"… A man’s at odds to know his mind cause his mind is aught he has to know it with. He can know his heart, but he don’t want to. rightly so. best not to look in there. It ain’t the heart of a creature that is bound in the way that god has set for it. You can find meanness in the least of creatures, but when god made man the devil was at his elbow. A creature that can do anything. Make a machine. And a machine to make the machine. And evil that can run itself a thousand years, no need to tend it…"
the hermit, Blood Meridian by Cormac McCarthy
“Many of you cringe along in compliance, hoping
to peel something of worth from the less psychotic
directives of your genocidal belief system because you
don’t have the wit or nerve to build something
entirely new. I know…
…I’m calling you a gutless betrayer of
your sex. I can see your husband’s angle, he’s a man,
he’s got everything to gain from this crabshit. But
you! You’ve thrown away centuries of political
struggle and scientific advance so you can sit in the
dark and mutter your superstitions of unworth to
yourself. You’ll let your life, the most precious thing
you have, be stolen from you hour by hour and day by
day as long as you can eke out the existence your
males will let you have… You’ll do all of this because of your fucking
faith, and if that child in your belly is female, then
you’ll condemn her to the same fucking thing.”
Takeshi Kovacs, Woken Furies by Richard K. Morgan.
#Richard K. Morgan
"Isn’t it enough to see that a garden is beautiful without having to believe that there are fairies at the bottom of it too?"