Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy Quotes

  • George Smiley: Hello Ricki. You missed the wedge.


  • George Smiley: It was the war Connie.


  • George Smiley: Karla will be looking for you.
    Ricki Tarr: Yeah. Everybody's looking for me.
    George Smiley: You can't stay here. It isn't safe.


  • Ricki Tarr: Then the message comes through. "We read you." That was all they said. Nothing. It didn't make sense. It was like they were stalling.
    George Smiley: Then what happened?
    Ricki Tarr: Then all of a sudden the Russians begin to move. [He finds a dead body]. It was nice work. i couldn't have done better myself. The message was clear. I had to warn her [Irina]. [Ricki telephones her, but she's afraid to pick up the phone, and then some Russians come and take her away.] I looked for her everywhere. I couldn't find her at the airport. I checked the ports. They had taken her away on a ship.


  • Ricki Tarr: They're going to kill me.
    George Smiley: Who is?
    Ricki Tarr: Your lot. Or their lot, whoever gets me first. I'm innocent. Within reason.


  • Ricki Tarr: [about Irina] She had information concerning a double agent. What she told me was sensational...
    Ricki Tarr: She had information concerning a double agent. What she told me was sensational.


  • Toby Esterhase: Things aren't what they sam, George. You should know that.


  • George Smiley: You survived this long because of your ability to change sides, to serve any master.
    Toby Esterhase: What's this all about, George?
    George Smiley: It's about which master you've been serving.


  • Ricki Tarr: She said,that everything the Circus thinks is gold is shit.
    Ricki Tarr: She said, that everything the Circus thinks is gold is shit.
    Ricki Tarr: Everything the Circus thinks is gold is shit.


  • Voice of Karla: Everything the Circus thinks is gold is shit.


  • George Smiley: The fanatic is always concealing a secret doubt
    George Smiley: He's a fanatic, so we can stop him, because a fanatic is always concealing a secret doubt.


  • Bill Haydon: "I'm someone who's made his mark"
    Bill Haydon: I'm someone who's made his mark.


  • George Smiley: WHAT ARE YOU, THEN, BILL!!!???


  • Jerry Westerby: go face-fuck a priest


  • Ricki Tarr: Fuck off....


  • Percy Alleline: Your mother smells like a fart
    Percy Alleline: Your mother smells like a fart.


  • George Smiley: We are not so very different, you and I. We've both spent our lives looking for the weaknesses in one another.


  • Bill Haydon: I thought I'd pop down and catch a glimpse at the new girl before Bland gets to her.
    Peter Guillam: Ah, yes, Belinda the Blonde.


  • Ricki Tarr: She told me she had a secret, the mother of all secrets.


  • Oliver Lacon: It's the oldest question of all, George. Who can spy on the spies?


  • Oliver Lacon: There's a mole, right at the top of the Circus. And he's been there for years.


  • George Smiley: We are not so very different, you and I. We've both spent our lives looking for the weaknesses in one another.


  • Oliver Lacon: there's a mole right at the top of British Intelligence he's been there for years... and all i require from you is one codename
    Oliver Lacon: There's a mole right at the top of British Intelligence he's been there for years... and all I require from you is one code name.


  • Control: There's a mole right at the top of British Intelligence. He's been there for years... and all I require from you is one codename...


  • George Smiley: He kept the lighter. I still remember the inscription. Silver. It was a gift. It said "To George from Anne. All my Love"
    George Smiley: He kept the lighter. I still remember the inscription. Silver. It was a gift. It said 'To George from Anne. All my Love'.


  • Bill Haydon: I am not like them, George...
    George Smiley: What are you then, Bill?!
    Bill Haydon: ...someone who's left his mark.


  • George Smiley: [to Karla] See, we are not so very different, you and I. We're both merely looking for the weaknessess in each other's systems. Don't you think it's time you've acknowledged that there's as little worth in your side as there is in mine?


  • George Smiley: We are not so very different, you and I. We've both spent our lives looking for the weaknesses in one another.


  • George Smiley: This film is rubbish try and stay awake


  • Jim Prideaux: What are you good at?
    Bill Roach: Nothing, sir
    Jim Prideaux: You´re a good watcher, though, eh? Us loners always are.
    Jim Prideaux: You're a good watcher, though, eh? Us loners always are.


  • George Smiley: And that's when I knew he could be beaten. Because he is a fanatic. And fanatics always harbour a secret doubt.


  • George Smiley: Saw this movie fell asleep 3 times a friend had to wake me, I did the same to her once. Way to sloooooow boing save your money for the DVD maybe worth a buck but not your time ! !


  • Connie Sachs: I don't know about you George, but I'm feeling seriously under-fucked!


  • Ricki Tarr: She told the secret, the mother of all secrets...
    Ricki Tarr: She told me she had a secret, the mother of all secrets.


  • Bill Haydon: What the hell are you doing up here?


  • Toby Esterhase: Things aren't always what they seem.


  • George Smiley: Gary Oldman was at his best he is a fantastic actor the film was great until the end I just felt that it could have been a better ending maybe we have been accustomed to twists at the end or surprises so when it is not one feels let down but on the whole great acting and enjoyable.


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