Clive Eric Cussler (born July 15, 1931) is an American adventure novelist and underwater explorer. His thriller novels, many featuring the character Dirk Pitt, have reached The New York Times fiction best-seller list more than 20 times. Cussler is the founder and chairman of the National Underwater and Marine Agency (NUMA), which has discovered more than 60 shipwreck sites and numerous other notable underwater wrecks. He is the sole author or lead author of more than 80 books. His novels have inspired various other works of fiction in the form of films, TV, other novels and even video games.
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“To those of you who seek lost objects of history, I wish you the best of luck. They’re out there, and they’re whispering.”
“I must say one thing about southern down-home brewed coffee with chicory. If you have worms, you’ll never have them again.”
“ We’re not lost ,” he said in a cheery tone. “ We’re just locationally deficient and directionally challenged at the moment .”
“ Not to worry ,” said Giordino with humorous detachment. “ If the inscriptions prove ancient, they’re probably nothing but a book of ancient recipes. ” “Recipes for what?” inquired Helm. “ Goat ,” said Giordino moodily. “A thousand and one ways to serve goat .”
“ Who else ,” he asked no one in particular, “ but Dirk Pitt could tramp off into a blizzard on an uninhabited backwater island in the Antarctic and discover a beautiful girl ?”
“You guys are of the belief that everything worth knowing is already on the Internet. There is ten times more information in libraries than on the Web. Probably a thousand times."
“Take away the clothes of the greatest living man, his father once told him, and you behold a very embarrassed, naked and defenseless animal."