quote by Henry Graham Greene

The Third Man.

Graham Greene (1904 - 1991)

Source: Title of novel, 1950

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A Quote by Henry Graham Greene on happiness and understanding

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

Graham Greene (1904 - 1991)

Source: The Heart of the Matter, 1948

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A Quote by Henry Graham Greene on economics

The economy of a novelist is a little like that of a careful housewife who is unwilling to throw away anything that might perhaps serve its turn.

Graham Greene (1904 - 1991)

Source: journal of 1959

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A Quote by Henry Graham Greene on catholicism, communism, faith, indifference, society, and water

Catholics and Communists have committed great crimes, but at least they have not stood aside, like an established society, and been indifferent. I would rather have blood on my hands than water like Pilate . . . 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 name?

Graham Greene (1904 - 1991)

Source: The Comedians, 1966

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A Quote by Henry Graham Greene on faith, love, marriage, and patience

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.

Graham Greene (1904 - 1991)

Source: The Potting Shed, 1957

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A Quote by Henry Graham Greene on future

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

Graham Greene (1904 - 1991)

Source: The Power and the Glory

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