"What do you think spies are: priest, saints and martyrs?"

In his savage diatribe against the world of espionage that he is so much a part of, Leamas makes it clear that both 'sides' employ the same methods, and the same sort of people.  These are not the glamorous characters that populate the world of 007.  The first James Bond film, Dr No, was released in 1962, three years before the film of The Spy Who Came in From the Cold.  The contrast between the two portrayals of spies could not be greater.  It is unimaginable that James Bond would deliver such negative opinions to the very glamorous women he meets as Leamas does to his lover, a librarian described as ungainly with large facial features.