Quotes / Overt Operative

".... 'galaxy-famous great spy' is another oxymoron. Great spies are never famous."
Victor Cachat, Crown of Slaves

"He's so conspicuous he's embarassing."
Toby Esterhase, Smiley's People

Oleg: The real Michael Westen, yes?
Michael: Yeah.
Oleg: Back home, your story Russian Intelligence tells to scare. They say you are one name for many people. Special Operations team. They think one person cannot make so much problems.
Michael: Nope. Just me.
Burn Notice, "Pilot"

"They call him 'The Man with No Name'. His name's Tim, a faceless and elite spy and a master of disguise. No one knows what he looks like. Here's a picture."
Gordon introducing Secret Agent Timmy, ''Ninja The Mission Force'

Groo (to the people he's spying on): No one must know that I am a spy! Make sure everybody knows that!

Varric: How could you possibly be a spy?
Iron Bull: Well, it's a pretty easy job. I do some fighting and drinking, and then once in a while I tell Par Vollen about it.
Varric: Where's the sneaking? The - the plotting, the subtle machinations?
Bull: (patiently) If you do that, everyone knows you're a spy. Drinking, fighting, writing notes. That's all it really takes.

Drakonid Operative, Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft