Quotes from The Da Vinci Code

Dan Brown ·  481 pages

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“Men go to far greater lengths to avoid what they fear than to obtain what they desire.”
― Dan Brown, quote from The Da Vinci Code


“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, quote from The Da Vinci Code


“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, quote from The Da Vinci Code


“Faith ― acceptance of which we imagine to be true, that which we cannot prove.”
― Dan Brown, quote from The Da Vinci Code


“By its very nature, history is always a one-sided account.”
― Dan Brown, quote from The Da Vinci Code



“Telling someone about what a symbol means is like telling someone how music should make them feel.”
― Dan Brown, quote from The Da Vinci Code


“What really matters is what you believe.”
― Dan Brown, quote from The Da Vinci Code


“Life is filled with secrets. You can't learn them all at once.”
― Dan Brown, quote from The Da Vinci Code


“When a question has no correct answer, there is only one honest response.
The gray area between yes and no.
Silence.”
― Dan Brown, quote from The Da Vinci Code


“Can you keep secrets? Can you know a thing and never say it again?”
― Dan Brown, quote from The Da Vinci Code



“Learning the truth has become my life's love.”
― Dan Brown, quote from The Da Vinci Code


“My lawyers will fricassee your testicles for breakfast. And if you dare board my plane without a warrant, your spleen will follow.”
― Dan Brown, quote from The Da Vinci Code


“Today is today. But there are many tomorrows”
― Dan Brown, quote from The Da Vinci Code


“Authors, he thought. Even the sane ones are nuts.”
― Dan Brown, quote from The Da Vinci Code


“Those who truly understand their faiths understand the stories are metaphorical.”
― Dan Brown, quote from The Da Vinci Code



“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, quote from The Da Vinci Code


“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, quote from The Da Vinci Code


“Her eyes were olive green―incisive and clear.”
― Dan Brown, quote from The Da Vinci Code


“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, quote from The Da Vinci Code


“Robert wondered if any of Harvard's revered Egyptologists had ever knocked on the door of a pyramid and expected an answer.”
― Dan Brown, quote from The Da Vinci Code



“أن الرجال قد يفعلون أي شيء لتجنب ما يخشونه أكثر مما قد يبذلونه للحصول على شيء يرغبون فيه”
― Dan Brown, quote from The Da Vinci Code


“PHI is one H of a lot cooler than PI!”
― Dan Brown, quote from The Da Vinci Code


“اولئك الذين ينشدون الحقيقةهم اكثر من اصدقاء، انهم اخوة”
― Dan Brown, quote from The Da Vinci Code


About the author

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