The Da Vinci Code
The Da Vinci Code (2003) is a mystery novel by Dan Brown about a Harvard University symbologist named Robert Langdon and the quest for the Holy Grail. It was adapted into a film of the same name in 2006.
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Sophie: I thought Constantine was a Christian,
Driver:(while Robert is thinking about Vittoria Vetra) Did you mount her?
Bezu: Did you approve? (about the Louvre Pyramid)
Robert: Yes, your pyramid is magnificent.
Bezu: (grunt) A scar on the face of Paris.
Robert: We're on a Grail quest, Sophie. Who better to help us than a knight? (about Leigh)
Leigh: Those who seek the truth are more than friends. They are brothers.
Leigh:(After being called to the kitchen by Remy) Sometimes I wonder who is serving whom? I'll be right there, Remy. Can I bring you anything when I come?
Remy: Only freedom from oppression, sir.
Leigh: In my experience, men go to far greater lengths to avoid what they fear than to obtain what they desire.
Robert: The keystone is well hidden.
Leigh: Extremely well hidden, I hope!
Robert: Actually that depends on how often you dust under your couch.
Silas: Stand up slowly, and give it to me.
Leigh: Standing is difficult for me.
Silas: Precisely. I would prefer nobody attempt any quick moves.
Robert: Who is that? What... happened?
Leigh: You were rescued by a knight brandishing an Excalibur made by Acme Orthopaedic.
Leigh[To Silas]: I can't imagine your complaint, sir. You trespassed in my home and placed a nasty welt on the skull of a dear friend. I would be well within my rights to shoot you right now and leave you to rot in the woods.
Operator: Will you accept charges for a collect call from Robert Langdon?
Jonas: Uh... sure, okay.
Jonas: Robert? You wake me up and you charge me for it?
Robert: That's Elizabeth?[Leigh's plane]
Leigh: Beats the bloody Chunnel.
Pilot: Sir, my humble apologies,but my diplomatic flight allowance provides only for you and your manservant. I cannot take your guests.
Leigh: Richard, two thousand pounds sterling and that loaded gun say you can take my guests. And that unfortunate fellow in the back. [Silas]
Bezu Fache: Get a transport up here. I'm going to London. And get me the Kent local police. Not British M15. Kent local. Tell them I want Teabing's plane to be permitted to land. Then I want it surrounded on the tarmac. Nobody deplanes until I get there.
Sophie: Leigh, I was serious about the French police finding your plane before we return.
Leigh: Yes, imagine their surprise if they board and find Remy.
Sophie: Leigh, you transported a bound hostage across international borders. This is serious.
Leigh: So are my lawyers.
Robert: But you tied him[Silas] up and flew him to London!
Leigh: Your honour, forgive an eccentric old knight his foolish prejudice for the British court system. I realize I should have called the French authorities, but I'm a snob and I do not trust those laissez-faire French to prosecute properly. This man almost murdered me. Yes, I made a rash decision forcing my manservant to help me bring him to England, but I was under great stress. Mea culpa. Mea culpa.
Robert: Coming from you, Leigh, that just might fly.
Robert: Leigh, I should turn myself in and sort this out legally. Leave you all out of it.
Leigh: Oh, heavens, Robert! Do you really think they're going to let the rest of us go? I just transported you illegally. Miss Neveu assisted in your escape from the Louvre, and we have a man tied up in the back of the plane. Really now! We're all in this together.
Simon Edwards: I'm afraid your arrival has taken us a bit off guard, sir.
Leigh: I know. I'm off my schedule, I am. Between you and me, the new medication gives me the tinkles. Thought I'd come over for a tune-up.
Police Inspector: I am here at the orders of the French Judicial police. They claim you are transporting fugitives from the law on this plane.
Leigh: Is this one of those hidden camera programmes? Jolly good!
Police Inspector: This is serious, sir. The French police claim that you also may have a hostage onboard.
Remy: I feel like a hostage working for Sir Leigh, but he assures me that I am free to go.
Leigh: Inspector, I'm afraid I don't have time to indulge in your games. I'm late, and I'm leaving. If it is important for you to stop me, then you'll just have to shoot me.
Police Inspector:(draws gun) Stop! I will fire!
Leigh: Go ahead. My lawyers will fricassee your testicles for breakfast. And if you dare board my plane without a warrant, your spleen will follow.
Leigh: On the verge of unlocking one of history's greatest secrets, and he troubles himself with a woman who has proven herself unworthy of the quest.
Robert: Leigh, you lie entirely too well.
Leigh: Oxford Theatre Club. They still talk of my Julius Caesar. I'm certain nobody has ever performed the first scene of Act Three with more dedication.
Robert: I thought Caesar was dead in that scene.
Leigh: Yes, but my toga tore open when I fell, and I had to lie on stage for half an hour with my todger hanging out. Even so, I never moved a muscle. I was brilliant, I tell you.
- Nobody is more indoctrinated than the indoctrinator.
- 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?' By its very nature, history is always a one-sided account.
- Men go to far greater lengths to avoid what they fear than to obtain what they desire.
- British judge man’s civility not by his compassion for his friends, but by his compassion for his enemies.
- The blind see what they want to see.
Robert: When I was in the well, Teabing told you about, I thought I was going to die. What I did, was I prayed, to Jesus, to keep me alive so that 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, why couldn't human be divine. Why couldn't Jesus be a father and still capable of all of those miracles?
Quotes about The Da Vinci Code
- We were apparently rather resistant to the idea of destroying witches in England, unlike views espoused in so-called books — and I use the word "book" very loosely — like The Da Vinci Code. [pretends to spit in disgust] It is complete loose stool water. It is arse-gravy of the worst kind.
- The only difference between The Da Vinci Code and the gospels is that the gospels are ancient fiction while The Da Vinci Code is modern fiction.
- Richard Dawkins, in The God Delusion (2006)