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Portrait of a Spy

Daniel Silva

Top 10 Best Quotes

“But that’s the beauty of American cable news, darling. It doesn’t have to be credible. It just has to be entertaining.”

“Do unto others before they have a chance to do unto you.”

“It is not a question of whether France will be attacked by terrorists again but only a question of when and where. It is a sad fact that more lives will be lost to the fires of extremism. Regrettably, this is what it means to be a citizen of Europe in the twenty-first century. - French president”

“Heaven knows I am no expert, but it seems to me the terrorism game is a bit like the art trade. It has its peaks and valleys, its good seasons and bad, but it never goes away. – Julian Isherwood”

“veil that hides the future from us is woven by an angel of mercy. Unfortunately, there’s no veil that can shield us from our past. It’s filled with ghosts. The ghosts of loved ones. The ghosts of enemies. They’re with us always. They’re here with us now.”

“When counterterrorism officers feel optimism, innocent people usually end up dead. - Gabriel Allon”

“There was a time with novelists wrote narrative and journalists were content to report facts. And the facts are quite simple. There exists in the world today an organize force that seeks to weaken or even destroy the West through acts of indiscriminate violence. This force is part of a broader radical movement to impose sharia law and restore the Islamic Caliphate. And no amount of wishful thinking will make it go away. - Adrian Carter”

“There was a time when novelists wrote narrative and journalists were content to report facts.”

“The Prophet Muhammad, peace be upon him, taught us there were Five Pillars of Islam. We believe there is a sixth. Jihad is not a choice. It is an obligation. The al-Saud understand this. Once again, they are willing to look the other way, provided the brothers don’t make trouble inside the Kingdom. That was Bin Laden’s biggest”

“Since when has your team ever functioned smoothly? You’re Israelis. You fight with one another constantly. - Sarah Bancroft”

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Book Keywords:

terrorism, modern-europe, europe, extremism

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