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Graham Greene


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Henry Graham Greene (2 October 1904 – 3 April 1991) was an English author, playwright and literary critic. His works explore the ambivalent moral and political issues of the modern world. Greene was notable for his ability to combine serious literary acclaim with widespread popularity.

Although Greene objected strongly to being described as a Roman Catholic novelist rather than as a ... more »

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  • ''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.''
    Graham Greene (1904-1991), British novelist. Speech, 1969, on receiving the Shakespeare Prize awarded by the University of Hamburg, Germany.
  • ''Thrillers are like life—more like life than you are ... it's what we've all made of the world.''
    Graham Greene (1904-1991), British novelist. Arthur Rowe, in The Ministry of Fear, bk. 1, ch. 5 (1943).
  • ''Morality comes with the sad wisdom of age, when the sense of curiosity has withered.''
    Graham Greene (1904-1991), British novelist. A Sort of Life, ch. 7, sct. 1 (1971).
  • ''If you have abandoned one faith, do not abandon all faith. There is always an alternative to the faith we lose. Or is it the same faith under another mask?''
    Graham Greene (1904-1991), British novelist. Dr. Magiot, in The Comedians, pt. 2, ch. 4, sct. 4 (1966). Closing words of Dr. Magiot's last letter....
  • ''If you have abandoned one faith, do not abandon all faith. There is always an alternative to the faith we lose. Or is it the same faith under another mask?''
    Graham Greene (1904-1991), British novelist. Dr. Magiot, in The Comedians, pt. 2, ch. 4, sct. 4 (1966). Closing words of Dr. Magiot's last letter....
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