The Da Vinci Code
Important Quotations Explained
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.
whispers in his ear, one agent had insisted after a particularly
impressive display of Fache’s sixth sense. Collet had to admit,
if there was a God, Bezu Fache would be on his A-list. The captain
attended mass and confession with zealous regularity—far more than
the requisite holiday attendance fulfilled by other officials in
the name of good public relations.
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?’”
could feel his homeland testing him, drawing violent memories from
his redeemed soul. You have been reborn, he reminded
himself. His service to God today had required the sin of murder,
and it was a sacrifice Silas knew he would have to hold silently
in his heart for all eternity.
Bible represents a fundamental guidepost for millions of people
on the planet, in much the same way the Koran, Torah, and Pali Canon
offer guidance to people of other religions. If you and I could
dig up documentation that contradicted the holy stories of Islamic
belief, Judaic belief, Buddhist belief, pagan belief, should we
do that? Should we wave a flag and tell the Buddhists that 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.”
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