WILLIAM: Of woman, Thomas Aquinas knew precious little. But the scriptures are very clear. Proverbs warns us, "Woman takes possession of a man's precious soul." While Ecclesiastics tells us, "More bitter than death is woman."
ADSO: Yes, but what do you think, master?
WILLIAM: Well... Of course, I don't have the benefit of your experience. But I find it difficult to convince myself... that God would have introduced such a foul being into creation... without endowing her with some virtues. Hm? How peaceful life would be without love, Adso. How safe. How tranquil. .. and how dull.
em The Name of the Rose (O Nome da Rosa) de Jean-Jacques Annaud (1986)