Monday, October 19, 2009

Meandering in the shadows . . .

Today is the birthday of David John Moore Cornwell (born 19 October 1931), author. He is best known by his pseudonym, John le Carré and his novel The Spy Who Came in from the Cold (1963).

"History keeps her secrets longer than most of us. But she has one secret that I will reveal to you tonight in the greatest confidence. Sometimes there are no winners at all. And sometimes nobody needs to lose." - John le Carré

"We lie to one another every day, in the sweetest way, often unconsciously. We dress ourselves and compose ourselves in order to present ourselves to one another." - John le Carré

"Sometimes we do a thing in order to find out the reason for it. Sometimes our actions are questions not answers." - John le Carré

"The only reward for love is the experience of loving." - John le Carré

"A desk is a dangerous place from which to view the world." - John le Carré

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