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Lindsey Davis

Geburtstag: 21. August 1949

Lindsey Davis ist eine britische Schriftstellerin, die vor allem für ihre historischen Kriminalromane um den römischen Detektiv Marcus Didius Falco bekannt ist.

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

—  Lindsey Davis, buch Master and God

Master and God
Kontext: 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, buch A Body in the Bath House

A Body in the Bath House
Kontext: 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, buch Last Act in Palmyra

Last Act in Palmyra
Kontext: 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

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

—  Lindsey Davis, buch Time to Depart

Time to Depart
Kontext: 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.

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

—  Lindsey Davis, buch Time to Depart

Time to Depart
Kontext: 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.

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

—  Lindsey Davis, buch The Third Nero

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

„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, buch Last Act in Palmyra

Last Act in Palmyra
Kontext: 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.

„Getting involved with politicians is complete stupidity.“

—  Lindsey Davis, buch Venus in Copper

Venus in Copper
Kontext: “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, buch The Iron Hand of Mars

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

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„Truth is distrusted as much as Greek philosophy“

—  Lindsey Davis, buch The Accusers

The Accusers
Kontext: 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.

„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, buch Nemesis

Nemesis
Kontext: 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.

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