Quotes from Angels & Demons

Dan Brown ·  736 pages

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“God answers all prayers, but sometimes his answer is 'no'.”
― Dan Brown, quote from Angels & Demons

“Nothing captures human interest more than human tragedy.”
― Dan Brown, quote from Angels & Demons

“Our minds sometimes see what our hearts wish were true.”
― Dan Brown, quote from Angels & Demons

“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, quote from Angels & Demons

“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, quote from Angels & Demons

“God, grant me strength to accept those things I cannot change.”
― Dan Brown, quote from Angels & Demons

“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, quote from Angels & Demons

“The media is the right arm of anarchy.”
― Dan Brown, quote from Angels & Demons

“stand tall, smile bright, and let them wonder what secrets making you laugh!”
― Dan Brown, quote from Angels & Demons

“Each of us is now electronically connected to the globe, and yet we feel utterly alone.”
― Dan Brown, quote from Angels & Demons

“Even the technology that promises to unite us, divides us. Each of us is now electronically connected to the globe, and yet we feel utterly alone.”
― Dan Brown, quote from Angels & Demons

“Skepticism has become a virtue. Cynicism and demand for proof has become enlightened thought. Is it any wonder that humans now feel more depressed and defeated than they have at any point in human history?”
― Dan Brown, quote from Angels & Demons

“the most dangerous enemy is that which no one fears!”
― Dan Brown, quote from Angels & Demons

“No love is greater than that of a father for His son.”
― Dan Brown, quote from Angels & Demons

“Buddha had said:
"Each of us is a God. Each of us knows all. We need only open our minds to hear our own wisdom.”
― Dan Brown, quote from Angels & Demons

“If it wasn't painfully difficult, you did it wrong!”
― Dan Brown, quote from Angels & Demons

“Fear cripples faster than any implement of war.”
― Dan Brown, quote from Angels & Demons

“One does not need to have cancer to analyze its symptoms.”
― Dan Brown, quote from Angels & Demons

“But who is more ignorant? The man who cannot define lightning, or the man who does not respect its awesome power?”
― Dan Brown, quote from Angels & Demons

“sometimes to find truth one must move mountains -Kohler”
― Dan Brown, quote from Angels & Demons

“From Santi's earthly tomb with demon's hole,
'Cross Rome the mystic elements unfold.
The path of light is laid, the sacred test,
Let angels guide you on your lofty quest.”
― Dan Brown, quote from Angels & Demons

“Seek the goodness, become the goodness.D”
― Dan Brown, quote from Angels & Demons


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Dan Brown
Born place: in Exeter, New Hampshire, The United States
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