Born: October 2nd, 1904 - Berkhamstead, U.K.
Died: April 3rd, 1991 - Vevey, Switzerland
short story writer
A story has no beginning or end: arbitrarily one chooses that moment of experience from which to look back or from which to look ahead.
Eternity is said not to be an extension of time but an absence of time.
- The End of the Affair
He gave her a bright fake smile; so much of life was a putting off of unhappiness for another time.
- The Heart of the Matter
We never get accustomed to being less important to other people than they are to us.
- The Third Man
It is always of interest to know what strikes another human being as remarkable.
The Ministry of Fear
There was always another side to a joke, the side of the victim.
- Our Man in Havana
Hate is a lack of imagination.
The world was in her heart already, like the small spot of decay in a fruit.
Oh well, perhaps when you're my age you'll know the heart is an untrustworthy beast.The mind too,but it doesn't talk about love.
And when we love our sin then we are damned indeed.
- The Power and the Glory
You cannot love without intuition.
- The Quiet American