Top 250+ Thoughtful Quotes By The Da Vinci Code Author Dan Brown

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October 20, 2020

Dan Brown Quotes

Dan Brown is an extremely versatile author who has many top bestsellers to his credits. Origin, ‎The Lost Symbol, ‎Deception Point, ‎Digital Fortress, The Da Vinci Code, Angels & Demons, and so on. Read his interesting quotes and give your feedback in the comments.

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  1. A little faith can do wonders.
  2. Act first, explain later.
  3. All around the world, we are gazing skyward waiting for God… Never realizing that God is waiting for us.
  4. And trauma had a way of burning memories deeper into the mind.
  5. And when you get where you’re going, you darn well better look great!
  6. 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.
  7. Anyone who said power was not addictive had never really experienced it.
  8. Art historians agree that Da Vinci’s paintings contain hidden levels of meaning that go well beneath the surface of the paint. Many scholars believe his work intentionally provides clues to a powerful secret… a secret that remains protected to this day by a clandestine brotherhood of which Da Vinci was a member.
  9. As he flushed, an unexpected realization hit him. This is the Pope’s toilet, he thought. I just took a leak in the Pope’s toilet. He had to chuckle. The Holy Throne.
  10. As you know, this little grain of sand has mass. A very small mass, but mass nonetheless.” And because this grain of sand has mass, it therefore exerts gravity. Again, too small to feel, but there.” Now,” Katherine said, “if we take trilions of these sand grains and let them attract one another to form… say, the moon, then their combined gravtiy is enough to move entire ocreans and drag the tides back and forth across our planet.
  11. At this gathering [Council of Niceau in 324 AD] many aspects of Christianity were debated and voted upon ― the date of Easter, the role of the bishops, the administration of sacraments, and, of course, the divinity of Jesus… until that moment in history, Jesus was viewed by His followers as a mortal prophet… a great and powerful man, but a man nonetheless. A mortal.
  12. Authors, he thought. Even the sane ones are nuts.
  13. Because most Christians want it both ways. They want to be able to proudly declare they are believers in the Bible and yet simply ignore those parts they find too difficult or too inconvenient to believe.
  14. Believe me, I know what it’s like to feel all alone…the worst kind of loneliness in the world is isolation that comes from being misunderstood, it can make people lose their grasp on reality. – Sienna Brooks
  15. Book publishing would be so much easier without the authors.
  16. Both Christianity and Islam are logocentric, he told his students, “meaning they are focused on the Word. In Christian tradition, the Word became flesh in the book of John: ‘And the Word was made flesh, and He dwelt among us.’ Therefore, it was acceptable to depict the Word as having a human form. In Islamic tradition, however, the Word did not become flesh, and therefore the Word needs to remain in the form of a word … in most cases, calligraphic renderings of the names of the holy figures of Islam.
  17. 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.
  18. But believe me, just because the human mind can’t imagine something happening…doesn’t mean it won’t.
  19. But that’s the fun part of coaching football,
  20. But who is more ignorant? The man who cannot define lightning, or the man who does not respect its awesome power?
  21. By its very nature, history is always a one-sided account.
  22. Can you keep secrets? Can you know a thing and never say it again?
  23. Chaos was the natural law of the universe. Indifference was the engine of entropy. Man’s apathy was the fertile ground in which the dark spirits tended their seeds.
  24. Christianity, Judaism and Islam all share a gospel, loosely, and it’s important that we all realize that.
  25. Coincidence was a concept he did not entirely trust. As someone who had spent his life exploring the hidden interconnectivity of disparate emblems and ideologies, Langdon viewed the world as a web of profoundly intertwined histories and events. The connections may be invisible, he often preached to his symbology classes at Harvard, but they are always there, buried just beneath the surface.
  26. Dante’s poem, Langdon was now reminded, was not so much about the misery of hell as it was about the power of the human spirit to endure any challenge, no matter how daunting.
  27. Darkness feeds on apathy.
  28. Death is only a byproduct of terrorism.
  29. Death is usually an all-or-nothing thing!
  30. Denial is a critical part of the human coping mechanism. Without it, we would all wake up terrified every morning about all the ways we could die. Instead, our minds block out our existential fears by focusing on stresses we can handle—like getting to work on time or paying our taxes.
  31. Despite Langdon’s six-foot frame and athletic build, Anderson saw none of the cold, hardened edge he expected from a man famous for surviving an explosion at the Vatican and a manhunt in Paris. This guy eluded the French police…in loafers? He looked more like someone Anderson would expect to find hearthside in some Ivy League library reading Dostoyevsky.
  32. Don’t show it and don’t panic. Do like the ducks; on the surface stay calm, and below it paddle lile hell
  33. Don’t spend…but mend yourself…
  34. 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.
  35. Dr. Jacobus, I am walking out your doors right now. I need clothes. I am going to Vatican City. One does not go to Vatican City with ones ass hanging out. Do I make myself clear?
  36. Each of us is now electronically connected to the globe, and yet we feel utterly alone.
  37. Even brilliant scientists Google themselves.
  38. 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.
  39. Every generation’s breakthroughs are proven false by the next generation’s Technology
    Everyone loves a conspiracy.
  40. Everyone thinks that religion is the ball and chain. But the reality is that sin is the ball and chain. A relationship with Christ is the freedom that people are looking for in alcohol and drugs.
  41. Everything is possible. The impossible just takes longer.
  42. Faith ― acceptance of which we imagine to be true, that which we cannot prove.
  43. Faith does not protect you. Medicine and airbags… Those are the things that protect you. God does not protect you. Intelligence protects you. Enlightenment. Put your faith in something with tangible results. How long has it been since someone walked on water? Modern miracles belong to science.. Computers, vaccines, space stations… Even the devine miracle of creation. Matter from nothing… In a lab. Who needs God? No! Science is God!
  44. Faith is a continuum, and we each fall on that line where we may.
  45. 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.
  46. Faith is universal. Our specific methods for understanding it are arbitrary. Some of us pray to Jesus, some of us go to Mecca, some of us study subatomic particles. In the end we are all just searching for truth, that which is greater than ourselves.
  47. Fear cripples faster than any implement of war.
  48. 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.
  49. For me, writing is a discipline, much like playing a musical instrument. By making writing my first order of business every day, I am giving it enormous symbolic importance in my life, which helps keep me motivated.
  50. Force a hand, and it will fight you. But convince and mind to think as you want it to think, an you have an ally.
  51. Forgiveness is God’s greatest gift
  52. From Santi’s earthly tomb with demon’s hole, ‘Cross Rome the mystic elements unfold. The path of light is laid, the sacred test, Let angels guide you on your lofty quest.
  53. From the Crusades, to the Inquisition, to American politics–the name of Jesus had been hijacked as an ally in all kinds of power struggles. Since the beginning of time, the ignorant had always screamed the loudest, herding the unsuspecting masses and forcing them to do their bidding. They defended their worldly desires by citing Scripture they did not understand. 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.
  54. Futurists don’t consider overpopulation one of the issues of the future. They consider it the issue of the future.
  55. Genius accepts genius unconditionally.
  56. God answers all prayers, but sometimes his answer is ‘no’.
  57. God is found in the collection of Many. . . rather than in the One.
  58. God, grant me strength to accept those things I cannot change.
  59. God’s will is your deepest desires.
  60. Google’ is not a synonym for ‘research’.
  61. Great minds are always feared by lesser minds.
  62. He conned me into going to buy a car, … He said, ‘Dad, let’s not watch no more.’
  63. He thought about science, about faith, about man. he thought about how every culture, in every country, in every time, had always shared one thing. We all had the Creator. We used different names, different faces, and different prayers, but God was the universal constant for man. God was the symbol we all shared…the symbol of all the mysteries of life that we could not understand. The ancients had praised God as a symbol of our limitless human potential, but that ancient symbol had been lost over time. Until now.
  64. 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?
  65. Human thought can literally transform the physical world .. we are the masters of our own universe
  66. I am a completely horizontal author. I can’t think unless I’m lying down, either in bed or stretched on a couch and with a cigarette and coffee handy. I’ve got to be puffing and sipping.
  67. I am a novelist, not a historian. I needed to go back, so I could defend the work.
  68. I believe that thinking about the problem … is your problem.
  69. I consider myself a student of many religions. The more I learn, the more questions I have. For me, the spiritual quest will be a life-long work in progress.
  70. I don’t know where I would place myself in the literary landscape. I really just write the book that I would want to read. And I put on the blinders, and I really – it is, for me, that simple.
  71. I don’t read horror, ever. When I was 15, I made the mistake of reading part of ‘The Exorcist.’ It was the first and last horror book I’ve ever opened.
  72. I don’t really think about genre. I like to write books that I’d love to read myself.
  73. I feel like if I’m going to take time reading, I better be learning.
  74. I found I liked working at that hour, and though I no longer teach, I have remained faithful to that routine. By making writing my first order of business every day, I am giving it enormous symbolic importance in my life, which helps keep me motivated.
  75. I found the London High Court building to be a magnificent example of neo-Gothic architecture. I look forward to returning soon to view it from a vantage point other than the witness stand.
  76. I grew up in a very religious household. My mom was a church organist. I was a religious kid.
  77. I hate to apologize for living this long, but that seems to be what the issue is.
  78. I have been shocked at their reaction. Furthermore I do not really understand it.
  79. I have great admiration for the fact-checking team. Considering it takes me years to gather all the facts in my books, it’s a daunting task for the fact-checkers to review all of that material in a matter of weeks.
  80. I have written a lot about the fine arts, but I’d never written about the literary arts, and so on some level Dante really, you know, spoke to me, as new ground but also familiar ground.
  81. I learned early on not to listen to either critique – the people who love you or the people who don’t like you.
  82. I like mac and cheese.
  83. I love the gray area between right and wrong.
  84. I love to learn, and at some level, there’s something to learn from my books. And I love art and philosophy, so there’s something philosophical about my fiction.
  85. I often will write a scene from three different points of view to find out which has the most tension and which way I’m able to conceal the information I’m trying to conceal. And that is, at the end of the day, what writing suspense is all about.
  86. I personally believe that our planet would be absolutely fine without religion, and I also feel we are evolving in that direction.
  87. I read nonfiction almost exclusively – both for research and also for pleasure. When I read fiction, it’s almost always in the thriller genre, and it needs to rivet me in the opening few chapters.
  88. I remember devouring the entire Hardy Boys series over one summer, enthralled by their bravery and cleverness.
  89. I spend my life essentially alone at a computer. That doesn’t change. I have the same challenges every day.
  90. I spent some time in India and thought I might write about Hinduism. But it’s so far removed from my experience I couldn’t even get my mind around it to write about it.
  91. 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.
  92. I think I was a shy kid. I grew up without television. I had a dog, and we lived up in the White Mountains in the summer, and I had no friends up there. And I would just go play hide-and-seek with my dog and probably had some imaginary friends.
  93. I think one reason my books have found mainstream success is that they’re written from a skeptical point of view.
  94. I was already writing ‘The Lost Symbol’ when I started to realize ‘The Da Vinci Code’ would be big. The thing that happened to me and must happen to any writer who’s had success is that I temporarily became very self-aware.
  95. I was pretty happy with the heart our girls showed.
  96. I will not write a lame follow-up. It could take me 20 years. But I will never turn in a book that I’m not happy with.
  97. I write seven days a week, starting at 4 o’clock in the morning, including Christmas.
  98. I write slowly. I actually write quickly, but I throw out so much material.
  99. I’m a fan of the truth… even if it’s painfully hard to accept.
  100. I’m constantly trying to keep people guessing as to what I’m doing, and I will spend enormous amounts of time looking at manuscripts and asking questions, and people will say, ‘I know what his next book is about.’
  101. I’m fascinated by power, especially veiled power. Shadow power. The National Security Agency. The National Reconnaissance Office. Opus Dei. The idea that everything happens for reasons we’re not quite seeing.
  102. I’m not a car person. Three years after ‘The Da Vinci Code’ came out, I still had my old, rusted Volvo. And people are like, ‘Why don’t you have a Maserati?’ It never occurred to me. It wasn’t a priority for me. I just didn’t care.
  103. I’m not going to lie; the most fun of writing these books is just saying, ‘Where am I going to write about? Let me go there!’
  104. I’m not trying to emulate William Faulkner. I never said I was.
  105. 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.
  106. I’m trying to write books that taste like ice cream but have the nutrition of vegetables.
  107. I’ve always been captivated by the Voynich Manuscript – the mysterious, 15th-century encrypted codex that still baffles cryptologists, linguists, and historians.
  108. I’ve been through a lot. I’ve thought a lot about life, and I’ve spent a lot of time studying history and science.
  109. I’ve got to stop being such a snob about leather-bound books, he reminded himself. E-books do have their moments.
  110. I’ve learned never to close my mind to an idea simply because it seems miraculous.
  111. I’ve learned that universal acceptance and appreciation is just an unrealistic goal.
  112. If a hippo ever wants to fight, just walk away.
  113. If a reviewer is beating me up, I just say, ‘Oh well, my writing is not to his or her taste.’ And that’s as far as it goes. Because I will simultaneously read a review where somebody says, ‘Oh my God, I had so much fun reading this book and I learned so much.’
  114. If it wasn’t painfully difficult, you did it wrong!
  115. If we aren’t practicing now we’re going to be in trouble in April.
  116. If you ask three people what it means to be Christian, you will get three different answers. Some feel being baptized is sufficient. Others feel you must accept the Bible as immutable historical fact. Still others require a belief that all those who do not accept Christ as their personal savior are doomed to hell.
  117. If you believe the people who love you, you get lazy. And if you believe the people who hate you, you become… maybe intimidated, or whatever the word might be, and you don’t write as well.
  118. Imagine how different a world might be if more leaders took time to ponder the finality of death before racing off to war.
  119. Imagine how they would have mocked you if you proclaimed, ‘Not only is the world a sphere, but there is an invisible, mystical force that holds everything to its surface’!
  120. In my mind, the men and women of NASA are history’s modern pioneers. They attempt the impossible, accept failure, and then back to the drawing board while the rest of us stand back and criticize.
  121. In the end we are all just searching for truth, that which is greater than ourselves.
  122. In which year did a Harvard sculler last outrow an Oxford man at Henley?” Langdon had no idea, but he could imagine only one reason the question had been asked. “Surely such a travesty has never occurred.
  123. It does look like it poses a significant threat to Florida by the weekend. Of course, these are four- and five-day forecasts, so things can change.
  124. It has always been this way. Death is followed by birth. To reach paradise, man must pass through inferno. – Bertrand Zobrist
  125. It is always darkest before the dawn.
  126. It is said that in death, all things become clear.
  127. It seemed there was always a close correlation between true believers and high body counts.
  128. It’s funny, I don’t know where I would place myself in the literary landscape. I really just write the book that I would want to read. I put on the blinders, and I really – it is, for me, that simple.
  129. It’s kind of a catch-22 now because since the ‘Da Vinci Code,’ I have access to places and people that I didn’t have access to before, so that’s a lot of fun for somebody like me, but I’m always trying to keep a secret. I don’t want people to know what I’m writing about.
  130. It’s not about what you tell the reader, it’s about what you conceal.
  131. It’s probably an intellectual weakness, but I look at the stars, and I say, ‘There’s something bigger than us out there.’
  132. It’s the age-old battle between mind and heart, which seldom want the same thing.
  133. Knowledge grows exponentially. The more we know, the greater our ability to learn, and the faster we expand our knowledge base.
  134. Knowledge is a tool, and like all tools, its impact is in the hands of the user.
  135. 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.
  136. Langdon whispered to Vittoria. ‘Ever fire anything other than a tranquilizer gun?’ ‘Don’t you trust me?’ ‘Trust you? I barely know you.’ Vittoria frowned. ‘And here I thought we were newly-weds.
  137. Language can be very adept at hiding the truth.
  138. Last year during the hurricanes, we would go over and help out as much as we could. I really enjoyed the work and so when the openings came up, I applied and got one of the spots.
  139. Learning the truth has become my life’s love.
  140. Let the biblical scholars and historians battle it out. It’s a book about big ideas, you can love them or you can hate them. But we’re all talking about them, and that’s really the point.
  141. Life is filled with difficult decisions, and winners are those who make them.
  142. Life is filled with secrets. You can’t learn them all at once.
  143. Little League started in West Des Moines about 1951. I played Little League at Holiday Park in 1981. But the time had come to move away from Little League. Their calendar was too restrictive.
  144. Madness breeds madness.
  145. Madness is the WHO staring into the abyss and denying it is there. Madness is an ostrich who sticks her head in the sand while a pack of hyenas closes around her. – Lanky Man with green eyes
  146. Man is simply playing by nature’s rules,and art is man’s attempt to imitate the beauty of the Creator’s hand
  147. Medicine, electronic communications, space travel, genetic manipulation . . . these are the miracles about which we now tell our children. These are the miracles we herald as proof that science will bring us the answers. The ancient stories of immaculate conceptions, burning bushes, and parting seas are no longer relevant. God has become obsolete. Science has won the battle.
  148. Men go to far greater lengths to avoid what they fear than to obtain what they desire.
  149. Metaphors are a way to help our minds process the unprocessible. The problem arise when we begin to believe literally in our own metaphors. Those who truly understand their faiths understand the stories are metaphorical.
  150. Misunderstanding a culture’s symbols is a common root of predujice.
  151. 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?
  152. My – well, I’m very fortunate. I married an art historian who, you know, with whom I travel, and we have a great time.
  153. My interest in secret societies is the product of many experiences, some I can discuss, others I cannot.
  154. My lawyers will fricassee your testicles for breakfast. And if you dare board my plane without a warrant, your spleen will follow.
  155. My sincere hope is that ‘The Da Vinci Code,’ in addition to entertaining people, will serve as an open door to begin their own explorations.
  156. No love is greater than that of a father for His son.
  157. Nobody has ever convinced me that ancient aliens have visited Earth. Not even close.
  158. Nobody tells you what you can and can’t do.
  159. Nothing activates adrenaline production like pain. – Dr. Sienna Brooks
  160. Nothing captures human interest more than human tragedy.
  161. Nothing in Christianity is original.
  162. Nothing is hidden that will not be made known; nothing is secret that will not come to light.
  163. Nothing is more creative… nor destructive… than a brilliant mind with a purpose.
  164. Of course you can’t stop. It is physically impossible for the human mind to think of nothing. The soul craves emotion, and it will continue to seek fuel for that emotion-good or bad. Your problem is that you’re giving it the wrong fuel.
  165. Of course, the engine’s the most expensive part,
  166. Oftentimes, those special brains, the ones that are capable of focusing more intently than others, do so at the expense of emotional maturity
  167. Oh, this faithless world! Someone must deliver them. You. If not you, who? You have been saved for a reason. Show them the old demons. Remind them of their fear. Apathy is death. Without darkness, there is no light. Without evil, there is no good. Make them choose. Dark or light. Where is the fear? Where are the heroes? If not now, when?
  168. One does not need to have cancer to analyze its symptoms.
  169. Only one form of contagion travels faster than a virus. And that’s fear.
  170. Open your minds, my friends. We all fear what we do not understand.
  171. Our goal is to get through the first half and hopefully stay in the playoff picture. The kids have to keep working and plugging away. We have the talent to be a playoff team, but haven’t been able to use a set lineup.
  172. Our goal is to have plenty of work for us inside through winter.
  173. Our minds sometimes see what our hearts wish were true.
  174. Our need for that exterior god that sits up there and judges us… will diminish and eventually disappear.
  175. Our religions are much more similar than they are different.
  176. 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.
  177. Outside, in the newly fallen darkness, the world had been transformed. The sky had become a glistening tapestry of stars.
  178. Over the past 10 years I have placed in my novels the names of more than two dozen close friends and family. The names I chose are always those of people I care for or respect.
  179. Pain is a part of growing-up. It is how we learn..
  180. PHI is one H of a lot cooler than PI!
  181. Please accept this humble fax. My love for you is without wax.
  182. Quis custodiet ipsos custodes? Who will guard the guards?
  183. Relax,” Langdon whispered. “Do your piranha thing.
  184. Religion has always persecuted science.
  185. Religion is flawed, but only because man is flawed.
  186. 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.
  187. Remember tonight…for it’s the beginning of forever. – Dante Alighieri
  188. Science and religion are not at odds. Science is simply too young to understand.
  189. Science tells me God must exist. My mind tells me I will never understand God. And my heart tells me I am not meant to.
  190. Seek the goodness, become the goodness.D
  191. She saved my life…and I’ve ruined hers. They sat in silence for a full minute, the air between them growing heavy, as if they both wanted to speak, and yet had nothing to say. They were strangers, after all, on a brief and bizarre journey that had just reached a fork in the road, each of them now needing to find seperate paths.
  192. She was deeply passionate about the sacred feminine.
  193. Since the beginning of time, spirituality and religion have been called to fill in the gaps that science did not understand.
  194. Skepticism has become a virtue. Cynicism and demand for proof has become enlightened thought. Is it any wonder that humans now feel more depressed and defeated than they have at any point in human history?
  195. Small minds have always lashed out at what they don’t understand.
  196. Sometimes a change of perspective is all it takes to see the light.
  197. Sometimes a legend that endures for centuries… endures for a reason.
  198. Sometimes all it takes is a tiny shift of perspective to see something familiar in a totally new light.
  199. sometimes to find truth one must move mountains -Kohler
  200. Sometimes, divine revelation simply means adjusting your brain to hear what your heart already knows.” Angels and Demons p. 484
  201. Soon you will lose everything you hold most dear.
  202. Sooner or later we’ve all got to let go of our past.
  203. Stand tall, smile bright, and let them wonder what secrets making you laugh!
  204. Substantiate or suffocate, Ms. Vetra. Mickey’s ticking.
  205. Suggesting a married Jesus is one thing, but questioning the Resurrection undermines the very heart of Christian belief.
  206. Technology is changing the way we interact as humans.
  207. Telling someone about what a symbol means is like telling someone how music should make them feel.
  208. Terrorism is not an expression of rage. Terrorism is a political weapon. Remove a government’s facade of infallibility, and you remove it’s people’s faith.
  209. That is the definition of faith – acceptance of that which we imagine to be true, that which we cannot prove.
  210. That was a pretty good offensive game for us. Defensively, we were asleep most of the night. It seems like anytime we come into this type of game, we play down to the competition.
  211. That was just because he rolled his car over in a heat race,
  212. The act of tattooing one’s skin was a tranformative declaration of power, an announcment to the world: I am in control of my own flesh.
  213. 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.
  214. The Bible represents a fundamental guidepost for millions of people on the planet, in much the same way the Koran, Torah, and Pali Canon offer guidance to people of other religions. If you and I could dig up documentation that contradicted the holy stories of Islamic belief, Judaic belief, Buddhist belief, pagan belief, should we do that? Should we wave a flag and tell the Buddhists that the Buddha did not come from a lotus blossom? Or that Jesus was not born of a literal virgin birth? Those who truly understand their faiths understand the stories are metaphorical.
  215. The challenge for a writer looking at history is to figure out what is history and what is myth. After all, what you are looking at is an interpretation of history, and so at some level, it becomes an interpretation of an interpretation.
  216. The darkest places in hell are reserved for those who maintain their silence at times of crisis.
  217. The decisions of our past are the architects of our present.
  218. The human body is amazing,” she said. If you deprive it of one sensory input, the other senses take over, almost instantly.
  219. The human mind has a primitive ego defense mechanism that negates all realities that produce too much stress for the brain to handle. It’s called Denial.
  220. The information was kept hidden for the same reason we keep matches from children. In the correct hands, fire can provide illumination… but in the wrong hands, fire can be highly destructive.
  221. The Last Supper is supposed to be thirteen men. Who is this woman? “Everyone misses it, our preconceived notions of this scene are so powerful that our mind blocks out the incongruity and overrides our eyes.
  222. The laws of physics is the canvas God laid down on which to paint his masterpiece
  223. The media is the right arm of anarchy.
  224. The more man learned, the more he realized he did not know.
  225. The more science I studied, the more I saw that physics becomes metaphysics and numbers become imaginary numbers. The farther you go into science, the mushier the ground gets. You start to say, ‘Oh, there is an order and a spiritual aspect to science.
    the most dangerous enemy is that which no one fears!
  226. The only difference between you and God is that you have forgotten you are divine.
  227. 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.
  228. The power of human thought grows exponentially with the number of minds that share that thought.
  229. The power that religion has is that you think nothing is random: If there’s a tragedy in my life, that’s God testing me or sending me a message.
  230. The strange ideas we derive today will one day be our celebrated truths.
  231. The thing that’s going to make artificial intelligence so powerful is its ability to learn, and the way AI learns is to look at human culture.
  232. The truth can be glimpsed only through the eyes of death.
  233. The truth, however, was stranger still.
  234. The woman dashed up the staircase toward the library’s main doors. Arriving at the top of the stairs, she grabbed the handle and tried desperately to open each of the three giant doors. The library’s closed, lady. But the woman didn’t seem to care. She seized one of the heavy ring-shaped handles, heaved it backward, and let it fall with a loud crash against the door. Then she did it again. And again. And again. Wow, the homeless man thought, she must really need a book.
  235. There comes a moment in history when ignorance is no longer a forgivable offense… a moment when only wisdom has the power to absolve. – Bertrand Zobrist
  236. There is a fine line between insanity and genius.
  237. There is a statistic I heard a number of years ago: if you know somebody who is 85 years old, that person was born into a world that had a third as many people as the world does today. The population has tripled in the past 85 years.
  238. There’s a lot of stress… but once you get in the car, all that goes out the window.
  239. There’s just no substitute for the truth.
  240. This is systems security for the Central Intelligence Agency. We would like to know why you are attempting to hack one of our classified databases.
  241. This rapid and unanimous verdict confirms, once again, that this claim never had any merit.
  242. Those who truly understand their faiths understand the stories are metaphorical.
  243. Throughout history, every period of enlightenment has been accompanied by darkness, pushing in opposition. Such are laws of nature and balance.
  244. Time is a river, and books are boats.
  245. To fly or not to fly, that’s the question.
  246. To live in the world without becoming aware of the meaning of the world is like wandering about in a great library without touching the books.
  247. Today is today. But there are many tomorrows
  248. 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.
  249. 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 that truth resonate within us…vibrating with our unconscious wisdom. Perhaps the truth is not learned by us, but rather, the truth is re-called…re-membered…-re-cognized…as that which is already inside us.
  250. Two thousand years ago, we lived in a world of Gods and Goddesses. Today, we live in a world solely of Gods. Women in most cultures have been stripped of their spiritual power.
  251. Until man is nothing, God can make nothing of him. – Martin Luther
  252. Vittoria slipped off her robe. ‘You’ve never been to bed with a yoga master, have you?
  253. 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.
  254. We all fear what we do not understand.
  255. We did not have a television while I was growing up, and so I read voraciously. My earliest memory of being utterly transfixed by a book was Madeleine L’Engle’s ‘A Wrinkle in Time.’
  256. We have plenty of technologies we could use to destroy the planet, and we don’t. There’s more love on this planet than hate; there’s more creativity than destructive power.
  257. Wealth is commonplace but wisdom is rare. I beg you to remember that wealth without wisdom can often end in disaster.
  258. 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.
  259. What really matters is what you believe.
  260. When a question has no correct answer, there is only one honest response. The gray area between yes and no. Silence.
  261. When his brain died, all of the memories held in his gray matter, along with all of the knowledge he had acquired, would simply evaporate in a flood of chemical reactions.
  262. When I was a kid, the miracles of my life were the Resurrection, a candlelight service on New Year’s Eve, the Virgin Birth, and the Three Wise Men.
  263. When I wrote ‘The Da Vinci Code,’ I told myself that this story of Jesus makes more sense to me than the story I read in the Bible.
  264. When in doubt, just spit it out. That all challenges can be overcome by speaking the truth, no matter how itcomes out.
  265. When multiple explanations exist, the simplest is usually correct.
  266. When swimming into a dark tunnel,there arrives a point of no return when you no longer have enough breath to double back.your choice is to swim forward into the unknown….and pray for an exit
  267. When they face desperation… human beings become animals.
  268. Whether or not you believe in God, you must believe this: when we as a species abandon our trust in a power greater than us, we abandon our sense of accountability. Faiths… all faiths… are admonitions that there is something we cannot understand, something to which we are accountable. With faith we are accountable to each other, to ourselves, and to a higher truth. Religion is flawed, but only because man is flawed. The church consists of a brotherhood of imperfect, simple souls wanting only to be a voice of compassion in a world spinning out of control.
  269. Who will guard the guards ? If we’re the guards of society, then who will watch us and make sure that we’re not dangerous?
  270. Why do you think the Bible has survived thousands of years of tumultuous history Why is it still here Is it because its stories are such compelling reading Of course not…but there is a reason. There is a reason Christian monks spend lifetimes attempting to decipher the Bible. There is a reason that Jewish mystics and Kabbalists pore over the Old Testament. And that reason Robert is that there exist powerful secrets hidden in the pages of this ancient book…a vast collection of untapped wisdom waiting to be unveiled.
  271. Wide acceptance of an idea is not proof of its validity.
  272. will be unavailable for interviews or appearances until the release of his next novel. No release date is yet scheduled.
  273. Writing is a solitary existence. Making a movie is controlled chaos – thousands of moving parts and people. Every decision is a compromise. If you’re writing and you don’t like how your character looks or talks, you just fix it. But in a movie, if there’s something you don’t like, that’s tough.
  274. Writing is a solitary journey, so I am always excited to go out on book tour and meet readers one-on-one.
  275. You can’t jump for the stars if your feet hurt.
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