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Lindsey Davis

Дата рождения: 21. Август 1949

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Lindsey Davis is an English historical novelist, best known as the author of the Falco series of historical crime stories set in ancient Rome and its empire.

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британский экономист и политический философ
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„Most cynics are witty and all clowns are cynical. Meet us on the road, and who could tell the difference?“

—  Lindsey Davis, книга Last Act in Palmyra
Last Act in Palmyra, Context: I asked why Grumio had had to turn to lesser things.'No call. In my father or grandfather's day all I would have needed in life were my cloak and shoes, my flask and strigil, a cup and knife to take to dinner, and a small wallet for my earnings. Everyone who could find the wherewithal would eagerly ask a wandering jokesmith in.' 'Sounds just like being a vagrant philosopher!' 'A cynic,' he agreed readily. 'Exactly. Most cynics are witty and all clowns are cynical. Meet us on the road, and who could tell the difference?&rsquo; 'Me, I hope! I'm a good Roman. I'd take a five-mile detour to avoid a philosopher.'</p

„There are fortunes to be made out of bristle for a man with deft hands.“

—  Lindsey Davis, книга The Iron Hand of Mars
The Iron Hand of Mars, Context: Stick with it, Xanthus. There are fortunes to be made out of bristle for a man with deft hands.

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„Find a man who takes prostitutes off the streets as a personal vocation, and he'll probably have a set of neat jars with his childhood collection of dissected rats.“

—  Lindsey Davis, книга Nemesis
Nemesis, Context: Petronius once told me that pathological murderers tend to start their killing sprees while they are children. Find a man who takes prostitutes off the streets as a personal vocation, and he'll probably have a set of neat jars with his childhood collection of dissected rats.

„Truth is distrusted as much as Greek philosophy“

—  Lindsey Davis, книга The Accusers
The Accusers, Context: This was no more cynical than most lying lozenge-pushers, but when he thought it mattered, Rhoemetalces had been honest. We cannot have that. Rome is a complex, sophisticated society. Truth is distrusted as much as Greek philosophy.

„For him the best adornment of rank was acute native intelligence.“

—  Lindsey Davis, книга Time to Depart
Time to Depart, Context: He wore the purple; it was his entitlement. With it he had neither wreath nor jewels. For him the best adornment of rank was acute native intelligence.

„Instead of making a genuine point, it's now good enough to repeat any ribald story without a thought for whether it's even true.“

—  Lindsey Davis, книга Last Act in Palmyra
Last Act in Palmyra, Context: The new "humour", if you can call it that, is pure malicious gossip. Instead of making a genuine point, it's now good enough to repeat any ribald story without a thought for whether it's even true.

„Cherish the past for what it was, an ideal, a signal that human happiness might be a possibility“

—  Lindsey Davis, книга Master and God
Master and God, Context: He was dead. No point speculating. Cherish the past for what it was, an ideal, a signal that human happiness might be a possibility. Raise your standards. Make a decent life, Lucilla. Life is all there is. If it's only once, it must be good... He had been right. If perfection only happened once, that was better than never. Now nothing for her would ever again entail complete despair. So thank you, Gaius Vinius Clodianus, son of Marcus, thank you for your good deed, a deed that brightened somebody's dark world.

„Architectural drawings may look beautiful“

—  Lindsey Davis, книга A Body in the Bath House
A Body in the Bath House, Context: Architectural drawings may look beautiful and be admired by critics but to be good, they have to work in daily use.

„Getting involved with politicians is complete stupidity.“

—  Lindsey Davis, книга Venus in Copper
Venus in Copper, Context: “I had been right in the first place. Getting involved with politicians is complete stupidity.”

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„Their work was undercover—yet their existence unconcealed. That is how fear works.“

—  Lindsey Davis, книга The Third Nero
The Third Nero, Context: “Their work was undercover—yet their existence unconcealed. That is how fear works.”

„Not all the fine civic building programmes in the world would ever displace the raw forces that drive most of humankind.“

—  Lindsey Davis, книга Time to Depart
Time to Depart, Context: Not all the fine civic building programmes in the world would ever displace the raw forces that drive most of humankind. This was the true city: greed, corruption and violence.

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