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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.
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.

I move my lips when I read -- I'm painfully slow -- so I like really good English.
A committee is an animal with four back legs.
"You should have died when I killed you."
Love is whatever you can still betray ... Betrayal can only happen if you love.
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Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F: In "Book-of-the-Month Club News," May 1986.
R: In "2,715 One-Line Quotations for Speakers, Writers & Raconteurs," by Edward F. Murphy, 1981.
A: Smiley, in "Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy," pt. 3, ch. 34, 1974.
N: Lines for a bureaucrat speaking to a reassigned agent. "A Perfect Spy," 1986.
K: "A Perfect Spy," 1986.

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