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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.
A desk is a dangerous place from which to watch the world.

For decades to come the spy world will continue to be the collective couch where the subconscious of each nation is confessed.
It's easy to forget what intelligence consists of: luck and speculation. Here and there a windfall, here and there a scoop.
Writing is like walking in a deserted street. Out of the dust in the street you make a mud pie.
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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