Forgive them, you might say, for they know not what they do. But there comes a moment in history when ignorance is no longer a forgivable offense... a moment when only wisodom has the power to absolve.
What had once been life's quiet moments of solitary reflection—a few minutes alone on a bus, or walking to work, or waiting for an appointment—now felt unbearable, and people impulsively reached for their phones, their earbuds, and their games, unable to fight the addictive pull of technology.
Anyone who said power was not addictive had never really experienced it.
Dante Alighieri. The darkest places in hell are reserved for those who maintain their neutrality in times of moral crisis.
In the end we are all just searching for truth, that which is greater than ourselves.
I grew up Catholic. I know sin.
La chiave," the raspy voice replied. "The password.
That is the definition of faith -- acceptance of that which we imagine to be true, that which we cannot prove.
It seemed there was always a close correlation between true believers and high body counts.
It's kind of a catch-22 now because since the 'Da Vinci Code,' I have access to places and people that I didn't have access to before, so that's a lot of fun for somebody like me, but I'm always trying to keep a secret. I don't want people to know what I'm writing about.
I know why I am here.
You should not have run.
Church of painful love - unfulfilled,unrequited & unattained.
Vittoria slipped off her robe. 'You've never been to bed with a yoga master, have you?
If you believe the people who love you, you get lazy. And if you believe the people who hate you, you become... maybe intimidated, or whatever the word might be, and you don't write as well.
There's a lot of stress... but once you get in the car, all that goes out the window.
Codes and patterns are very different from each other, Langdon said. And a lot of people confuse the two. In my field, it's crucial to understand their fundamental difference.
The power of population is so superior to the power in the earth to produce subsistence for man, that premature death must in some shape or other visit the human race.
Langdon wondered if maybe Edmond had discovered that human intellect, after aeons of progress, was now on the decline. There were certainly alarming indicators to suggest this might be true.