John le Carré

Age

John le Carre quote : When you’re my age …

When you’re my age and you see a story, you better go for it pretty quickly. I’d just like to…

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Family

John le Carre quote : You have no idea …

You have no idea how humiliating it was, as a boy, to suddenly have all your clothes, your toys, snatched…

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Experience

John le Carre quote : A spy like a …

A spy, like a writer, lives outside the mainstream population. He steals his experience through bribes and reconstructs it. John…

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History

John le Carre quote : History keeps her secrets …

History keeps her secrets longer than most of us. But she has one secret that I will reveal to you…

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Education

John le Carre quote : More particularly having a …

More particularly, having a largely German-oriented education has made me very responsive to 19th-century German literature. John le Carre

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Age

John le Carré quote : By the age of …

By the age of 9 or 10, I knew that I had to cut my own cloth and make my…

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ExperienceFamily

John le Carre quote : I was quite able …

I was quite able at the insignificant work I did in MI6, but absolutely dysfunctional in my domestic life. I…

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Experience

John le Carre quote : The monsters of our …

The monsters of our childhood do not fade away, neither are they ever wholly monstrous. But neither, in my experience,…

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Business

John le Carre quote : I mean I’m in …

I mean, I’m in the business of storytelling, not message making. John le Carre

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Age

John le Carre quote : I don’t know whether …

I don’t know whether it’s age or maturity, but I certainly find myself committed more and more to the looser…

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