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Adso Sayings By Umberto Eco: Therefore you don't have a single answer to your questions?" "Adso, if I did I Therefore you don't have a single answer to your questions?" "Adso, if I did I would teach theology in Paris." "In Paris do they always have the true answer?" "Never," William said, "but they are very sure of their errors. — Umberto Eco
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Adso Sayings By Diana Gabaldon: The vivid memory of the woods had blossomed into a visceral longing for the Ridge, The vivid memory of the woods had blossomed into a visceral longing for the Ridge, so immediate that I felt the ghost of my vanished house rise around me, a cold mountain wind thrumming past its walls, and thought that, if I reached down, I could feel Adso's soft gray fur under my fingers. I swallowed, hard. — Diana Gabaldon
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Adso Sayings By Umberto Eco: And don't succumb too much to the spell of these cases. I have seen many And don't succumb too much to the spell of these cases. I have seen many other fragments of the cross, in other churches. If all were genuine, our Lord's torment could not have been on a couple of planks nailed together, but on an entire forest.'
'Master!' I said, shocked.
'So it is, Adso. And there are ever richer treasuries. Some time ago, in the cathedral of Cologne, I saw the skull of John the Baptist at the age of twelve.'
'Really?' I exclaimed, amazed. Then, siezed by doubt, I added, 'But the Baptist was executed at a more advanced age!'
'The other skull must be in another treasury,' William said, with a grave face. I never understood when he was jesting. — Umberto Eco
Adso Sayings By Umberto Eco: The Antichrist can be born from piety itself, from excessive love of God or of The Antichrist can be born from piety itself, from excessive love of God or of the truth, as the heretic is born from the saint and the possessed from the seer. Fear prophets, Adso, and those prepared to die for the truth, for as a rule they make many others die with them, often before them, at times instead of them. Jorge — Umberto Eco
Adso Sayings By Umberto Eco: But is the unicorn a falsehood? It's the sweetest of animals and a noble symbol. But is the unicorn a falsehood? It's the sweetest of animals and a noble symbol. It stands for Christ and for chastity; it can be captured only by setting a virgin in the forest, so that the animal, catching her most chaste odor, will go and lay its head in her lap, offering itself as prey to the hunters' snares."
"So it is said, Adso. But many tend to believe that it's a fable, an invention of the pagans."
"What a disappointment," I said. "I would have liked to encounter one, crossing a wood. Otherwise what's the pleasure of crossing a wood? — Umberto Eco
Adso Sayings By Umberto Eco: The simple cannot choose their personal heresy, Adso; they cling to the man preaching in The simple cannot choose their personal heresy, Adso; they cling to the man preaching in their land, who passes through their village or stops in their square. — Umberto Eco
Adso Sayings By Umberto Eco: A conversation between Adso and William -You understand, Adso, I must believe that my proposition A conversation between Adso and William -
You understand, Adso, I must believe that my proposition works, because I learned it by experience; but to believe it I must assume there are universal laws. Yet I cannot speak of them, because the very concept that universal laws and an established order exist would imply that God is their prisoner, whereas God is something absolutely free, so that if He wanted, with a single act of His will He could make the world different."
"And so, if I understand you correctly, you act, and you know why you act, but you don't know know why you know that you know what you do?"
I must say with pride that William gave me a look of admiration. "Perhaps that's it. In any case, this tells you why I feel so uncertain of my truth, even if I believe in it. — Umberto Eco
Adso Sayings By Umberto Eco: Adso of Melk: The Koran, the Bible of the infidels, a perverse book ... William Adso of Melk: The Koran, the Bible of the infidels, a perverse book ...
William of Baskerville: A book containing a wisdom different from ours. — Umberto Eco
Adso Sayings By Umberto Eco: How peaceful life would be without Love, Adso. How Safe. How Tranquil. And how Dull. How peaceful life would be without Love, Adso. How Safe. How Tranquil. And how Dull. — Umberto Eco
Adso Sayings By Umberto Eco: Excessive love of God or of the truth, as the heretic is born from the Excessive love of God or of the truth, as the heretic is born from the saint and the possessed from the seer. Fear prophets, Adso, and those prepared to die for the truth, for as a rule they make many others die with them, often before them, at times instead of them. Jorge did — Umberto Eco
Adso Sayings By Umberto Eco: In that face, deformed by hatred of philosophy, I saw for the first time the In that face, deformed by hatred of philosophy, I saw for the first time the portrait of the Antichrist, who does not come from the tribe of Judas, as his heralds have it, or from a far country. The Antichrist can be born from piety itself, from excessive love of God or of the truth, as the heretic is born from the saint and the possessed from the seer. Fear prophets, Adso, and those prepared to die for the truth, for as a rule they make many others die with them, often before them, at times instead of them. Jorge did a diabolical thing because he loved his truth so lewdly that he dared anything in order to destroy falsehood. — Umberto Eco
Adso Sayings By Umberto Eco: Fear prophets, Adso, and those prepared to die for the truth, for as a rule Fear prophets, Adso, and those prepared to die for the truth, for as a rule they make many others die with them, often before them, at times instead of them. — Umberto Eco