The Lost Symbol (Robert Langdon #3), Dan Brown


Here are some of my favourite quotes from the book 'The Lost Symbol' by Dan Brown:

Human instinct was America's first line of defense against terrorism. It was a proven fact that human intuition was a more accurate detector of danger than all the electronic gear in the world - the gift of fear, as one of their security reference books termed it.

'Sometimes a legend that endures for centuries...endures for a reason.'

Langton winked. 'Open your minds, my friends, We all fear what we do not understand.'

Every generation's breakthroughs are proven false by the next generation technology. And so it had gone through the ages. The more man learned, the more he realized he did not know.

The ancient possessed profound scientific wisdom. Today's science was not so much making 'discoveries' as it was making 'rediscoveries'. Mankind, it seemed, had once grasped the true nature of the universe...but had let go...and forgotten.

Modern physics can help us remember!

Wide acceptance of an idea is not proof of its validity.

Knowledge is power, and the right knowledge lets man perform miraculous, almost godlike tasks.

Langton exhaled, fighting the impulse to tell Sato the same thing he constantly told his students: 'Google' is not a synonym for 'research'. In these days of massive worldwide keyword searches, it seemed everything was linked to everything. The world was becoming one big entangled web of information that was getting denser every day.

Misunderstanding a culture's symbols is a common root of prejudice.

'Sometimes all it takes is a tiny shift of perspective to see something familiar in a totally new light.'

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