I have come to believe that the whole world is an enigma, a harmless enigma that is made terrible by our own mad attempt to interpret it as though it had an underlying truth.
Umberto Eco (1932 -)
Contributed by: WhatMoonsongs
"We are all dwarfs," William admitted, "but dwarfs who stand on the shoulders of giants, and small though we are, we sometimes manage to see farther on the horizon than they."
Contributed by: Clay
The step between ecstatic vision and sinful frenzy is all too brief
Source: The Name of the Rose
Contributed by: Aimless
The ideology of this America wants to establish reassurance through imitation. But profit defeats ideology, because the consumers want to be thrilled not only by the guarentee of the good but also by the shudder of the bad.
Contributed by: m dawg
Perhaps the mission of those who love mankind is to make people laugh at the truth, to make truth laugh, because the only truth lies in learning to free ourselves from insane passion for the truth.
Contributed by: Zaady
The truth is a young maiden as modest as she is beautiful, and therefore she is always seen cloaked."
Source: The Island of the Day Before, Chapter 12
The truth is an anagram of an anagram.
In short, Roberto privately concluded, if you would avoid wars, never make treaties of peace.
Source: The Island of the Day Before, Chapter 5
"Then we are living in a place abandoned by God," I said, disheartened. "Have you found any places where God would have felt at home?" William asked me, looking down from his great height.
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