John Le Carre

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John Le Carre

John Le Carre

A spy, like a writer, lives outside the mainstream population. He steals his experience through bribes and reconstructs it.More John Le Carre [02/01/2012 03:02:08]
America has entered one of its periods of historic madness, but this is the worst I can remember.More John Le Carre [02/01/2012 03:02:14]
Americans believe that if you know something, you should do something about it.More John Le Carre [02/01/2012 03:02:20]
During the Cold War, we lived in coded times when it wasn't easy and there were shades of grey and ambiguity.More John Le Carre [02/01/2012 03:02:26]
Fools, most linguists. Damn all to say in one language, so they learn another and say damn all in that.More John Le Carre [02/01/2012 03:02:32]
Having your book turned into a movie is like seeing your oxen turned into bouillon cubes.More John Le Carre [02/01/2012 03:02:38]
History keeps her secrets longer than most of us. But she has one secret that I will reveal to you tonight in the greatest confidence. Sometimes there are no winners at all. And sometimes nobody needs to lose.More John Le Carre [02/01/2012 03:02:44]
I don't know whether it's age or maturity, but I certainly find myself committed more and more to the looser forms of Western democracy at any price.More John Le Carre [02/01/2012 03:02:51]
I don't think it is given to any of us to be impertinent to great religions with impunity.More John Le Carre [02/01/2012 03:02:56]
I happen to write by hand. I don't even type.More John Le Carre [02/01/2012 03:02:02]
I made a series of wrong decisions about moderately recent books, and I've sold the rights to studios for ridiculous amounts of money and the films have never been made. More John Le Carre [02/01/2012 03:02:14]
That's the saddest thing of all, because they're locked up and no one else can make them.More John Le Carre [02/01/2012 03:02:18]
I think I'm in the same mood as ever, but in some ways more mature.More John Le Carre [02/02/2012 08:02:51]
I guess you could say that, at 65, when you've seen the world shape up as I have, there are only two things you can do: laugh or kill yourself.More John Le Carre [02/02/2012 08:02:27]
I've always had difficulties with female characters.More John Le Carre [02/02/2012 08:02:09]
Ideologies have no heart of their own. They're the whores and angels of our striving selves.More John Le Carre [02/02/2012 08:02:57]
If there is one eternal truth of politics, it is that there are always a dozen good reasons for doing nothing.More John Le Carre [02/02/2012 08:02:05]
In the last 15 or 20 years, I've watched the British press simply go to hell.More John Le Carre [02/02/2012 08:02:14]
There seems to be no limit, no depths to which the tabloids won't sink.More John Le Carre [02/02/2012 08:02:21]
I don't know who these people are but they're little pigs.More John Le Carre [02/02/2012 08:02:26]
Love is whatever you can still betray. Betrayal can only happen if you love.More John Le Carre [02/02/2012 08:02:32]
People who've had very unhappy childhoods are pretty good at inventing themselves.More John Le Carre [02/02/2012 08:02:41]
If nobody invents you for yourself, nothing is left but to invent yourself for others.More John Le Carre [02/02/2012 08:02:47]
Thank heaven, though, one of the few mistakes I haven't made is to talk about the unwritten book.More John Le Carre [02/02/2012 08:02:53]
The Cold War was over long before it was officially declared dead.More John Le Carre [02/02/2012 08:02:59]

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