Power is a lot like real estate. It’s all about location, location, location. The closer you are to the source, the higher your property value.
When you see a river, you must follow it to its source, no matter the perils, no matter those comrades that fall along the way. You must know how things work. You must unlock.
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]