John Le Carre: We lie to one another every day

“We lie to one another every day, in the sweetest way, often unconsciously. We dress ourselves and compose ourselves in order to present ourselves to one another.”

—John Le Carre.

John le Carre: Sole survivors

“Coming home from very lonely places, all of us go a little mad: whether from great personal success, or just an all-night drive, we are the sole survivors of a world no one else has ever seen.”
John le Carre, “The Chancellor Who Agreed To Play Spy, in The New York Times, May 8, 1974.

English: John le Carré at the "Zeit Forum...

English: John le Carré at the “Zeit Forum Kultur” in Hamburg on November 10th 2008. Deutsch: John le Carré beim “Zeit Forum Kultur” in Hamburg am 10. November 2008. Français : John le Carré au “Zeit Forum Kultur” de Hambourg le 10 novembre 2008. Italiano: John le Carré al “Zeit Forum Kultur” di Amburgo il 10 novembre 2008. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)