Quotes / Everyone Is Jesus in Purgatory

"Everyone in the world is Christ and they are all crucified."
Sherwood Anderson

"Christ figure is a recurring motif in many cultures; death and rebirth; symbolic turning of the seasons, all that crap. Wyle E. Coyote was a fucking Christ figure, man, and Acme Company was Rome, baby."
Daniel Suarez, Daemon

On works

"Now they're trying to come up with meanings for Beatles songs. I never understood what any of them were about, myself..."

"Babylon 5, Deep Space Nine, Battlestar Galactica, The X-Files — they all seem to think by adding a spiritual forecast to the show that it automatically adds a layer of depth and worthiness to the proceedings. When in most cases it just leads to disappointment, with the holy fireworks that are promised turning out to be anything but...This is what happens when you believe that your show is more than just an hours entertainment but a quasi-religion of its own."

"Yeah, anyone who didn't think there was gonna be some kind of Christ motif in this movie, raise your hands. Okay, everyone who raised their hands, go home. Have any of you ever seen a pretentious movie before?"

Chris: Lex totally prison shanks Superman with a Kryptonite shiv.
David: In the side, natch. This is the most labored combination Caesar/Jesus metaphor of all time.
Chris: Aw jeez, I didnít even think of that. Thanks for ruining one of the three things I liked about this movie, jerk.
Chris Sims and David Uzumeri on Superman Returns

"Saw Cannonball Run II in West Virginia. After the movie, everybody broke up into discussion groups. Trying to get through that Burt Reynolds subtext. I believe Heloise is supposed to be a Christ figure."

"The problem with saying that Everyone Is Jesus in Purgatory is NOT that critics and scholars and English teachers are 'Reading Too Much Into Things.' That, ladies and gentlemen, is what we call a Shitty Argument. It's an argument that refuses to discuss the merits of symbols and just dismisses them entirely because 'The author couldn't have meant that!'"