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Graham Greene

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Champagne, if you are seeking the truth, is better than a lie detector. It encourages a man to be expansive, even reckless, while lie detectors are only a challenge to tell lies successfully.

— Graham Greene

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In Switzerland they had brotherly love, five hundred years of democracy and peace, and what did they produce? The cuckoo clock!

— Graham Greene

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We are all of us resigned to death: it's life we aren't resigned to.

— Graham Greene

#life #resigned #us

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

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

— Graham Greene

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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.

— Graham Greene

#been #being #human #human being #human relations

Nobody thinks in terms of human beings. Governments don't, why should we? They talk about people and the proletariat; I talk about the suckers and the mugs. It's the same thing.

— Graham Greene

#beings #governments #human #human beings #i

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.

— Graham Greene

#connected #course #does #filling #fingers

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Writing style and themes
The literary style of Graham Greene was described by Evelyn Waugh in Commonweal as "not a specifically literary style at all. The next two books The Name of Action (1930) and Rumour at Nightfall (1932) were unsuccessful; and he later disowned them. He married Vivien in 1927; and they had two children Lucy Caroline (b.

Several works such as The Confidential Agent The Third Man The Quiet American Our Man in Havana and The Human Factor also show an avid interest in the workings of international politics and espionage. " Greene never received the Nobel Prize in Literature though he finiGraham Greened runner-up to Ivo Andrić in 1961. Greene suffered from bipolar disorder which had a profound effect on his writing and personal life.

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