Graham Greene

English novelist and Catholic (1904-1991)

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A murderer is regarded by the conventional world as something almost monstrous, but a murderer to himself is only an ordinary man. It is only if the murderer is a good man that he can be regarded as monstrous.Rate it:
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.Rate it:
If I had to choose between life in the Soviet Union and life in the U. S. A. , I would certainly choose the Soviet Union.Rate it:
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.Rate it:
It is impossible to go through life without trust That is to be imprisoned in the worst cell of all, oneself.Rate it:
It is the story-teller's task to elicit sympathy and a measure of understanding for those who lie outside the boundaries of State approval.Rate it:
Media is just a word that has come to mean bad journalism.Rate it:
Morality comes with the sad wisdom of age, when the sense of curiosity has withered.Rate it:
Point me out the happy man and I will point you out either egotism, selfishness, evil --or else an absolute ignorance.Rate it:
Reality in our century is not something to be faced.Rate it:
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.Rate it:

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