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Dissolution (Matthew Shardlake, #1) Dissolution by C.J. Sansom
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“In worshipping their nationhood men worship themselves and scorn others, and that is no healthy thing.”
C.J. Sansom, Dissolution
“It seems a universal rule in this world that people will always look for victims and scapegoats, does it not? Especially at times of difficulty and tension.”
C.J. Sansom, Dissolution
“If I knocked and waited at every door, who knows what I might miss?”
C.J. Sansom, Dissolution
“You untangle a knot with slow teasing, not sharp pulling, and believe me we have here a knot such as I have never seen. But I will unpick it. I will.”
C.J. Sansom, Dissolution
“...you should not insult yourself so, sir. Is there not enough suffering in the world?”
C.J. Sansom, Dissolution
“Around thrones the thunder rolls.”
C.J. Sansom, Dissolution
“But since printing came in no one wants illustrated works, they are happy with these cheap books with their ugly, square letters all squashed together.”
C.J. Sansom, Dissolution
“If a ruler who wants to act honourably is surrounded by unscrupulous men, his downfall is inevitable.”
C.J. Sansom, Dissolution
“The echoes of childhood torments have great power, even when not brought to mind in such an inexplicable and horrifying way.”
C.J. Sansom, Dissolution
“How men fear the chaos of the world, I thought, and the yawning eternity hereafter. So we build patterns to explain its terrible mysteries and reassure ourselves we are safe in this world and beyond.”
C.J. Sansom, Dissolution
“I will see you in the Bedlam, displayed as a warning of what perverted religion can do!”
C.J. Sansom, Dissolution
“turning in my guts like a torsion.”
C.J. Sansom, Dissolution
“One can speak without understanding. What”
C.J. Sansom, Dissolution
“In any investigation, what are the most relevant circumstances? None,” he would bark in reply. “All the circumstances are relevant, everything must be examined from every angle!”
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“prior looked at each other with mutual distaste. ‘Mortifying yourself again, Jerome?”
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“there is nothing under the moon, however fine, that is not subject to corruption.”
C.J. Sansom, Dissolution
“you, like its predecessors, into a tortuous world of Tudor”
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“In a monastery fish pond.’ He crossed to the door and closed it carefully, before laying the”
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