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Saint Leibowitz and the Wild Horse Woman (St. Leibowitz, #2) Saint Leibowitz and the Wild Horse Woman by Walter M. Miller Jr.
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“...in divinity opposites are always reconciled.”
Walter M. Miller Jr., Saint Leibowitz and the Wild Horse Woman
“One should be embarrassed to speak of God in the third person.”
Walter M. Miller Jr., Saint Leibowitz and the Wild Horse Woman
“Are you an atheist?"
"Oh no, I honor all the gods."
"And how many belong to that all?"
"Countless. And one."
"How meaningless!"
"'Oliness, let me hear you count to one."
"One."
"Point at that one."
Brownpony stirred restlessly. Finally he tapped his index finger against his temple.
Wooshin laughed quietly. "Wrong. You had to think about it too long. And you didn't count to one. You counted from one and stopped. The one is countless.”
Walter M. Miller Jr., Saint Leibowitz and the Wild Horse Woman
“The monk's ultimate goal is direct union with the Godhead. But to aim at that goal is to miss it altogether. His task is to rid himself of ego so that consciousness, once its usual discordant mental content is dumped out of it through ritual prayer and meditation, may experience nonself as a living formlessness and emptiness into which God may come, if it please Him to come.”
Walter M. Miller Jr., Saint Leibowitz and the Wild Horse Woman
“It never was any better, it never will be any better. It will only be richer or poorer, sadder but not wiser, until the very last day.”
Walter M. Miller Jr., Saint Leibowitz and the Wild Horse Woman
“M'Lord, I know from history that once upon a time in a much earlier Church, a vocation to the priesthood meant a call from the bishop, not necessarily a call from God. And I heard the Bishop of Rome himself call you to be that which you have now become by ordination and consecration.”
Walter M. Miller Jr., Saint Leibowitz and the Wild Horse Woman