Monday, 12 October 2009

"The Lost Symbol" Quoted # 1


A few lovely lines from "The Lost Symbol" by Dan Brown...........
It's goin slow.... I've got such a lot of work now-a-days :D Besides, I'm reading another book side by side... it's by R.K.Narayan.....Newaz...So these are from the part of the book I've read abhi tak.. More to come....inshaAllah

--> “If you perceive me as such,” Mal’akh had replied, understanding as had the ancients that angels
and demons were identical—interchangeable archetypes—all a matter of polarity: the guardian
angel who conquered your enemy in battle was perceived by your enemy as a demon destroyer.

Mal’akh smiled to himself. “Sometimes a legend that endures for centuries . . . endures for a

--> “Hell yes!” the kid said, standing up. “I heard what they do inside those secret buildings! Weird
candlelight rituals with coffins, and nooses, and drinking wine out of skulls. Now that’s freaky!”
Langdon scanned the class. “Does that sound freaky to anyone else?”
“Yes!” they all chimed in.
Langdon feigned a sad sigh. “Too bad. If that’s too freaky for you, then I know you’ll never want
to join my cult.”
Silence settled over the room. The student from the Women’s Center looked uneasy. “You’re in a
Langdon nodded and lowered his voice to a conspiratorial whisper. “Don’t tell anyone, but on
the pagan day of the sun god Ra, I kneel at the foot of an ancient instrument of torture and
consume ritualistic symbols of blood and flesh.”
The class looked horrified.
Langdon shrugged. “And if any of you care to join me, come to the Harvard chapel on Sunday,
kneel beneath the crucifix, and take Holy Communion.”
The classroom remained silent.
Langdon winked. “Open your minds, my friends. We all fear what we do not understand.”

For centuries the “brightest minds” on earth had ignored the ancient sciences, mocking them as
ignorant superstitions, arming themselves instead with smug skepticism and dazzling new
technologies—tools that led them only further from the truth. Every generation’s breakthroughs
are proven false by the next generation’s technology. And so it had gone through the ages. The
more man learned, the more he realized he did not know.

Happy Reading to me!
Allah hafiz


xoxo, nadia said...

Is the lost symbol any good? i'm planning on getting it but i don't know if it's worth it. Let me know dear!

JaLpArI - tHe MeRmAiD said...

Assalam Nads..
i havent finished readin the book yet... just started actually. wil let u knw once am done inshaAllah..

xoxo, nadia said...

Wasalam. Oooh thanks Almas!


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