James Jesus Angleton Quote
“It is inconceivable that a secret arm of the government has to comply with all the overt orders of the government.”
―James Jesus Angleton
Tim Weiner, Legacy of Ashes: The History of the CIA, Anchor Books, 2008, page 390
Deception: The Invisible War Between the KGB and the CIA
“If at first you don't succeed, try, try again. Then quit. There's no point in being a damn fool about it.”
―W. C. Fields
Drat! Being the encapsulated view of life (1968 edition)
“Life is one big road with lots of signs.
So when you riding through the ruts, don't complicate your mind.
Flee from hate, mischief and jealousy.
Don't bury your thoughts, put your vision to reality.
Wake Up and Live!”
Wake Up and Live! on Survival (1979) - Song Lyrics
“Nature is an aeolian harp, a musical instrument whose tones are the re-echo of higher strings within us.”
Variant translation: "Nature is an eolian harp - she is a musical instrument whose tones in turn are the keys of higher strings in us" - Notes for a Romantic Encyclopaedia [Das Allgemeine Brouillion] (1799), No. 966
“Of all hatreds that the world produces, a wife's hatred for her husband, when she does hate him, is the strongest.”
Phineas Redux (1874)
Picture Source: Wikimedia CommonsJames Jesus Angleton
Born: December 9, 1917
Died: May 12, 1987 (aged 69)
Bio: James Jesus Angleton was chief of the CIA's counterintelligence staff from 1954 to 1975. His official position within the organization was Associate Deputy Director of Operations for Counterintelligence .