Charles Cumming’s Top 10 Popular and Famous Quotes

Ten of My Favourite Charles Cumming Quotes 

Quotes, who doesn’t love a good quote? This series of articles we look at Top 10 Famous Quotes by Author Charles Cumming, author quotes are always a challenge and fun to pick, with Charles Cumming you will find my Ten favourites of Charles Cumming’s quotes. 

Popular Quotes

“Akim replied,”
― Charles Cumming, A Foreign Country

 “I learned that spying isn’t about strengths in human nature – ideological conviction, duty, loyalty to one’s country. Spying is about weaknesses – the lust for money, for status, for sex. This is the guilty secret of our secret trade.’ Tanya”
― Charles Cumming, The Trinity Six

“By making stupid people feel better about their stupidity. By allowing bigots to think they were justified in making anti-Semitic statements, saying that it was OK to hate women, to be aggrieved about people of color, about immigrants.”
― Charles Cumming, The Moroccan Girl

 “He believed in the unarguable notion that if a young person is lucky enough to read the right books at the right time in the company of the right teacher, it will change their life forever.”
― Charles Cumming, The Trinity Six

 “A great love affair makes us feel alive, vivid and free. But that feeling comes at a price. We are never truly happy while we are at the mercy of another person.”
― Charles Cumming, A Divided Spy

 “You know, you should never catch a spy. Discover him and then control him, but never catch him. A spy causes far more trouble when he’s caught. Harold Macmillan”
― Charles Cumming, The Trinity Six

“drawing to an inevitable end. ‘I so wish we could meet again,’ she said. Kell was aware of the cruel absurdity of his”
― Charles Cumming, A Colder War

 “The first thing you should know about people is that you don’t know the first thing about them.”
― Charles Cumming, The Spanish Game

“grave. ‘I don’t know,’ Akim replied,”
― Charles Cumming, A Foreign Country

“Sense of an Ending”
― Charles Cumming, A Colder War

10 Famous Quotes by Author Charles Cumming

So there you have it my Ten favourite quotes by Charles Cumming, please comment below and share your favourite quotes by the fantastic author Charles Cumming.  Furthermore, if you find any Authors not covered for there, top 10 quotes let me know and I will review their works and find some of their best quotes as has been done here for Charles Cumming. 

One Final Bonus – Charles Cumming Quote 

“I am not anti-American,’ he said. ‘I just despise the current American administration. I despair that Bush has made ordinary, decent people all over the world think twice about what was once, and still could be again, a great country, when what happened on September 11th should have made ordinary, decent people all over the world embrace America as never before. I don’t like it that neo-conservative politicians bully their so-called allies while playing to the worst, racist instincts of their own bewildered electorate. I don’t like it that we live in an era where to be anti-war is to be anti-American, to be pro-Palestine is to be anti-Semitic, to be critical of Blair is somehow to be supportive of Putin and Chirac. All anybody is asking for in this so-called age of terror is some leadership. Yet everywhere you look in public life there is no truth, no courage, no dignity to speak of.”

― Charles Cumming, Typhoon

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