"An enemy at the gates is less formidable, for he is known and carries his banner openly. But the traitor moves amongst those within the gate freely, his sly whispers rustling through all the alleys, heard in the very halls of government itself. For the traitor appears not a traitor; he speaks in accents familiar to his victims, and he wears their face and their arguments, he appeals to the baseness that lies deep in the hearts of all men."
" A mole is a deep-penetration agent so called because they burrow deep into the fabric of Western Imperialism. Moles are very precious to the centre because of the years to place them, often fifteen or twenty."
—Irinia, Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy
"I'm having trouble with a mole. He keeps passing information on to other gardeners."
—Hugh Dennis during "Lines You Wouldn't Hear on a Gardening Program", Mock the Week
We will join these people's heroes
We will follow where they go
We will learn their little secrets
We will know the things they know.
— Javert, Les MisÚrables
"Turns out this little mouse is actually a rat!"
— Tucker, Danger 5