William of Baskerville: Adso, if I knew the answers to everything, I would be teaching theology in Paris.
William of Baskerville: The only evidence I see of the antichrist here is everyones desire to see him at work.
Remigio da Varagine: In the twelve years I have lived here, I have done nothing but stuff my belly, shag my wick, and squeeze the hungry peasants for tithes.
William of Baskerville: But what is so alarming about laughter?
Jorge de Burgos: Laughter kills fear, and without fear there can be no faith, because without fear of the Devil there is no more need of God.