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#1. Was the secret of lasting youth known only to the criminal mind? - Author: Graham Greene
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#2. One can't love humanity. One can only love people. - Author: Graham Greene
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#3. And there, in that phrase, the bitterness leaks again out of my pen. What a dull lifeless quality this bitterness is. If I could I would write with love, but if I could write with love I would be another man; I would never have lost love. - Author: Graham Greene
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#4. Lies had deserted me, and I felt as lonely as though they had been my only friends. - Author: Graham Greene
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#5. She was proud of her power of prophecy, though she had not yet lived to see any of her prophecies fulfilled. - Author: Graham Greene
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#6. Pyle could see pain when it was in front of his eyes. (I don't write that as a sneer; there are so many of us who can't) - Author: Graham Greene
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#7. Knowledge was the great thing
not abstract knowledge in which Dr. Forester had been so rich, the theories which lead one enticingly on with their appearance of nobility, of transcendent virtue, but detailed, passionate, trivial human knowledge. - Author: Graham Greene
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#8. Rocinante was of more value for a true traveller than a jet plane. Jet planes were for business men. - Author: Graham Greene
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#9. A man kept his character even when he was insane. - Author: Graham Greene
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#10. He disapproved, he didn't believe in girls drinking, he was full of the conventions of a generation older than himself. Of course one drank oneself, one fornicated, but one didn't lie with a friend's sister, and 'decent' girls were never squiffy. - Author: Graham Greene
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#11. Perhaps to the soldier the civilian is the man who employs him to kill, who includes the guilt of murder in the pay-envelope and escapes responsibility. - Author: Graham Greene
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#12. I hate your reasons. I don't want reasons. If you see somebody in pain, people like you reason and reason. You say - pain is a good thing, perhaps he'll be better for it one day. I want to let my heart speak ... Yes. At the end of a gun. - Author: Graham Greene
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#13. Failure too is a form of death. - Author: Graham Greene
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#14. Her face looked ugly in the attempt to avoid tears; it was an ugliness which bound him to her more than any beauty could have done. It isn't being happy together, he thought as though it were a fresh discovery, that makes one love
it's being unhappy together. - Author: Graham Greene
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#15. They think my mother's ashes are marijuana. - Author: Graham Greene
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#16. Innocence must die young if it isn't to kill the souls of men - Author: Graham Greene
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#17. I don't believe anyone who says love, love, love. It means self, self, self. - Author: Graham Greene
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#18. Any man who knocks on the door of a brothel is looking for God. - Author: Graham Greene
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#19. Men have prayed in prison, men have prayed in slums and concentration camps. It's only the middle class who demand to pray in suitable surroundings. - Author: Graham Greene
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#20. But I'm a bad priest, you see. I know
from experience
how much beauty Satan carried down with him when he fell. Nobody ever said the fallen angels were the ugly ones. Oh, no, they were just as quick and light and ... - Author: Graham Greene
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#21. I had never known her before and I had never loved her so much. The more we know the more we love, I thought. - Author: Graham Greene
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#22. The only building finished in Duvalierville is the cock-fight stadium. - Author: Graham Greene
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#23. I felt for the first time the premonitory of loneliness.It was all fantastic, and yet, and yet ... He might be a poor lover, but I was a poor man. He had in his hand the infinite riches of respectability - Author: Graham Greene
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#24. When I replied that I loved her too in that way, I was the liar, not she, for I never lose the consciousness of time: to me the present is never here: it is always last year or next week. - Author: Graham Greene
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#25. That was what happened to a man in the end: the stuffy room, the wakeful children, the Saturday night movements from the other bed. Was there no escape
anywhere
for anyone? It was worth murdering a world. - Author: Graham Greene
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#26. Pity is cruel. Pity destroys. - Author: Graham Greene
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#27. He wasn't a patient. I expect someone cured him. You cure a lot of people in this country, don't you, with bullets? - Author: Graham Greene
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#28. The truth has never been of any real value to any human being - it is a symbol for mathematicians and philosophers to pursue. In human relations kindness and lies are worth a thousand truths. - Author: Graham Greene
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#29. At one with the One, it didn't mean a thing besides a glass of Guinness on a sunny day. - Author: Graham Greene
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#30. In the end there is no desire so deep as the simple desire for companionship. - Author: Graham Greene
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#31. With Graham Greene life is a precious, perpetual, snot-sodden whinge. - Author: John Crowley
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#32. There's no such thing as gratitude in politics. - Author: Graham Greene
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#33. All the emotions have something in common. People are quite aware of the sorrow there always is in lust, but they are not so aware of the lust there is in sorrow. - Author: Graham Greene
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#34. And for the first time he realized the pain inevitable in any human relationship - pain suffered and pain inflicted. How foolish we were to be afraid of loneliness. - Author: Graham Greene
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#35. Nothing in life was as ugly as death. - Author: Graham Greene
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#36. In a common situation, I suppose we all behave much alike and use the same words. - Author: Graham Greene
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#37. After reading Graham Greene and Joseph Conrad when I was a student at Yale, I wanted to live in the world they captured in their books. I had had some experience living in Africa. I was drawn to that kind of adventure. - Author: Leslie Cockburn
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#38. It was a superstition among them that a lover who smoked would always return, even from France. A man's sexual capacity might be injured by smoking, but they would always prefer a faithful to a potent lover. - Author: Graham Greene
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#39. We are fools when we love. I was terrified of losing her. I thought I saw her changing
I don't know if she really was, but I couldn't bear the uncertainty any longer. I ran toward the finish just like a coward runs toward the enemy and wins a medal. I wanted to get death over. - Author: Graham Greene
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#40. People who like quotations love meaningless generalisations. - Author: Graham Greene
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#41. I had committed myself: without love I'd have to go through the gestures of love. - Author: Graham Greene
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#42. He gave her a bright fake smile; so much of life was a putting off of unhappiness for another time. Nothing was ever lost by delay. He had a dim idea that perhaps if one delayed long enough, things were taken out of one's hands altogether by death. - Author: Graham Greene
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#43. They killed him because he was too innocent to live. He was young and ignorant and silly and he got involved. He had no more of a notion than any of you what the whole affair's about ... - Author: Graham Greene
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#44. Of two hearts one is always warm and one is always cold: the cold heart is more precious than diamonds: the warm heart has no value and is thrown away. - Author: Graham Greene
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#45. When I began to realize how often we quarrelled, how often I picked on her with nervous irritation, I became aware that our love was doomed: love had turned into a love-affair with a beginning and an end. - Author: Graham Greene
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#46. The border means more than a customs house, a passport officer, a man with a gun. Over there everything is going to be different; life is never going to be quite the same again after your passport has been stamped. - Author: Graham Greene
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#47. There wasn't any point in being angry with anyone - the offender was too obviously myself ... - Author: Graham Greene
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#48. It is the same in life: sometimes it is more difficult to make a scene than to die. - Author: Graham Greene
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#49. 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: Graham Greene
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#50. Me? You are laughing at me. Put your hand here. This has no theology.' I mocked myself while I made love. I flung myself into pleasure like a suicide on to a pavement. - Author: Graham Greene
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#51. I wanted to write as well as I possibly could to deal with life-and-death problems in contemporary society. And the form of Wilkie Collins and Graham Greene, of Hammett and Chandler, seemed to offer me all the rope I would ever need. - Author: Ross Macdonald
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#52. So long as one is happy one can endure any discipline: it was unhappiness that broke down the habits of work. - Author: Graham Greene
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#53. You should dream more, Mr. Wormold. Reality in our century is not something to be faced. - Author: Graham Greene
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#54. She was not too young to be wise, but she was too young to know that wisdom
shouldn't be spoken aloud when you are happy. - Author: Graham Greene
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#55. A book is like a sandy path which keeps the indent of footprints. - Author: Graham Greene
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#56. Why do we have this desire to tease the innocent? Is it envy? - Author: Graham Greene
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#57. There's only things, Blackie. - Author: Graham Greene
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#58. Melodrama is one of my working tools and it enables me to obtain effects that would be unobtainable otherwise; on the other hand I am not deliberately melodramatic; don't get too annoyed if I say that I write in the way that I do because I am what I am. - Author: Graham Greene
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#59. He opened the book at random, or so he believed, but a book is like a sandy path which keeps the indent of footsteps. - Author: Graham Greene
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#60. I work every day until I do not have more to say. I learned from Graham Greene that a very good way is to stop work in the middle of a sentence. Then you know exactly how to continue the day after. - Author: Henning Mankell
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#61. 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. - Author: Graham Greene
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#62. There was a tacit understanding between them that 'liquor helped'; growing more miserable with every glass one hoped for the moment of relief. - Author: Graham Greene
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#63. I had to touch you with my hands, I had to taste you with my tongue; one can't love and do nothing. - Author: Graham Greene
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#64. But if I start believing that, then I have to believe in your God. I'd have to love your God. I'd rather love the men you slept with. - Author: Graham Greene
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#65. If one knew, he wondered, the facts,
would one have to pity even the planets? If one reached what they called the heart of the matter? - Author: Graham Greene
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#66. A writer's knowledge of himself, realistic and unromantic, is like a store of energy on which he must draw for a lifetime: one volt of it properly directed will bring a character to life. - Author: Graham Greene
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#67. But it is impossible to go through life without trust; that is to be imprisoned in the worst cell of all, oneself. - Author: Graham Greene
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#68. It's a pity people pick and choose what they learn from the Bible. - Author: Graham Greene
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#69. He had been frightened and so he had been vehement. - Author: Graham Greene
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#70. Happiness is never really so welcome as changelessness - Author: Graham Greene
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#71. Graham Greene, as I understand it, was quite outspoken in his criticism of American foreign policy. - Author: Brendan Fraser
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#72. Perhaps all life was like that
dull and then a heroic flurry at the end. - Author: Graham Greene
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#73. Sometimes I would walk with a sense of pain, sometimes with pleasure. If a woman is in one's thoughts all day, one should not have to dream of her at night. - Author: Graham Greene
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#74. When there was a choice between love of a woman and hate of a man, her mind could cherish only one emotion, for her love might be a subject for laughter, but no one ever had ever mocked her hatred. - Author: Graham Greene
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#75. A romantic is usually afraid in case reality doesn't come up to expectations. - Author: Graham Greene
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#76. Love taught me that your honour did but jest. - Author: Graham Greene
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#77. A brain was only capable of what it could conceive, and it couldn't conceive what it had never experienced - Author: Graham Greene
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#78. If I'm a bitch and a fake, is there nobody who will love a bitch and a fake? - Author: Graham Greene
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#79. Yesterday I went home with him and we did the usual things. I haven't the nerve to put them down, but I'd like to, because now when I'm writing it's already tomorrow and I'm afraid of getting to the end of yesterday. As long as I go on writing, yesterday is today and we are still together - Author: Graham Greene
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#80. Not so bad this ending because one is getting used to endings: life like Morse, a series of dots and dashes, never forming a paragraph. - Author: Graham Greene
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#81. He was filled with horror at the thought of what a child becomes, and what the dead must feel watching the change from innocence to guilt and powerless to stop it - Author: Graham Greene
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#82. I measured love by the extent of my jealousy. - Author: Graham Greene
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#83. I have to think of all the possibilities, doctor. Even a crime of passion is possible.' 'Passion?' the doctor smiled. 'I am an Englishman. - Author: Graham Greene
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#84. What happens if you drop all the things that make you I? - Author: Graham Greene
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#85. God created a number of possibilities in case some of his prototypes failed - that is the meaning of evolution. - Author: Graham Greene
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#86. When we get to the end of human beings we have to delude ourselves into a belief in God, like a gourmet who demands more complex sauces with his food. - Author: Graham Greene
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#87. Like Johns, I am one of the little men, not interested in ideologies, tied to a flat Cambridgeshire landscape, a chalk quarry, a line of willows across the featureless fields, a market town
his thoughts scrabbled at the curtain
where he used to dance at the Saturday hops. - Author: Graham Greene
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#88. And yet could swear it was just then that I fell in love. It wasn't, of course, simply the onions
it was the sudden sense of an individual woman, of a frankness that was so often later to make me happy and miserable. - Author: Graham Greene
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#89. If I stopped loving Him, I would cease to believe in His love. If I loved God, then I would believe in His love for me. It's not enough to need it. We have to love first, and I don't know how. But I need it, how I need it. - Author: Graham Greene
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#90. Oh, I'm not a Berkeleian. I believe my back's against this wall. I believe there's a sten gun over there. - Author: Graham Greene
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#91. Certainly, my exposure in high school to writers like Flannery O'Connor, Shusaku Endo, Fyodor Dostoevsky and Graham Greene was formative. - Author: Phil Klay
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#92. Never presume yours is a better morality. - Author: Graham Greene
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#93. A petty reason perhaps why novelists more and more try to keep a distance from journalists is that novelists are trying to write the truth and journalists are trying to write fiction. - Author: Graham Greene
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#94. 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. - Author: Graham Greene
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#95. Fame is a powerful aphrodisiac. - Author: Graham Greene
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#96. I could never have been a pacifist. To kill a man was surely to grant him an immeasurable benefit. Oh yes, people always, everywhere, loved their enemies. It was their friends they preserved for pain and vacuity. - Author: Graham Greene
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#97. Graham Greene famously said that all writers need a chip of ice in their heart; Cusk can come across as the most beautiful ice palace of stalactites and stalagmites, and some people find her company, albeit by proxy, about as inviting as a long weekend in a walk-in frigidaire. - Author: Julie Burchill
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#98. Tea. He watched her while she made it, made it, of course, all wrong: the water not on the boil, the teapot unheated, too few leaves. She said, I never quite understand why English people like teas so. - Author: Graham Greene
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#99. You try to draw everything into the net of your faith, father, but you can't steal all the virtues. Gentleness isn't Christian, self-sacrifice isn't Christian, charity isn't, remorse isn't. I expect the cavemen wept to see another's tears. - Author: Graham Greene
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#100. I shut my eyes and she was again the same as she used to be: she was the hiss of steam, the clink of a cup, she was a certain hour of the night and the promise of rest. - Author: Graham Greene
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