Dan Porter’s Profile

Sign in to Goodreads to learn more about Dan.


The Marquise of O...
Rate this book
Clear rating

  (page 270 of 336)
Oct 06, 2015 08:02AM


Dan's Recent Updates

Dan Porter is now friends with Kim
Nicole Nicole wants to read Room
Dan Porter and 4 other people liked Mary's status update
Mary is on page 132 of 297 of A Farewell to Arms
Dan Porter marked as wish-list
'Salem's Lot by Stephen King
'Salem's Lot
by Stephen King (Goodreads Author)
Rate this book
Clear rating
Dan Porter marked as in-the-stack
A Game of Thrones by George R.R. Martin
Rate this book
Clear rating
Dan Porter wants to read
The Lost World by Michael Crichton
Rate this book
Clear rating
Dan Porter wants to read
Congo by Michael Crichton
Rate this book
Clear rating
Dan Porter wants to read
Pirate Latitudes by Michael Crichton
Rate this book
Clear rating
More of Dan's books…
Alexander Hamilton
“Safety from external danger is the most powerful director of national conduct. Even the ardent love of liberty will, after a time, give way to its dictates. The violent destruction of life and property incident to war, the continual effort and alarm attendant on a state of continual danger, will compel nations the most attached to liberty to resort for repose and security to institutions which have a tendency to destroy their civil and political rights. To be more safe, they at length become willing to run the risk of being less free.”
Alexander Hamilton, The Federalist Papers

María Rosa Menocal
“Does poetry - or language or philosophy or music or architecture, even that of our temples - really need to dance to the same tune as our political befiefs or our religious convictions? Is the strict harmony of our cultural identities a virtue to be valued above others that may come from the accommodation of contradictions?”
María Rosa Menocal, The Ornament of the World: How Muslims, Jews, and Christians Created a Culture of Tolerance in Medieval Spain

Marquis de Sade
“The man who alters his way of thinking to suit others is a fool.”
Marquis de Sade, Justine, Philosophy in the Bedroom, and Other Writings

Marquis de Sade
“Fear not lest precautions and protective contrivances diminish your pleasure: mystery only adds thereto.”
Marquis de Sade, Juliette

David Foster Wallace
“Everybody is identical in their secret unspoken belief that way deep down they are different from everyone else.”
David Foster Wallace, Infinite Jest

220 Goodreads Librarians Group — 53906 members — last activity 1 minute ago
A place where all Goodreads members can work together to improve the Goodreads book catalog. Non-librarians are welcome to join the group as well, to ...more
1 Goodreads Feedback — 18258 members — last activity 1 minute ago
This is a place to give feedback about Goodreads. Feature ideas, bugs, or any other suggestion for improvement. The Goodreads staff monitors this grou ...more
12,135 books | 115 friends

680 books | 474 friends

1,202 books | 58 friends

Nancy O...
4,270 books | 615 friends

3,349 books | 187 friends

2,709 books | 1,229 friends

9,299 books | 161 friends

Tracy (...
591 books | 395 friends

More friends…
V. by Thomas PynchonThe Things They Carried by Tim O'BrienThe Brothers K by David James Duncan
I Would If I Could
98 books — 35 voters
Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas by Hunter S. ThompsonRebecca by Daphne du MaurierA Prayer for Owen Meany by John IrvingInkarna by Nerine Dorman
Great First Lines
91 books — 89 voters


Favorite Genres

Quizzes and Trivia

questions answered:
14317 (6.3%)

8853 (61.8%)

29886 (67.6%)

517 out of 3541372


best streak:

questions added:

Polls voted on by Dan

Lists liked by Dan