Quotes About Spy

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Ally Carter
“You really saw some?" Liz said an hour later. Sure, we had the stereo blaring and the shower running, but Liz still whispered, "They really...exist?"
"Liz," I whispered back, "they're not unicorns."
"No," Bex said flatly, "they're boys. And they're...good.”
Ally Carter, Cross My Heart and Hope to Spy

Ally Carter
“I suppose a lot of teenage girls feel invisible sometimes, like they just disappear. Well, that's me—Cammie the Chameleon. But I'm luckier than most because, at my school, that's considered cool.

I go to a school for spies.”
Ally Carter, I'd Tell You I Love You, But Then I'd Have to Kill You
tags: spy

Ally Carter
“Women of the Gallagher Academy, who comes here?" she asked.

Just then, every girl at every table (even the newbies) stood and said in unison, "We are the sisters of Gillian."

"Why do you come?" my mother asked.

"To learn her skills. Honor her sword. And keep her secrets."

"To what end do you work?"

"To the cause of justice and light."

"How long will you strive?"

"For all the days of our lives," we finished and I felt a little like a character in one of my grandma's soap operas.”
Ally Carter, I'd Tell You I Love You, But Then I'd Have to Kill You
tags: spy

Ally Carter
“and then Zach said a really bad word, but I doubt DeeDee noticed because it was in Farsi”
Ally Carter, Cross My Heart and Hope to Spy
tags: spy, word

Ally Carter
“Tell me or I'll yell for Mr. and Mrs. Baxter, and you can find out how bex became bex”
Ally Carter, Only the Good Spy Young

Ally Carter
“Cammie!" I'll never forget the tone of Macey's voice in that moment. "Cam," she said slowly, moving toward me, "I know how it feels to be watched every second of every day. I know what it's like to trust fewer and fewer people until it seems like you are completely alone in the world. I know you think the only things that are left in your life are the bad things. I know what you're feeling, Cam." Her hands were on my shoulders. Her blue eyes were staring into mine. "I know.”
Ally Carter, Only the Good Spy Young

Sun Tzu
“If quick, I survive.
If not quick, I am lost.
This is "death.”
Sun Tzu

Ally Carter
“Abby must have been the one who found the safe house, because Townsend didn't like it.

"The building across the street is under construction," he snarled as soon as we'd carried our bags inside.

"The elevator has key card access, and I've hacked into the surveillance cameras from every system on the block," Abby argued. "We have a three-hundred-sixty-degree visual."

"Excellent." Townsend dropped his bag. "Now the circle can see us from every angle."

"Don't mind Agent Townsend, girls," Abby told us. "He's a glass-half-empty kind of spy."

"Also known as the good kind," he countered.

Abby huffed.”
Ally Carter, Out of Sight, Out of Time

Ally Carter
“Waiting. Like it or not, it's a skill all spies have to master eventually.”
Ally Carter, Out of Sight, Out of Time

John le Carré
“I have a theory which I suspect is rather immoral,' Smiley went on, more lightly. 'Each of us has only a quantum of compassion. That if we lavish our concern on every stray cat, we never get to the centre of things.”
John le Carré, Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy

James Morcan
“Democrats and Republicans were essentially the same party with different faces and that was why, no matter how many promises each leader made, significant change rarely transpired.”
James Morcan, The Ninth Orphan

Ally Carter
“I didn’t know what was more disturbing—the fact that something was obviously wrong, or that three faculty members of the world’s premiere spy school had forgotten to lock the door.”
Ally Carter, I'd Tell You I Love You, But Then I'd Have to Kill You

Benedict Cumberbatch
“I've always wanted to play a spy, because it is the ultimate acting exercise. You are never what you seem.”
Benedict Cumberbatch

John le Carré
“This is a war," Lemas replied. "It's graphic and unpleasant because it's fought on a tiny scale, at close range; fought with a wastage of innocent life sometimes, I admit. But it's nothing, nothing at all besides other wars - the last or the next.”
John le Carré, The Spy Who Came In from the Cold

John le Carré
“Treason is very much a matter of habit, Smiley decided.”
John le Carré, Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy

Howard Tayler
“Spy' is such a short ugly word. I prefer 'espionage.' Those extra three syllables really say something.”
Howard Tayler, Emperor Pius Dei

Ian Fleming
“He was a secret agent, and still alive thanks to his exact attention to the detail of his profession.”
Ian Fleming, Casino Royale
tags: 007, spy

Dietrich Bonhoeffer
“The fearful danger of the present time is that above the cry for authority, we forget that man stands alone before the ultimate authority, and that anyone who lays violent hands on man here, is infringing eternal laws, and taking upon himself superhuman authority, which will eventually crush him.”
Dietrich Bonhoeffer

“Dr. Talbon was struck by another very important thing. It all hung together. The stories Cheryl told — even though it was upsetting to think people could do stuff like that — they were not disjointed They were not repetitive in terms of "I've heard this before". It was not just she'd someone trying consciously or unconsciously to get attention. really processed them out and was done with them. She didn't come up with them again [after telling the story once and dealing with it]. Once it was done, it was done. And I think that was probably the biggest factor for me in her believability. I got no sense that she was using these stories to make herself a really interesting person to me so I'd really want to work with her, or something. Or that she was just living in this stuff like it was her life. Once she dealt with it and processed it, it was gone. We just went on to other things. 'Throughout the whole thing, emotionally Cheryl was getting her life together. Parts of her were integrating where she could say,"I have a sense that some particular alter has folded in with some basic alter", and she didn't bring it up again. She didn't say that this alter has reappeared to cause more problems. That just didn't happen. The therapist had learned from training and experience that when real integration occurs, it is permanent and the patient moves on.”
Cheryl Hersha, Secret Weapons: How Two Sisters Were Brainwashed To Kill For Their Country

Sabrina Jeffries
“Perhaps the wolf wasn't quite so dangerous as he pretended. Unfortunately, there was only one way to find out for sure——give him a little rope and see if he hung himself.

And pray that he didn't tie her up with it instead.”
Sabrina Jeffries, Dance of Seduction

John le Carré
“There's no way out," he announced with satisfaction, "and no amount of wishful dreaming will produce one. The demon won't go back in its bottle, the face-off is for ever, the embrace gets tighter and the toys cleverer with every generation, and there's no such thing for either side as enough security. Not for the main players, not for the nasty little newcomers who each year run themselves up a suitcase bomb and join the club. We get tired of believing that, because we're human. We may even con ourselves into believing the threat has gone away. It never will. Never, never, never."

"So, who'll save us then, Walt?" Barley asked. "You and Nedsky?"

"Vanity, if anything will, which I doubt," Walter retorted. "No leader wants to go down in history as the ass who destroyed his country in an afternoon. And funk, I suppose. Most of our gallant politicians do have a narcissistic objection to suicide, thank God.”
John le Carré, The Russia House

Maria V. Snyder
“I could admire his skills, and be relieved when he was on my side in a fight. But for a rat to like the cat? That scenario ended only one way. With one dead rat.”
Maria V. Snyder, Poison Study

Tod Goldberg
“The room fell silent. I frankly didn't know what I was going to do to help Eduardo, but I had the sense that he was right- no one else could help him, and without help, all that he'd done would crumble.

Plus, I like being called his only hope. I felt like Obi-Wan Kenobi.”
Tod Goldberg, The Reformed

Eva Stachniak
“I was a tongue, a gazette. The bearer of "the truth of the whispers."
I knew of hollowed books, trunks with false bottoms, and the meanders of secret corridors. I knew how to open hidden drawers in your escritoire, how to unseal your letter and make you think no one had touched it. If I had been in your room, I left the hair around your lock the way you had tied it. If you trusted the silence of the night, I had overheard your secrets.”
Eva Stachniak, The Winter Palace: A Novel of Catherine the Great
tags: spy

Tod Goldberg
“Sam took another sip of the pruno. It went down smoother this time, possibly because he no longer had feeling in his extremities.”
Tod Goldberg, The Reformed

Tod Goldberg
“What's your name, son?' Sam said. The man looked to be about Sam's age, but Sam always thought calling people 'son' immediately gave the air of imperial authority and opened the door for spanking if need be.”
Tod Goldberg, The Bad Beat

Tod Goldberg
“There was a sweetness in my voice I found nauseating. I made a note to myself never to have children. Or at least not helpless children.”
Tod Goldberg, The Bad Beat

Ana Claudia Antunes
“She was born under the sign of Gemini. And that stands for the good and evil twin. Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde both hiding and residing inside her heart. Her good twin was not bad at all. But her evil twin was even better, and showed up to be way too fatal!”
Ana Claudia Antunes, Mysterious Murder of Marilyn Monroe

Tod Goldberg
“Who cut him?' Sam liked saying things like 'Who cut him?' It reminded him of being a kid and watching prison movies, which is probably why prisoners talked like that, too.”
Tod Goldberg, The Reformed

Ally Carter
“Once is a stranger; twice is a coincidence; three times is a tail.”
Ally Carter, Cross My Heart and Hope to Spy

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