Monday, July 13, 2009


"I never knew a man who had better motives for all the trouble he caused."

from The Quiet American, by Graham Greene


  1. Perceptive quote from a perceptive book. Every few years it has its relevance and insights justified all over again! Must re-read it some time.

  2. It has been really relevant for Americans! Perceptive is a key word to use when speaking of Greene. I enjoyed his 'Catholic' books for what he attempted but never cottoned to the themes. Much preferred his entertainments, but especially the 'political' books, i.e., the Comedians, Our Man In Havana, and Quiet American. I always thought of him as an English Malraux. No real merit in that analogy, just a personal fancy that pleased me.