- "If God and the Devil were playing football--Manon would be the stadium that they played on; he would be the sun that shone down on them."
- —Nancy Downs
Manon is a supreme deity. Manon is a deitiy that the very essence of all things physical, spiritual, and universial.
- The reason the producers of the film created a fake deity is because Pat Devin, the on-set technical advisor, said it would be dangerous to use a real deity because the cultural impact of the film would cause teens to run out to beaches and invoke an actual deity, which could be rather dangerous.