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John LeCarre
(1931-____) born on
Oct 19
English novelist. He made George Smiley, antithesis of James Bond, famous in "Call from the Dead," 1962; also wrote "Little Drummer Girl," 1983 and "Perfect Spy," 1986.
         
   
F
A desk is a dangerous place from which to watch the world.

R
For decades to come the spy world will continue to be the collective couch where the subconscious of each nation is confessed.
A
It's easy to forget what intelligence consists of: luck and speculation. Here and there a windfall, here and there a scoop.
N
Writing is like walking in a deserted street. Out of the dust in the street you make a mud pie.
K
Having your book turned into a movie is like seeing your oxen turned into bouillon cubes.
 
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Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F: In "Quotable Business," ed. Louis E. Boone, 1992.
R: In "Observer" (London), 19 Nov 1989.
A: Leclerc, in "The Looking-Glass War," pt. 2, ch. 9, 1965.
N: In "Time," 1 May 1964.
K: In "The Fourth 637 Best Things Anybody Ever Said," ed. Robert Byrne, 1990.
   


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