Born in Berkhamsted, Hertfordshire on October 2nd, 1904, Graham Greene was sensitive and shy in his of youth. He never showed much interest in sports and would stay away from school to read stories by RM Ballantyne or Rider Haggard. Greene’s writings show the recurring themes of betrayal and treachery that stem from the troubled school days where he would often be tormented by the son of the headmaster. Greene had also attempted suicide on several occasions and wrote a letter to his parents saying that he did not want to go back to school.
"Success is more dangerous than failure, the ripples break over a wider coastline"
In spite of his troubled childhood, Greene grew up to be one of the most significant novelists of the world. The 1948 released Graham Greene’s the Heart of the Matter is one of his finest novels. Graham Greene’s the Power and the Glory is also one of the most celebrated novels of the twentieth century. Graham Greene’s quotes are extensively used in movies, theatres, internet, motivational speeches and day to day conversations even today.