Detachment from the results of my actions must be carefully understood. It does not mean that I am indifferent to results. If my actions are to oppose war and work for peace, detachment does not mean that I do not care whether there is war or peace. Detachment means that I do what I must do because of the truth. I must always act for the truth.

William H. Shannon, The Thomas Merton Encyclopedia by William H. Shannon, editor, Christine M. Bochen, editor, Patrick F. O'Connell, editor