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John le Carre quotes and sayings

Writer | Born: October 19, 1931
John le Carre motivational quote : There are moments which are made up of too much stuff for them to be lived at the time they occur.
John le Carre motivational quote : I began writing when I was still in the British Foreign Service, and it was then understood that even if you wrote about butterfly collecting, you used another name.
John le Carre motivational quote : Each my book feels like my last book. And then I think, like a dedicated alcoholic, that one more won't do me any harm.
John le Carre motivational quote : It's the oldest question of all, George. Who can spy on the spies?
John le Carre motivational quote : Coming home from very lonely places, all of us go a little mad: whether from great personal success, or just an all-night drive, we are the sole survivors of a world no one else has ever seen.
John le Carre motivational quote : But there is a big difference in working for the West and working for a totalitarian state.
John le Carre motivational quote : Without a pen in my hand I can't think.
John le Carre motivational quote : I've got more than one string to my bow, and I thought I'd give this one a twang.
John le Carre motivational quote : I think bankers will always get away with whatever they can get away with.
John le Carre motivational quote : The world of spying is my genre. My struggle is to demystify, to de-romanticise the spook world, but at the same time harness it as a good story.
John le Carre motivational quote : The merit of 'The Spy Who Came in from the Cold,' then - or its offence, depending where you stood - was not that it was authentic, but that it was credible.
John le Carre motivational quote : After all, if you make your enemy look like a fool, you lose the justification for engaging him.
John le Carre motivational quote : I write and walk and swim and drink.