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Graham Greene Quotes and Sayings

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Morality comes with the sad wisdom of age,
when the sense of curiosity has withered.
- Graham Greene

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.
- Graham Greene

A solitary laugh is often a laugh of superiority.
- Graham Greene

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?
- Graham Greene

 

In Switzerland they had brotherly love,
five hundred years of democracy and peace,
and what did they produce? The cuckoo clock!
- Graham Greene

Failure too is a form of death.
- Graham Greene

Media is just a word that has come to mean bad journalism.
- Graham Greene

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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.
- Graham Greene

In human relationships, kindness and lies are worth a thousand truths.
- Graham Greene

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.
- Graham Greene

We are all of us resigned to death: it's life we aren't resigned to.
- Graham Greene

Innocence is like a dumb leper who has lost his bell,
wandering the world, meaning no harm.
- Graham Greene

It is impossible to go through life without trust:
that is to be imprisoned in the worst cell of all,
oneself.
- Graham Greene

Reality in our century is not something to be faced.
- Graham Greene

Success is more dangerous than failure,
the ripples break over a wider coastline.
- Graham Greene

Heresy is another word for freedom of thought.
- Graham Greene

Point me out the happy man and I will point you out either egotism,
selfishness, evil - or else an absolute ignorance.
- Graham Greene

When we are not sure, we are alive.
- Graham Greene

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.
- Graham Greene

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

The world is not black and white.
More like black and grey.
- Graham Greene

He felt the loyalty we feel to unhappiness -
the sense that is where we really belong.
- Graham Greene

Sentimentality - that's what we call the sentiment we don't share.
- Graham Greene

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

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

The world doesn't make any heroes anymore.
- Graham Greene

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.
- Graham Greene

They are always saying God loves us.
If that's love I'd rather have a bit of kindness.
- Graham Greene

God created a number of possibilities in case some
of his prototypes failed -
that is the meaning of evolution.
- Graham Greene

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

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.
- Graham Greene

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

Thrillers are like life, more like life than you are.
- Graham Greene

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.
- Graham Greene

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.
- Graham Greene

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.
- Graham Greene

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.
- Graham Greene

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.
- Graham Greene

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.
- Graham Greene

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.
- Graham Greene

Compassion is the basis of morality.
- Arthur Schopenhauer

Universal compassion is the only guarantee of morality.
- Arthur Schopenhauer

Aim above morality.
Be not simply good,
be good for something.
- Henry David Thoreau

A man does what he must - in spite of personal consequences,
in spite of obstacles and dangers and pressures -
and that is the basis of all human morality.
- John F. Kennedy

A system of morality which is based
on relative emotional values
is a mere illusion, a thoroughly vulgar conception
which has nothing sound in it and nothing true.
- Socrates

Morality is the basis of things
and truth is the substance of all morality.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Truth is certainly a branch of morality
and a very important one to society.
- Thomas Jefferson

Reverence for life affords me my fundamental principle of morality.
- Albert Schweitzer

I reject any religious doctrine that does not appeal
to reason and is in conflict with morality.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Do not be too moral.
You may cheat yourself out of much life.
So aim above morality.
Be not simply good;
be good for something.
- Henry David Thoreau

Morality is simply the attitude we adopt
towards people whom we personally dislike.
- Oscar Wilde

Force always attracts men of low morality.
- Albert Einstein

Academe, n.: An ancient school where morality and philosophy were taught.
Academy, n.: A modern school where football is taught.
- Ambrose Bierce

Art, like morality, consists in drawing the line somewhere.
- Gilbert K. Chesterton

Morality which depends upon the helplessness
of a man or woman has not much to recommend it.
Morality is rooted in the purity of our hearts.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Morality is the theory that every human act
must be either right or wrong,
and that 99 % of them are wrong.
- H. L. Mencken

We are finally driven to monogamy
not by morality but by exhaustion.
- Erica Jong

Morality is of the highest importance -
but for us, not for God.
- Albert Einstein

Morality and its victim, the mother -
what a terrible picture!
Is there indeed anything more terrible,
more criminal, than our glorified sacred function of motherhood?
- Emma Goldman

Every young man would do well to remember that all
successful business stands on the foundation of morality.
- Henry Ward Beecher

We learned in World War II that no single nation holds a monopoly on wisdom,
morality or right to power, but that we must fight
for the weak and promote democracy.
- Joe Baca

It has been wisely observed by the greatest of modern
thinkers that mankind has progressed more rapidly in
every other respect than in morality.
- Lafcadio Hearn

The vanity of men, a constant insult to women,
is also the ground for the implicit feminine claim
of superior sensitivity and morality.
- Patricia Meyer Spacks

The true meaning of religion is thus,
not simply morality, but morality touched by emotion.
- Matthew Arnold

The moral equation strongly tells everyone who understands freedom,
who understands morality, that Israel is engaging in
a just war in defense of its people and its freedom.
- George Pataki

Morality may consist solely in the courage of making a choice.
- Leon Blum

Relationships do not preclude issues of morality.
- Jhumpa Lahiri

A novel that does not uncover a hitherto unknown segment of existence is immoral.
Knowledge is the novel's only morality.
- Milan Kundera

My parents were pretty lenient with me.
But, they gave me morality while I was growing up.
They taught me the difference between right and wrong.
- Mark Hoppus

I believe that a long step toward public morality will
have been taken when sins are called by their right names.
- Billy Sunday

There is no morality in war.
Morality is the privilege of those judging from the distance.
War is only death and destruction.
- John Cory


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