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Caleb Carr

Datum narození: 2. srpen 1955

Caleb Carr je prozaik, scenárista, vojenský historik.

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„Možná je klíčem k životu, navzdory doktorovu přesvědčení a jeho celoživotní práci, prostě odsunout ošklivé zážitky někam za sebe a žít dál. Možná je paměť jen krutým prokletím a mysl, která dokáže vymazat trpké vzpomínky, je požehnáním. MOŽNÁ...“

„It is the greatest truth of our age: Information is not knowledge.“


„Every human being must find his own way to cope with severe loss, and the only job of a true friend is to facilitate whatever method he chooses.“

„The defenders of decent society and the disciples of degeneracy are often the same people.“ The Alienist

„She has that quality, does the Hudson, as I imagine all great rivers do: the deep, abiding sense that those activities what take place on shore among human beings are of the moment, passing, and aren't the stories by way of which the greater tale of this planet will, in the end, be told.“ The Angel of Darkness

„You want to believe that there's one relationship in life that's beyond betrayal. A relationship that's beyond that kind of hurt. And there isn't.“

„Imagine, [Kriezler] said, that you enter a large, somewhat crumbling hall that echoes with the sounds of people mumbling and talking repetitively to themselves. All around you these people fall into prostrate positions, some of them weeping. Where are you? Sara’s answer was immediate: in an asylum. Perhaps, Kreizler answered, but you could also be in a church. In the one place the behavior would be considered mad; in the other, not only sane, but as respectable as any human activity can be.“ The Alienist

„It is never easier to understand the mind of a bomb-wielding anarchist than when standing amid a crush of those ladies and gentlemen who have the money and temerity to style themselves "New York Society.“ The Alienist


„Scientists' minds may jump around like amorous toads, but they do seem to accept such behavior in one another.“ The Alienist

„Absolutely nothing brings out the killer instinct in the upper crust of New York Society like a charity function.“ The Alienist

„It didn’t make any more sense to me then than it does now, how life can pile troubles up on a man what don’t deserve them, while letting some of the biggest jackasses and scoundrels alive waltz their way through long, untroubled existences.“ The Angel of Darkness

„Both Kreizler and I had seen all this before, but familiarity did not breed acceptance.“ The Alienist


„It is often difficult, I find, for people today to grasp the notion that one family, working through several restaurants could change the eating habit of an entire country. But such was the achievement of the Delmonicos in the United States of the last century. Before they opened their first small cafe on William Street in 1823, catering to the business and financial communities of Lower Manhattan, American food could generally be described as things boiled or fried whose purpose was to sustain hard work and hold down alcohol - usually bad alcohol. The Delmonicos, though Swiss, had brought the French method to America, and each generation of their family refined an expanded the experience... The craving for first-rate dining became a kind of national fever in the latter decades of the century - and Delmonico's was responsible.“ The Alienist

„I believe half of a writer’s job is to, really, take you to another world and give you a view of things, information about another world that entertains you and informs you.“

„Still, it's an interesting technique--leaving one person behind in order to find her or him somewhere else. And *in* someone else.“ The Angel of Darkness

„I'd seen this happen several times before, in different institutions, but it was no less remarkable on each occasion: the words were like the flow of water over coals, taking away crackling heat and leaving only a steaming whisper, a perhaps momentary but nonetheless effective remission from deep-burning fire.“ The Alienist

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