Ken Follett Quotes

Ken Follett Quotes

you should first follow the plow if you want to dance the harvest jig.

Hard work should be rewarded by good food.

He did not really understand the game they were playing: in his world, the best way to get something was to deserve it, not to toady to the giver.

Having faith in God did not mean sitting back and doing nothing. It meant believing you would find success if you did your best honestly and energetically.

There had been a wonderful atmosphere of liberation and camaraderie. The Russians hated it.

There was much talk about why the prime minister had brought back such a troublesome and unpredictable colleague, and the consensus was that he preferred to have Churchill inside the tent spitting out.

Fear could paralyse. Action was the antidote.

Since Lenin died, every Soviet leader had been a liar. They had all glossed over what was wrong and declined to acknowledge reality. The most striking characteristic of Soviet leadership for the last sixty-five year was the refusal to face facts.(1075)

Proportion is the heart of beauty.

She was unique: there was something abnormal about her, and it was that abnormal something that made her magnetic.

The first casualty of a civil war was justice, Philip had realized.

Marvelous, isn’t it, how these Germans can shoot back at us even when they’re fucking dead.

Aliena's brother, Richard, sometimes reminded her of her father, with a look or a gesture, and that was when she felt a surge of affection.

to him, money was like the toy bank notes in Monopoly: he wanted it, not for what it could buy, but because it was needed to play the game

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