Why should I know Graham Greene?

Henry Graham Greene was an English 20th century novelist. Graham Greene is known for 'The End of the Affair', 'Our Man in Havana' and 'The Third Man'.

Books by Graham Greene

Quotes by Graham Greene

“A story has no beginning or end: arbitrarily one chooses that moment of experience from which to look back or from which to look ahead.”

Graham Greene The End of the Affair

“Champagne, if you are seeking the truth, is better than a lie detector.”

Graham Greene

“Hate is a lack of imagination.”

Graham Greene The Power and the Glory

“I don't care a damn about men who are loyal to the people who pay them, to organizations...I don't think even my country means all that much. There are many countries in our blood, aren't there, but only one person. Would the world be in the mess it is if we were loyal to love and not to countries?”

Graham Greene Our Man in Havana

“I hate you, God. I hate you as though you actually exist.”

Graham Greene The End of the Affair

“I measured love by the extent of my jealousy.”

Graham Greene The End of the Affair

“It is impossible to go through life without trust; that is to be imprisoned in the worst cell of all, oneself.”

Graham Greene The Ministry of Fear

“It's a strange thing to discover and to believe that you are loved when you know that there is nothing in you for anybody but a parent or a God to love.”

Graham Greene The End of the Affair

“Most things disappoint till you look deeper.”

Graham Greene

“People who like quotes love meaningless generalizations.”

Graham Greene

“The sense of unhappiness is so much easier to convey than that of happiness. In misery we seem aware of our own existence, even though it may be in the form of a monstrous egotism: this pain of mine is individual, this nerve that winces belongs to me and to no other. But happiness annihilates us: we lose our identity.”

Graham Greene The End of the Affair

“When we are not sure, we are alive.”

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 Ways of Escape

“You know what the fellow said – in Italy, for thirty years under the Borgias, they had warfare, terror, murder and bloodshed, but they produced Michelangelo, Leonardo da Vinci and the Renaissance. In Switzerland, they had brotherly love, they had five hundred years of democracy and peace – and what did that produce? The cuckoo clock.”

Graham Greene The Third Man