111 Secret Agent Quotes To Inspire You

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The Most Famous Secret Agent Quotes (Best in 2024)

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He who is not sage and wise, humane and just, cannot use secret agent.s. And he who is not delicate and subtle cannot get the truth out of them. — Sun Tzu

Of all rewards none [is] more liberal than those given to secret agents. — Sun Tzu

Of all those in the army close to the commander, none is more intimate than the secret agent. — Sun Tzu

If I wasn't an actor, I'd be a secret agent. — Elijah Wood

Secret operations are essential in war; upon them the army relies to make its every move. — Sun Tzu

The British secret service was staffed at one point almost entirely by alcoholic homosexuals working for the KGB — Clive James

You know there are no secrets in America. It's quite different in England, where people think of a secret as a shared relation between two people. — W. H. Auden

The SAS is the most elite of the special forces in the world. They are not people who go out and advertise; they keep it inside. They don't want anybody to know about them. — Taylor Hackford

A spy, like a writer, lives outside the mainstream population. He steals his experience through bribes and reconstructs it. — John Le Carre

I am honored to be a Bond girl and be a part of the Bond legacy, To star in a video game with Connery, the original Bond, is incredible. — Maria Menounos

Short Secret Agent Quotes

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  • All women are natural born espionage agents. — Sayings
  • Protection is the first necessity of opulence and luxury. — Joseph Conrad
  • I'd be a terrible secret agent. I can't keep a secret and I'm not sneaky. — Katherine Heigl
  • Even a secret agent can't lie to a Jewish mother. — Peter Malkin
  • Oh, I can keep many secrets, so I would be a phenomenal secret agent. I love secrets. — Dwayne Johnson
  • If I wasn't an actor, I'd be a secret agent. — Thornton Wilder
Secret agent quote The secret to living well and longer is: eat half, walk double, laugh triple and
The secret to living well and longer is: eat half, walk double, laugh triple and love without measure.

Secret Intelligence Quotes

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The secret of good teaching is to regard the child's intelligence as a fertile field in which seeds may be sown, to grow under the heat of flaming imagination. — Maria Montessori

Death is not necessarily what gives meaning to life LIFE gives meaning to life, and what we do with life, which is to create knowledge like music, art, science To this end, I believe intelligent life might be evolution's secret weapon: the ultimate hack that might help us transcend entropy. — Jason Silva

Reprove your friend in secret and praise him openly. — Leonardo da Vinci

Secret agent quote You'll never change your life until you change something you do daily. The secre
You'll never change your life until you change something you do daily. The secret of your success is found in your daily routine.

When the eyes of a woman that a man finds attractive look directly at him, his brain secretes the pleasure-inducing chemical dopamine - but not when she looks elsewhere. — Daniel Goleman

I love sexy, intelligent women. Sexiness is hard to define. Of course a woman can be beautiful, but I think it's something in the eyes. It's a woman saying something secretive, something in her eyes that's almost animalistic. — Ellen von Unwerth

We did not lack for religious leaders to urge us into "godly" war [...]. All of this was part of a well-financed propaganda campaign on the part of British agents. As usual, the government of the United States was being "run" by the British Secret Intelligence Service. — Eustace Mullins

Secret agent quote You will never change your life until you change something you do daily. The sec
You will never change your life until you change something you do daily. The secret of your success is found in your daily routine.

Confronted with a challenge to distill the secret of sound investment into three words, we venture the motto, Margin of Safety. — Benjamin Graham

Intelligence agencies keep things secret because they often violate the rule of law or of good behavior. — Julian Assange

Young men often laugh at the sensible girls whom they secretly respect, and affect to admire the silly ones whom they secretly despise, because earnestness, intelligence, and womanly dignity are not the fashion. — Louisa May Alcott

On Foreign Secretary Robin Cook: If a man cannot keep a measly affair secret, what is he doing in charge of the Intelligence Service? — Frederick Forsyth

Cia Agents Quotes

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You can say that I lived in Asia for a long time and in Japan I became close to several CIA agents. And you could say that I became an adviser to several CIA agents in the field and, through my friends in the CIA, met many powerful people and did special works and special favors. — Steven Seagal

I handed over names and compromised so many CIA agents in the Soviet Union. — Aldrich Ames

We need spies that look like their targets, CIA officers who speak the dialects terrorists use, and FBI agents who can speak to Muslim women who might be intimidated by men. — Jane Harman

Secret agent quote Nothing haunts us like the things we don't say
Nothing haunts us like the things we don't say

40 million Russians are convinced that I am a scoundrel, a thief, a criminal or a CIA agent, who deserves to be shot, hanged or drawn and quartered. — Anatoly Chubais

The CIA agent looked more dead than alive. Alex wondered if he had been hit, but there was no sign of any blood. Perhaps he was in shock. — Anthony Horowitz

It used to be just CIA agents with ear-pieces who walked round with preoccupied, faraway expressions, and consequently regarded all the little people as irrelevant scum. Now, understandably, it's nearly everybody. — Lynne Truss

Secret agent quote We all carry these things inside that no one can see. They hold us down like anc
We all carry these things inside that no one can see. They hold us down like anchors and they drown us out at sea.

The bottom line is that the CIA knew before the war, during and war, and after the war where most of these chemicals were and most of these biological agents. — Christopher Shays

Rove and his attorneys can parse the words all they want, but it is now clear that while Rove may not have given a reporter Plame's name, he clearly identified her by telling the reporter that Joseph Wilson's wife was a CIA agent. — Louise Slaughter

When I handed over the names and compromised so many CIA agents in the Soviet Union, I had come to the conclusion that the loss of these sources to the U.S. would not compromise significant national defense, political, diplomatic interests. — Aldrich Ames

The fact is, psychiatric help is not widely available to CIA agents - and as in the military, there is a stigma attached to admitting post-traumatic stress. — Michael Hastings

James Bond Quotes

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When you go out on a date, you are there to be a gentleman, a charming James Bond – not her approval-seeking servant. — Corey Wayne

What do you think you're doing? — Ben Aaronovitch

James Bond has a license to kill, rockstars have a license to be outrageous. Rock is about grabbing people's attention. — Gene Simmons

Secret agent quote All journeys have secret destinations of which the traveler is unaware.
All journeys have secret destinations of which the traveler is unaware.

If I could rub a genie and anything could happen? Truthfully, my other love, and this is a complete 180, but I'd love to do a spy or an espionage pic, like a James Bond movie. — Chris Diamantopoulos

People do connect me with James Bond simply because I happen to like scrambled eggs and short-sleeved shirts and some of the things that James Bond does, but I certainly haven't got his guts nor his very lively appetites. — Ian Fleming

There's a passion about this because people take it very close to their hearts and they have grown up with James Bond - and so have I. But I was being criticized before I had presented anything, so it was name calling. — Daniel Craig

Secret agent quote Unexpected kindness is the most powerful, least costly, and most underrated agen
Unexpected kindness is the most powerful, least costly, and most underrated agent of human change.

In the last James Bond movie, the villain was a culture captain, a tycoon of culture, a Murdoch figure. It's not as if people don't know what is going on. — Thomas Frank

I am a gay man who loves James Bond films and snooker - all kinds of working-class pursuits. — Mark Gatiss

Now I feel like James Bond. Suave and intelligent, breaking all the codes while looking fabulous. — Jim Butcher

My dear girl, there are some things that just aren't done, such as drinking Dom Perignon '53 above the temperature of 38 degrees Fahrenheit. That's just as bad as listening to the Beatles without earmuffs! — Sean Connery

Secret Service Quotes

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One of the things I keep learning is that the secret of being happy is doing things for other people. — Dick Gregory

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I've never met Eminem; you don't meet Eminem. He has his own secret service. — Chance the Rapper

I have made no secret, either privately or publicly, of any sense of outrage over officially enforced military and war service. I regard it as a duty of conscience to fight against such barbarous enslavement of the individual with every means available. — Albert Einstein

Secret agent quote The secret of change is to focus all of your energy, not on fighting the old, bu
The secret of change is to focus all of your energy, not on fighting the old, but on building the new.

I got invited to the White House, and I tried to sleep there overnight without permission. The Secret Service came to my house, and I had to talk to them. They legally couldn't do anything because I didn't do anything wrong, but they yelled at me like a principal. — Jake Paul

I thought the Secret Service would protect me from the press, but they were at my house to protect me from assassins with guns, not with assassins with pencils. — Michael Reagan

Congress is furious at the Secret Service for consorting with hookers, which has traditionally been Congress's role. — Andy Borowitz

Secret agent quote There are two rules for success:  1. Never tell everything you know.
There are two rules for success: 1. Never tell everything you know.

I have a secret thought from some things I have observed, that God may perhaps design you for some singular service in the world. — David Brainerd

Success is not the result of making money; earning money is the result of success — and success is in direct proportion to our service. — Earl Nightingale

The secret of life is in love the love of God and the service of humanity. — Sivananda

We've got to be of service first before we can expect money. — Earl Nightingale

James Bond Movie Quotes

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Look at every action movie in Hollywood. Every leading man from Spider-Man to Batman to James Bond, 'Bourne Identity', every one of them possesses martial arts skills. — Donnie Yen

I mostly gave away what I had from the James Bond movie. — Ursula Andress

Our prisons are full of people who think they're Napoleon..or God. — Ian Fleming

Secret agent quote The secret of getting ahead is getting started.
The secret of getting ahead is getting started.

The hackers who hacked into Sony have leaked the upcoming script for the new James Bond movie. Some of the executives said the news left them shaken but not stirred. — Conan O'Brien

I think I would be a good villain in a James Bond movie. — Werner Herzog

You have to strike hard from the beginning and create a depressurizing zone between the viewer's own life and the one onscreen. The creators of James Bond got it right: the attention-grabbing scene of each Bond movie is the very first one, before the opening credits. — Claude Lelouch

Secret agent quote Adopt the pace of nature: her secret is patience.
Adopt the pace of nature: her secret is patience.

Bill Gates is just a monocle and a Persian Cat away from being one of the bad guys in a James Bond movie. — Dennis Miller

John Barry was my hero when I was about 13. His scores to the James Bond movies were the scores of my life back then. — Carter Burwell

I don't like James Bond. They made him a super hero, but he is just an agent, a human being. In my movies, secret agents are more realistic, I didn't want to portray them in the most glowing colours. — King Hu

I think I would be a good villain in a James Bond movie. They were fairly weak, the last half-dozen of villains in James Bond movies were not that convincing. — Werner Herzog

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More Secret Agent Quotes

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Of all those in the army close to the commander none is more intimate than the secret agent; of all rewards none more liberal than those given to secret agents; of all matters none is more confidential than those relating to secret operations. — Sun Tzu

Euphemisms are not, as many young people think, useless verbiage for that which can and should be said bluntly; they are like secret agents on a delicate mission, they must airily pass by a stinking mess with barely so much as a nod of the head, make their point of constructive criticism and continue on in calm forbearance. Euphemisms are unpleasant truths wearing diplomatic cologne. — Quentin Crisp

He was a secret agent, and still alive thanks to his exact attention to the detail of his profession. — Ian Fleming

The governments of the present day have to deal not merely with other governments, with emperors, kings and ministers, but also with the secret societies which have everywhere their unscrupulous agents, and can at the last moment upset all the governments' plans. — Benjamin Disraeli

If the genius of invention were to reveal to-morrow the secret of immortality, of eternal beauty and youth, for which all humanity is aching, the same inexorable agents which prevent a mass from changing suddenly its velocity would likewise resist the force of the new knowledge until time gradually modifies human thought. — Nikola Tesla

Revelation does not mean man finding God, but God finding man, God sharing His secrets with us, God showing us Himself. In revelation, God is the agent as well as the object. — J. I. Packer

There's a big part of me that would love to be a secret agent. But if I showed up to do an investigation and interrogate someone now, they wouldn't be able to take me seriously. I've ruined that for myself. — Gillian Anderson

Today was the annual Easter egg roll on the White House lawn. Usually when you see something rolling on the White House lawn it's a drunk Secret Service agent. — Conan O'Brien

I wanted to do everything. I wanted to be a pilot. I wanted to be a secret agent. I wanted to be a fireman and a doctor, all that. So I related that through movies and stuff. — Josh Holloway

The state in the matter of drugs should not, any more than in the matter of sex, act as the secret agent for the agenda of the church. — Sayings

The secret point of money and power in America is neither the things that money can buy nor power for power's sake... but absolute personal freedom, mobility, privacy. It is the instinct which drove America to the Pacific, all through the nineteenth century, the desire to be able to find a restaurant open in case you want a sandwich, to be a free agent, live by one's own rules. — Joan Didion

ALPHA-60: Your name is written Ivan Johnson, but it is pronounced Lemmy Caution, Secret Agent Zero Zero Three of the Outlands. You are a threat to the security of Alphaville. CAUTION: I refuse to become what you call normal. ... ALPHA-60: You cannot escape. The door is locked. CAUTION: Try to stop me, pal. — Jean-Luc Godard

While I was in jail, they handcuffed me and took me to a backroom, where a detective from the FBI and a Secret Service agent were, and they interrogated me for about three or four hours. — Sherman Austin

In 'The Secret Agent,' it's basically a character that was admired by Theodore Kaczynski, which is some fan mail you don't really want to open. This is a man who is a chemist and who specializes in making bombs and despises humanity. — Robin Williams

Bulk collection means all of your communications are being secretly intercepted. They are being stolen as they cross India, and they're being stored in these silos so that they can be rifled through at the convenience of secret agents, basically. — Edward Snowden

One of the cool things, obviously there's 'Scandal,' 'House of Cards,' there was 'West Wing.' Other than that Jack Lemmon/James Garner movie about ex-presidents, no one's ever done anything in this area, whereas a lot of times, we do a story where someone goes, "Oh, yeah, they did someone sleeping with a Secret Service agent on 'House of Cards.'" — David Mandel

As nearly two dozen Secret Service agents and members of the military were punished or fired following a 2012 prostitution scandal in Colombia, Obama administration officials repeatedly denied that anyone from the White House was involved. — Carol D. Leonnig

[Joe] Biden countered. He was speaking at a summit for working families, and he said he had no stocks, no bonds, or a savings account. He then asked a Secret Service agent to hand him his hobo bindle, and he jumped a freight train back to D.C. — Peter Sagal

Secret Service agents detained an Iowa man with a gun who happened to be walking in a Des Moines park where President Bush was jogging. Were they out of their minds? White guys with guns put Bush in the White House. — Argus Hamilton

[The biographer] must be as ruthless as a board meeting smelling out embezzlement, as suspicious as a secret agent riding the Simplon-Orient Express, as cold-eyed as a pawnbroker viewing a leaky concertina. — Paul Murray Kendall

I have dashed across continents and oceans as a fugitive and have matched my wits with the police and secret agents seeking to deprive me of one of the greatest blessings man can have-liberty. — Jack Johnson

I had a great fashion season in September so I told my agent that I would really like to walk the 2015 Victoria's Secret fashion show whilst rocking my short Afro hair. — Maria Borges

This week the Obama administration warned China to remove its secret agents from the U.S. Then in the middle of Obama's announcement a plant behind him got up and walked away. — Jimmy Fallon

I am still in touch with my Secret Service agents, most of whom are retired now. They really get to be your friends. They watched me grow up, and most of them had little kids, so I was kind of giving them a warm-up of what was coming. — Susan Ford

I've been inspired by films since I started dancing, and I'm married to a filmmaker, and I think it was one of my secret desires, but I was afraid to just say, 'I want to be a director'. But then one day I said, O.K., stop dreaming and do it. But I didn't want to do it the Hollywood way, and talk through agents. I decided it all had to be generated by me, so I wrote it. — Madonna Ciccone

Every child was taught from his cradle that money was Mammon, the chief agent of the flesh and the devil. As he grew up it was his duty as a Christian and a gentleman to appear to despise filthy lucre, whatever his secret opinion of it might be. — Rebecca Harding Davis

The White House encouraged Tom Brady to be more of a role model. They would've said more, but there was a drunken Secret Service agent streaking across the Rose Garden. — Jimmy Fallon

President Obama broke a world record after he reached a million followers on Twitter in just five hours. The only guys not following Obama? His Secret Service agents. They lost track months ago. — Jimmy Fallon

Right after the show tonight, I'm going to the New York City car show. You get to see the models that will be crashed next year by drunken Secret Service agents. — David Letterman

The prime minister of Ireland will be celebrating St. Patrick's Day at the White House. So finally the Secret Service agents will have a drinking buddy. — Conan O'Brien

That every will must consider every other will its equal would be a principle hostile to life, an agent of the dissolution and destruction of man, an attempt to assassinate the future of man, a sign of weariness, a secret path to nothingness. — Friedrich Nietzsche

W.Z. Foster {head of the American Communist Party}, who had no money, went to Moscow and came back and announced that he was building a great secret machine to undermine the American labor movement and turn it over to the Red International, owned by Lenin. He began publication of an expensive magazine and proclaimed 'a thousand secret agents in a thousand communities.' — Samuel Gompers

The field (of filmmaking) is suddenly sexy, ... so it's deluged with these wannabes who say 'I don't want to be a secret agent, I'll be a filmmaker.' I think a lot of people are really kind of naive. — John Landis

Excuse me, Abigail, but whose shift did she get away during?' Townsend asked with a glare. 'Excuse me, Townsend, but who was supposed to booby-trap the doors?' 'I'm an agent of Her Majesty's Secret Service,' Townsend said, indignant. 'I do not do booby traps. — Ally Carter

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