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Lindsey Davis

Data de nascimento: 21. Agosto 1949

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

—  Lindsey Davis, livro Time to Depart

Time to Depart
Contexto: 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, livro Last Act in Palmyra

Last Act in Palmyra
Contexto: 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.

„Truth is distrusted as much as Greek philosophy“

—  Lindsey Davis, livro The Accusers

The Accusers
Contexto: 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.

„Getting involved with politicians is complete stupidity.“

—  Lindsey Davis, livro Venus in Copper

Venus in Copper
Contexto: “I had been right in the first place. Getting involved with politicians is complete stupidity.”

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

—  Lindsey Davis, livro The Iron Hand of Mars

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

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

—  Lindsey Davis, livro The Third Nero

The Third Nero
Contexto: “Their work was undercover—yet their existence unconcealed. That is how fear works.”

„Architectural drawings may look beautiful“

—  Lindsey Davis, livro A Body in the Bath House

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

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

—  Lindsey Davis, livro Last Act in Palmyra

Last Act in Palmyra
Contexto: 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?’
'Me, I hope! I'm a good Roman. I'd take a five-mile detour to avoid a philosopher.'</p

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

—  Lindsey Davis, livro Master and God

Master and God
Contexto: 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.

„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, livro Nemesis

Nemesis
Contexto: 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.

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

—  Lindsey Davis, livro Time to Depart

Time to Depart
Contexto: 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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