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Robert Harris

Datum narození: 7. březen 1957

Robert Dennis Harris je anglický spisovatel, autor románů. Působil také jako novinář a televizní reportér na veřejnoprávní stanici BBC.


„Nejdřív je všechno v nejlepším pořádku, pak se prožene TA chvíle a po ní už svět nikdy nebude takový, jako býval.“

„To say she was my girlfriend was absurd: no one the wrong side of thirty has a girlfriend… I suppose I ought to have realize it’s ominous that forty thousand years of human language had failed to produce a word for our relationship.“


„To be brave, by definition, one has first to be afraid.“ Pompeii

„Of all human activities, writing is the one for which it is easiest to find excuses not to begin – the desk’s too big, the desk’s too small, there’s too much noise, there’s too much quiet, it’s too hot, too cold, too early, too late. I had learned over the years to ignore them all, and simply to start.“ The Ghost

„Power brings a man many luxuries, but a clean pair of hands is seldom among them.“ Imperium: A Novel of Ancient Rome

„Cicero smiled at us. 'The art of life is to deal with problems as they arise, rather than destory one's spirit by worrying about them too far in advance. Especially tonight.“ Imperium: A Novel of Ancient Rome

„What is leadership, after all, but the blind choice of one route over another and the confident pretense that the decision was based on reason“ Pompeii

„But only a fool sails into combat with nature“ Pompeii


„People will perish, but books are immortal. (Pompeii)“

„A book unwritten is a delightful universe of infinite possibilities. Set down one word, however, and it immediately becomes earthbound. Set down one sentence and it’s halfway to being just like every other bloody book that’s ever been written.“ The Ghost

„A police state is a country run by criminals“ Fatherland

„People perish. Books are immortal.“ Pompeii


„By dawn he had surrendered, gratefully, to the old inertia, the product of always seeing both sides of every question.“ Enigma

„You can always spot a fool, for he is a man who will tell you he knows who is going to win an election.“ Imperium: A Novel of Ancient Rome

„But clever people all make one mistake. They all think everyone else is stupid. And everyone isn't stupid. They just take a bit more time, that's all.“ Archangel

„... it has always been my temperament to prefer a tiny amount of the excellent to a plenitude of the mediocre...“ An Officer and a Spy

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