Quotes About Holy Grail

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Dan Brown
“These books can't possibly compete with centuries of established history, especially when that history is endorsed by the ultimate bestseller of all time."
Faukman's eyes went wide. "Don't tell me Harry Potter is actually about the Holy Grail."
"I was referring to the Bible."
Faukman cringed. "I knew that.”
Dan Brown, The Da Vinci Code

“For where thy treasure is, there also will thy heart be.”
Anonymous, Holy Bible: King James Version

Mark Twain
“You see, he was going for the Holy Grail. The boys all took a flier at the Holy Grail now and then. It was a several years' cruise. They always put in the long absence snooping around, in the most conscientious way, though none of them had any idea where the Holy Grail really was, and I don't think any of them actually expected to find it, or would have known what to do with it if he had run across it.”
Mark Twain, A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court

“If there’s a zeppelin, it’s alternate history. If there’s a rocketship, it’s science fiction. If there are swords and/or horses, it’s fantasy. A book with swords and horses in it can be turned into science fiction by adding a rocketship to the mix. If a book has a rocketship in it, the only thing that can turn it back into fantasy is the Holy Grail.”
Debra Doyle

John Matthews
“There is a common language, a mode of consciousness, almost a secret sign which can be read and recognized by all who are similarly engaged. Such realizations help fend off the feeling of isolation which can dog the steps of those who seek the Grail.”
John Matthews

Graham Chapman
Oh no! Not ni!”
Graham Chapman

“Yet the laboriously sought musical epiphany rarely compares to the unsought, even unwanted tune whose ambush is violent and sudden: the song the cab driver was tuned to, the song rumbling from the speaker wedged against the fire-escape railing, the song tingling from the transistor on the beach blanket. To locate those songs again can become, with age, something like a religious quest, as suggested by the frequent use of the phrase "Holy Grail" to describe hard-to-find tracks. The collector is haunted by the knowledge that somewhere on the planet an intact chunk of his past still exists, uncorrupted by time or circumstance.”
Geoffrey O'Brien, Sonata for Jukebox: An Autobiography of My Ears

Glenn Cooper
“without Excalibur the Grail cannot be discovered”
Glenn Cooper, The Resurrection Maker

Tom Spanbauer
“The gods know what's important, what's wrong about you. They know everything. If you go out searching for the Holy Grail, they won't let you find it.”
Tom Spanbauer, In the City of Shy Hunters

Tom Spanbauer
“You know, Rose said, You're not the first man in history who thinks his cock is the path to wisdom. You're not the first man to make his hard-on into the Holy Grail.”
Tom Spanbauer, In the City of Shy Hunters

Glenn Cooper
“The only way I can be safe is to try to find the Grail”
Glenn Cooper, The Resurrection Maker

Bryan Fields
“The difference between the quest for the Holy Grail and someone saying ‘bring me a cup’ is the flavor text and the number of stops involved.”
Bryan Fields, Life With a Fire-Breathing Girlfriend

Matthew Pearl
“Avoid the Holy Grail, the heroic journeys, the pursuit of a legend--that is not the life of the bookaneer, who must keep his eyes on the ground while other book people live by dreaming.”
Matthew Pearl, The Last Bookaneer

Soroosh Shahrivar
“They were nothing more than modern day pagan worshippers. Congregants of a religion built on greed and hedonism. The trading floor served as their shrine; the phones as their Holy Grail; and the clients as the prophets who would entitle them to choose between putting the next down payment on a Lamborghini or a Mercedes”
Soroosh Shahrivar, The Rise of Shams

Bangambiki Habyarimana
“After a long time in laboratories, psychologists have discovered the holy grail of a happy marriage: I applied it and it didn't work”
Bangambiki Habyarimana, The Great Pearl of Wisdom

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