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

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 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 on corruption, cruelty, enemies, intelligence, and simplicity

Our worst enemies here are not the ignorant and simple, however cruel; our worst enemies are the intelligent and corrupt.

Graham Greene (1904 - 1991)

Source: The Human Factor (1978)

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A Quote by Henry Graham Greene on kindness, lies, and worth

In human relations kindness and lies are worth a thousand truths.

Graham Greene (1904 - 1991)

Source: The Heart of the Matter, 1948

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A Quote by Henry Graham Greene on good

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My two fingers on a typewriter have never connected with my brain. My hand on a pen does. A fountain pen, of course. Ball-point pens are only good for filling out forms on a plane.

Graham Greene (1904 - 1991)

Source: International Herald Tribune 7 Oct 77

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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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