“When you get your powers, you learn a lot about yourself. My professors called me mad. It was time for me to stop punishing myself, and start punishing everybody else.”—Austin Grossman, Soon I Will Be Invincible
Tim quietly read a passage that said ancient poets had created gods to represent earthly places and things, and that later the priests had tricked people into forgetting the gods were symbols. “‘Thus men forgot that all deities reside inside the human breast.’ See? It’s been twisted around so authority can use it on us like a bullwhip. Think about those Nazi evangelists on TV. The Crusades. The Inquisition. Galileo rotting in prison because he said the earth moved around the sun…”
Every day, Tim Sullivan burned down the world, and then you lived in the places that withstood it, the ones that were strong to begin with. You loved this. You discovered that you could think too.
”—Chris Fuhrman, The Dangerous Lives of Altar Boys
“Frankly, though, I don’t see how any review could really spoil what may be among the most transcendently, eye-poppingly, call-your-friend-ranting-
in-the-middle-of-the-night-just-to-go- over-it-one-more-time crazily awful motion pictures ever made. I would tell you to go out and see it for yourself, but you might take that as a recommendation rather than a plea for corroboration. Did I really see what I thought I saw?”—From A.O. Scott’s review of Seven Pounds in The New York Times. (I’m pretty sure that’s how I felt the first time I saw Dreamcatcher. You’ve been duly warned.)