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Graham Greene
Media is a word that has come to mean bad journalism
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#Journalism

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He felt the loyalty we feel to unhappiness -- the sense that is where we really belong.
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#Loyalty

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Despair is the price one pays for setting oneself an impossible aim. It is, one is told, the unforgivable sin, but it is a sin the corrupt or evil man never practices. He always has hope. He never reaches the freezing-point of knowing absolute failur
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#Sin

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A petty reason perhaps why novelists more and more try to keep a distance from journalists is that novelists are trying to write the truth and journalists are trying to write fiction.
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#British Journalist #Reason

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You think it more difficult to turn air into wine than to turn wine into blood?
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#Wine

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Those who marry God can become domesticated too / it's just as hum-drum a marriage as all the others. The word ''Love'' means a formal touch of the lips as in the ceremony of the Mass, and ''Ave Maria '' like ''dearest'' is a phrase to open a letter. This marriage like the world's marriages was held together by habits and tastes shared in common between God and themselves / it was God's taste to be worshipped and their taste to worship, but only at stated hours like a suburban embrace on a Saturday night.
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#God

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A major character has to come somehow out of the unconscious.
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#Character

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He entered the territory of lies without a passport for return.
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#Lies And Lying

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In human relationships, kindness and lies are worth a thousand truths.
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#British Journalist #Kindness

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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?
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#Faith #British Journalist

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Of course, before we know he is a saint, there will have to be miracles.
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#Miracles

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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.
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#British Journalist #Unhappiness

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A solitary laugh is often a laugh of superiority.
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#British Journalist #Superiority

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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.
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#British Journalist

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Reality in our century is not something to be faced.
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#British Journalist #Reality

Graham Greene
We mustn't complain too much of being comedians -- it's an honorable profession. If only we could be good ones the world might gain at least a sense of style. We have failed -- that's all. We are bad comedians, we aren't bad men.
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#Comedy #Profession

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However great a man's fear of life, suicide remains the courageous act, the clear-headed act of a mathematician. The suicide has judged by the laws of chance -- so many odds against one that to live will be more miserable than to die. His sense of mathematics is greater than his sense of survival. But think how a sense of survival must clamor to be heard at the last moment, what excuses it must present of a totally unscientific nature.
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#Suicide

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Innocence is like a dumb leper who has lost his bell, wandering the world, meaning no harm.
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#British Journalist

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So many of his prayers had remained unanswered that he had hopes that this one prayer of his had lodged all the time like wax in the Eternal ear.
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#Prayer

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The moment comes when a character does or says something you hadn't thought about. At that moment he's alive and you leave it to him.
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#British Journalist

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Success is more dangerous than failure, the ripples break over a wider coastline.
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#Failure #British Journalist #inspirational