Caligula: I have existed from the morning of the world and I shall exist until the last star falls from the night. Although I have taken the form of Gaius Caligula, I am all men as I am no man, and therefore I am . . . [softly] a god.
I shall wait for the unanimous decision of the Senate, Claudius…
Claudius: All those who say aye, say aye.
Caligula (confidently): Aye.
[crickets still chirping]
Caligula (screaming): AYE!
Senators (fearing reprisals, in overlapping voices): Aye! Aye! Aye!…
Chaerea (sotto voce, in disgust): He’s a god now…
[Whenever someone mentions the Mormon doctrine of deification, I think of this snippet of text from the script of the 1979 movie Caligula, which was excerpted by Matthew Sweet as an intro to Ugly Truth in his 1993 album Altered Beast. I never saw the movie, but it was produced by Penthouse icon Bob Guccione, and reportedly was the only movie Roger Ebert ever actually walked out of.]