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Book cover for The Power of Silence: Against the Dictatorship of Noise
My inner quiet—blessed by God—has never really isolated me. I feel all human-kind can enter and I receive them thus only at the threshold of my home. . . . Alas, mine is but a very precarious shelter. But I imagine the quiet of some souls ...more
Amor Towles
“The principle here is that a new generation owes a measure of thanks to every member of the previous generation. Our elders planted fields and fought in wars; they advanced the arts and sciences, and generally made sacrifices on our behalf. So by their efforts, however humble, they have earned a measure of our gratitude and respect.”
Amor Towles, A Gentleman in Moscow

Amor Towles
“Manners are not like bonbons, Nina. You may not choose the ones that suit you best; and you certainly cannot put the half-bitten ones back in the box.”
Amor Towles, A Gentleman in Moscow

Amor Towles
“Presumably, the bells of the Church of the Ascension had been reclaimed by the Bolsheviks for the manufacture of artillery, thus returning them to the realm from whence they came. Though for all the Count knew, the cannons that had been salvaged from Napoleon's retreat to make the Ascension's bells had been forged by the French from the bells at La Rochelle; which in turn had been forged from British blunderbusses seized in the Thirty Years War. From bells to cannons and back again, from now until the end of time.”
Amor Towles, A Gentleman in Moscow

G.K. Chesterton
“But as St. Francis did not love humanity but men, so he did not love Christianity but Christ.”
G.K. Chesterton, St. Francis of Assisi

Amor Towles
“if a man does not master his circumstances then he is bound to be mastered by them.”
Amor Towles, A Gentleman in Moscow

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