Leoben Conoy: (laughing) I was right. See, our faiths are similar but I look to one god, not to many.
Starbuck: I don't give a damn what you believe.
Leoben Conoy: To know the face of God is to know madness. I see the universe. I see the patterns. I see the foreshadowing that precedes every moment of every day. It's all there. I see it and you don't. And I have a surprise for you. I have something to tell you about the future.
Starbuck: Is that so?
Leoben Conoy: It is. But we have to see this through to the end. What is the most basic article of faith? This is not all that we are. See, the difference between you and me is, I know what that means and you don't. I know that I'm more than this body, more than this consciousness. A part of me swims in the stream but in truth, I'm standing on the shore. The current never takes me downstream.