Quotations by Le Carre, John


Having your book turned into a movie is like seeing your oxen turned into bouillon cubes.

John le Carré (b. 1931) English novelist, intelligence officer [pseud. of David Moore Cornwell]
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A desk is a dangerous place from which to view the world.

John le Carré (b. 1931) English novelist, intelligence officer [pseud. of David Moore Cornwell]
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We do disagreeable things so that ordinary people here and everywhere can sleep safely in their beds at night.

John le Carré (b. 1931) English novelist, intelligence officer [pseud. of David Moore Cornwell]
The Spy Who Came in from the Cold, ch. 2 (1963)
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