Alec Nevala-Lee

Thoughts on art, creativity, and the writing life.

Quote of the Day

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The author, Dan Brown, is a character from Foucault’s Pendulum! I invented him. He shares my characters’ fascinations—the world conspiracy of Rosicrucians, Masons, and Jesuits. The role of the Knights Templar. The hermetic secret. The principle that everything is connected. I suspect Dan Brown might not even exist.

Umberto Eco, to The Paris Review

Written by nevalalee

February 1, 2011 at 8:03 am

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  1. Well, if you think about it in terms of common sense.

    God said “Okay people, wait for it!…Here it comes…the unalterable law of God…”

    Most make cannot make head or tale of it and it’s too big to pack in your purse anyway.

    Most of it is apocryphal and a lot of angst over something Eve did? I have NOTHING to do with what Eve did. I have never met her and I don’t want to know her.

    And that’s our shot at getting into heaven?

    So I said to myself “there must be something else”. If God loves me surely there is something simpler and more loving.

    And the heavens lit up.

    (Oops, no that was my fireplace)

    Glenfinial

    February 1, 2011 at 10:03 am

  2. I always wondered, Alec: getting back to the recent subject of beginnings of novels, what do you think of the mathematical start of Foucalt’s Pendulum?

    Eric

    February 1, 2011 at 11:44 am

  3. Eric: I love it, although I’m a little biased, since I read Foucault’s Pendulum at just the right time to be completely seduced by it. If I were reading it for the first time today—and I know a lot of people who can’t get into it—I’m not entirely sure what I’d think.

    nevalalee

    February 1, 2011 at 1:28 pm


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