Miller, Walter M. Jr. A Canticle for Leibowitz. New York: Eos. 2006.

A Canticle for Leibowitz by Walter M. Miller

Chapter 26

The abbot snapped off the set. “Where’s the truth?” he asked quietly. “What’s to be believed? Or does it matter at all? When mass murder’s been answered with mass murder, rape with rape, hate with hate, there’s no longer much meaning in asking whose axe is the bloodier.” p. 279

Ask for an omen, then stone it when it comes—de essential hominum. p. 287