• The thoughts of all men arise from the darkness. If you are the movement of your soul, and the cause of that movement precedes you, then how could you ever call your thoughts your own? How could you be anything other than a slave to the darkness that comes before?

    R. Scott Bakker
  • There’s faith that knows itself as faith, Proyas, and there’s faith that confuses itself for knowledge. The first embraces uncertainty, acknowledges the mysteriousness of the God. It begets compassion and tolerance. Who can entirely condemn when they’re not entirely certain they’re in the right? But the second, Proyas, the second embraces certainty and only pays lip service to the God’s mystery. It begets intolerance, hatred, violence

    R. Scott Bakker
  • There was such a difference, he thought, between the beauty that illuminated, and the beauty that was illuminated

    R. Scott Bakker
  • Here we find further argument for Gotagga’s supposition that the world is round. How else could all men stand higher than their brothers?

    R. Scott Bakker
  • Saying 'I could have done more,' Zin, is what marks a man as a man and not a God

    R. Scott Bakker
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