Graham Greene Quotes

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'.

Born October 02, 1904
Died April 03, 1991

Books by Graham Greene


Best 14 Quotes by Graham Greene

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

Graham Greene

“Most things disappoint till you look deeper.”

Graham Greene

“People who like quotes love meaningless generalizations.”

Graham Greene

“When we are not sure, we are alive.”

Graham Greene

"Our Man in Havana" Quotes

“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

"The End of the Affair" Quotes

“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

“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'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

“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

"The Ministry of Fear" Quotes

“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

"The Power and the Glory" Quotes

“Hate is a lack of imagination.”

Graham Greene
The Power and the Glory

"The Third Man" Quotes

“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

"Ways of Escape" Quotes

“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