Morris West Quotes

One has to accept pain as a condition of existence. One has to court doubt and darkness as the cost of knowing.

When friends do business, there is no need for contracts. Unfortunately, there are no friends in business.

As I traveled the world… In the beginning, wherever I might be I always felt at home and welcome. People were flattered that I spoke their language with ease and elegance. I was flattered by their admiration. But always, sooner or later, I became the stranger again, the outsider, the huckster from over the frontier. […]

I was a man from Australia, the last continent before the penguins at the South Pole, a vast emptiness with a population of only seventeen million people, an unstable blend of European migrant tribes, Asians and a remnant of aboriginal peoples. We were avid tourists and hustling carpetbaggers, sitting on enormous untapped mineral wealth and […]