Writing about magic is harder than writing about spies because you're dealing with something that doesn't really exist. Anthony Horowitz
From infancy on, we are all spies; the shame is not this but that the secrets to be discovered are so paltry and few. John Updike
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
I think suspense should be like any other color on a writer's palette. I suppose I'm in the minority but I think it's crazy for 'literary fiction' to divorce itself from stories that are suspenseful, and assign anything with cops or spies or criminals to some genre ghetto. Jess Walter
I love the idea of spies in love. How would it work between two people who were so programmed to lie and be suspicious, who have a whole life based on pretence? Tony Gilroy