Facts about Graham Greene

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Summary

Graham Greene was a famous Playwright from United Kingdom, who lived between October 2, 1904 and April 3, 1991. He/she became 86 years old.

Zodiac etc.

He/she is born under the zodiac libra, who is known for Balance, Justice, Truth, Beauty, Perfection. Our collection contains 39 quotes who is written / told by Graham, under the main topic Technology.

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Famous quotes by Graham Greene (39)


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"The world doesn't make any heroes anymore"
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"In Switzerland they had brotherly love, five hundred years of democracy and peace, and what did they produce? The cuckoo clock!"
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"In human relationships, kindness and lies are worth a thousand truths"
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"A solitary laugh is often a laugh of superiority"
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"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"
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"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, melancholia, the panic and fear which is inherent in a human situation"
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"Unhappiness in a child accumulates because he sees no end to the dark tunnel. The thirteen weeks of a term might just as well be thirteen years"
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"Sentimentality - that's what we call the sentiment we don't share"
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"Innocence always calls mutely for protection when we would be so much wiser to guard ourselves against it: innocence is like a dumb leper who has lost his bell, wandering the world, meaning no harm"
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"God created a number of possibilities in case some of his prototypes failed - that is the meaning of evolution"
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"There is always one moment in childhood when the door opens and lets the future in"
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"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"
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"Failure too is a form of death"
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"Champagne, if you are seeking the truth, is better than a lie detector. It encourages a man to be expansive, even reckless, while lie detectors are only a challenge to tell lies successfully"
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"Against the beautiful and the clever and the successful, one can wage a pitiless war, but not against the unattractive: then the millstone weighs on the breast"
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"Human nature is not black and white but black and grey"
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"Heresy is another word for freedom of thought"
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"He felt the loyalty we feel to unhappiness - the sense that is where we really belong"
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"When we are not sure, we are alive"
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"Success is more dangerous than failure, the ripples break over a wider coastline"
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"No human being can really understand another, and no one can arrange another's happiness"
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"It is impossible to go through life without trust: that is to be imprisoned in the worst cell of all, oneself"
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"Innocence is like a dumb leper who has lost his bell, wandering the world, meaning no harm"
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"A murderer is regarded by the conventional world as something almost monstrous, but a murderer to himself is only an ordinary man. It is only if the murderer is a good man that he can be regarded as monstrous"
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"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"
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"We are all of us resigned to death: it's life we aren't resigned to"
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"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"
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"Reality in our century is not something to be faced"
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"People talk about the courage of condemned men walking to the place of execution: sometimes it needs as much courage to walk with any kind of bearing towards another person's habitual misery"
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"Thrillers are like life, more like life than you are"
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"Point me out the happy man and I will point you out either egotism, selfishness, evil - or else an absolute ignorance"
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"Nobody thinks in terms of human beings. Governments don't, why should we? They talk about people and the proletariat; I talk about the suckers and the mugs. It's the same thing"
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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"
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"Media is just a word that has come to mean bad journalism"
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"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 mask?"
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"I have often noticed that a bribe has that effect - it changes a relation. The man who offers a bribe gives away a little of his own importance; the bribe once accepted, he becomes the inferior, like a man who has paid for a woman"
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"The great advantage of being a writer is that you can spy on people. You're there, listening to every word, but part of you is observing. Everything is useful to a writer, you see - every scrap, even the longest and most boring of luncheon parties"
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"Morality comes with the sad wisdom of age, when the sense of curiosity has withered"
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"Champagne, if you are seeking the truth, is better than a lie detector. It encourages a man to be expansive, even reckless, while lie detectors are only a challenge to tell lies successfully"


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