Great Throughts Treasury

A database of quotes

Ronald Lewin, fully George Ronald Lewin

British Military Historian, Radio Producer and Publishing Editor

"In terms of… intelligence operations, noise is the buzz set up by competing information signals which prevents the essential message from being heard loud and clear."

"The practical value of intelligence depends on the attitude of mind of its recipients."

"Much of [Winston Churchill’s] strength as a war leader derived from this very habit of myth-making, of surrounding even the ordinary and the humdrum with enchantment. Like Shakespeare’s Glendower, he could “call spirits from the vast deep” – and the British believed in them."