“I am God’s holy monster. I drink from humanity.
I could not see what part I would play for such a long time, because I looked at it with human eyes, with eyes that would die.
So I put forth the truth in this book, for you who seek, just as I have sought.
For I am not some Godless beast who hunts beneath the grandeur of sanctity.
I am the grandeur; I am sanctified.”
The Malediction of Longinus