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Graham Greene
2. Oktober 1904 Berkhamsted, Hertfordshire, GB – 3. April 1991 Vevey, Schweiz – Greene Graham Greene
„You know, if you live in a place for long you cease to read about it.“ (S. 16)
„How's the war, Bill?“
„Great victory northwest of Hanoi. French recapture two villages they never told us they'd lost“ (S. 27).
„Innocence is like a dumb leper who has lost his bell, wandering the world, meaning no harm.“ (S. 29)
„Perhaps to the soldier the civilain is the man who employs him to kill, who includes the guilt of murder in the pay envelope and escapes resonsibility“ (S. 46) .
„Time has its revenges, but revenge seems so often sour. Wouldn’t we all do better not trying to understand, accepting the fact that no human being will ever understand another, not a wife with a husband, nor a parent a child? Perhaps that’s why men have invented God – a being capable of understanding.“ (S. 53)
„I wish sometimes you had a few bad motives, you might understand a little more about human beings“ (S. 126).
„Sooner or later [...] one has to take sides––if one is to remain human.“ (S. 168)
„Suffering is not increased by numbers; one body can contain all the suffering the world can feel“ (S. 177).
Alle obigen Zitate aus: The Quiet American, Greene Rezension

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