The novelist Graham Greene died at the age of 86. Here is all you want to know, and more!
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British author, playwright, and literary critic whose works include The Third Man, Brighton Rock, and The Human Factor. He was the 1961 runner-up for the Nobel Prize in Literature.
He wed Vivien Dayrell-Browning in 1927. After the births of his two children, Caroline and Francis, he had an affair with his married goddaughter, Catherine Walston.
“In Italy, for 30 years under the Borgias, they had warfare, terror, murder and bloodshed, but they produced Michelangelo, Leonardo da Vinci and the Renaissance. In Switzerland they had brotherly love, they had 500 years of democracy and peace – and what did that produce? The cuckoo clock.” (Graham Greene)
“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.” (Graham Greene)
“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.” (Graham Greene)
“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)
“God created a number of possibilities in case some of his prototypes failed – that is the meaning of evolution.” (Graham Greene)