Call for the Dead
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"Call for the Dead" Quotes

By John le Carré

fiction | 160 pages | Published in NaN

John le Carré classic novels deftly navigate readers through the intricate shadow worlds of international espionage with unsurpassed skill and knowledge, and have earned him -- and his hero, British Secret Service Agent George Smiley, who is introduced in this, his first novel -- unprecedented worldwide acclaim.George Smiley had liked Samuel Fennan, and now Fennan was dead from an apparent suicide. But why? Fennan, a Foreign Office man, had been under investigation for alleged Communist Party activities, but Smiley had made it clear that the investigation -- little more than a routine security check -- was over and that the file on Fennan could be closed. The very next day, Fennan was found dead with a note by his body saying his career was finished and he couldn't go on. Smiley was puzzled...

ISBN_13:9780743431675

Quotes

It's a funny thing about life, once you begin to take note of the things you are grateful for, you begin to lose sight of the things that you lack.

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We can't all belong to special clubs. We have to be content with the F.A. Cup.

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When you have nothing else to lose, you lose your dignity.

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When the sun shines, it can melt the hardest of hearts.

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The future is a fog that never clears.

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We cannot protect ourselves from the unexpected by acting as if nothing unexpected could happen.

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There are things that have to be done, even if they are dangerous.

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The only way to deal with this life is to accept it for what it is, and not what we wish it to be.

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A true friend is someone who is always there for you, even when you're at your worst.

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It is not the years in your life that count, it's the life in your years.

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