"Most people like to read about intrigue and spies. I hope to provide a metaphor for the average reader's daily life. Most of us live in a slightly conspiratorial relationship with our employer and perhaps with our marriage."
"Learn from yesterday, live for today, hope for tomorrow. The important thing is not to stop questioning."John le Carre on Albert Einstein
"We must accept finite disappointment, but never lose infinite hope."John le Carre on Martin Luther King, Jr.
"None are more hopelessly enslaved than those who falsely believe they are free."John le Carre on Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
"My great hope is to laugh as much as I cry to get my work done and try to love somebody and have the courage to accept the love in return."John le Carre on Maya Angelou
"I find hope in the darkest of days, and focus in the brightest. I do not judge the universe."John le Carre on Dalai Lama
"By the age of 9 or 10, I knew that I had to cut my own cloth and make my own way."
"When you're my age and you see a story, you better go for it pretty quickly. I'd just like to get a few more novels under my belt."
"I don't know whether it's age or maturity, but I certainly find myself committed more and more to the looser forms of Western democracy at any price."
"I mean, I'm in the business of storytelling, not message making."
"More particularly, having a largely German-oriented education has made me very responsive to 19th-century German literature."