” I cannot grasp the difference between killing people with drones or rifles and knives. The objective in war is to kill the enemy before he kills you. I can’t fathom the almost religious zeal with which the use of drones is being opposed. “


” Writing has taught me a lot – though far from everything – about writing, so as time has passed, it has become more pleasurable if not easier. I’ve done other things in life, but writing is by a factor of 10 the most difficult among them. And, of course, you never achieve what you set out to achieve, so you must keep on trying to do better. “


” People are dying to tell you their secrets, it’s just a matter of getting the conversation going in the right direction. If you just let people fill the silence, they will let you the most extraordinary things. I sometimes wonder if afterward they remember what they’ve said. “


” If I were to give you a list of names of the people, world political figures, who have been assisted by the CIA, and even assisted to office around the world, you’d be astonished and probably wouldn’t believe it. But it’s very long, and the names are very distinguished. “


” I have to tell you, I’m a happy man. I’ve lived the life I wanted to live. I’ve written the books I wanted to write. No publisher has ever even suggested that I change so much as a phrase – commas and periods, yes – and I suspect that I have a lot of serious readers, in fact, I know. “



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I cannot grasp the difference between killing people with drones or rifles and knives. The objective in war is to kill the enemy before he kills you. I can
Writing has taught me a lot - though far from everything - about writing, so as time has passed, it has become more pleasurable if not easier. I


People are dying to tell you their secrets, it
If I were to give you a list of names of the people, world political figures, who have been assisted by the CIA, and even assisted to office around the world, you
I have to tell you, I
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