"I'm a man, you fool. Don't you understand? A plain, simple, muddled, fat-headed human being ... I reserve the right to be ignorant. That's the Western way of life."
"What the hell do you think spies are? Moral philosophers measuring everything they do against the word of God or Karl Marx?
They're not! They're just a bunch of seedy, squalid bastards like me: little men, drunkards, queers, hen-pecked husbands, civil servants playing cowboys and Indians to brighten their rotten little lives. Do you think they sit like monks in a cell, balancing right against wrong?"