Graham Greene Quotes.

11. "I thought I am kissing pain and pain belongs to You as happiness never does. I love You in Your pain. I could almost taste metal and salt in the skin, and I thought, How good you are. You might have killed us with happiness, but You let us be with You in pain."
- Quote by Graham Greene

12. "If I stopped loving Him, I would cease to believe in His love. If I loved God, then I would believe in His love for me. It's not enough to need it. We have to love first, and I don't know how. But I need it, how I need it."
- Quote by Graham Greene

13. "Never presume yours is a better morality."
- Quote by Graham Greene

14. "Hatred seems to work on the same glands as love: it even produces the same actions. If we had not been taught how to interpret the story of the Passion, would we have been able to say from their actions alone whether it was the jealous Judas or the cowardly Peter who loved Christ?"
- Quote by Graham Greene

15. "It's strange how the human mind swings back and forth, from one extreme to another. Does truth lie at some point of th pendulum's swing, at a point where it never rests, not in the dull prependicular mean where it dangles in the end like a windless flag, but at an angle, nearer one extreme than another? If only a miracle could stop the pendulum at an angle of sixty degrees, one would believe the truth was there. Well, the pendulum swung today and I thought, instead of my own body, of Maurice's. I thought of certain lines life had put on his face as personal as a line of his writing: I thought of a new scar on his shoulder that wouldn't have been there if once he hadn't tried to protect another man's body from a falling wall. He didn't tell me why he was in hospital those three days: Henry told me. That scar was part of his character as much as his jealousy. And so I thought, do I want that body to be vapour (mine yes, but his?), and I knew I wanted that scar to exist through all eternity. But could my vapour love that scar? Then I began to want my body that I hated, but only because it could love that scar. We can love with our minds, but can we love only with our minds? Love extends itself all the time, so that we can even love with our senseless nails: we love even with our clothes, so that a sleeve can feel a sleeve."
- Quote by Graham Greene

16. "Grief and disappointment are like hate: they make men ugly with self-pity and bitterness. And how selfish they make us too."
- Quote by Graham Greene

17. "In a mad world it always seems simpler to obey."
- Quote by Graham Greene

18. "One has no talent. I have no talent. It's just a question of working, of being willing to put in the time."
- Quote by Graham Greene

19. "To comfort me is like the wrong memory at the wrong place or time: if one is lonely one prefers discomfort."
- Quote by Graham Greene

20. "All good novelists have bad memories."
- Quote by Graham Greene

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