If John Paul II had not become a priest . . .
"Among the statesmen, the monarchs, the leaders of the twentieth century, other than Karol Wojtyla, there is not a single figure who could fit our image of kingly majesty. Only he could truly play Shakespeare’s kings."
Nobel laureate Czeslaw Milosz, A Year of the Hunter (Farrar, Straus, & Giroux, 1994), p. 46.