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 :: 1904-1991, British Novelist

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

 

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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 - [Misers and Misery]

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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Those who marry God can become domesticated too -- it's just as hum-drum a marriage as all the others. The word ''Love'' means a formal touch of the lips as in the ceremony of the Mass, and ''Ave Maria '' like ''dearest'' is a phrase to open a letter. This marriage like the world's marriages was held together by habits and tastes shared in common between God and themselves -- it was God's taste to be worshipped and their taste to worship, but only at stated hours like a suburban embrace on a Saturday night.
~ Graham Greene - [Churches]

 

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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 - [Children]

 

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We are all of us resigned to death: it's life we aren't resigned to.
~ Graham Greene - [Death and Dying]

 

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We mustn't complain too much of being comedians -- it's an honorable profession. If only we could be good ones the world might gain at least a sense of style. We have failed -- that's all. We are bad comedians, we aren't bad men.
~ Graham Greene - [Comedy and Comedians]

 

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When we are not sure, we are alive.
~ Graham Greene - [Certainty]

 

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