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In the Blood

Jack Carr

Top 10 Best Quotes

“Tower of the Elephant in my third novel, Savage Son: “Civilized men are more discourteous than savages because they know they can be impolite without having their skulls split, as a general thing.”

“the second hand sweeping clockwise as a constant reminder that once those precious moments were gone, there was no getting them back.”

“the most powerful entities are those who control the data.”

“leather holster from Alessi sat”

“Wyatt Earp: Fast is fine, but accuracy is final. In a gunfight you must learn to be slow in a hurry.”

“What do you know of Sidney Gottlieb?” “Rings a bell. Isn’t he the mind-control LSD guy from the CIA in the fifties and sixties?”

“Upon this, one has to remark that men ought either to be well treated or crushed, because they can avenge themselves of lighter injuries, of more serious ones they cannot; therefore the injury that is to be done to a man ought to be of such a kind that one does not stand in fear of revenge.”

“To the Russians, it doesn’t matter if a Republican or Democrat is in the presidency or what party controls Congress; their intent is to divide the nation and they can do it through the smartphone in your pocket.”

“There is too much power in division, Reece. Politicians were slow to catch on, but eventually they did. The tech companies had the data early. They knew what to push and what to highlight to get more eyes on an advertisement, which they told us was their goal—selling ads just like on TV. That wasn’t true. They were collecting data. Data that made them wealthier than almost anyone in the history of mankind. Now they can use that data to influence thought, drive opinion, and shape the direction of the country. They have taken that power out of the hands of the citizenry, Reece, and the voter doesn’t even realize it. People call the president of the United States the most powerful person on the planet. That may have been true until the age of information. Now, without question, the most powerful entities are those who control the data.”

“Soon after I left the hospital, I was wearing a comfortable white T-shirt and sweatpants. A man tossed a euro in my lap as he passed. He thought I was homeless.”

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