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#1. The English Church, it was claimed, was Catholicism purified and reformed. And what was the nature of this reform? The truth was that nobody, least of all Henry himself, had much idea. - Author: Edward Rutherfurd
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#2. We, the heirs of Saint Patrick, we who kept alive the Christian faith and the writings of ancient Rome when most of the world had sunk under the barbarians, we who gave the Saxons their education are to be taught a lesson in Christianity by the English? - Author: Edward Rutherfurd
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#3. All of my career has been an attempt to educate myself and get paid for it. - Author: Edward Rutherfurd
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#4. When people are angry, any insult will do; and prejudice is magnified into a cause. - Author: Edward Rutherfurd
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#5. Can you do it?' 'Maybe I can, and maybe I can't. But I am going to make MacDuff think that I can. And belief,' said Gabriel Love, with the smile of an angel, 'is a wonderful thing. - Author: Edward Rutherfurd
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#6. Love might come suddenly, unsought, from a place not looked for, and stay for a while before departing into the distance, to a place where it cannot be reached. - Author: Edward Rutherfurd
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#7. It was evident that Madame Restell not only liked to do as she pleased, but to talk about it as well. - Author: Edward Rutherfurd
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#8. Human nature, gentleman. It is original sin that leads men to misfortune, every time. I am a speculator in the market, gentlemen, and that is part of God's plan. Men only learn through suffering. So I punish human weakness, and God rewards me. - Author: Edward Rutherfurd
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#9. However much you may fall in love, do not waste that love on a woman who is not considerate in return. - Author: Edward Rutherfurd
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#10. We have all been robbed of the land we have loved for a thousand years. Do you not see that, Welshman? Can you not imagine his rage? We were not even conquered. We were deceived. - Author: Edward Rutherfurd
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#11. And he glanced down at Mercy beside him, and saw in her face such radiant goodness, such a calm certainty, that it seemed to him that if he could only be with her all his life, he should know a love, and happiness, and peace that he had never known before. - Author: Edward Rutherfurd
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#12. They say that people should be free to do as they like. That's what I think. But if they start preaching at me, they can go to hell. - Author: Edward Rutherfurd
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#13. I think you should weep, now. It's time. - Author: Edward Rutherfurd
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#14. The fault in his son lay not in his nature, which was honorable, but in his perceptions, which were limited. - Author: Edward Rutherfurd
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#15. So does nobody care about Ireland?"
"Nobody. Neither King Louis, nor King Billie, nor King James." He nodded thoughtfully. "The fate of Ireland will be decided by men not a single one of whom gives a damn about her. That is her tragedy. - Author: Edward Rutherfurd
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#16. Don't rule your husband. But arrange the conditions in which he will make his choices. - Author: Edward Rutherfurd
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#17. And in busy London there now grew up one of the greatest gifts that the English genius was to leave the world. For in the reign of Elizabeth I began the first and greatest flowering of the glorious English theatre. - Author: Edward Rutherfurd
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#18. For novelists, the imagination is everything. The trick is to guide one's imagination using research. I love using old maps. When I wrote my novels on London and New York, I found wonderful historical atlases. Paris has the most lavish maps of all. - Author: Edward Rutherfurd
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#19. Always remember this, Henri. Men trade for profit. They are driven by greed. But debt is about fear, and fear is stronger than greed. The true power, the weapon that defeats all others, is debt. Fools search for gold. The wise man studies debt. That is the key to all business. - Author: Edward Rutherfurd
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#20. Gotham admired Maeve. By day she managed money, and did it brilliantly, but she didn't find it satisfied her intellect. She spoke four languages. She played the piano seriously well. And she read books. Lots of them. - Author: Edward Rutherfurd
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#21. In my opinion the best writer of historical novels. He makes you feel, smell, see every thing he describes in all his books. He doesn't only write, he makes you linked images in your mind with his words. - Author: Edward Rutherfurd
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#22. Novelists liked to imagine the interconnectedness of things - as though all the people in the big city were part of some great organism, their lives intertwined. He - Author: Edward Rutherfurd
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#23. The whole area, manor house, Clink, all eighteen brothels and the handsome profits therefrom, belonged to and was ruled by the bishop. - Author: Edward Rutherfurd
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#24. So how would you define a Londoner, then?" Lady Penny asked curiously. "Someone who lives here. It's like the old definition of a cockney: someone who's born within hearing distance of Bow bells. And a foreigner," he added with a grin, "is anyone, Anglo-Saxon or not, who lives outside. - Author: Edward Rutherfurd
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#25. You can make money in a small way without politics. But to make big money, you need to buy the legislature. Can't be done otherwise. - Author: Edward Rutherfurd
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#26. For the increase in the number of my Brennan cousins," Conall remarked dryly, "we must thank the potato. - Author: Edward Rutherfurd
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#27. For me, playing music while I write is important. Several of the romantic scenes in 'Paris' were written with Debussy's 'String Quartet,' his 'L'Apres-midi d'une Faune,' or Canteloube's 'Songs of the Auvergne' playing in the background. - Author: Edward Rutherfurd
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#28. Don't you know there's another bubble as well? An expectations bubble. Bigger houses, private planes, yachts ... stupid salaries and bonuses. People come to desire these things and expect them. But the expectations bubble will burst as well, as all bubbles do. - Author: Edward Rutherfurd
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#29. England's Protestant," they declared. "Why else did we throw out the Stuarts? The government and their placemen are selling us down the river. If they'll give way over Catholics, what will they give way over next? - Author: Edward Rutherfurd
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#30. When men believed too strongly, it made them cruel. - Author: Edward Rutherfurd
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#31. Never mind,' Gertchen said with a smile, 'you'll have to be pagan today. - Author: Edward Rutherfurd
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#32. All empires become arrogant. It is their nature. - Author: Edward Rutherfurd
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#33. What he needed Gorham to understand - what his son was heir to - the thing that really mattered - was the New Yorkers indomitable spirit - Author: Edward Rutherfurd
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#34. You believe it?" "A man should always believe his wife, sir. - Author: Edward Rutherfurd
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#35. You can do what you like, sir, but I'll tell you this. New York is the true capital of America. Every New Yorker knows it, and by God, we always shall. - Author: Edward Rutherfurd
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#36. And Dirk van Dyck the Dutchman realized that he never had been, and never would be, as proud of any child as he was of his elegant little Indian daughter at that moment. - Author: Edward Rutherfurd
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#37. Paris. City of love. City of dreams. City of splendour. City of saints and scholars. City of gaiety.
Sink of iniquity.
In two thousand years, Paris had seen it all. - Author: Edward Rutherfurd
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#38. As I said,I believe in fate.Things happen as they are meant to be.We just have to recognize our destiny. - Author: Edward Rutherfurd
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#39. Writing historical novels can be dangerous. We need to be as accurate and as fair about the historical record as we can be, at the same time as creating our fictional characters and, hopefully, telling a good story. The challenge is weaving the fiction into the history. - Author: Edward Rutherfurd
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#40. Frank Master wasn't really her lover yet. Though he didn't quite know it, he was still on trial. She found him intelligent, kindly, somewhat ignorant of opera, but maybe improvable. - Author: Edward Rutherfurd
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#41. For centuries my father's family lived on Britain's biggest tidal river, the Severn, on which there was a huge trade with the interior, and through the Port of Bristol with America. - Author: Edward Rutherfurd
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#42. Oh Lord, we thank Thee for this thy gift of lobster Newburg. And grant us also, if it be Thy will, control of the Hudson Ohio Railroad.'
'But we ain't wanting control of the Hudson Ohio, Sean softly objected.
'True,' said Gabriel Love, 'but the Almighty doesn't need to know that yet. - Author: Edward Rutherfurd
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#43. Doesn't private vice make a man unworthy of public office?" And now kindly Mrs. Albion looked at Mercy with genuine astonishment. "Well," she laughed, "if it did, there'd be no one to govern the land. - Author: Edward Rutherfurd
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#44. This Plantagenet king comes from the devil. - Author: Edward Rutherfurd
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#45. I'll be damned if I'm going to miss the overture and finale when I've payed good money for it... You can go, but I'm staying. - Author: Edward Rutherfurd
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#46. It was politics and religion, in van Dyck's private view, that made men dangerous. Trade made them wise. - Author: Edward Rutherfurd
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#47. Imagine. Freedom. Always. - Author: Edward Rutherfurd
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#48. A New Yorker can never be beat, Gorham, because he gets right back up again. Remember that. - Author: Edward Rutherfurd
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#49. An unexpected guest, enjoying such lavish hospitality, should expect to sing for his supper. - Author: Edward Rutherfurd
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#50. She was quiet for a moment or two. Then she said: 'Cruel words are a terrible thing, Quash. Sometimes you regret them. But what's been said cannot be unsaid. - Author: Edward Rutherfurd
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#51. For the French army was going to war. In taxis. - Author: Edward Rutherfurd
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#52. Fate was cruel, but it was fate. - Author: Edward Rutherfurd
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#53. Unfortunately he's just sold all his stock. We gave him the funds today." "Sold everything?" "I tried to persuade him not to, but he came in on Monday and said he'd decided not to tempt fate." The clerk smiled. "Said he'd had a sign from St. Anthony. - Author: Edward Rutherfurd
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#54. Slowly the silent bird turned its head. It could do so, if it chose, through more than three hundred and sixty degrees. - Author: Edward Rutherfurd
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