Updated: Jul 12
Birth: June 22, 1964, Exeter, New Hampshire, USA
Daniel Gerhard Brown (Dan Brown), son of a mathematics professor father who won the Presidential Award of America and a mother of professional religious music teacher, grew up in two paradox philosophies such as science and religion.
After graduating from Amherst college and Phillips Exeter Academy, he taught English in these institutions for a while and then he devoted his time to writing novels. Decryption and his curiosity for secret government agencies often led him to write thriller novels on these topics. His wife, an art historian and painter, also helps in his research.
The Da Vinci Code is one of my favorite Dan Brown books and every time I see a quote from this book, I am impressed every time. Counted as one of the most controversial books of all times for the ideas it purports, this book directly challenges the authority of the Vatican, garbing real facts in clever fiction and telling a narrative that's interesting, full of intrigue and thought provoking, not to mention an unforgettable cast of characters and chain of events. It is commendable how he has managed a ridiculously difficult story line, cut it into tiny chapters of a few pages each and ensured that each bit of information takes the story forward. The details have been meticulously planned and written is what I can confirm. It is a skill Dan Brown has mastered and is clear in many of his subsequent works like Inferno which I have read and reviewed elsewhere. But still with its deep knowledge and meaningful views "Origin" is the number 1 Dan Brown novel for me.
“Men go to far greater lengths to avoid what they fear than to obtain what they desire.” /Dan Brown, The Da Vinci Code
“Faith... acceptance of which we imagine to be true, that which we cannot prove.” /Dan Brown, The Da Vinci Code
“The Bible did not arrive by fax from heaven. The Bible is the product of man, my dear. Not of God. The Bible did not fall magically from the clouds. Man created it as a historical record of tumultuous times, and it has evolved through countless translations, additions, and revisions. History has never had a definitive version of the book.” /Dan Brown, The Da Vinci Code
“Telling someone about what a symbol means is like telling someone how music should make them feel.” /Dan Brown, The Da Vinci Code
“Nothing in Christianity is original.” /Dan Brown, 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, The Da Vinci Code
“By its very nature, history is always a one-sided account.” /Dan Brown, The Da Vinci Code
“Today is today. But there are many tomorrows” /Dan Brown, 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, The Da Vinci Code
“Forgiveness is God's greatest gift” /Dan Brown, The Da Vinci Code
“Everyone loves a conspiracy.” /Dan Brown, 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, The Da Vinci Code