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Men go to far greater lengths to avoid what they fear than to obtain what they desire.
Dan Brown (The Da Vinci Code (Robert Langdon, #2))
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 (Robert Langdon, #2))
Everyone loves a conspiracy.
Dan Brown (The Da Vinci Code (Robert Langdon, #2))
Faith ― acceptance of which we imagine to be true, that which we cannot prove.
Dan Brown (The Da Vinci Code (Robert Langdon, #2))
By its very nature, history is always a one-sided account.
Dan Brown (The Da Vinci Code (Robert Langdon, #2))
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 (Robert Langdon, #2))
Telling someone about what a symbol means is like telling someone how music should make them feel.
Dan Brown (The Da Vinci Code (Robert Langdon, #2))
What really matters is what you believe.
Dan Brown (The Da Vinci Code (Robert Langdon, #2))
Life is filled with secrets. You can't learn them all at once.
Dan Brown (The Da Vinci Code (Robert Langdon, #2))
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 (Robert Langdon, #2))
When a question has no correct answer, there is only one honest response. The gray area between yes and no. Silence.
Dan Brown (The Da Vinci Code (Robert Langdon, #2))
Forgiveness is God's greatest gift
Dan Brown (The Da Vinci Code (Robert Langdon, #2))
Nothing in Christianity is original.
Dan Brown (The Da Vinci Code (Robert Langdon, #2))
Can you keep secrets? Can you know a thing and never say it again?
Dan Brown (The Da Vinci Code (Robert Langdon, #2))
Learning the truth has become my life's love.
Dan Brown (The Da Vinci Code (Robert Langdon, #2))
Today is today. But there are many tomorrows
Dan Brown (The Da Vinci Code (Robert Langdon, #2))
Authors, he thought. Even the sane ones are nuts.
Dan Brown (The Da Vinci Code (Robert Langdon, #2))
My lawyers will fricassee your testicles for breakfast. And if you dare board my plane without a warrant, your spleen will follow.
Dan Brown (The Da Vinci Code (Robert Langdon, #2))
Those who truly understand their faiths understand the stories are metaphorical.
Dan Brown (The Da Vinci Code (Robert Langdon, #2))
Please stop patronizing those who are reading a book - The Da Vinci Code, maybe- because they are enjoying it. For a start, none of us know what kind of an effort this represents for the individual reader. It could be his or her first full-length adult novel; it might be the book that finally reveals the purpose and joy of reading to someone who has hitherto been mystified by the attraction books exert on others. And anyway, reading for enjoyment is what we should all be doing. I don't mean we should all be reading chick lit or thrillers (although if that's what you want to read, it's fine by me, because here's something no one else will tell you: if you don't read the classics, or the novel that won this year's Booker Prize, then nothing bad will happen to you; more importantly,nothing good will happen to you if you do); I simply mean that turning pages should not be like walking through thick mud. The whole purpose of books is that we read them, and if you find you can't, it might not be your inadequacy that's to blame. "Good" books can be pretty awful sometimes.
Nick Hornby (Housekeeping vs. the Dirt)
Every faith in the world is based on fabrication. That is the definition of faith―acceptance of that which we imagine to be true, that which we cannot prove. Every religion describes God through metaphor, allegory, and exaggeration, from the early Egyptians through modern Sunday school. Metaphors are a way to help our minds process the unprocessible. The problems arise when we begin to believe literally in our own metaphors. Should we wave a flag and tell the Buddhists that we have proof the Buddha did not come from a lotus blossom? Or that Jesus was not born of a literal virgin birth? Those who truly understand their faiths understand the stories are metaphorical.
Dan Brown (The Da Vinci Code (Robert Langdon, #2))
Do not start me on The Da Vinci Code ... a novel so bad that it gives bad novels a bad name." (Discussion at Woodruff Auditorium in Lawrence, KS; October 7, 2005.)
Salman Rushdie
The Pentacle - The ancients envisioned their world in two halves - masculine and feminine. Their gods and goddesses worked to keep a balance of power. Yin and Yang. When male and female were balanced, there was harmony in the world. When they were unbalanced there was chaos.
Dan Brown (The Da Vinci Code (Robert Langdon, #2))
Her eyes were olive green―incisive and clear.
Dan Brown (The Da Vinci Code (Robert Langdon, #2))
The Last Supper is supposed to be thirteen men. Who is this woman? "Everyone misses it, our preconceived notions of this scene are so powerful that our mind blocks out the incongruity and overrides our eyes.
Dan Brown (The Da Vinci Code (Robert Langdon, #2))
Robert wondered if any of Harvard's revered Egyptologists had ever knocked on the door of a pyramid and expected an answer.
Dan Brown (The Da Vinci Code (Robert Langdon, #2))
At this gathering [Council of Niceau in 324 AD] many aspects of Christianity were debated and voted upon ― the date of Easter, the role of the bishops, the administration of sacraments, and, of course, the divinity of Jesus... until that moment in history, Jesus was viewed by His followers as a mortal prophet... a great and powerful man, but a man nonetheless. A mortal.
Dan Brown (The Da Vinci Code (Robert Langdon, #2))
اولئك الذين ينشدون الحقيقةهم اكثر من اصدقاء، انهم اخوة
Dan Brown (The Da Vinci Code (Robert Langdon, #2))
أن الرجال قد يفعلون أي شيء لتجنب ما يخشونه أكثر مما قد يبذلونه للحصول على شيء يرغبون فيه
Dan Brown (The Da Vinci Code (Robert Langdon, #2))
It is complete loose stool water. It is arse-gravy of the worst kind. - About "The Da Vinci Code
Stephen Fry
إن سوء الفهم يولّد الشك
Dan Brown (The Da Vinci Code (Robert Langdon, #2))
Coincidence was a concept he did not entirely trust. As someone who had spent his life exploring the hidden interconnectivity of disparate emblems and ideologies, Langdon viewed the world as a web of profoundly intertwined histories and events. The connections may be invisible, he often preached to his symbology classes at Harvard, but they are always there, buried just beneath the surface.
Dan Brown (The Da Vinci Code (Robert Langdon, #2))
We fear what we do not understand...
Dan Brown (The Da Vinci Code (Robert Langdon, #2))
I would have thought you'd import an English staff?" "Good heavens, no! I would not wish a British chef on anyone except the French tax collectors.
Dan Brown (The Da Vinci Code (Robert Langdon, #2))
PHI is one H of a lot cooler than PI!
Dan Brown (The Da Vinci Code (Robert Langdon, #2))
الحياة مليئة بالأسرار ولا يمكنك أن تعرفيها كلها دفعة واحدة
Dan Brown (The Da Vinci Code (Robert Langdon, #2))
Steven Fry on The Da Vinci Code- "It is complete loose stoolwater. It is arse-gravy of the worst kind.
Steven Fry
In which year did a Harvard sculler last outrow an Oxford man at Henley?" Langdon had no idea, but he could imagine only one reason the question had been asked. "Surely such a travesty has never occurred.
Dan Brown (The Da Vinci Code (Robert Langdon, #2))
The greatest story ever told is, in fact, the greatest story ever sold
Dan Brown (Connect Bible Studies: The Da Vinci Code)
ان رياح التغيير قادمة بلا شك
Dan Brown (The Da Vinci Code (Robert Langdon, #2))
It seemed Eve’s bite from the apple of knowledge was a debt women were doomed to pay for eternity.
Dan Brown (The Da Vinci Code (Robert Langdon, #2))
Napoleon once said, "What is history, but a fable agreed upon?" He smiled. "By its very nature, history is always a one-sided account.
Dan Brown (The Da Vinci Code (Robert Langdon, #2))
The measure of your faith is the measure of the pain you can endure.
Dan Brown (The Da Vinci Code (Robert Langdon, #2))
توقع الموت هو دافع قوي
Dan Brown (The Da Vinci Code (Robert Langdon, #2))
Langdon turned to Sophie. "Who is that? What... happened?" Teabing hobbled over. "You were rescued by a knight brandishing an Excalibur made by Acme Orthopedic.
Dan Brown (The Da Vinci Code (Robert Langdon, #2))
When a question has no correct answer; there is only one honest response.
Dan Brown (The Da Vinci Code (Robert Langdon, #2))
So dark the con of man.
Dan Brown (The Da Vinci Code (Robert Langdon, #2))
The quest for the Holy Grail is the quest to kneel before the bones of Mary Magdalene. A journey to pray at the feet of the outcast one.
Dan Brown (The Da Vinci Code (Robert Langdon, #2))
There is your truth and there is my truth...as for the universal truth it does not exist.
Dan Brown (The Da Vinci Code (Robert Langdon, #2))
Symbologists often remarked that France-a country renowned for machismo, womanizing, and diminutive insecure leaders like Napoleon and Pepin the Short-could not have chosen a more apt national emblem than a thousand-foot phallus.
Dan Brown (The Da Vinci Code (Robert Langdon, #2))
Actually, Da Vinci was in tune with the balance between male and female. He believed that a human soul could not be enlightened unless it had both male and female elements.
Dan Brown (The Da Vinci Code (Robert Langdon, #2))
On average, everyone has read The Da Vinci Code. You have probably read it. Even if you have not read it, statistically you have.
Andy Miller (The Year of Reading Dangerously: How Fifty Great Books (and Two Not-So-Great Ones) Saved My Life)
You asked of me once, how high, high can beor if there was an exhibit.. I smiled and then whispered.. My thighs are the limit…
antares davinci (The Nikki DaVinci Code)
Hate is never a far cry from love… Sometimes I stumble the lines drunken.. Hollering your name..
antares davinci (The Nikki DaVinci Code)
Forgiveness is God's greatest gift.
Dan Brown (The Da Vinci Code (Robert Langdon, #2))
Blinding ignorance does mislead us. O! Wretched mortals, open your eyes! – LEONARDO DA VINCI
Dan Brown (The Da Vinci Code (Robert Langdon, #2))
لقد كان الانسان لا الرب هو الذي اخترع مفهوم الخطيئة الاصلية حيث اكلت حواء من التفاحة وسببت طرد الجنس البشري من الجنة الى الارض . فاصبحت المرأة التي كانت يوما مانحة الحياة , اصبحت اليوم عدو الانسانية
Dan Brown (The Da Vinci Code (Robert Langdon, #2))
The Lord giveth and the Lord taketh away.
Dan Brown (The Da Vinci Code (Robert Langdon, #2))
The chalice,” he said, “resembles a cup or vessel, and more important, it resembles the shape of a woman’s womb. This symbol communicates femininity, womanhood, and fertility.
Dan Brown (The Da Vinci Code (Robert Langdon, #2))
Authors. Even the sane one are nuts. - Da Vinci Code
Dan Brown
Good heavens, no! I would not wish a British chef on anyone except the French tax collectors.
Dan Brown (The Da Vinci Code (Robert Langdon, #2))
The Holy Grail 'neath ancient Roslin waits. The blade and chalice guarding o'er Her gates. Adorned in masters' loving art, She lies. She rests at last beneath the starry skies.
Dan Brown (The Da Vinci Code (Robert Langdon, #2))
A little faith can do wonders, a little faith.
Dan Brown (The Da Vinci Code (Robert Langdon, #2))
Originally, Tarot had been devised as a secret means to pass along ideologies banned by the Church. Now, Tarot's mystical qualities were passed on by modern fortune-tellers.
Dan Brown (The Da Vinci Code (Robert Langdon, #2))
The Rose has always been the premiere symbol of female sexuality. In primitive goddess cults, the five petals represented the five stations of female life - birth, menstruation, motherhood, menopause, and death. And in modern times, the flowering rose's ties to womanhood are considered more visual.
Dan Brown (The Da Vinci Code (Robert Langdon, #2))
History is always written by the winners...By its very nature, its always a one-sided account
Dan Brown (The Da Vinci Code (Robert Langdon, #2))
As we mathematicians like to say: PHI is one H of a lot cooler than PI!
Dan Brown (The Da Vinci Code (Robert Langdon, #2))
When the ancients discovered ‘Phi’, they were certain they had stumbled across God’s building block for the world.
Dan Brown (The Da Vinci Code (Robert Langdon, #2))
Misunderstanding breeds distrust,
Dan Brown (The Da Vinci Code (Robert Langdon, #2))
The world of publishing is in crisis. It's no coincidence that the worst published writer in the world today is also one of the world's most successful writers... Dan Brown. Now Dan Brown is not a good writer, The Da Vinci Code is not literature. Dan Brown writes sentences like "The famous man looked at the red cup." ...and it's only to be hoped that Dan Brown never gets a job where he's required to break bad news. "Doctor is he going to be alright?" "The seventy five year old man died a painful death on the large green table... it was sad".
Stewart Lee
Originally,” Langdon said, “Christianity honored the Jewish Sabbath of Saturday, but Constantine shifted it to coincide with the pagan’s veneration day of the sun.” He paused, grinning. “To this day, most churchgoers attend services on Sunday morning with no idea that they are there on account of the pagan sun god’s weekly tribute—Sunday.
Dan Brown (The Da Vinci Code (Robert Langdon, #2))
Venus and her pentacle became symbols of perfection, beauty, and the cyclic qualities of sexual love. As a tribute to the magic of Venus, the Greeks used her four-year cycle to organize their Olympiads.
Dan Brown (The Da Vinci Code (Robert Langdon, #2))
Fache will do what no one else dares.
Dan Brown (The Da Vinci Code (Robert Langdon, #2))
Robert? You wake me up and you charge me for it?
Dan Brown (The Da Vinci Code (Robert Langdon, #2))
وسطع النور بعد الظلام
دان براون (The Da Vinci Code (Robert Langdon, #2))
The Holy Grail ’neath ancient Roslin waits. The blade and chalice guarding o’er Her gates. Adorned in masters’ loving art, She lies. She rests at last beneath the starry skies.
Dan Brown (The Da Vinci Code (Robert Langdon, #2))
I dok je Gete opisivao arhitekturu kao zamrznutu muziku, kriticari su ovu piramidu opisivali kao skripanje noktiju po skolskoj tabli
Dan Brown (The Da Vinci Code (Robert Langdon, #2))
Sofi pogleda Langdona, ne znajuci da li se vratila kroz vreme ili je krocila u ludnicu
Dan Brown (The Da Vinci Code (Robert Langdon, #2))
In which year did a Harvard sculler last outrow an Oxford man at Henley?
Dan Brown (The Da Vinci Code (Robert Langdon, #2))
Tuileries Gardens—Paris’s own version of Central Park.
Dan Brown (The Da Vinci Code (Robert Langdon, #2))
The world had gone mad, and in may parts of Europe, advertising your love of Jesus Christ was like painting a bull's-eye on the roof of your car.
Dan Brown (The Da Vinci Code (Robert Langdon, #2))
every faith in the world is based on fabrication. That is the definition of faith—acceptance of that which we imagine to be true, that which we cannot prove.
Dan Brown (The Da Vinci Code (Robert Langdon, #2))
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.
Dan Brown (The Da Vinci Code (Robert Langdon, #2))
The male ego had spent two millennia running unchecked by its female counterpart. The Priory of Sion believed that it was this obliteration of the sacred feminine in modern life that had caused what the Hopi Native Americans called koyanisquatsi - "life out of balance" - an unstable situation marked by testosterone-fueled wars, a plethora of misogynistic societies, and a growing disrespect for Mother Earth.
Dan Brown (The Da Vinci Code (Robert Langdon, #2))
This icon is formally known as the blade, and it represents aggression and manhood. In fact, this exact phallus symbol is still used today on modern military uniforms to denote rank.” “Indeed.” Teabing grinned. “The more penises you have, the higher your rank. Boys will be boys.
Dan Brown (The Da Vinci Code (Robert Langdon, #2))
Sophie, every faith in the world is based on fabrication. That is the definition of faith—acceptance of that which we imagine to be true, that which we cannot prove. Every religion describes God through metaphor, allegory, and exaggeration, from the early Egyptians through modern Sunday school. Metaphors are a way to help our minds process the unprocessible. The problems arise when we begin to believe literally in our own metaphors.
Dan Brown (The Da Vinci Code (Robert Langdon, #2))
Moby-Dick is a long, grueling, convoluted graft. And yet, as soon as I completed it, once I could hold it at arm's length and admire its intricacy and design, I knew Moby-Dick was obviously, uncannily, a masterwork. It wormed into my subconsious; I dreamed about it for nights afterwards. Whereas when I finished The Da Vinci Code, which had taken little less than twelve hours from cover to cover, I chicked it aside and thought: wow - I really ought to read something good.
Andy Miller (The Year of Reading Dangerously: How Fifty Great Books (and Two Not-So-Great Ones) Saved My Life)
He could taste the familiar tang of museum air - an arid, deionized essence that carried a faint hint of carbon - the product of industrial, coal-filter dehumidifiers that ran around the clock to counteract the corrosive carbon dioxide exhaled by visitors.
Dan Brown (The Da Vinci Code (Robert Langdon, #2))
Sejarah selalu ditulis oleh pemenang.
Dan Brown (The Da Vinci Code (Robert Langdon, #2))
Wisdom is in books,... quote by me Halina Lagarde . Dan Brown is an inspiration to a book I am writing.
Dan Brown (The Da Vinci Code (Robert Langdon, #2))
Rémy, you realize your steak au poivre is the only reason you still work for me.
Dan Brown (The Da Vinci Code (Robert Langdon, #2))
We are who we protect, what we stand up for.” -- Sophie, via Dan Brown - The DaVinci Code
Dan Brown
When a question has no correct answer, there is only one honest response. The gray area between yes and no. Silence.
Dan Brown (The Da Vinci Code (Robert Langdon, #2))
Teabing hobbled over. "You were rescued by a knight brandishing an Excalibur made by Acme Orthopedic.
Dan Brown (The Da Vinci Code (Robert Langdon, #2))
Po mom iskustvu ljudi idu puno dalje da bi izbjegli nešto čega se boje nego da dobiju nešto što žele.
Dan Brown (The Da Vinci Code (Robert Langdon, #2))
The blind see what they want to see.
Dan Brown (The Da Vinci Code (Robert Langdon, #2))
Fugitives were predictable the first hour after escape. They always needed the same thing. Travel. Lodging. Cash. The Holy Trinity.
Dan Brown (The Da Vinci Code (Robert Langdon, #2))
Shaped like an enormous horseshoe, the Louvre was the longest building in Europe, stretching farther than three Eiffel Towers laid end to end.
Dan Brown (The Da Vinci Code (Robert Langdon, #2))
Symbols carry different meanings in different settings. - Robert Langdon
Dan Brown (The Da Vinci Code (Robert Langdon, #2))
Despite for a monumental reputation, the Mona Lisa was a mere thirty-one inches by twenty-one inches -- smaller even than the posters of her sold in the Louvre gift shop.
Dan Brown (The Da Vinci Code (Robert Langdon, #2))
Unfortunately, Da Vinci was a prankster who often amused himself by quietly gnawing at the hand that fed him. He incorporated in may of his Christian paintings hidden symbolism that was anything but Christian - tributes to his own beliefs and a subtle thumbing of his nose at the Church.
Dan Brown (The Da Vinci Code)
Professor Langdon?’ A male student at the back raised his hand, sounding hopeful. ‘Are you saying that instead of going to chapel, we should have more sex?’ Langdon chuckled, not about to take the bait. From what he’d heard about Harvard parties, these kids were having more than enough sex.
Dan Brown (The Da Vinci Code (Robert Langdon, #2))
the male climax was accompanied by a split second entirely devoid of thought. A brief mental vacuum. A moment of clarity during which God could be glimpsed. Meditation gurus achieved similar states of thoughtlessness without sex and often described Nirvana as a never-ending spiritual orgasm.
Dan Brown (The Da Vinci Code (Robert Langdon, #2))
until that moment in history, Jesus was viewed by His followers as a mortal prophet … a great and powerful man, but a man nonetheless. A mortal.” “Not the Son of God?” “Right,” Teabing said. “Jesus’ establishment as ‘the Son of God’ was officially proposed and voted on by the Council of Nicaea.
Dan Brown (The Da Vinci Code (Robert Langdon, #2))
Drag wasn’t a disguise or an illusion; it was armor. When he stepped onstage, Axel became someone fierce and untouchable, a force of nature that gave no fucks and couldn’t be bothered. He brought hecklers to their knees, read homophobes until they needed the Da Vinci Code to piece their dignity back together, and faced the worst with a smart remark and a tongue pop. Lisel was both shield and weapon, the only refuge he’d had from these ugly years.
Caleb Roehrig (Death Prefers Blondes)
Gentlemen, not only does the face of Mona Lisa look androgynous, but her name is an anagram of the divine union of male and female. And that, my friends, is Da Vinci’s little secret, and the reason for Mona Lisa’s knowing smile.
Dan Brown (The Da Vinci Code (Robert Langdon, #2))
Most tourists mistranslated Jardins des Tuileries as relating to the thousands of tulips that bloomed here, but Tuileries was actually a literal reference to something far less romantic. This park had once been an enormous, polluted excavation pit from which Parisian contractors mined clay to manufacture the city’s famous red roofing tiles—or tuiles.
Dan Brown (The Da Vinci Code (Robert Langdon, #2))
Transmogrification,” Langdon said. “The vestiges of pagan religion in Christian symbology are undeniable. Egyptian sun disks became the halos of Catholic saints. Pictograms of Isis nursing her miraculously conceived son Horus became the blueprint for our modern images of the Virgin Mary nursing Baby Jesus. And virtually all the elements of the Catholic ritual—the miter, the altar, the doxology, and communion, the act of “God-eating”—were taken directly from earlier pagan mystery religions.
Dan Brown (The Da Vinci Code (Robert Langdon, #2))
[Dan] Brown states that five million women were killed by the Church as witches. In fact, modern research has shown that the witch hunts began in the sixteenth century in Europe and that between 30,000 and 50,000 men and women were burned to death for the crime of witchcraft. However, 90 per cent of those trials took place before secular tribunals in countries such as Germany and France where by the 1500s the Church had lost most of its influence in judicial matters. Indeed, it was precisely in countries like Spain and Italy where the Catholic Church still had influence that there were almost no witchcraft trials.
Michael Coren (Why Catholics are Right)
I belong to a culture that includes Proust, Henry James, Tchaikovsky, Cole Porter, Plato, Socrates, Aristotle, Alexander the Great, Michelangelo, Leonardo da Vinci, Christopher Marlowe, Walt Whitman, Herman Melville, Tennessee Williams, Byron, E.M. Forster, Lorca, Auden, Francis Bacon, James Baldwin, Harry Stack Sullivan, John Maynard Keynes, Dag Hammarskjold… These are not invisible men. Poor Bruce. Poor frightened Bruce. Once upon a time you wanted to be a soldier. Bruce, did you know that an openly gay Englishman was as responsible as any man for winning the Second World War? His name was Alan Turing and he cracked the Germans' Enigma code so the Allies knew in advance what the Nazis were going to do — and when the war was over he committed suicide he was so hounded for being gay. Why don't they teach any of this in the schools? If they did, maybe he wouldn't have killed himself and maybe you wouldn't be so terrified of who you are. The only way we'll have real pride is when we demand recognition of a culture that isn't just sexual. It's all there—all through history we've been there; but we have to claim it, and identify who was in it, and articulate what's in our minds and hearts and all our creative contributions to this earth. And until we do that, and until we organize ourselves block by neighborhood by city by state into a united visible community that fights back, we're doomed. That's how I want to be defined: as one of the men who fought the war.
Larry Kramer (The Normal Heart)
Cause I can love a poem up out of you-like my middle name is Harlem..and my fingerprints are permanent-you ain't gone wash me off darlin
antares davinci (The Nikki DaVinci Code)
I play my position, heart held behind my back-- I'm the pitcher.. sometimes I throw them no hitters..
antares davinci (The Nikki DaVinci Code)
You stumbled here in your haunted, heart begging me to love you without kneepads..We are similar- didn't you know I would see that?
antares davinci (The Nikki DaVinci Code)
the bank had expanded its services in recent years to offer anonymous computer source code escrow services and faceless digitized backup.
Dan Brown (The Da Vinci Code (Robert Langdon, #2))
Teabing hobbled over. “You were rescued by a knight brandishing an Excalibur made by Acme Orthopedic.
Dan Brown (The Da Vinci Code (Robert Langdon, #2))
said, leaving Langdon and moving several yards to a portable table covered with investigation
Dan Brown (The Da Vinci Code (Robert Langdon, #2))
El hombre llega mucho más lejos para evitar lo que teme que para alcanzar lo que desea.
Dan Brown (The Da Vinci Code (Robert Langdon, #2))
Langdon decided not to say another word all evening. Sophie Neveu was clearly a hell of a lot smarter than he was.
Dan Brown (The Da Vinci Code (Robert Langdon, #2))
museum’s Grand Gallery. He lunged for the nearest painting he could see, a Caravaggio. Grabbing
Dan Brown (The Da Vinci Code (Robert Langdon, #2))
gilded frame, the seventy-six-year-old man heaved the masterpiece toward himself until it tore from the wall and Saunière collapsed
Dan Brown (The Da Vinci Code (Robert Langdon, #2))
nearby, barricading the entrance to the suite. The parquet floor shook. Far off, an alarm began to
Dan Brown (The Da Vinci Code (Robert Langdon, #2))
You should not have run.
Dan Brown (The Da Vinci Code (Robert Langdon, #2))
Silas knew the stakes were incalculable, and yet what the Teacher was now commanding seemed impossible.
Dan Brown (The Da Vinci Code (Robert Langdon, #2))
A Igreja não devia ter permissão pra nos dizer o que pensar
Dan Brown (The Da Vinci Code (Robert Langdon, #2))
the pale hand of an enormous albino with long white hair.
Dan Brown (The Da Vinci Code (Robert Langdon, #2))
We're on a Grail quest, Sophie. Who better to help us than a knight?
Dan Brown (The Da Vinci Code (Robert Langdon, #2))
arcane
Dan Brown (The Da Vinci Code (Robert Langdon, #2))
Replication. Repeating a symbol is the simplest way to strengthen its meaning. Jacques Saunière positioned himself in the shape of a five-pointed star.” If one pentacle is good, two is better.
Dan Brown (The Da Vinci Code (Robert Langdon, #2))
France—a country renowned for machismo, womanizing, and diminutive insecure leaders like Napoleon and Pepin the Short—could not have chosen a more apt national emblem than a thousand-foot phallus.
Dan Brown (The Da Vinci Code (Robert Langdon, #2))
Por fortuna parati, nosotros los británicos no juzgamos el grado de civilización de un hombre por la amabilidad con que trata a sus amigos, sino por la compasión que demuestra para con sus enemigos
Dan Brown (The Da Vinci Code (Robert Langdon, #2))
Mitterrand was a bold man,” Langdon replied, splitting the difference. The late French president who had commissioned the pyramid was said to have suffered from a “Pharaoh complex.” Singlehandedly responsible for filling Paris with Egyptian obelisks, art, and artifacts, François Mitterrand had an affinity for Egyptian culture that was so all-consuming that the French still referred to him as the Sphinx.
Dan Brown (The Da Vinci Code (Robert Langdon, #2))
For a thousand years,” Langdon continued, “legends of this secret have been passed on. The entire collection of documents, its power, and the secret it reveals have become known by a single name—Sangreal.
Dan Brown (The Da Vinci Code (Robert Langdon, #2))
Want me to rock your section? Like the composer that I am The orgasm composer I don’t believe in disclosure-- All you need to be privy to is how I’m gonna divvy you up for Me.. Myself and that sweetest taboo woman I
antares davinci (The Nikki DaVinci Code)
Sophie stopped the taxi at an imposing gate that blocked the bank’s driveway—a cement-lined ramp that descended beneath the building. A video camera overhead was aimed directly at them, and Langdon had the feeling that this camera, unlike those at the Louvre, was authentic. Sophie rolled down the window and surveyed the electronic podium on the driver’s side. An LCD screen provided directions in seven languages. Topping the list was English.
Dan Brown (The Da Vinci Code (Robert Langdon, #2))
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.
Dan Brown (The Da Vinci Code (Robert Langdon, #2))
As if to proclaim his home a British Isle unto itself, Teabing had not only posted his signs in English, but he had installed his gate’s intercom entry system on the right-hand side of the truck—the passenger’s side everywhere in Europe except England.
Dan Brown (The Da Vinci Code (Robert Langdon, #2))
However, although The Da Vinci Code did a whole heap of things defectively, it did one thing stupefyingly well - the plot. It was as though Brown had jettisoned all traces of style and credibility from his novel because he had realised, in a flash of Leonardo-like scientific insight, that style and credibility were the very properties preventing his theoretical story-balloon from taking flight. So they had been tossed over the side, along with beauty, truth and five hundred years of literary progress.
Andy Miller (The Year of Reading Dangerously: How Fifty Great Books (and Two Not-So-Great Ones) Saved My Life)
Well done. Amon is indeed represented as a man with a ram’s head, and his promiscuity and curved horns are related to our modern sexual slang “horny”.’ ‘No shit!’ ‘No shit,’ Langdon said. ‘And do you know who Amon’s counterpart was? The Egyptian goddess of fertility?
Dan Brown (The Da Vinci Code (Robert Langdon, #2))
Let us adopt a symbologist approach to our subjects and see whether there are any invisible connections buried just beneath the surface. One anagram of "Herman Melville, Moby Dick" would be "Hmm-- a credible milky novel." Shuffle the letters of "Dan Brown's The Da Vinci Code", and we uncover this message: "B. was a contrived, hidden con." And rearranging "Andy Miller-- The Year of Reading Dangerously" proves what we have suspected for a while: "I am only a greying fatheaded Surrey nerd-- LOL." Dr. Langdon may be onto something.
Andy Miller (The Year of Reading Dangerously: How Fifty Great Books (and Two Not-So-Great Ones) Saved My Life)
The US Embassy in Paris is a compact complex on Avenue Gabriel, just north of the Champs-Élysées. The three- acre compound is considered US soil, meaning all those to stand on it are subject to the same laws and protections as they would encounter standing in the United States.
Dan Brown (The Da Vinci Code (Robert Langdon, #2))
Venus and her pentacle became symbols of perfection, beauty, and the cyclic qualities of sexual love. As a tribute to the magic of Venus, the Greeks used her four-year cycle to organize their Olympiads. Nowadays, few people realized that the four-year schedule of modern Olympic Games still followed the cycles of Venus. Even fewer people knew that the five-pointed star had almost become the official Olympic seal but was modified at the last moment—its five points exchanged for five intersecting rings to better reflect the games’ spirit of inclusion and harmony.
Dan Brown (The Da Vinci Code (Robert Langdon, #2))
Zed pursed his lips and grabbed a nearby book. He placed Jillian’s hand on it and raised his hand. “Jillian Ramsay, I hereby deputize you as a law enforcement official in the Mystic Parish. Do you swear to follow Sheriff Bael Boone’s orders and uphold the law to the best of your ability?” “This is a copy of The Da Vinci Code,” she noted. “Do you swear?” “Define ‘follow orders,’ because I don’t want to accidentally enter into some sort of sex contract with Bael.” She jerked her thumb toward the sheriff, who bobbled the measuring tape he was holding and dropped it on Ted’s chest. Zed frowned. “You OK, buddy?
Molly Harper (How to Date Your Dragon (Mystic Bayou, #1))
Renowned curator Jacques Saunière staggered through the vaulted archway of the museum’s Grand Gallery. He lunged for the nearest painting he could see, a Caravaggio. Grabbing the gilded frame, the seventy-six-year-old man heaved the masterpiece toward himself until it tore from the wall and Saunière collapsed backward
Dan Brown (The Da Vinci Code (Robert Langdon, #2))
That is the definition of faith—acceptance of that which we imagine to be true, that which we cannot prove. Every religion describes God through metaphor, allegory, and exaggeration, from the early Egyptians through modern Sunday school. Metaphors are a way to help our minds process the unprocessible. The problems arise when we begin to believe literally in our own metaphors.
Dan Brown (The Da Vinci Code (Robert Langdon, #2))
As a tribute to the magic of Venus, the Greeks used her four-year cycle to organize their Olympiads. Nowadays, few people realized that the four-year schedule of modern Olympic Games still followed the cycles of Venus. Even fewer people knew that the five-pointed star had almost become the official Olympic seal but was modified at the last moment—its five points exchanged for five intersecting rings to better reflect the games’ spirit of inclusion and harmony.
Dan Brown (The Da Vinci Code (Robert Langdon, #2))
To write good religious science fiction, or indeed good religious fiction of any kind, is a challenge but one that it would be worthwhile trying to meet. It seems a pity the field has been apparently abandoned to pernicious rubbish like 'The Da Vinci Code', though this seems already, mercifully, to have faded away. In this, as in other areas, we could do with another C. S. Lewis to re-state the principles of Christianity in terms to stir the imagination.
Hal G.P. Colebatch
Am invatat sa nu-mi inchid niciodata mintea in fata unei idei penru simplul motiv ca pare miraculoasa.
Dan Brown (The Da Vinci Code / The Lost Symbol)
Breathe in,” Wilbur said. “Be aware of your breath. Breathe out. Focus your awareness on your arms. Focus your awareness on your toes. Focus your awareness on Leonardo da Vinci, standing on a hill outside of Florence, locking all the secrets into codes, and studying birds.
Jaclyn Moriarty (Gravity Is the Thing)
La gran mayoría de los cristianos instruidos conocen la historia de su religión. Jesús fue un gran hombre y alguien muy poderoso, y las maniobras políticas encubiertas de Constantino no restan majestuosidad a su vida. Nadie está diciendo que Cristo fuera un fraude, ni negamos que haya vivido entre los hombres, ni que haya inspirado a millones de personas a vivir una vida mejor. Solamente afirmamos que Constantino se aprovechó de la enorme influencia de Cristo y de su gran importancia, y que, al hacerlo, configuró el cristianismo tal como conocemos hoy.
Dan Brown (The Da Vinci Code (Robert Langdon, #2))
Salah pengertian dapat mengakibatkan ketidakpercayaan,
Dan Brown (THE DA VINCI CODE)
هنر ظریف فریب دادن زبانی، مهارت از بین رفته‌ای در دستگاه قضایی جدید بود؛ مهارتی که نیاز به تعادلی عالی در شرایط تحت فشار داشت. افراد بسیار کمی خونسردی لازم برای این نوع عملیات هارا دارند. اما به نظر می رسید فاش برای این کار به دنیا آمده است. خودداری و شکیبایی او مانند روبوت ها بود.
Dan Brown (The Da Vinci Code (Robert Langdon, #2))
إن التاريخ دائمًا يُكتب بيد المنتصر. عندما تقع حرب بين حضارتين، تنفى الخاسرة إلى غياهب النسيان ويصنع الفائز كتب التاريخ، كتب تمجد قضيته وتحتقر الخصم.
Dan Brown (The Da Vinci Code (Robert Langdon, #2))
Every faith in the world is based on fabrication. That is the definition of faith — acceptance of that which we imagine to be true, that which we can not prove. Every religion describes God through metaphor, allegory, and exaggeration, from the early Egyptians through modern Sunday school. Metaphors are a way to help our minds process the unprocessible. The problems arise when we begin to believe literally in our own metaphors. - Robert Langdon
Dan Brown (The Da Vinci Code (Robert Langdon, #2))
I think you guys should take a road trip to Roswell,” I joked. “Maybe you can prove that Elvis is still alive and break the Da Vinci Code on the way,” he added and I giggled. Mark and Adam gave each other a look. “I think it’s just the two of us now, Adam,” Mark said. “Want to lay some cash on how long he has?” Adam asked. “Six months,” Mark answered. “Until engagement or actual marriage?” “Just until engagement. You’ve got to give him some time to get past denial and make it to acceptance.
N.M. Silber (The Law of Attraction (Lawyers in Love, #1))
Cuando se produce un choque entre dos culturas, el perdedor es erradicado y el vencedor escribe los libros de historia, libros que cantan las glorias de su causa y denigran al enemigo conquistado.
Dan Brown (The Da Vinci Code (Robert Langdon, #2))
Cuando una pregunta carece de respuesta correcta, sólo queda la respuesta sincera.
Dan Brown (The Da Vinci Code (Robert Langdon, #2))
Guest Relations Handbook,
Dan Brown (The Da Vinci Code (Robert Langdon, #2))
mescaline
Dan Brown (The Da Vinci Code (Robert Langdon, #2))
The Third Secret is a page turner--hard to put down as events keep happening. If you are a fan of The Da Vinci Code you will enjoy this book.
Steve Berry
If you would be so kind,
Dan Brown (The Da Vinci Code (Robert Langdon, #2))
Renowned
Dan Brown (The Da Vinci Code (Robert Langdon, #2))
Nothing in the Tenth Amendment says that the powers must be explicitly, expressly, or specifically given to the federal government—given, that is, in so many words. Also note that the amendment doesn’t mention state “sovereignty”; in fact, that idea appears nowhere in the Constitution. Nor does the Tenth Amendment (or the rest of the Constitution) mention “rights” for the states. Finally, there’s nothing in it about state “nullification” of federal law. Does the amendment really, in Da Vinci Code fashion, include those ideas? Compare the language of the Articles of Confederation: “Each state retains its sovereignty, freedom, and independence, and every power, jurisdiction, and right, which is not by this confederation expressly delegated to the United States, in Congress assembled.
Garrett Epps (Wrong and Dangerous: Ten Right Wing Myths about Our Constitution)
Jesus foi o feminista inicial. Pretendia que o futuro de sua igreja ficasse nas mãos de Maria Madalena.
Dan Brown (The Da Vinci Code (Robert Langdon, #2))
origin: it is narrowing!
Dan Brown (THE DA VINCI CODE)
A vida está recheada de segredos. Não consegues aprendê-los todos de uma vez.
Dan Brown (The Da Vinci Code / Up And Down In The Dales / The Return Of The Dancing Master / A Gathering Light)
A little faith can do wonders, a little faith.
The DaVinci Code
Dupa cum observa odata NapoleonȘ ,,Ce e istoria altceva decat o poveste convenabil ticluita?" Prin insasi natura ei, istoria e totdeauna o relatare subiectiva.
Dan Brown (The Da Vinci Code (Robert Langdon, #2))
So, she wants you to pay to share some of her success. Why’s that a problem? Dan Brown sold the rights to The Da Vinci Code for six million dollars. I didn’t hear anyone complaining about that.
Jenny Trout (Say Goodbye to Hollywood)
Then we will realize that the debate on Notovitch, in a way that remembers the case of Dan Brown's famous novel - Da Vinci Code - has the merit of stimulating a critical historical interest in Jesus' life.
David Donnini (FOOTPRINTS ON THE HIMALAYAS: Jesus and the East. Fragments of forgotten history show extraordinary contacts among different religious areas)
As soon as my friends and I start dating for real, we enter an exhausting paradox – a belief that, in love, everything is not as it seems: the conviction that there is a common state of affairs whereby a man can be madly in love with you and wish to spend the rest of his life with you, but will indicate this in a variety of ways so subtle, only the truly talented and determined will discern his true desires. Like it’s The Da Vinci Code, and when a man takes you out to dinner, gets off with you, then doesn’t call for two weeks, there’s a secret challenge he’s setting you that – with enough algebra, consultation of ancient scrolls, and wailing on the phone to your female friends – you can decode and, eventually, get married, i.e., win… .You can always tell when a woman is with the wrong man, because she has so much to say about the fact that nothing’s happening. When women find the right person, on the other hand, they just… disappear for six months, and then resurface, eyes shiny, and usually about six pounds heavier. “So what’s he like?” you will say, waiting for the usual cloudburst of things he says and things he does and requests of analysis of what you think it means that his favorite film is Star Wars (“Trapped in adolescence – or in touch with his inner child?”). But she will be oddly quiet. “It’s just… good,” she will say. “I’m really happy.
Caitlin Moran (How to Be a Woman)
In a military maneuver worthy of the CIA, Pope Clement issued secret sealed orders to be opened simultaneously by his soldiers all across Europe on Friday, October 13 of 1307.
Dan Brown (The Da Vinci Code (Robert Langdon, #2))
The Golden Mean It’s almost impossible to discuss composition in architecture without referring to the golden mean, also called the golden section. Readers of Dan Brown’s mega-bestseller The Da Vinci Code may recall the description of that formula in the book. As a brief refresher, the golden mean is the original organizing and proportioning method or formula for art and architecture. Its theory tells us that human beings are most pleased when things are in a proportion of 1 to 1.618.
William J. Hirsch Jr. (Designing Your Perfect House)
تمصمیم‌هایی که در گذشته گرفته‌ایم سازنده امرزومان‌اند
Dan Brown (Angels and Demons / The Da Vinci Code (Robert Langdon, #1-2))
as a classroom example of a basic
Dan Brown (The Da Vinci Code (Robert Langdon, #2))
To date, Dan Brown’s novel The Da Vinci Code is the most influential exposition of Rajneesh’s teaching that the knowledge of truth comes, not via words and mind, but through sex ritualized with Gnostic mumbo-jumbo.
Vishal Mangalwadi (The Book that Made Your World: How the Bible Created the Soul of Western Civilization)
Sabbath of
Dan Brown (The Da Vinci Code (Robert Langdon, #2))
Faukman hung up the phone, shaking his head in disbelief. Authors, he thought. Even the sane ones are nuts.   Inside
Dan Brown (The Da Vinci Code (Robert Langdon, #2))
The writing and telling of history is bedevilled by two human neuroses: horror at the desperate shapelessness and seeming lack of pattern in events, and regret for a lost golden age, a moment of happiness when all was well. Put these together and you have an urge to create elaborate patterns to make sense of things and to create a situation where the golden age is just waiting to spring to life again. This is the impulse which makes King Arthur’s knights sleep under certain mountains, ready to bring deliverance, or creates the fascination with the Knights Templar and occult conspiracy which propelled The Da Vinci Code into best-seller lists.
Diarmaid MacCulloch (A History of Christianity: The First Three Thousand Years)
Florence? For a week? There’s nothing else to do.’ Sophie leaned forward and kissed him again, now on the lips. Their bodies came together, softly at first, and then completely. When she pulled away, her eyes were full of promise. ‘Right,’ Langdon managed. ‘It’s a date.
Dan Brown (The Da Vinci Code (Robert Langdon, #2))
My friends, as you can see, the chaos of the world has an underlying order.
Dan Brown (The Da Vinci Code (Robert Langdon, #2))
These days, most people know the Holy Grail from books like The Da Vinci Code and Holy Blood, Holy Grail, or from Monty Python. What we've lost in these pop culture transformations of the Grail is what made it holy in the first place. That original meaning is what this book seeks to unfold.
Mike Aquilina (The Grail Code: Quest for the Real Presence)
Haosul care ne inconjoara este cladit pe o ordine bine definita.
Dan Brown (The Da Vinci Code (the Young Adult Adaptation))
accentuated
Dan Brown (The Da Vinci Code (Robert Langdon, #2))
Sophie, in unserer Welt beruht jeder Glaube auf Erfindungen. Das ist ja gerade die Definition von Glaube: Etwas als wahr zu akzeptieren, das wir für wahr halten wollen … etwas, wofür es keinen wissenschaftlichen Beweis geben kann. Jede Religion beschreibt Gott durch Sinnbilder, Allegorien und Übersteigerungen, von den alten Ägyptern bis zu unserer heutigen Sonntagsschule. Metaphern ermöglichen es unserem Geist, mit dem Unvorstellbaren umzugehen. Kritisch wird es erst, wenn wir unsere Metaphern für die Wirklichkeit halten.
Dan Brown (The Da Vinci Code)
Die Allegorien der Religionen sind ins Alltagsbewusstsein eingegangen und helfen Millionen Menschen, mit ihrem Leben besser zurechtzukommen und tugendhafter, aufrichtiger und anständiger zu sein.
Dan Brown (The Da Vinci Code)