Ben Macintyre Quotes.

1. "The defining feature of this spy would be his falsity. He was a pure figment of imagination, a weapon in war far removed from the traditional battle of bombs and bullets."
- Quote by Ben Macintyre

2. "Here was heroism, but here, too, was mounted suicide in full-dress costume."
- Ben Macintyre, The Englishman's Daughter: A True Story of Love and Betrayal in World War One

3. "Lo peor que puede sucederle a un espía es creer que lo aman, que se halla en una relación entre iguales, que no lo están manipulando."
- Ben Macintyre, Un espía entre amigos: La gran traición de Kim Philby

4. "Eccentricity is one of those English traits that look like frailty but mask a concealed strength; individuality disguised as oddity."
- Ben Macintyre, A Spy Among Friends: Kim Philby and the Great Betrayal

5. "The fatal conceit of most spies is to believe they are loved, in a relationship between equals, and not merely manipulated."
- Ben Macintyre, A Spy Among Friends: Kim Philby and the Great Betrayal

6. "Sam Brewer enjoyed discussing Middle Eastern politics with Philby; Philby enjoyed sleeping with his wife."
- Ben Macintyre, A Spy Among Friends: Kim Philby and the Great Betrayal

7. "In a brilliant lecture written in 1944, C. S. Lewis described the fatal British obsession with the ‘inner ring’, the belief that somewhere, just beyond reach, is an exclusive group holding real power and influence, which a certain sort of Englishman constantly aspires to find and join."
- Ben Macintyre, A Spy Among Friends: Kim Philby and the Great Betrayal

8. "The word most consistently used to describe Kim Philby was "charm", that intoxicating, beguiling and occasionally lethal English quality."
- Ben Macintyre, A Spy Among Friends: Kim Philby and the Great Betrayal

9. "Here, then, was a truly bizarre situation: Philby was telling Moscow the truth, but was disbelieved, and allowed to go on thinking he was believed; he was deceiving the British in order to aid the Soviets, who suspected a deception, and were in turn deceiving him."
- Ben Macintyre, A Spy Among Friends: Kim Philby and the Great Betrayal

10. "Elliott and Philby existed within the inner circle of Britain’s ruling class, where mutual trust was so absolute and unquestioned that there was no need for elaborate security precautions. They were all part of the same family."
- Ben Macintyre, A Spy Among Friends: Kim Philby and the Great Betrayal

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