November 28, 2012

The Spy Who Came in from the Cold

Guy Stauber
"Of all those in the army close to the commander none is more intimate than the secret agent; of all rewards none more liberal than those given to secret agents; of all matters none is more confidential than those relating to secret operations."
- Sun Tzu
Ricardo Martinez
"A spy, like a writer, lives outside the mainstream population. He steals his experience through bribes and reconstructs it."
- John le Carre
Chase Stone
"We have learned in recent years to translate almost all of political life in terms of conspiracy. And the spy novel, as never before, really, has come into its own. "
- John le Carre
Michal Dziekan
"I carried out my orders until arrested. I had no sense that I was spying, and I ask that this be taken into account in deciding my verdict."
- Witold Pilecki
Thomas Ehretsmann
"Since knowledge is but sorrow's spy, It is not safe to know."
- William Davenant
David Johnson
"To betray, you must first belong."
- Kim Philby (British spy)
John Mattos
"The dance is a poem of which each movement is a word"
- Mata Hari (Dutch Dancer and Spy for the German secret service during World War II.)
Mark Summers
"A secret is a secret in my mind."
- Daniel Craig (James Bond actor 2006-)
Bill Sanderson
"Bond was escapism, but not meant to be imitated in real life."
- Roger Moore (James Bond actor 1973-1985)
James Bennett
"What I'm getting at is, you know, if we really want to get serious about helping all the people living in the street and getting people jobs, we could just hire half the people in the country to spy on the other half."
- Jello Biafra
Niklas Asker
"It is only the enlightened ruler and the wise general who will use the highest intelligence of the army for the purposes of spying, and thereby they achieve great results."
- Sun Tzu
CF Payne
"You basically have a group of four spies who are chosen for a mission they feel for the fact of how competent they are and how their expertise and they're the right one for the job. But ultimately they find out they've been actually chosen for their incompetence."
- Matt LeBlanc
Douglas Smith
"This suspense is terrible. I hope it will last."
- Oscar Wilde
Maria Corte Maidagan
"I love the idea of spies in love. How would it work between two people who were so programmed to lie and be suspicious, who have a whole life based on pretence?"
- Tony Gilroy
Tim Bower
"One kills a man, one is an assassin; one kills millions, one is a conqueror; one kills everybody, one is a god."
-Jean Rostand
Murray Kimber
"It's rather fun writing a female spy, because she has so much more kit. Bond never carried a hair dryer or a makeup bag. And he certainly didn't wear an uplift bra."
-Helen Fielding
Jason Seiler
"I find it very easy playing Bond. I think he's hilarious. He gets himself into some extraordinarily funny situations."
-Daniel Craig (James Bond actor 2006-)
Tyler Jacobson
"The camera can be the most deadly weapon since the assassin's bullet."
-Norman Parkinson
Edward Kinsella
"War is the statesman's game, the priest's delight, the lawyer's jest, the hired assassin's trade."
-Percy Bysshe Shelley
Dongyun lee
"The more identities a man has, the more they express the person they conceal."
-John le Carre, Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy
Chris Gall
"The human spy, in terms of the American espionage effort, had never been terribly pertinent."
-Aldrich Ames
Gary Kelley
"I've always wanted to play a spy, because it is the ultimate acting exercise. You are never what you seem."
-Benedict Cumberbatch
Andrew R Wright
"There will come a time when it isn't 'They're spying on me through my phone' anymore. Eventually, it will be 'My phone is spying on me'."
-Philip K. Dick
Gregory Manchess
"Even cowards can endure hardship; only the brave can endure suspense."
-Mignon McLaughlin
Yan Nascimbene
"Every man is surrounded by a neighborhood of voluntary spies."
-Jane Austen
Paul Cox
"Most people like to read about intrigue and spies. I hope to provide a metaphor for the average reader's daily life. Most of us live in a slightly conspiratorial relationship with our employer and perhaps with our marriage."
-John le Carre

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