Thursday, 16 July 2009

Stopping aside to relish some Graham Greene quotes




“It is impossible to go through life without trust: that is to be imprisoned in the worst cell of all, oneself.”

“The great advantage of being a writer is that you can spy on people. You're there, listening to every word, but part of you is observing. Everything is useful to a writer, you see -- every scrap, even the longest and most boring of luncheon parties.”

“The truth 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.”

"My two fingers on a typewriter have never connected with my brain. My hand on a pen does. A fountain pen, of course. Ball-point pens are only good for filling out forms on a plane.”

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

“At the end of what is called the "sexual life" the only love which has lasted is the love which has everything, every disappointment, every failure and every betrayal, which has accepted even the sad fact that in the end there is no desire so deep as the simple desire for companionship.”

“Media is a word that has come to mean bad journalism.”

“A solitary laugh is often a laugh of superiority.”

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