A Quote by Umberto Eco on bliss, contempt, death, destiny, eternity, heaven, honesty, life, quality, religion, reward, saints, and world

"Sir," Saint-Savin replied, "the first quality of an honest man is contempt for religion, which would have us afraid of the most natural thing in the world, which is death; and would have us hate the one beautiful thing destiny has given us, which is life. We should rather aspire to a heaven where only the planets live in eternal bliss, receiving neither rewards nor condemnations, but enjoying merely their own eternal motion in the arms of the void."

Umberto Eco (1932 -)

Source: The Island of the Day Before, Chapter 5

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