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Graham Greene

"Innocence is like a dumb leper who has lost his bell, wandering the world, meaning no harm." Graham Greene

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"He entered the territory of lies without a passport for return." Graham Greene

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"The world doesn't make any heroes anymore." Graham Greene

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"His hilarity was like a scream from a crevasse." Graham Greene

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"You think it more difficult to turn air into wine than to turn wine into blood?" Graham Greene

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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

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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

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"If one is going to write about war, self respect demands that one" Graham Greene

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"Perhaps the comparison is closer to the Chinese cook who leaves hardly any part of a duck unserved." Graham Greene

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"So much of life [is] a putting-off of unhappiness for another time. Nothing [is] ever lost by delay." Graham Greene

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"Morality comes with the sad wisdom of age, when the sense of curiosity has withered." Graham Greene

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"I have often noticed that a bribe has that effect - it changes a relation. The man who offers a bribe gives away a little of his own importance; the bribe once accepted, he becomes the inferior, like a man who has paid for a woman." Graham Greene

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"The End of the Affair," Graham Greene

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"A solitary laugh is often a laugh of superiority." Graham Greene

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"Communism, my friend, is more than Marxism, just as Catholicism is more than the Roman Curia. There is a mystique as well as a politick. Catholics and Communists have committed great crimes, but at least they have not stood aside, like an established society, and been indifferent. I would rather have blood on my hands than water like Pilate." Graham Greene

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"God created a number of possibilities in case some of his prototypes failed - that is the meaning of evolution." Graham Greene

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"In human relationships, kindness and lies are worth a thousand truths." Graham Greene

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"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

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"I have often noticed that a bribe has that effect -- it changes a relation. The man who offers a bribe gives away a little of his own importance; the bribe once accepted, he becomes the inferior, like a man who has paid for a woman." Graham Greene

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"So many of his prayers had remained unanswered that he had hopes that this one prayer of his had lodged all the time like wax in the Eternal ear." Graham Greene

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"A petty reason perhaps why novelists more and more try to keep a distance from journalists is that novelists are trying to write the truth and journalists are trying to write fiction." Graham Greene

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