Graham Greene

1904 - 1991

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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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 cooking

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Perhaps the comparison is closer to the Chinese cook who leaves hardly any part of a duck unserved.

Graham Greene (1904 - 1991)

Source: journal of 1959

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