"...it would be an exceptional invention; it would be the only rational being, the only one capable of worshiping the Creator, of erecting temples in his honour, of waging dreadfully murderous wars in his name..."
---an engineer angel presenting blueprints of 'human' to the Creator---
'I mean, we're only human beings -- and what's a human being? A weak, ugly, sinful creature, born that way, rotten in his bones -- so humility is the one virtue he ought to practice. He ought to spend his life on his knees, begging to be forgiven for his dirty existence. When a man thinks he's good -- that's when he's rotten. Pride is the worst of all sins, no matter what he's done.'