Ternyata, selain dianggap sebagai buku terbaik yang penah ditulis oleh Dan Brown, Origin juga menyimpan begitu banyak kutipan (quote) menarik yang sayang untuk dilewatkan. Berikut kumpulan beberapa quote terbaik dari buku Dan Brown dalam bahasa aslinya (bahasa Inggris).
1. “Success is the ability to go from one failure to another with no loss of enthusiasm. —WINSTON CHURCHILL.
2. “Historically, the most dangerous men on earth were men of God…especially when their gods became threatened.”
3. “May our philosophies keep pace with our technologies. May our compassion keep pace with our powers. And may love, not fear, be the engine of change.”
4. “Love is not a finite emotion. We don’t have only so much to share.”
5. “Love is a private thing. The world does not need to know.”
6. “…it is in hearing the voice of the devil that we can better appreciate the voice of god.”
7. “Remember death. Even for those who wield great power, life is brief. There is only one way to triumph over death, and that is by making our lives masterpieces. We must seize every opportunity to show kindness and to love fully.”
8. “And history has proven repeatedly that lunatics will rise to power again and again on tidal waves of aggressive nationalism and intolerance, even in places where it seems utterly incomprehensible.”
9. “Love is not a finite emotion.
We don’t have only so much to share.
Our hearts create love as we need it.”
10. “For the human brain,” Edmond explained, “any answer is better than no answer. We feel enormous discomfort when faced with ‘insufficient data,’ and so our brains invent the data—offering us, at the very least, the illusion of order—creating myriad philosophies, mythologies, and religions to reassure us that there is indeed an order and structure to the unseen world.”
11. “To permit ignorance is to empower it.”
12. “We are now perched on a strange cusp of history, a time when the world feels like it’s been turned upside down, and nothing is quite as we imagined. But uncertainty is always a precursor to sweeping change; transformation is always preceded by upheaval and fear. I urge you to place your faith in the human capacity for creativity and love, because these two forces, when combined, possess the power to illuminate any darkness.”
13. “Well, science and religion are not competitors, they’re two different languages trying to tell the same story. There’s room in this world for both.”
14. “Sometimes, all you have to do is shift your perspective to see someone else’s truth.”
15. “My friends, I am not saying I know for a fact that there is no God. All I am saying is that if there is a divine force behind the universe, it is laughing hysterically at the religions we’ve created in an attempt to define it.”
16. “Love is from another realm. We cannot manufacture it on demand. Nor can we subdue it when it appears. Love is not our choice to make.”
17. “There is only one way to triumph over death, and that is by making our lives masterpieces.”
18. “The roads to salvation are many.
Forgiveness is not the only path.”
19. “Then let me ask you this famous question: Would you rather live in a world without technology…or in a world without religion? Would you rather live without medicine, electricity, transportation, and antibiotics…or without zealots waging war over fictional tales and imaginary spirits?”
20. “Love is a private thing; the world does not need to know every detail.”
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