"The only way back to any kind of sanity is to connect physically with who you are, emotionally and spiritually and mentally. And the thing with Hippolytus is that in his moment of death everything suddenly connects. He has one moment of complete sanity and humanity. But in order to get there he has to die."
"Instead of pursuing what used to be seen as purity, my Hippolytus pursues honesty – even when that means he has to destroy himself and everyone else. That purity of his self-hatred makes him much more attractive than the virginal original."