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[from a letter to Hugh Trevor-Roper] I cannot comment on my own egocentricity or schizophrenia, especially as I have never quite understood what schizophrenia is. For all that, I am pretty certain that I could produce one psychiatrist to say that I was schizophrenic, another to say that I was abnormally single-minded, yet a third to say that I was both or either. I saw that Malcolm Muggeridge, ...
Enjoyed reading the spy novels of British author John LeCarre so much that he invited LeCarre to have dinner with him in the Kremlin. LeCarre (a former agent of MI6) replied, "I could never sit at the same table with a traitor to Her Majesty's government.".