The best Quotes by Louis Bayard

The best Quotes by Louis Bayard

Louis Bayard (born November 30, 1963) is an American author. His historical mysteries include The Pale Blue Eye, Mr. Timothy, The Black Tower, The School of Night, and Roosevelt's Beast.

If my characters didn't surprise me, I'd think there was something wrong.
Juni 2022
I used to be very clever about setting books in London, Paris, and that way I could justify research trips - that's what I do for my art, right?
February 2021
One of the things that draws us to the 19th century is that it's far enough away to feel exotic but close enough to be approachable. We can still recognize ourselves in those people, even as we see all the ways in which our lives have diverged from theirs.
August 2019
I try to be as historically accurate as possible, but I think the story's more important than the history.
March 2014
Well, as to that, all I'll say is, you can't take out a fellow's heart before he's ready to give it up.
I've often thought a blind man could find his way through London simply by gauging the changes in innuendo: mild through Trafalgar Square, less veiled towards the river.
Mr. Timothy
I'm a man of a certain age - old enough to have been every kind of fool- and I find to my surprise that the only counsel I have to pass on is this: Never let your name be found in a dead man's trousers.
The Black Tower

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I believe the dead haunt us because we love them too little.
Man will do most anything to cheat death.
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"With enough patience, the suspect will often interrogate himself."
In the nineteenth century the problem was that God is dead. In the twentieth century the problem is that man is dead.
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Death and vulgarity are the only two facts in the nineteenth century that one cannot explain away.
Through blood drawn by lash and blood drawn by sword, we learned that no union founded on the principles of liberty and equality could survive half-slave and half-free.
Barack Obama - Inauguration Speech, 21st January 2013
A true hero isn't measured by the size of his strength, but by the strength of his heart.
Zeus in Hercules
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It is only with the heart that one can see rightly;
what is essential is invisible to the eye.
121
You can close your eyes to the things you do not want to see. But you cannot close your heart to the things you do not want to feel.
63
The heart can be tough to change, but the mind can be tough to persuade.
Grand Pabbie in Frozen -
49
Where your treasure is, there will your heart be also.
37
I can hear you, you can hear me, when we listen with our hearts.
23
Above all else, guard your heart, for everything you do flows from it.
Proverbs - 4,23
21
It is strange with how little notice, good, bad, or indifferent, a man may live and die in London.
1
If you're curious, London's an amazing place.
1
I have nothing against Orlando, though you are, of course, far more likely to get shot or robbed there than in London.
I don't miss London much. I find it crowded, vast and difficult to get around. Cabs are incredibly expensive.
London. The beating heart of England.
England is my home. London is my home. New York feels like, if I have to spend a year living in an unfamiliar city, this is a pretty lovely one to spend a year in, but I will be going home at the end of it, certainly.
Fashion needs fresh blood, and London is the most creative place for that.
Tao Xu: "If he is even slightly mean to you...-"
Charlie: "...you'll murder him."
Tao Xu: "I was going to say I'd send him a strongly worded DM, but murder's fine too."
Tao Xu in Heartstopper - Season 1 Episode 5
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It's kind of ironic. The more care you put into a murder, the harsher society judges you.
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You know what you are. What you're made of. War is in your blood. Don't fight it. You didn't kill for your country. You killed for yourself. The gods are never gonna make that go away. When you're pushed, killing's as easy as breathing.
John Rambo in Rambo - IV
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Murder is like potato chips: you can’t stop with just one.
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Humans had always been better at killing than any other living thing.
Well she was shot in the head so unless she tripped and fell on a bullet, it wasn't an accident.
Sylar: "All I know is that once I'm free from the temptation of my ability...-"
Matt: "You're going to be normal? I'm sorry, that ship sailed 50 murders ago."
Matt Parkman in Heroes
Perfection is impossible. In the 1,526 singles matches I played in my career, I won almost 80% of those matches. But what percentage of points did I win? 54%! In other words, even top ranked tennis players win barely more than half the points they play. When you lose every second point on average, you learn not to dwell on every shot.
Roger Federer - Juni 2024
We've had a lot of away games in the Champions League this season where we've heard the fans. When I think of the game in Newcastle, where you can hear our fans the whole time, even though it was said beforehand that Newcastle is the loudest stadium in England – that's really saying something. We are looking forward to our fans, they will deliver again in Paris.

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