The Devil is not the Prince of Matter; the Devil is the arrogance of the spirit, faith without smile, truth that is never seized by doubt. The Devil is grim because he knows where he is going, and, in moving, he always returns whence he came.
 Umberto Eco, The Name of the Rose (1980). copy citation

Author Umberto Eco
Source The Name of the Rose
Topic arrogance truth
Date 1980
Language English
Note Translated by William Weaver