The Da Vinci Code (film)
- Understanding our past determines actively our ability to understand the present. So, how do we sift truth from belief? How do we write our own histories, personally or culturally, and thereby define ourselves? How do we penetrate years, centuries, of historical distortion to find original truth? Tonight, this will be our quest.
- Anagram is right. O Draconian Devil! Oh lame saint! becomes Leonardo da Vinci, The Mona Lisa
- Only the worthy can find the Grail, Leigh. You told me that.
- I'm into something here that I cannot understand.
- We are what we protect, what we stand up for.
- A cryptex. They are used to keep secrets. It's da Vinci's design.
Sir Leigh Teabing
- (After landing in Kent, to local police) I have a medical appointment to go to, sir. If you wish to keep us here longer, you'll just have to shoot us. (Points at Remy) You can start with him.
- We are in the middle of a war. One that has been going on forever to protect a secret so powerful that if revealed it would devastate the very foundations of mankind.
- As long as there has been a single God, there has been killing in his name.
Remy (at the hangar while police are searching plane): You know, I could run them over if you wish, sir.
- Stop now, tell me where it is! You and your bretheren posess which is not rightfully yours.
- Job 38:11, you know it, Sister
- Do not move woman. Cripple, put the box on the table.
- Every breath you take is a sin
- Soy un fantasma!
- I cannot be implicated here, there are still important works to be done
- Sophie Neveu: Maybe there is something about this Priory of Sion.
- Robert Langdon: I hope not. Any Priory story ends in bloodshed. They were butchered by the Church. It all started over a thousand years ago when a French king conquered the holy city of Jerusalem. This crusade, one of the most massive and sweeping in history was actually orchestrated by a secret brotherhood: the Priory of Sion and their military arm, the Knights Templar.
- Sophie Neveu: But the Templars were created to protect the Holy Land.
- Robert Langdon: That was a cover to hide their true goal, according to this myth. Supposedly the invasion was to find an artefact lost since the time of Christ. An artifact, it was said, the Church would kill to possess.
- Sophie Neveu: Did they find it, this buried treasure?
- Robert Langdon: Put it this way: One day the Templars simply stopped searching. They quit the Holy Land and traveled directly to Rome. Whether they blackmailed the papacy or the Church bought their silence, no one knows. But it is a fact the papacy declared these Priory knights, these Knights Templar, of limitless power. By the 1300s, the Templars had grown too powerful. Too threatening. So the Vatican issued secret orders to be opened simultaneously all across Europe. The Pope had declared the Knights Templar Satan worshipers and said God had charged him with cleansing the earth of these heretics. The plan went off like clockwork. The Templars were all but exterminated. The date was October 13th, 1307. A Friday.
- Sophie Neveu: Friday the 13th...
- Robert Langdon: The Pope sent troops to claim the Priory's treasure but they found nothing. The few surviving Knights of the Priory had vanished and the search for their sacred artifact began again.
- Sophie Neveu: What artifact? I've never heard about any of this.
- Robert Langdon: Yes, you have. Almost everyone on earth has. You just know it as the Holy Grail.
- Sir Leigh Teabing: So Constantine may have been a lifelong Pagan but he was also a pragmatist and in 325 Anno Domini he decided to unify Rome under a single religion, Christianity.
- Robert Langdon: Christianity was on the rise, he didn't want his empire torn apart.
- Sir Leigh Teabing : And to strengthen this new Christian tradition, Constantine held a famous ecumenical gathering known as the Council of Nicaea, and at this council the many sects of Christianity debated and voted on well, everything from the acceptance and rejection of specific gospels to the date for Easter to the ministry of sacrament, and of course, the immortality of Jesus.
- Sophie Neveu: I don't follow.
- Sir Leigh Teabing : I'm told that moment in history Jesus was viewed by many of his followers as a mighty prophet, as a great and powerful man, but a man nevertheless, a mortal man.
- Sophie Neveu: Not the son of God?
- Sir Leigh Teabing: Not even his nephew twice removed.
- Robert Langdon: Constantine did not create Jesus' divinity. He simply sanctioned an already widely held idea!.
- Sir Leigh Teabing: Semantics.
- Robert Langdon: No, it's not semantics. You're interpreting facts to support your own conclusions.
- Sir Leigh Teabing : Fact: for many Christians, Jesus was mortal one day and divine the next.
- Robert Langdon: The ancient male symbol was the blade, it's a basic phallus. It's still used today on military uniforms.
- Sir Leigh Teabing: Yes, and the more penises you have, the higher your rank. Boys will be boys!
- Robert Langdon: Hey.
- Sophie Neveu: She has some things she wants to tell me. About my family.
- Robert Langdon: What will you do? The legend will be revealed when the heir reveals himself.
- Sophie Neveu: They just got the pronoun wrong. She said when Sauniere died he took the location of Mary's sarcophagus with him. So there's no way to empirically prove that I am related to her. What would you do, Robert?
- Robert Langdon: Okay, maybe there is no proof. Maybe the Grail is lost forever. But, Sophie, the only thing that matters is what you believe. History shows us Jesus was an extraordinary man, a human inspiration. That's it. That's all the evidence has ever proved. But... when I was a boy... when I was down in that well Teabing told you about, I thought I was going to die, Sophie. What I did, I prayed. I prayed to Jesus to keep me alive so I could see my parents again, so I could go to school again, so I could play with my dog. Sometimes I wonder if I wasn't alone down there. Why does it have to be human or divine? Maybe human is divine. Why couldn't Jesus have been a father and still be capable of all those miracles?
- Sophie Neveu: Like turning water into wine?
- Robert Langdon: Well, who knows? His blood is your blood. Maybe that junkie in the park will never touch a drug again. Maybe you healed my phobia with my hands.
- Sophie Neveu: And maybe you're a knight on a Grail quest.
[They both laugh]
- Robert Langdon: Well, here's the question: A living descendent of Jesus Christ - would she destroy faith? Or would she renew it? So again I say, what matters is what you believe.
- Sophie Neveu: Thank you. For bringing me here. For letting him choose you, Sir Robert.
[They both laugh]
- Robert Langdon: You take care.
- Sophie Neveu: Yes.
[They hug, Robert kisses Sophie on the forehead and they both walk away from each other]
- Sophie Neveu: Hey. [Sophie walks up to a nearby pond, sticks out a foot to see if she can walk on it and fails] Nope. Maybe I'll do better with the wine.
- Robert Langdon: [Robert smiles] Godspeed.
White cryptex riddle
In London lies a knight a Pope interred.
His labor's fruit a Holy wrath incurred.
You seek the orb that ought be on his tomb.
It speaks of Rosy flesh and seeded womb.
Black cryptex riddle
The Holy Grail 'neath ancient Roslin waits.
The blade and chalice guarding o'er Her gates.
Adorned in masters' loving art, She lies.
She rests at last beneath the starry skies.
- Seek The Truth
- Seek the truth, seek the codes.
- So Dark The Con of Man
- Mary Goes up to THE HEAVEN to See God And Jesus Chirst