28 2011

Daily Quote: Gentlemen who lie for the good of their country

Published by at 09:47 under Daily Quote

这是英国间谍小说作家 John le Carré 的新书  Our Kind of Traitor 中两位人物的对话,其中的 Perry 是一位牛津大学讲师,Hector 是一位英国情报人员:

Perry: Aren’t you supposed to be the gentlemen who lie for the good of their country?

Hector: That’s diplomats. We’re not gentlemen.

Perry: So you lie to save your hides.

Hector: That’s politicians. Different game entirely.

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  1. Ella Huaon 28 二 2011 at 09:57

    It reminds me that the lawyer lies in favor of their own interests. This is illustrated in the comedy “Liar liar” performed by Jim Carrey.

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