Originally posted by Nordlys
According to google, it's a quote by Jethro Tull. Seems to be a song, not a book, though.
Well the original Jethro Tull was a 19th century agriculturalist (invented the Seed Drill) so I would not have thought it was him. Google seems to attribute it to the rock band of the same name (lead by Ian Anderson). I certainly don't recall that line from any of their albums though most of the rest of the quotes on that page are correct.
Actually, Geocities reckons its from the Album Aqualung which certainly deals with this sort of thing. Now I think back, I reckon it may have been on the album cover or sleeve notes rather than being song lyrics. A little more searching confirms this.
It's actually a superb album with side 2 being heavily critical of organised religion (specifically the Church of England).
--- Penguin (revealing my musical tastes)