Quotation by Graham Greene

Communism, my friend, is more than Marxism, just as Catholicism ... is more than the Roman Curia. There is a mystique as well as a politique.... Catholics and Communists have committed great crimes, but at least they have not stood aside, like an established society, and been indifferent. I would rather have blood on my hands than water like Pilate.
Graham Greene (1904–1991), British novelist. Dr. Magiot's last letter, in The Comedians, pt. 2, ch. 4, sct. 4 (1966).
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