Graham Greene Quotes

Who was 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 2, 1904
Died April 3, 1991
Aged 86 years old

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Best 14 Quotes by Graham Greene

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

“Most things disappoint till you look deeper.”

“People who like quotes love meaningless generalizations.”

“When we are not sure, we are alive.”

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?”

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.”

The End of the Affair

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

The End of the Affair

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

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.”

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.”

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.”

The Ministry of Fear

The Power and the Glory Quotes

“Hate is a lack of imagination.”

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.”

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.”

Ways of Escape

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