“You can rule me out,” I said. “I’m not involved. Not interested,” I repeated. It had been an article of my creed. The human condition being what it was, let them fight, let them love, let them murder, I would not be involved. My fellow journalists called themselves correspondents; I preferred the title of reporter. I wrote what I saw. I took no action - even an opinion is a kind of action.
- Graham Green, The Quiet American (1955)