Words matter. These are the best Dan Brown Quotes, and they’re great for sharing with your friends.
I have great admiration for the fact-checking team. Considering it takes me years to gather all the facts in my books, it’s a daunting task for the fact-checkers to review all of that material in a matter of weeks.
I spent some time in India and thought I might write about Hinduism. But it’s so far removed from my experience I couldn’t even get my mind around it to write about it.
My interest in secret societies is the product of many experiences, some I can discuss, others I cannot.
I don’t know where I would place myself in the literary landscape. I really just write the book that I would want to read. And I put on the blinders, and I really – it is, for me, that simple.
Futurists don’t consider overpopulation one of the issues of the future. They consider it the issue of the future.
I’ve learned that universal acceptance and appreciation is just an unrealistic goal.
If you ask three people what it means to be Christian, you will get three different answers. Some feel being baptized is sufficient. Others feel you must accept the Bible as immutable historical fact. Still others require a belief that all those who do not accept Christ as their personal savior are doomed to hell.
We did not have a television while I was growing up, and so I read voraciously. My earliest memory of being utterly transfixed by a book was Madeleine L’Engle’s ‘A Wrinkle in Time.’
Writing is a solitary existence. Making a movie is controlled chaos – thousands of moving parts and people. Every decision is a compromise. If you’re writing and you don’t like how your character looks or talks, you just fix it. But in a movie, if there’s something you don’t like, that’s tough.
I consider myself a student of many religions. The more I learn, the more questions I have. For me, the spiritual quest will be a life-long work in progress.
I was already writing ‘The Lost Symbol’ when I started to realize ‘The Da Vinci Code’ would be big. The thing that happened to me and must happen to any writer who’s had success is that I temporarily became very self-aware.
Nobody has ever convinced me that ancient aliens have visited Earth. Not even close.
I write seven days a week, starting at 4 o’clock in the morning, including Christmas.
It’s funny, I don’t know where I would place myself in the literary landscape. I really just write the book that I would want to read. I put on the blinders, and I really – it is, for me, that simple.
Art historians agree that Da Vinci’s paintings contain hidden levels of meaning that go well beneath the surface of the paint. Many scholars believe his work intentionally provides clues to a powerful secret… a secret that remains protected to this day by a clandestine brotherhood of which Da Vinci was a member.
I often will write a scene from three different points of view to find out which has the most tension and which way I’m able to conceal the information I’m trying to conceal. And that is, at the end of the day, what writing suspense is all about.
Christianity, Judaism and Islam all share a gospel, loosely, and it’s important that we all realize that.
That is the definition of faith – acceptance of that which we imagine to be true, that which we cannot prove.
It’s not about what you tell the reader, it’s about what you conceal.
The more science I studied, the more I saw that physics becomes metaphysics and numbers become imaginary numbers. The farther you go into science, the mushier the ground gets. You start to say, ‘Oh, there is an order and a spiritual aspect to science.’
My sincere hope is that ‘The Da Vinci Code,’ in addition to entertaining people, will serve as an open door to begin their own explorations.
When I was a kid, the miracles of my life were the Resurrection, a candlelight service on New Year’s Eve, the Virgin Birth, and the Three Wise Men.
I’m not trying to emulate William Faulkner. I never said I was.
Two thousand years ago, we lived in a world of Gods and Goddesses. Today, we live in a world solely of Gods. Women in most cultures have been stripped of their spiritual power.
Well, you know, in any novel you would hope that the hero has someone to push back against, and villains – I find the most interesting villains those who do the right things for the wrong reasons, or the wrong things for the right reasons. Either one is interesting. I love the gray area between right and wrong.
She was deeply passionate about the sacred feminine.
Writing is a solitary journey, so I am always excited to go out on book tour and meet readers one-on-one.
The power that religion has is that you think nothing is random: If there’s a tragedy in my life, that’s God testing me or sending me a message.
It’s kind of a catch-22 now because since the ‘Da Vinci Code,’ I have access to places and people that I didn’t have access to before, so that’s a lot of fun for somebody like me, but I’m always trying to keep a secret. I don’t want people to know what I’m writing about.
I’m fascinated by power, especially veiled power. Shadow power. The National Security Agency. The National Reconnaissance Office. Opus Dei. The idea that everything happens for reasons we’re not quite seeing.