- "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 of the ancient Greeks. Manol is understood as being the very essence of Life, Love, Mind, Nature, Principle, Soul, Spirit, and Truth.
- 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 sixteen-year-olds to run out to beaches and invoke an actual deity had they used an actual spirit.