"Until we have a better relationship between private performance and the public truth, as was demonstrated with Watergate, we as the public are absolutely right to remain suspicious, contemptuous even, of the secrecy and the misinformation which is the digest of our news."
"Everything we hear is an opinion, not a fact. Everything we see is a perspective, not the truth."John le Carre on Marcus Aurelius
"Anyone who doesn't take truth seriously in small matters cannot be trusted in large ones either."John le Carre on Albert Einstein
"Three things cannot be long hidden: the sun, the moon, and the truth."John le Carre on Buddha
"I believe that unarmed truth and unconditional love will have the final word in reality. This is why right, temporarily defeated, is stronger than evil triumphant."John le Carre on Martin Luther King, Jr.
"A lie gets halfway around the world before the truth has a chance to get its pants on."John le Carre on Winston Churchill
"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."