I'm somebody who likes codes and ciphers and chases and artwork and architecture, and all the things you find in a Robert Langdon thriller.

- Dan Brown

I write slowly. I actually write quickly, but I throw out so much material.

- Dan Brown

I was already writing 'The Lost Symbol' when I started to realize 'The Da Vinci Code' would be big. The thing that happened to me and must happen to any writer who's had success is that I temporarily became very self-aware.

- Dan Brown

It's not about what you tell the reader, it's about what you conceal.

- Dan Brown

I've learned that universal acceptance and appreciation is just an unrealistic goal.

- Dan Brown

If a reviewer is beating me up, I just say, 'Oh well, my writing is not to his or her taste.' And that's as far as it goes. Because I will simultaneously read a review where somebody says, 'Oh my God, I had so much fun reading this book and I learned so much.'

- Dan Brown

My sincere hope is that 'The Da Vinci Code,' in addition to entertaining people, will serve as an open door to begin their own explorations.

- Dan Brown

My interest in secret societies is the product of many experiences, some I can discuss, others I cannot.

- Dan Brown

It's funny, I don't know where I would place myself in the literary landscape. I really just write the book that I would want to read. I put on the blinders, and I really - it is, for me, that simple.

- Dan Brown

I consider myself a student of many religions. The more I learn, the more questions I have. For me, the spiritual quest will be a life-long work in progress.

- Dan Brown