Graham Greene Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old graham greene quotes, graham greene sayings, and graham greene proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.


Insecurity is the worst sense that lovers feel: sometimes the most humdrum desireless marriage seems better. Insecurity twists meanings and poisons trust.

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Hate is a lack of imagination.     

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However great a man's fear of life, suicide remains the courageous act, the clear-headed act of a mathematician. The suicide has judged by the laws of chance -- so many odds against one that to live will be more miserable than to die. His sense of mathematics is greater than his sense of survival. But think how a sense of survival must clamor to be heard at the last moment, what excuses it must present of a totally unscientific nature.     

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Suffering is not increased by numbers; one body can contain all the suffering the world can feel.

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A brain is only capable of what it could conceive, andit couldnt concieve what it hasnt experienced     

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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.

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He's satisfied with himself. If you have a soul you can't be satisfied.     

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If two people loved, they slept together; it was a mathematical formula, tested and proved by human experience.     

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Against the beautiful and the clever and the successful, one can wage a pitiless war, but not against the unattractive: then the millstone weighs on the breast.     

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As long as nothing happens anything is possible.

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Despair is the price one pays for setting himself an impossible aim.     

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Innocence is a kind of insanity.

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Unfortunately the innocent are always involved in any conflict. Always, everywhere, there is some voice crying from a tower.     

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

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

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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.

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

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

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Innocence is a kind of insanity.

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Innocence always calls mutely for protection when we would be so much wiser to guard ourselves against it: innocence is like a dumb leper who has lost his bell, wandering the world, meaning no harm.     

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One can't love humanity. One can only love people.

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It is always of interest to know what strikes another human being as remarkable.     

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God created a number of possibilities in case some of his prototypes failed. That is the meaning of evolution.     

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As long as nothing happens anything is possible.

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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.     

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A single feat of daring can alter the whole conception of what is possible.

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A solitary laugh is often a laugh of superiority.     

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Success is more dangerous than failure, the ripples break over a wider coastline.     

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