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“Everything is possible. The impossible just takes longer.”
Dan Brown, Digital Fortress
“Great minds are always feared by lesser minds.”
Dan Brown, The Lost Symbol
“Science and religion are not at odds. Science is simply too young to understand.”
Dan Brown, Angels & Demons
“Men go to far greater lengths to avoid what they fear than to obtain what they desire.”
Dan Brown, The Da Vinci Code
“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, The Da Vinci Code
“Google' is not a synonym for 'research'.”
Dan Brown, The Lost Symbol
“Sooner or later we've all got to let go of our past.”
Dan Brown, Deception Point
“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.”
Dan Brown, The Lost Symbol
“God answers all prayers, but sometimes his answer is 'no'.”
Dan Brown, Angels & Demons
“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.”
Dan Brown, Angels & Demons
“Nothing is more creative... nor destructive... than a brilliant mind with a purpose.”
Dan Brown, Inferno
“Nothing captures human interest more than human tragedy.”
Dan Brown, Angels & Demons
“Our minds sometimes see what our hearts wish were true.”
Dan Brown, Angels & Demons
“The decisions of our past are the architects of our present.”
Dan Brown, Inferno
“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
“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.”
Dan Brown, Angels & Demons
“Everyone loves a conspiracy.”
Dan Brown, The Da Vinci Code
“Faith ― acceptance of which we imagine to be true, that which we cannot prove.”
Dan Brown, The Da Vinci Code
“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.”
Dan Brown, Inferno
“The only difference between you and God is that you have forgotten you are divine.”
Dan Brown, The Lost Symbol
“Open your minds, my friends. We all fear what we do not understand.”
Dan Brown, The Lost Symbol
“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.”
Dan Brown, Angels & Demons
“God, grant me strength to accept those things I cannot change.”
Dan Brown, Angels & Demons
“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, The Da Vinci Code
“By its very nature, history is always a one-sided account.”
Dan Brown, The Da Vinci Code
“Telling someone about what a symbol means is like telling someone how music should make them feel.”
Dan Brown, The Da Vinci Code
“Sometimes all it takes is a tiny shift of perspective to see something familiar in a totally new light.”
Dan Brown, The Lost Symbol
“What really matters is what you believe.”
Dan Brown, The Da Vinci Code
“The power of human thought grows exponentially with the number of minds that share that thought.”
Dan Brown, The Lost Symbol
“Lieutenant Chatrand: I don’t understand this omnipotent-benevolent thing.
Camerlengo Carlo Ventresca: You are confused because the Bible describes God as an omnipotent and benevolent deity.
Lieutenant Chatrand: Exactly.
Camerlengo Carlo Ventresca: Omnipotent-benevolent simply means that God is all-powerful and well-meaning.
Lieutenant Chatrand: I understand the concept. It’s just... there seems to be a contradiction.
Camerlengo Carlo Ventresca: Yes. The contradiction is pain. Man’s starvation, war, sickness...
Lieutenant Chatrand: Exactly! Terrible things happen in this world. Human tragedy seems like proof that God could not possibly be both all-powerful and well-meaning. If He loves us and has the power to change our situation, He would prevent our pain, wouldn’t he?
Camerlengo Carlo Ventresca: Would He?
Lieutenant Chatrand: Well... if God Loves us, and He can protect us, He would have to. It seems He is either omnipotent and uncaring, or benevolent and powerless to help.
Camerlengo Carlo Ventresca: Do you have children?
Lieutenant Chatrand: No, signore.
Camerlengo Carlo Ventresca: Imagine you had an eight-year-old son... would you love him?
Lieutenant Chatrand: Of course.
Camerlengo Carlo Ventresca: Would you let him skateboard?
Lieutenant Chatrand: Yeah, I guess. Sure I’d let him skateboard, but I’d tell him to be careful.
Camerlengo Carlo Ventresca: So as this child’s father, you would give him some basic, good advice and then let him go off and make his own mistakes?
Lieutenant Chatrand: I wouldn’t run behind him and mollycoddle him if that’s what you mean.
Camerlengo Carlo Ventresca: But what if he fell and skinned his knee?
Lieutenant Chatrand: He would learn to be more careful.
Camerlengo Carlo Ventresca: So although you have the power to interfere and prevent your child’s pain, you would choose to show you love by letting him learn his own lessons?
Lieutenant Chatrand: Of course. Pain is part of growing up. It’s how we learn.
Camerlengo Carlo Ventresca: Exactly.”
Dan Brown, Angels & Demons

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