Quotation Explorer - 'Graham Greene'

There is always one moment in childhood when the door opens and lets the future in. - Graham Greene
I thought I am kissing pain and pain belongs to You as happiness never does. I love You in Your pain. I could almost taste metal and salt in the skin, and I thought, How good you are. You might have killed us with happiness, but You let us be with You in pain. - Graham Greene
who amongst us has not committed treason to something or someone more important than a country? - Graham Greene
I can't talk you in terms of time --your time and my time are different - Graham Greene
Heresy is another word for freedom of thought. - Graham Greene
Our worst enemies here are not the ignorant and simple, however cruel; our worst enemies are the intelligent and corrupt. - 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
People who like quotations love meaningless generalizations. - Graham Greene
... and for the first time he realized the pain inevitable in any human relationship - pain suffered and pain inflicted. How foolish we were to be afraid of loneliness. - Graham Greene
Beware of formulas. If there's a God, he's not a God of formulas. - Graham Greene
It is the storyteller's task to elicit sympathy and a measure of understanding for those who lie outside the boundaries of State approval. - 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 name? - Graham Greene
I have never understood why people who can swallow the enormous improbability of a personal God boggle at a personal Devil. - Graham Greene
If I stopped loving Him, I would cease to believe in His love. If I loved God, then I would believe in His love for me. It's not enough to need it. We have to love first, and I don't know how. But I need it, how I need it. - Graham Greene
Despair is the price one pays for setting oneself an impossible aim. - Graham Greene
The truth, he thought, 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
For writers it is always said that the first twenty years of life contain the whole of experience the rest is observation - Graham Greene
She had lost all our memories for ever, and it was as though by dying she had robbed me of part of myself. I was losing my individuality. It was the first stage of my own death, the memories dropping off like gangrened limbs. - Graham Greene
Hatred seems to work on the same glands as love: it even produces the same actions. If we had not been taught how to interpret the story of the Passion, would we have been able to say from their actions alone whether it was the jealous Judas or the cowardly Peter who loved Christ? - Graham Greene
Eternity is said not to be an extension of time but an absence of time, and sometimes it seemed to me that her abandonment touched that strange mathematical point of endlessness, a point with no width, occupying no space. - Graham Greene
So much of a novelist’s writing takes place in the unconscious: in those depths the last word is written before the word appears on paper. We remember the details of our story, we do not invent them. - Graham Greene
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