Quotes from Origin

Dan Brown ·  461 pages

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“Success is the ability to go from one failure to another with no loss of enthusiasm. —WINSTON CHURCHILL”
― Dan Brown, quote from Origin


“Historically, the most dangerous men on earth were men of God…especially when their gods became threatened.”
― Dan Brown, quote from Origin


“May our philosophies keep pace with our technologies. May our compassion keep pace with our powers. And may love, not fear, be the engine of change.”
― Dan Brown, quote from Origin


“Love is a private thing. The world does not need to know.”
― Dan Brown, quote from Origin


“Love is not a finite emotion. We don’t have only so much to share.”
― Dan Brown, quote from Origin



“Sometimes, all you have to do is shift your perspective to see someone else’s truth.”
― Dan Brown, quote from Origin


“To permit ignorance is to empower it.”
― Dan Brown, quote from Origin


“Love is not a finite emotion.
We don’t have only so much to share.
Our hearts create love as we need it.”
― Dan Brown, quote from Origin


“For the human brain,” Edmond explained, “any answer is better than no answer. We feel enormous discomfort when faced with ‘insufficient data,’ and so our brains invent the data—offering us, at the very least, the illusion of order—creating myriad philosophies, mythologies, and religions to reassure us that there is indeed an order and structure to the unseen world.”
― Dan Brown, quote from Origin


“Well, science and religion are not competitors, they’re two different languages trying to tell the same story. There’s room in this world for both.”
― Dan Brown, quote from Origin



“And history has proven repeatedly that lunatics will rise to power again and again on tidal waves of aggressive nationalism and intolerance, even in places where it seems utterly incomprehensible.”
― Dan Brown, quote from Origin


“We are now perched on a strange cusp of history, a time when the world feels like it’s been turned upside down, and nothing is quite as we imagined. But uncertainty is always a precursor to sweeping change; transformation is always preceded by upheaval and fear. I urge you to place your faith in the human capacity for creativity and love, because these two forces, when combined, possess the power to illuminate any darkness.”
― Dan Brown, quote from Origin


“...it is in hearing the voice of the devil that we can better appreciate the voice of god.”
― Dan Brown, quote from Origin


“Love is from another realm. We cannot manufacture it on demand. Nor can we subdue it when it appears. Love is not our choice to make.”
― Dan Brown, quote from Origin


“My friends, I am not saying I know for a fact that there is no God. All I am saying is that if there is a divine force behind the universe, it is laughing hysterically at the religions we’ve created in an attempt to define it.”
― Dan Brown, quote from Origin



“There is only one way to triumph over death, and that is by making our lives masterpieces.”
― Dan Brown, quote from Origin


“The price of greatness...is responsibility - Winston Churchill”
― Dan Brown, quote from Origin


“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.”
“That being?”
Langdon stopped walking and turned to her. “A pattern is any distinctly organized sequence. Patterns occur everywhere in nature—the spiraling seeds of a sunflower, the hexagonal cells of a honeycomb, the circular ripples on a pond when a fish jumps, et cetera.”
“Okay. And codes?”
“Codes are special,” Langdon said, his tone rising. “Codes, by definition, must carry information. They must do more than simply form a pattern—codes must transmit data and convey meaning. Examples of codes include written language, musical notation, mathematical equations, computer language, and even simple symbols like the crucifix. All of these examples can transmit meaning or information in a way that spiraling sunflowers cannot.”
― Dan Brown, quote from Origin


“Langdon watched the phone plummet down and splash into the dark waters of the Nervión River. As it disappeared beneath the surface, he felt a pang of loss, staring back after it as the boat raced on.

“Robert,” Ambra whispered, “just remember the wise words of Disney’s Princess Elsa.”

Langdon turned. “I’m sorry?”

Ambra smiled softly. “Let it go.”
― Dan Brown, quote from Origin


“The roads to salvation are many.
Forgiveness is not the only path.”
― Dan Brown, quote from Origin



“Then let me ask you this famous question: Would you rather live in a world without technology…or in a world without religion? Would you rather live without medicine, electricity, transportation, and antibiotics…or without zealots waging war over fictional tales and imaginary spirits?”
― Dan Brown, quote from Origin


“Nothing is invented, for it’s written in nature first. Originality consists of returning to the origin.”
― Dan Brown, quote from Origin


“Nietzsche: “Whoever fights monsters should see to it that in the process he does not become a monster.”
― Dan Brown, quote from Origin


“We comfort our physical bodies in hopes our souls will follow.”
― Dan Brown, quote from Origin


“History will be kind to me, for I intend to write it.”
― Dan Brown, quote from Origin



“As the old adage goes: ‘Men plan, and God laughs.”
― Dan Brown, quote from Origin


“Dialogue is always more important than consensus.”
― Dan Brown, quote from Origin


“We must be willing to get rid of the life we’ve planned, so as to have the life that is waiting for us. —JOSEPH CAMPBELL”
― Dan Brown, quote from Origin


“The art is in knowing how to ask.”
― Dan Brown, quote from Origin


About the author

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