“We shape our buildings; thereafter they shape us.” (Winston Churchill)

Quotes from the novel:

“Our enemy is formidable and our fear immeasurable, and for that we will be remembered with the passing of time. The question is thus a simple one: do you wish to be remembered as William the Cautious or William the Conqueror?” (Bishop Odo, Duke William’s half-brother)

“Let the game be ventured!” (Duke William)

‘Clear vision holds the key’ (Ancient inscription)

“Bentley? As in the cars?” asked a plump blonde-haired boy sat on a bed.                     “No, as in the hot-air balloons,” replied Bentley.

“History is all round us and you, my lucky few, are living in some of it.” (Mr. Briggs)

“The scientific definition for intelligence is,” Mr Briggs continued, “the ability to overcome an obstacle. Now, commit that phrase to memory.”