Thoughts By Dan Brown

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Top 100+ Best Quotes and Thoughts By Dan Brown

  1. That is the definition of faith - acceptance of that which we imagine to be true, that which we cannot prove. ~ Dan Brown

  2. Faith is a continuum, and we each fall on that line where we may. By attempting to rigidly classify ethereal concepts like faith, we end up debating semantics to the point where we entirely miss the obvious - that is, that we are all trying to decipher life's big mysteries, and we're each following our own paths of enlightenment. ~ Dan Brown

  3. I'm somebody who likes codes and ciphers and chases and artwork and architecture, and all the things you find in a Robert Langdon thriller. ~ Dan Brown

  4. Washington, D.C., has everything that Rome, Paris and London have in the way of great architecture - great power bases. Washington has obelisks and pyramids and underground tunnels and great art and a whole shadow world that we really don't see. ~ Dan Brown

  5. For me, a good thriller must teach me something about the real world. Thrillers like 'Coma,' 'The Hunt for Red October' and 'The Firm' all captivated me by providing glimpses into realms about which I knew very little - medical science, submarine technology and the law. ~ Dan Brown

  6. Transhumanism is the ethics and science of using things like biological and genetic engineering to transform our bodies and make us a more powerful species. ~ Dan Brown

  7. I write seven days a week, starting at 4 o'clock in the morning, including Christmas. ~ Dan Brown

  8. I still get up every morning at 4 A.M. I write seven days a week, including Christmas. And I still face a blank page every morning, and my characters don't really care how many books I've sold. ~ Dan Brown

  9. Well, you know, in any novel you would hope that the hero has someone to push back against, and villains - I find the most interesting villains those who do the right things for the wrong reasons, or the wrong things for the right reasons. Either one is interesting. I love the gray area between right and wrong. ~ Dan Brown

  10. The Bible did not arrive by fax from heaven. The Bible is the product of man, my dear. Not of God. The Bible did not fall magically from the clouds. Man created it as a historical record of tumultuous times, and it has evolved through countless translations, additions, and revisions. History has never had a definitive version of the book. ~ Dan Brown

  11. Everything does fall. It must be gravity. ~ Dan Brown

  12. ... [T]he other lesson history has taught us - that tyranny and oppression are no match for compassion ... that the fanatical shouts of the bullies of the world are invariably silenced by the unified voices of decency that rise up to meet them. ~ Dan Brown

  13. hoped to prove that science and religion are two totally compatible fields—two different approaches to finding the same truth. ~ Dan Brown

  14. Death is only a byproduct of terrorism. ~ Dan Brown

  15. PHI is one H of a lot cooler than PI! ~ Dan Brown

  16. So long as they speak your name, you shall never die. ~ Dan Brown

  17. Very little in any organized faith is truly original. Religions are not born from scratch. They grow from one another. Modern religion is a collage ... an assimilated historical record of man's quest to understand the divine. ~ Dan Brown

  18. How do you feel?”He rubbed his stomach. “Like I’ve been eating Styrofoam. ~ Dan Brown

  19. If antimatter and matter make contact, both are destroyedinstantly. Physicists call the process ‘annihilation. ~ Dan Brown

  20. We were at sixty thousand feet. You’re thirty percent lighter upthere. ~ Dan Brown

  21. The Pentacle - The ancients envisioned their world in two halves - masculine and feminine. Their gods and goddesses worked to keep a balance of power. Yin and Yang. When male and female were balanced, there was harmony in the world. When they were unbalanced there was chaos. ~ Dan Brown

  22. No love is greater than that of a father for His son. ~ Dan Brown

  23. The media is the right arm of anarchy. ~ Dan Brown

  24. Book publishing would be so much easier without the authors. ~ Dan Brown

  25. Oftentimes, those special brains, the ones that are capable of focusing more intently than others, do so at the expense of emotional maturity ~ Dan Brown

  26. Madness breeds madness. ~ Dan Brown

  27. One square yard of drag will slow a falling body almost twenty percent. ~ Dan Brown

  28. Leonardo believed his research had thepotential to convert millions to a more spiritual life. Last year he categorically proved the existence ofan energy force that unites us all. He actually demonstrated that we are all physically connected… that the molecules in your body are intertwined with the molecules in mine… that there is a single force moving within all of us. ~ Dan Brown

  29. the Z-particle Pure energy—no mass at all. It may well be thesmallest building block in nature. Matter is nothing but trapped energy. ~ Dan Brown

  30. Energetically speaking, antimatter is the mirror image of matter, so the two instantly cancel each other out if they come in contact.Keeping antimatter isolated from matter is a challenge, of course, because everything on earth is made of matter. The samples have to be stored without ever touching anything at all—even air. ~ Dan Brown

  31. how can it be that the modern human mind is capable of precise logical analysis, and yet simultaneously permits us to accept religious beliefs that should crumble beneath even the slightest rational scrutiny? ~ Dan Brown

  32. Quis custodiet ipsos custodes? Who will guard the guards? ~ Dan Brown

  33. Secrets,” Kohler finally said, “are a luxury we can no longer afford. ~ Dan Brown

  34. Nothing captures human interest more than human tragedy. ~ Dan Brown

  35. I’m relieved to seethat even brilliant physicists make mistakes.”Kohler looked over. “What do you mean?”“Whoever wrote that note made a mistake. That column isn’t Ionic. Ionic columns are uniform in width. That one’s tapered. It’s Doric—the Greek counterpart. A common mistake.”Kohler did not smile. “The author meant it as a joke, Mr. Langdon. Ionic means containing ions—electrically charged particles. Most objects contain them. ~ Dan Brown

  36. Many hands make light work. ~ Dan Brown

  37. Where we come from... is not nearly as startling as where we are going. ~ Dan Brown

  38. It is said that in death, all things become clear. ~ Dan Brown

  39. ...Understanding as had the ancients that angels and demons were identical- interchangeable archetypes- all a matter of polarity: the guardian angel who conquered your enemy in battle was perceived by your enemy as a demon destroyer... ~ Dan Brown

  40. Even the technology that promises to unite us, divides us. Each of us is now electronically connected to the globe, and yet we feel utterly alone. ~ Dan Brown

  41. He warned that any church that ignored reality would not survive to enjoy the divine. ~ Dan Brown

  42. You’re telling me that CERN dugout millions of tons of earth just to smash tiny particles?”Kohler shrugged. “Sometimes to find truth, one must move mountains. ~ Dan Brown

  43. emotionless tone hurting as much as the news ~ Dan Brown

  44. You can point to the alleged miracles of the Bible, or any other religious text, but they are nothing but old stories fabricated by man and then exaggerated over time. ~ Dan Brown

  45. When a question has no correct answer, there is only one honest response.The gray area between yes and no.Silence. ~ Dan Brown

  46. Misunderstanding a culture's symbols is a common root of predujice. ~ Dan Brown

  47. The mind of had the ability to alter the state of matter itself, and, more important, the mind had the power to encourage the physical world to move in a specific direction ~ Dan Brown

  48. Good science fiction has its roots in good science. ~ Dan Brown

  49. In the words of Lynne McTaggart: "Living consciousness somehow is the influence that turns the possibility of something into something real. The most essential ingredient in creating our universe is the consciousness that observes it. ~ Dan Brown

  50. Authors, he thought. Even the sane ones are nuts. ~ Dan Brown

  51. You can't jump for the stars if your feet hurt. And when you get where you're going, you darn well better look great! ~ Dan Brown

  52. Sooner or later we've all got to let go of our past. ~ Dan Brown

  53. The carved stone sign in front read Building C.Imaginative title, Langdon thought ~ Dan Brown

  54. The greatest story ever told is, in fact, the greatest story ever sold ~ Dan Brown

  55. Since the beginning of time, the ignorant have always screamed the loudest...They celebrated their intolerance as proof of their convictions. Now after all these years, mankind had finally managed to utterly erode everything that had once been so beautiful about Jesus. ~ Dan Brown

  56. I am the shade. Through the dolent city, i flee. Through the eternal woe, i take flight.. ~ Dan Brown

  57. God created… light anddark, heaven and hell—science claims the same thing as religion, that the Big Bang createdeverything in the universe with an opposite.“Including matter itself, antimatter ~ Dan Brown

  58. As a scientist I have come to learn that information isonly as valuable as its source. ~ Dan Brown

  59. The more man learned, the more he realized he did not know. ~ Dan Brown

  60. Symbols,” Langdon said, “in no way confirm the presence of their original creators. ~ Dan Brown

  61. God's will is your deepest desires. ~ Dan Brown

  62. I love the gray area between right and wrong. ~ Dan Brown

  63. God, grant me strength to accept those things I cannot change. ~ Dan Brown

  64. Isn’t antimatter what fuels the U.S.S.Enterprise? ~ Dan Brown

  65. She lay outside in the courtyard, staring up at the raindrops… feeling them hit her body… trying to guess where one would land next. The nuns called again, threatening that pneumonia might make an insufferably headstrong child a lot less curious about nature. ~ Dan Brown

  66. Forgive them, you might say, for they know not what they do. But there comes a moment in history when ignorance is no longer a forgivable offense, a moment when only wisdom has the power to absolve. ~ Dan Brown

  67. Outside the window, a bank of clouds appeared on the horizon, inching slowly across the sky, finally slipping across the Moon and blocking out its radiant light. As he clicked off his overhead light, he turned his eyes one last time to the heavens. Outside, in the newly fallen darkness, the world had been transformed. The sky had become a glistening tapestry of stars. ~ Dan Brown

  68. Truth has power. And if we all gravitate toward similar ideas maybe we do so because those ideas are true... written deep within us. And when we hear the truth, even if we don't understand it, we feel the truth, even if we don't understand it, we feel that truth resonate within us... vibrating with our unconscious wisdom. Perhaps the truth us not learned by us, but rather, the truth is re-called... re-membered... re-cognized... as that which is already inside us. ~ Dan Brown

  69. Scientific advancement carries risk,” Kohler argued. “It always has. Space programs, genetic research, medicine—they all make mistakes. Science needs to survive its own blunders, at any cost. For everyone’s sake.”Vittoria was amazed at Kohler’s ability to weigh moral issues with scientific detachment. His intellect seemed to be the product of an icy divorce from his inner spirit. “You think CERN is so critical to the earth’s future that we should be immune from moral responsibility? ~ Dan Brown

  70. The measure of your faith is the measure of the pain you can endure. ~ Dan Brown

  71. History, if it has taught us anything at all, has taught us that the strange ideas we deride today will one day be our celebrated truths. ~ Dan Brown

  72. By its very nature, history is always a one-sided account. ~ Dan Brown

  73. History is always written by the winners. When two cultures clash, the loser is obliterated, and the winner writes the history books-books which glorify their own cause and disparage the conquered foe. As Napoleon once said, 'What is history, but a fable agreed upon? ~ Dan Brown

  74. If we don't embrace them, then we are as undeserving of life as the caveman who freezes to death because he's afraid to start a fire. ~ Dan Brown

  75. Remember death. Even for those who wield great power, life is brief. There is only one way to triumph over death, and that is by making our lives masterpieces. We must seize every opportunity to show kindness and to love fully. ~ Dan Brown

  76. Langdon turned to Sophie. "Who is that? What... happened?"Teabing hobbled over. "You were rescued by a knight brandishing an Excalibur made by Acme Orthopedic. ~ Dan Brown

  77. When you're a black woman, her mother said, ain't no hiding what you are. Day you try, is the day you die. Stand tall, smile bright, and let 'em wonder what secret's making you laugh. ~ Dan Brown

  78. Nothing is more creative... nor destructive... than a brilliant mind with a purpose. ~ Dan Brown

  79. The most dangerous enemy is that which no one fears. ~ Dan Brown

  80. Men go to far greater lengths to avoid what they fear than to obtain what they desire. ~ Dan Brown

  81. The key to our scientific future,....is hidden in our past ~ Dan Brown

  82. …Our sunsets have been reduced to wavelengths and frequencies. The complexities of the universe have been shredded into mathematical equations. Even our self-worth as human beings has been destroyed. ~ Dan Brown

  83. Knowledge is power, and the right knowledge lets man perform miraculous, almost godlike tasks. ~ Dan Brown

  84. Darkness feeds on apathy. ~ Dan Brown

  85. Knowledge is a tool, and like all tools, its impact is in the hands of the user. ~ Dan Brown

  86. Knowledge grows exponentially. The more we know, the greater our ability to learn, and the faster we expand our knowledge base. ~ Dan Brown

  87. Small minds have always lashed out at what they don't understand. ~ Dan Brown

  88. The power of human thought grows exponentially with the number of minds that share that thought. ~ Dan Brown

  89. Great minds are always feared by lesser minds. ~ Dan Brown

  90. The laws of physics is the canvas God laid down on which to paint his masterpiece ~ Dan Brown

  91. Forgiveness is God's greatest gift ~ Dan Brown

  92. Don't tell anyone, but on the pagan day of the sun god Ra, I kneel at the foot of an ancient instrument of torture and consume ritualistic symbols of blood and flesh. ...And if any of you care to join me, come to the Harvard chapel on Sunday, kneel beneath the crucifix, and take Holy Communion. ~ Dan Brown

  93. It seemed there was always a close correlation between true believers and high body counts. ~ Dan Brown

  94. Religion is flawed, but only because man is flawed. ~ Dan Brown

  95. Religion is like language or dress. We gravitate toward the practices with which we were raised. In the end, though, we are all proclaiming the same thing. That life has meaning. That we are grateful for the power that created us. ~ Dan Brown

  96. Science and religion are not at odds. Science is simply too young to understand. ~ Dan Brown

  97. Buddha had said:"Each of us is a God. Each of us knows all. We need only open our minds to hear our own wisdom. ~ Dan Brown

  98. He respected the power of faith, the benevolence of churches, the strength religion gave so many people . . . and yet, for him, the one intellectual suspension of disbelief that was imperative if one were truly going to "believe" had always proved too big an obstacle for his academic mind. "I want to believe," he heard himself say. ~ Dan Brown

  99. Since the beginning of time, spirituality and religion have been called to fill in the gaps that science did not understand. ~ Dan Brown

  100. Mr. Langdon, I did not ask if you believe what man says about God. I asked if you believed in God. There is a difference. Holy scripture is stories...legends and history of man's quest to understand his own need for meaning. I am not asking you to pass judgment on literature. I am asking if you believe in God. When you lie out under the stars, do you sense the divine? Do you feel in your gut that you are staring up at the work of God's hands? ~ Dan Brown

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