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 John LeCarre - “If there is one eternal truth of politics, it is that there are always a dozen good reasons for doing nothing.”
 John LeCarre - “It's easy to forget what intelligence consists of luck and speculation. Here and there a windfall, here and there a scoop.”
 John LeCarre - “Berlin. What a garrison of spies what a cabinet full of useless, liquid secrets, what a playground for every alchemist, miracle worker and rat piper that ever took up the cloak.”
 John LeCarre - “Love is whatever you can still betray. Betrayal can only happen if you love.”
 John LeCarre - “A committee is an animal with four back legs.”
 John LeCarre - “Love is whatever you can still betray ... Betrayal can only happen if you love.”
 John LeCarre - “Having your book turned into a movie is like seeing your oxen turned into bouillon cubes.”
 John LeCarre - “For decades to come the spy world will continue to be the collective couch where the subconscious of each nation is confessed.”
 John LeCarre - “The monsters of our childhood do not fade away, neither are they ever wholly monstrous. But neither, in my experience, do we ever reach a plane of detachment regarding our parents, however wise and old we may become. To pretend otherwise is to cheat.”
 John LeCarre - “A desk is a dangerous place from which to watch the world.”
 John LeCarre - “It's easy to forget what intelligence consists of luck and speculation. Here and there a windfall, here and there a scoop.”
 John LeCarre - “I move my lips when I read -- I'm painfully slow -- so I like really good English.”
 John LeCarre - “You should have died when I killed you.”
 John LeCarre - “The only reward for love is the experience of loving.”
 John LeCarre - “Writing is like walking in a deserted street. Out of the dust in the street you make a mud pie.”