16 aprilie 2011

Simbolul pierdut - Citate

"To live in the world without becoming aware of the meaning of the world is like wandering about in a great library without touching the books."

"The only difference between you and God is that you have forgotten you are divine"

"Great minds are always feared by lesser minds."

"The power of human thought grows exponentially with the number of minds that share that thought."



"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. ...And if any of you care to join me, come to the Harvard chapel on Sunday, kneel beneath the crucifix, and take Holy Communion."

"Knowledge grows exponentially. The more we know, the greater our ability to learn, and the faster we expand our knowledge base."

"Time is a river...and books are boats. Many volumes start down that stream, only to be wrecked and lost beyond recall in its sands. Only a few, a very few, endure the testings of time and live to bless the ages following."

"Professor Langdon,' called a young man with curly hair in the back row, 'if Masonry is not a secret society, not a corporation, and not a religion, then what is it?'
'Well, if you were to ask a Mason, he would offer the following definition: Masonry is a system of morality, veiled in allegory and illustrated by symbols.'
'Sounds to me like a euphemism for "freaky cult." '
'Freaky, you say?'
'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 cult?'
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."

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

"Truth has power. And if we all gravitate toward similar ideas, maybe we do so because those ideas are true...written deep within us. And when we hear the truth, even if we don't understand it, we feel that truth resonate within us...vibrating with our unconscious wisdom. Perhaps the truth is not learned by us, but rather, the truth is re-called...re-membered...-re-cognized...as that which is already inside us."

"Open your minds, my friends. We all fear what we do not understand."

"When his brain died, all of the memories
held in his gray matter, along with all of the knowledge he had acquired, would simply evaporate
in a flood of chemical reactions."

"He thought about science, about faith, about man. he thought about how every culture, in every country, in every time, had always shared one thing. We all had the Creator. We used different names, different faces, and different prayers, but God was the universal constant for man. God was the symbol we all shared...the symbol of all the mysteries of life that we could not understand. The ancients had praised God as a symbol of our limitless human potential, but that ancient symbol had been lost over time. Until now."

"Darkness feeds on apathy."

"the strange ideas we derive today will one day be our celebrated truths"

"Imagine how they would have mocked you if you proclaimed, 'Not only is the world a sphere, but there is an invisible, mystical force that holds everything to its surface'!"


"Is it not possible that we are still living in the Dark Ages, still mocking the suggestion of 'mystical' forces that we cannot see or comprehend."

"imagine how different a world might be if more leaders took time to ponder the finality of death before racing off to war "


"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."

"Despite Langdon’s six-foot frame and athletic build, Anderson saw none of the cold, hardened edge he expected from a man famous for surviving an explosion at the Vatican and a manhunt in Paris. This guy eluded the French police…in loafers? He looked more like someone Anderson would expect to find hearthside in some Ivy League library reading Dostoyevsky."


"You can point to the alleged miracles of the Bible, or any other religious text, but they are nothing but old stories fabricated by man and then exaggerated over time."

"Perception is transformed, and a new reality is born."


"The truth, however, was stranger still."

"Truth has power. And if we all gravitate toward similar ideas, maybe we do so because those ideas are true… written deep within us. And when we hear the truth, even if we don’t understand it, we feel that truth resonate within us… vibrating with our unconscious wisdom. Perhaps the truth is not learned by us, but rather, the truth is re-called…re-membered… re-cognized… as that which is already inside us."


"TRUTH."
"Maybe there is a universal truth embedded in everyone's soul. Maybe we all have the same story hiding inside, like a shared constant in our DNA. Maybe this collective TRUTH is responsible for the similarity in all of our stories."

‎"Truth has power. And if we all gravitate toward similar ideas, mabe we do so because those ideas are true...written deep within us. And when we hear the truth, even if we don't understand it, we feel that truth resonate within us...vibrating with our unconscious wisdom.Perhaps the truth is not learned by us, but rather, the truth is re-called...re-membered...re-cognized...as that which is already inside us."


"...the word occult, despite conjuring images of devil worship, actually means ‘hidden’ or ‘obscured.’ In times of religious oppression, knowledge that was counterdoctrinal had to be kept hidden or ‘occult,’ and because the church felt threatened by this, they redefined anything ‘occult’ as evil, and the prejudice survived. >"


"One final bit of advice. The next time a senior administrator of the CIA tells you she has a national-security crisis ... Leave the bullshit in Cambridge."

"The man now retrieved a linen cloth and stuffed it deep into Katherine’s mouth. “Death,” he
whispered to her, “should be a quiet thing."



"As you know, this little grain of sand has mass. A very small mass, but mass nonetheless."
And because this grain of sand has mass, it therefore exerts gravity. Again, too small to feel, but there."
Now," Katherine said, "if we take trilions of these sand grains and let them attract one another to form... say, the moon, then their combined gravtiy is enough to move entire ocreans and drag the tides back and forth across our planet."


"Throughout history, every period of enlightenment has been accompanied by darkness, pushing in opposition. Such are laws of nature and balance."


"Time is a river... and books are boats. Many volumes start down that stream, only to be wrecked and lost beyond recall in its sands. Only a few, very few, endure the testings of time and live to bless the ages following. "

"The coyly nicknamed explosive Key4 had been developed by Special Forces specifically for opening locked doors with minimal collateral damage. Consisting primarily of cyclotrimethylenetrinitramine with a diethylhexyl plasticizer, it was essentially a piece of C-4 rolled into paper-thin sheets for insertion into doorjambs. In the case of the library’s reading room, the explosive had worked perfectly."


"Because most Christians want it both ways. They want to be able to proudly declare they are believers in the Bible and yet simply ignore those parts they find too difficult or too inconvenient to believe."

"Google' is not a synonym for 'research"


"From the Crusades, to the Inquisition, to American politics--the name of Jesus had been hijacked as an ally in all kinds of power struggles. Since the beginning of time, the ignorant had always screamed the loudest, herding the unsuspecting masses and forcing them to do their bidding. They defended their worldly desires by citing Scripture they did not understand. They celebrated their intolerance as proof of their convictions. Now, after all these years, mankind had finally managed to utterly erode everything that had once been so beautiful about Jesus."

"This is systems security for the Central Intelligence Agency. We would like to know why you are attempting to hack one of our classified databases."


"The televangelist began quoting verses from the Bible describing hierarchy of angels, demons, and spirits that ruled in heaven and hell. "Protect your souls from evil forces!" He warned them. "Lift your hearts in prayer! God and his angels will hear you!" He's right, Mal'akh knew. But so will the demons."

"Secretul este sa stii cum sa mori."

"se dovedise ca intuitia era un detector de pericole mai eficient decat toate dispozitivele electronice din lume; darul fricii, asa cum o numea unul dintre manualele de securitate."

"Uneori, o legenda care rezista peste veacuri... rezista cu un scop."

"Constiinta vie este, intr-un fel, influenta care transforma o posibilitate in ceva concret, real. Ingredientul esential in crearea propriului nostru univers este constiinta care il observa"


"Uneori, o legenda care rezista peste veacuri... rezista cu un motiv"

"imposibilitatea reprezenta un cadru mental periculos intr-un domeniu care transforma adesea neadevaruri preconcepute in realitati confirmate"

"Cunoasterea este un instrument si, la fel ca orice alt instrument, impactul ei difera in functie de cel care o utilizeaza."

"inveti repede ca linia de demarcatie dintre nebunie si geniu este foarte subtire. "

"Faptul ca o idee este acceptata de un numar mare de oameni nu constituie o dovada a validitatii ei"

"Informatiile erau pastrate in secret din acelasi motiv pentru care nu-i lasam noi pe copii sa se joace cu chibriturile. In maini pricepute, focul ofera lumina, dar, manevrat de cine nu trebuie, risca sa provoace mari distrugeri."

"Orice tehnologie suficient de avansata este imposibil de deosebit de magie"

"Nu pot ingadui una ca asta. Lumea trebuie sa ramana asa cum e... cufundata in bezna ignorantei"

"Sunt simboluri ale transformarii, ii explica el, simtind cum se sufoca in acel spatiu inchis. Craniul, sau caput mortuum, reprezinta transformarea finala a omului, prin procesul de putrcfactie; este un memento al faptului ca toti ne vom lepada intr-o zi invelisul muritor. Sulful si sarea sunt catalizatori alchimici, facilitand transformarea. Clepsidra simbolizeaza puterea transformatoare a timpului. Iar lumanarea este reprezentativa pentru focul primordial si pentru trezirea omului din somnul ignorantei: transformare prin iluminare."

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