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Frederick Forsyth

Datum narození: 25. srpen 1938

Frederick Forsyth je britský spisovatel a novinář, který je znám jako autor světových politických bestsellerů.

„Když člověk vyhrává, většinou ho hra baví.“

„Konec studené války vedl politiky na obou stranách Atlantiku k názoru, že mír už bude věčný.“

„Při pěkném malém vydírání, se musíš držet zásady, že předmět tvého úsilí se žádným způsobem nedokáže obejít bez toho, co máš, a že to nedokáže získat nikde jinde.“

„there is no collective guilt,... guilt is individual, like salvation." [p.28]“ The Odessa File

„It is cold at six-forty in the morning on a March day in Paris, and seems even colder when a man is about to be executed by firing squad.“ The Day of the Jackal

„… Shannon’s fingers itched to smash the man in the face. Inside his head he kept telling himself,
Keep cool, baby, absolutely cool.“
The Dogs of War

„Yessir. A crutch, like one-legged men always have.“ The Day of the Jackal

„To understand everything is to forgive everything.“ The Odessa File

„... a woman of quite bovine stupidity and potato-like contours...“ The Deceiver

„A journalist should never join the Establishment, no matter how tempting the blandishments. It is our job to hold power to account, not join it.“ The Outsider: My Life in Intrigue

„From the anarchists of tsarist Russia to the IRA of 1916, from the Irgun and the Stern Gang to the EOKA in Cyprus, from the Baader-Meinhof group in Germany, the CCC in Belgium, the Action Directe in France, the Red Brigades in Italy, the Red Army Faction again in Germany, the Rengo Sekigun in Japan, through to the Shining Path in Peru to the modern IRA in Ulster or the ETA in Spain, terrorism came from the minds of the comfortably raised, well-educated, middle-class theorists with a truly staggering personal vanity and a developed taste for self-indulgence.“ Avenger

„Moonlight turns even the most civilised man into a primitive.“ The Day of the Jackal

„People had Jewish friends, good friends; Jewish employers, good employers; Jewish employees, hard workers. They obeyed the laws, they didn’t hurt anyone. And here was Hitler saying they were to blame for everything. ‘So when the vans came and took them away, people didn’t do anything. They stayed out of the way, they kept quiet. They even got to believing the voice that shouted the loudest. Because that’s the way people are, particularly the Germans. We’re a very obedient people. It’s our greatest strength and our greatest weakness. It enables us to build an economic miracle while the British are on strike, and it enables us to follow a man like Hitler into a great big mass grave.“ The Odessa File

„The hatred of your country is not because it attacks theirs; it is because it keeps theirs safe. Never seek popularity. You can have supremacy or be loved but never both. What is felt toward you is ten percent genuine disagreement and ninety percent envy. Never forget two things! No man can ever forgive his protector. There is no loathing that any man harbors more intense than that toward his benefactor.“ Avenger

„When one can understand the people, their gullibility and their fear, their greed and their lust for power, their ignorance and their docility to the man who shouts the loudest, one can forgive.“ The Odessa File

„There are some men whose crimes surpass comprehension and therefore forgiveness, and here is the real failure. For they are still among us“ The Odessa File

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