If I'm a bitch and a fake, is there nobody who will love a bitch and a fake? Grahame Greene, The End of the Affair.
People talk about the courage of condemned men walking to the place of execution: sometimes it needs as much courage to walk with any kind of bearing towards another person's habitual misery. The Heart of the Matter
Re-reading some Grahame Greene novels.
Like Edna O'Brien, like Flannery O'Connor, Greene wrote of people, of life, of pain, of love.
I know his words. I feel them. I live them.
A good writer writes..and the reader cries or nods or laughs in agreement.