The sins we commit in the past are the same ones we’ll commit in the future. Because man is like God. He never changes.
Do you know what is so awful about these endless battles over rights? There is no room left for poetry.
I have been in the minority all my life, Your Holiness. In fact, I belong to such a small minority that I am the only member.
What do you want to do, Bauer? Assassinate the pope? There would be no point. He would just rise again.
I forgot to confide in you another stratagem for running the Church: never reveal your sources. And if for some reason you have to, make them up.[to Cardinal Gutierrez]
You can weaken the strong. I’ve been doing that my whole life. But there is one thing you can not do. Give strength to the fragile.[to Sofia]
There are those who serve God in contemplation and those who serve him contemplating their own actions. That’s me.