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Graham Quotes

We’ve collected the best Graham Quotes from the greatest minds of the world: Giles Foden, Leslie Fiedler, Jerry Moran, Phil Klay, Rob Liefeld. Use them as an inspiration.

Writing about Africa by Africans has been part of my literary apprenticeship, standing alongside works by authors such as Joseph Conrad, Joyce Cary and Graham Greene as influences.
Giles Foden
When I was 12 years old, someone took me to see Martha Graham. It was nothing like what I thought of as serious dancing and even then I knew I was having a great experience. It was as if somebody was moving through space like no one ever did before.
Although his crusade in 1957 occurred at a time in our nation‘s history when race divided all, Reverend Graham refused to preach in segregated audiences.
Jerry Moran
Certainly, my exposure in high school to writers like Flannery O’Connor, Shusaku Endo, Fyodor Dostoevsky and Graham Greene was formative.
Watching people like Brandon Graham, Erik Larsen, and Joe Keatinge produce stories for my characters was a revelation… Like, ‘Why are you doing work for hire when others are working on characters you own?’ ‘Bloodstrike’ and ‘Brigade‘ is me re-focusing my focus!
At one point, I recognized that Warren Buffett, though he had every advantage in learning from Ben Graham, did not copy Ben Graham but, rather, set out on his own path and ran money his way, by his own rules… I also immediately internalized the idea that no school could teach someone how to be a great investor.
What the guys have learned is that whether you’re preaching to one or 10,000, it really doesn’t matter. That one person you touch may change the nation – could be the Billy Graham of Ethiopia.
Michael Scott
John McCain and Lindsay Graham have a habit of communicating with great passion and regularity. I have great respect for both individuals, but their style is not everyone‘s style.
I work every day until I do not have more to say. I learned from Graham Greene that a very good way is to stop work in the middle of a sentence. Then you know exactly how to continue the day after.
We like to say we pray in the church of Graham, Dodd, Buffett, and Munger.
Graham’s legacy is not as a maverick or a trailblazer. It is the legacy of a man who used Jesus as a tool to placate the masses so that the status quo of conservative white America could remain firmly in place.
Most writers are vulnerable and insecure, and Kay Graham was more so than most.
I am very, very, very pleased with Graham Gano.
I am a Graham Greene fan – I’m just a ferocious reader. I read an awful lot when I get the time.
When I get asked about novelists I like, they tend to be white, male, and British, like Graham Greene. They write the kind of declarative sentences I like. I don’t like to be deflected by acrobatics.
I wasn’t put on the cover of ‘Sports Illustrated‘ as a plus-size model; I was put on the cover of ‘Sports Illustrated’ as a model, as a rookie, as Ashley Graham.
I walked into Eddie Graham’s office, he took one look at me and said, ‘You look a lot like Sam Steamboat. We’re going to make you his nephewRicky Steamboat.’
Lindsey Graham has wavered on this, but I won’t: We need to ban offshore drilling. A spill off our beaches would destroy jobs and harm the coastal environment that makes South Carolina beautiful.
After reading Graham Greene and Joseph Conrad when I was a student at Yale, I wanted to live in the world they captured in their books. I had had some experience living in Africa. I was drawn to that kind of adventure.
Leslie Cockburn
It was my first time in prison. I was there to volunteer with Defy Ventures, along with 500 teammates Tara Graham, Brian Wang, and Aerin Lim. While I didn’t feel particularly scared about going to prison, I had no idea what to expect.
Family is everything, although I’ve been fortunate enough to have worked with some of the most amazing minds over the years, including Renzo Piano, John Young, Graham Stirk and Ivan Harbour.
Being editor of ‘Slate‘ is the best job I’ve ever had because of the freedom and support given to me by Don Graham and the Post Co. and because of the opportunity to work with colleagues I admire and adore.
I don’t like Heather Graham. She did an interview and said, ‘I didn’t want to kiss Corey; I didn’t want to catch his mononucleosis. He had a kissing disease.’
I’ve met people of great faith. I sat in the home of Billy Graham and in the residence of Cardinal Dolan and prayed with these men of God.
I would love to work with anybody who has a good story to tell – Patrick Graham, Vikramaditya Motwane, Anurag Kashyap, Neeraj Ghaywan, Coen Brothers, Wes Anderson. I don’t know why I was not considered for that Indian guy‘s part in ‘The Grand Budapest Hotel.’
Pretty much everyone on my iPod, I’d like to be friends with. But I’d say that the main two that I’d love to get into a conversation with are Werner Herzog and Graham Hancock.
If you’d told the young Graham Norton that I’d one day have this amount of money, I’d have assumed it would have come from a lottery win.
I’ve done a lot of Super Bowls and appeared in a lot of big, big events and places and the Masters and what have you, but there was nothing as intimidating as speaking with Billy Graham.
Pat Summerall
Terry Funk. Any time I got to wrestle with him, it was cool. Superstar Billy Graham was another one.
When you look at the light bulb above you, you remember Thomas Alva Edison. When the telephone bell rings, you remember Alexander Graham Bell. Marie Curie was the first woman to win the Nobel Prize. When you see the blue sky, you think of Sir C.V. Raman.
Innovation really is the life blood of our American economylooking back at the stories of Thomas Edison, Alexander Graham Bell, and the Wright Brothers, you look at emergence to technology innovation and what it has done for our economy. We need to continue that.
There’s no point pretending that all of Martha Graham’s pieces are equally strong.
Billy Graham isn’t about politics – Billy Graham is about God.
During my teens and early 20s, I proved to be anything but what most people expected Billy Graham’s son to be. I’m so thankful he never gave up on me or quit loving me.
I’ve eaten ice cream from all over the world, but until you’ve tasted Graham’s from Geneva, Illinois, you haven‘t had ice cream at all.
I would like to wish the England squad every success. I would also very much like to extend those wishes to Martin Johnson, Brian Smith, Mike Ford, John Wells, Graham Rowntree and the rest of the England 2011 World Cup management team who have been fantastic and deserve people to know that.
Jonny Wilkinson
I grew up reading genre writers, and to the degree that Eric Ambler and Graham Greene are genre writers, I’m a genre writer.
Graham Greene’s work must be included in any survey of top-rank spy novels, and ‘Our Man in Havana‘ may be his best.
Graham Yost is a genius, and I know that very well because we worked together on ‘Band of Brothers’ and ‘Boomtown.’
Neal McDonough
Bill Watts, who has mellowed out somewhat over the years, he was kind of like a Vince Lombardi in that you learned from him through fear and intimidation. But he was very good. I mean, he came out of the Eddie Graham school of wrestling, so to speak.
‘The Discovery of France‘ by Graham Robb is teaching me lots about a country I’ve long loved but realise I didn’t really know.
The things that Billy Graham says, I really have no idea why he says them. He talks about things without really knowing all the facts. I just think there’s something wrong with the man.
I do not start with a full knowledge of the facts; the whole attraction of writing history is to educate myself: it is an exploration into the unknown – ‘a journey without maps,’ to borrow Graham Greene’s phrase.
I wish I could play bass like Larry Graham or Bootsy Collins. My God, I’d give up just about everything else for that.
If you want to build a startup that has a good chance of succeeding, don’t listen to me. Listen to Paul Graham and others who are applying tons of data to the idea of startup success. That will maximize your chance of being successful.
It’s a younger generation running the show, and I miss the generation we had in the ’70s. They were really very honorable guys, like Neal Bogart and Bill Graham, people who will never be around again.
Peter Criss
I really look up to Ashley Graham and how she promotes her body and flaunts it. She’s beautiful and stunning, and I’m not going to say I love her body on Instagram and talk about it poorly in my personal life.
I admire anyone who can show they can dig deep. Ballesteros and Sergio Garcia, people who are obviously mentally strong. Or Graham Thorpe. He is your fighter. He’s the kid who is bullied at school but will stand up in a fight when it matters.
It’s a miracle was the last track recorded for the album, we based it on the rhythm from the middle of ‘Late Home Tonight, where there’s Graham Broad playing lots and lots of drums with me shouting in the background, pretending to be a mad Arab leader.
Ava DuVernay, Sheryl Crow, Diane von Furstenberg, Ashley Graham, Tracy Reese, Pat Benatar, Issa Rae, Betty White – they’ve all shattered glass ceilings, whether in music, fashion, or film.
I salute South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley and Sen. Lindsey Graham for their calls to remove the Confederate battle flag from the grounds of the Statehouse.
The moment of true capitulation came when the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association quietly took Mormonism off the list of apostate religious groups.
What Alexander Graham Bell thought up occupied less space than a flower vase. Now it’s so small that I have to search all my pockets to discover I’ve received a spam text.
I think of my parents as a single unit, and it’s interesting because they shared so much, and they were totally opposite. My mother, a Martha Graham dancer, had a classical background; my father had a back-porch background.
Since Graham Bell came up with telephony, it took 100 years for the way the technology has impacted our lives, the way we perceive the world.
I know Democrats who have written Lindsey Graham checks.
As far as characters in fiction that I really admire – it’s pretty strong to say you would wish that you had created another character – but I’ll throw out Will Graham, the protagonist in ‘Red Dragon,’ a book I’ve read several times.
I began to fear that the Graham work was not in lots of ways sufficient for me. I suppose it came about from looking at other dancing and being involved with the ballet – something about the air and the way she thought about dancing.
Graham Greene famously said that all writers need a chip of ice in their heart; Cusk can come across as the most beautiful ice palace of stalactites and stalagmites, and some people find her company, albeit by proxy, about as inviting as a long weekend in a walk-in frigidaire.
I’m born originally in Toronto, and I have what I call my ‘Fame‘ story. I took a Greyhound bus and went to Alvin Ailey and received Dunham, Horton, Graham technique there, but I could never take my eyes off of Balanchine doing ‘Nutcracker’; to me he’s the best who ever did it.
Don’t get me wrong, there are good presenters. There’s Graham Norton and Johnny Vaughan and Sara Cox.
People seem comfortable with me. And maybe that’s got a lot to do with shows like Graham Norton. You just tell it like it is on those programs.
Rose Adams is a wonderful Christian woman who cared for my mother, Morrow Coffey Graham, in her last years of life.
I was working with Bill Graham management at the time and it was obvious to everyone concerned that albums like Open Fire, while they were good for me creatively, were not going to be commercially successful.
I remember going to see Billy Graham in a cinema in Glasgow, and he was down in London. I used to go and hear preachers, and then we always went to church and Sunday school. That mattered a lot to me.
Your failure to enjoy a highly rated novel doesn’t mean you’re dim – you may find that Graham Greene is more to your taste, or Stephen Hawking or Iris Murdoch or Ian Rankin. Dickens, Stephen King, whoever.
I put off writing the first Left Behind book for a year because I got invited to assist Billy Graham in his memoirs, and had we known what we were putting off for a year, we might not have put it off.
I mainly read histories and biographies, but I’m also a big fan of Graham Swift and Thomas Hardy.
Three of the principal cast members of ‘Outlander’ have come out publically for ‘Yes’: Sam Heughan, Graham MacTavish and Grant O’Rourke. And the ‘Yes’ proponents are on fire: idealistic, hopeful, inspired by the idea of change and of democratic self-determination.
There’s Lindsey Graham 1.0 and then there’s Lindsey Graham 2.0. I could not beat Lindsey Graham 1.0. That was the John McCain-Lindsey Graham.
The first year I was in New York, I met Martha Graham. She said, ‘Well, Mr. Wilson, what do you want to do in life?’ I was 21 years old, and I said, ‘I have no idea.’ And she said, ‘If you work long enough and hard enough, you’ll find something.’
We start 2016 with a command: that the subject of Pete Rose and the Hall of Fame is over, finis, kaput forever and ever. As sure as we will no longer discuss whether Lindsey Graham or George Pataki can be president.
Henry Miller, Jack Kerouac, Albert Camus, Graham Greene – they influenced my life to a profound extent.
The songs were there before the band was there, and it’s my songs. And it’s like, we’re not in the 1950s. We can’t call ourselves, like, ‘The Revolvers’ – it just doesn’t work that way. And ‘The Lukas Graham Band’ just sounded wrong.
I actually didn’t grow up watching ‘Degrassi,’ but I saw the commercials and knew the characters. I didn’t realize that Drake was the guy from ‘Degrassi.’ I had to piece it together and go, ‘Oh! He’s Aubrey Graham.’
Alexander Graham Bell brought us the telephone. He owns the telephones in the buildings. Thomas Edison owns the lightbulb. Whether they took it and did things to improve it, he’s the guy. Now on the dance floor, that belongs to Chubby Checker.
When I was in second grade, my mother moved from Miami to this evangelical conservative environment in western North Carolina, two miles down the road from Billy Graham and his wife, Ruth.
The first devices to record and play back music were the phonograph and the gramophone. The gramophone’s inventor: Alexander Graham Bell.
Remember Graham Green‘s dictum that childhood is the bank balance of the writer? I think that all writers feel alienated. Most of us go back to an alienated childhood in some way or another. I know that I do.
My heroes were never scientists. They were Graham Greene and Christopher Isherwood, you know, good writers.
I’m still a reservist. We have three drilling reservists in the Senate. Senator Graham serves in the Air Force, Senator Brown serves in the Army, and I serve in the Navy.
Where my dad taught me everything about writing, Graham Paterson, who gave me my first job at The Times, taught me everything about journalism, which is that it’s no big deal, and it’s more important to have a glass of wine.
From an early stage in my career, if you’re talking about picking up knowledge, it would have been via Ian Greaves who was involved in my success as a young player at Bolton. And working under managers such as Bobby Gould and George Graham helped me to expand my knowledge at bit more.
I believed what my father taught me about the separation of church and state, so when I was President I never invited Billy Graham to have services in the White House because I didn’t think that was appropriate. He was injured a little bit, until I explained it to him.
John McCain was one of the senators who voted against George Herbert Walker Bush‘s disastrous break of his no new taxes pledge when he raised taxes in 1990. That’s really important. He’s a supply-sider. And he’s got supply siders like Phil Graham and Jack Kemp to vouch for that.
I dont like Graham Poll. He thinks he is pretty special, and Im not quite sure why.
We have a lot of black Anglo-Saxons. Their skin is black, but their brain is white. When I get real mad at them, I call them ‘graham crackers.’
Billy Graham that the world saw on television or saw on the big screen was the same Billy Graham that we saw at home. He wasn’t two people.
Graham Norton makes me laugh. I love him. I’m not kidding. I watch him on BBC America every week. He’s so fast.
I played with Graham Thorpe and Alec Stewart; if anything off the field affected Graham his cricket life was not important and you had to give him a break. But if Alec had issues at home you would never know about it; he would turn up and think: ‘This is my job, I can do it.’
I was used to football supporters hammering me and I thought my name was Graham Potter-Boo at one point.
Graham was my father’s second name, so I took Graham because Lukas Graham sounded cool.
I’d like to be on ‘Graham Norton.’ Just because I used to do the audience warm-up for the ‘Graham Norton’ show, and I just think that would be a beautifully lovely, typical end to a narrative. I like a neat ending.
That’s all you do in life: you find your perch, and if it suits you, just carry on. There’s nothing Graham Greene about it.
I do my own stunts. You see someone like Graham Norton would have had a stunt double, but no, I give 100 per cent to my viewers.