Quotes About Spy Thriller

Quotes tagged as "spy-thriller" (showing 1-17 of 17)
S.D. Skye
“He offered me a ride up from the abyss and I took it. But a ride with the devil is never free. And accepting that ride can only lead to hell.”
S.D. Skye, Son of a Itch

Victor Robert Lee
“Cono felt embarrassed by the thought that he might have been just another pitiful orphan trying to turn his friends into family, and that he might be blinded by this need, a need that colored his whole life, that ache to offer worth to someone.”
Victor Robert Lee, Performance Anomalies

Jeff Phillips
“Their conversation ceased abruptly with the entry of an oddly-shaped man whose body resembled a certain vegetable. He was a thickset fellow with calloused and jaundiced skin and a patch of brown hair, a frizzy upheaval. We will call him Bell Pepper. Bell Pepper sidled up beside The Drippy Man and looked at the grilled cheese in his hand. The Drippy Man, a bit uncomfortable at the heaviness of the gaze, politely apologized and asked Bell Pepper if he would like one.

“Why is one of your legs fatter than the other?” asked Bell Pepper.

The Drippy Man realized Bell Pepper was not looking at his sandwich but towards the inconsistency of his leg sizes.

“You always get your kicks pointing out defects?” retorted The Drippy Man.

“Just curious. Never seen anything like it before.”

“I was raised not to feel shame and hide my legs in baggy pants.”

“So you flaunt your deformity by wearing short shorts?”

“Like you flaunt your pockmarks by not wearing a mask?”

Bell Pepper backed away, kicking wide the screen door, making an exit to a porch over hanging a dune of sand that curved into a jagged upward jab of rock.

“He is quite sensitive,” commented The Dry Advisor.

“Who is he?”

“A fellow who once manipulated the money in your wallet but now curses the fellow who does.”
Jeff Phillips, Turban Tan

Jonathan Dyer
“Ordinary people can do extraordinary things that can change the course of history.”
Jonathan Dyer

Fred   Cooper
“Anyone who thinks life is boring hasn't lived”
Fred Cooper

Kenneth Eade
“Home was wherever they were together, and it felt good.”
Kenneth Eade, To Russia for Love

Graeme Shimmin
“I don't like killing, but I'm good at it. Murder isn't so bad from a distance, just shapes popping up in my scope. Close-up work though - a garrotte around a target's neck or a knife in their heart - it's not for me. Too much empathy, that's my problem. Usually. But not today. Today is different . . .”
Graeme Shimmin, A Kill in the Morning

Philip Kerr
“Believe me, I know a lot about harm's way. It turns sharp left off the road to Shitsville when you're least expecting it.”
Philip Kerr

Kenneth Eade
“On a basic level, he had seen first-hand how his government used the element of fear to accomplish its objectives; the same element of fear that had been used as an excuse to engage its huge war machine in conflicts for the profits of America’s oligarchy.”
Kenneth Eade

Kenneth Eade
“Mr. Rogan, I am magician, not God.”
Kenneth Eade, To Russia for Love

Kenneth Eade
“Nobody seems to remember you from any of your employers.”
“I guess I’m not very memorable”
Kenneth Eade, To Russia for Love

Linda Davies
“Ark Storm - what if you could control the weather?”
Linda Davies, Ark Storm: A Novel

“I've got to think of a hundred and sixty million Americans, not of the three or four that happen to be the ones I love. And it wouldn't be a big thing - security is built on lots of little thing. I don't like to talk about it. (Calhoun Hightower in Danger for Breakfast)”
John McPartland

Jennifer Arnett
“He'd done this hundreds of times: done a job, been drugged with a narcotic that erased his short term memory, and dumped in a seedy hole in the wall locale, where when he climbed out, he would have to figure out where he was, find a payphone, and call in for his next job.”
Jennifer Arnett, Agent Chandler, Retired: A short story

Ellie Midwood
“For a month already I was carrying on my affair with him, the whole month behind the closed doors of his office with hot wet kisses, with top secret papers scattered on the floor thrown off the table in haste, Georg rolling his eyes at yet another cancelled meeting and the order not to disturb the Chief of the RSHA, winks and hidden smiles through the half opened door, and the two of us smelling of each other’s perfume. And with every day I was sinking deeper and deeper in that swamp, and didn’t even try to grab the ground that was right next to me. I was disgusted with myself like an alcoholic who wakes up in a pile of dirt, but crawls right back to the pub to fill himself again with the poisonous liquor slowly killing him with every new sip.”
Ellie Midwood, The Girl from Berlin: Gruppenführer's Mistress

Axel Avian
“I'm not a spy, I'm an agent. There's a difference. I'm protecting you, not that you seem to be grateful."
"You're protecting me. How old are you anyway?"
"Fifteen."
"Fifteen? You can't even drive!"
"I can drive," I responded. It's just that certain officers say I may not drive."
"WTF?" she said. "We're going into Afghanistan, and they've sent a pre-driver."
Pre-driver? Was that even a word? And I was here specifically because Talya and Thorne were so young. "I thought you were sixteen," I said.
"I can drive," she responded haughtily.”
Axel Avian, Agent Colt Shore Domino 29

“If you had issues with him, I could have spoken to HR. Arranged an intervention. Breaking his neck without going through your line manager, that shit stays on your record.”
Mick Herron, Slow Horses

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