Quotes / Spy Speak

Ruth: You realise spies don't really talk that way.
Nathan: I know. Just trying to bring back the cool.

Bookseller: I hear the gooseberries are doing well this year... and so are the mangoes.
Lemming: I'm sorry?
Bookseller: Oh! I was just saying, thinking of the weather, I, uh, hear the gooseberries are doing well this year... and so are the mangoes.
Lemming: Mine aren't.
Bookseller: Go on.
Lemming: What?
Bookseller: Go on. Mine aren't, but...
Lemming: What?
Bookseller: Aren't you going to say something about "Mine aren't, but the Big Cheese gets his at low tide tonight"?

"The significant owl hoots in the night."
"Yet many grey lords go sadly to the masterless men."
"Hooray, hooray for the spinster's sister's daughter."
"To the axeman, all supplicants are the same height."
"Yet verily, the rose is within the thorn."
"The good mother makes bean soup for the errant boy."
"The good mother makes bean soup for the errant boy."
"Are you sure the ill-built tower doesn't tremble mightily at a butterfly's passage?"
"Nope. Bean soup it is. I'm sorry."
"What about the caged whale?"
"What about it?"
"It should know nothing of the mighty deeps, if you must know."
"Oh, the caged whale. You want the Elucidated Brethren of the Ebon Night. Three doors down."

The Warden: The grey nug flies north for the winter.
Assassin: ... Go away.

Hawke: Ooh, cloak-and-dagger phrases! How about "The queasy crow flies at midnight?"
Mistress Selby: How about "The smart-mouthed Fereldan gets slapped across the face"?

Adam Jensen: Something, something, Death and taxes. Confucius.
Anonymous X: What? Wait, that— That's not it at all! That's not even close!
Adam Jensen: Does it matter?
Anonymous X: Of course it matters! Otherwise, how am I supposed to know you're— You were supposed to say "death and life have their determined appointments"! Then I say "riches and honor depend upon heaven"!
Adam Jensen: Okay. "Death and life have their determined appointments".
Anonymous X: Riches and hon— Oh nevermind! You ruined the whole thing!

Ivan: The weather is unusually inclement for the time of year.
Adrian: Let us hope that it is so in Leningrad.
Ivan: Ivan.
Adrian: Adrian.
Ivan: You are an old friend of Squiffy's, yes?
Adrian: Yes, he was my tutor at Cambridge.
Ivan: There's no going back, you know.
Adrian: No.
Ivan: Excellent. We leave for Moscow tonight.
Adrian: Wonderful; I think I'll be the best spy you ever had.
Ivan: Spy? Spy?! No boyfriend of mine goes out to work.
Mel Smith (Ivan) and Rowan Atkinson (Adrian), Not the Nine O'Clock News, "The Spy Who Came In The Cold"

When we get to the cookie, throw some milk in his face and yell, "Alvin's. Hot. Juice box. Alvin's. Hot. Juice box."
Adventure Time, "Princess Cookie"

James Bond: In London, April's a spring month.
Jack Wade: Oh yeah? And what are you, the weatherman? I mean, for crying out loud... another stiff-ass Brit, with your secret codes and your passwords. One of these days you guys are gonna learn just to drop it.

Tyrion: (reading from a scroll) Roslin caught a fine fat trout. Her brothers gave her a pair of wolf pelts for her wedding — signed Walder Frey. Is that bad poetry or is it supposed to mean something?
Joffrey: Rob Stark is dead! And his bitch mother!

Railroad Agent Do you have a Geiger Counter?
Sole Survivor Mine is in the store.
Fallout 4: Railroad Sign and Countersign.