Jesus Christ Superstar (1973) Poster

Carl Anderson: Judas Iscariot



  • Judas : All your followers are blind, too much heaven on their minds.

  • Judas : I remember when this whole thing began; no talk of God then, we called you a man! And, believe me, my admiration for you hasn't died. But every word you say today gets twisted round some other way; and they'll hurt you if they think you've lied!

  • Judas : Every time I look at you I don't understand why you let the things you did get so out of hand? You'd've managed better if you'd had a plan. Now why'd you choose such a backwards time in such a strange land? If you'd come today you would've reached a whole nation. Israel in 4 B.C. had no mass communication.

  • Judas : You sad pathetic man! See where you've brought us to? Our ideals die around us, and all because of you!

  • Judas : Hey woman, your fine ointment, brand-new and expensive, should have been saved for the poor. Why has it been wasted? We could've raised maybe 300 silver pieces or more. People who are hungry, people who are starving, they matter more than your feet and hair.

  • Judas : On Thursday night, you'll find him where you want him, far from the crowd in the garden of Gethsemane...

    Choir : Well done, Judas... Good old Judas...

  • Judas : My mind... is in darkness! My God... God, I'm sick! I've been used! And you knew! You knew all the time! God, I will never know why you chose me for your crime! Your foul, bloody crime! My God, you have murdered me! Murdered me! Murdered me! Murdered me! Murdered me! Murdered...

    [hangs himself] 

    Choir : Poor old Judas... So long, Judas.

  • Judas : Tell me what you think about your friends at the top! Who, do you think, besides yourself was pick of the crop? Buddha, was he where it's at? Is he where you are? Could Mohammed move a mountain, or was that just PR?

  • Judas : [to Jesus]  To think I admired you! Well, now I despise you!

  • Judas : I have no thought at all about my own reward, I really didn't come here on my own accord. Just don't say I'm damned for all time.

  • Judas : You beat him so hard that he was bent and lame; and I know who everybody's gonna blame! I don't believe he knows I acted for our good! I'd save him all this suffering if I could! Don't believe... our good... and I'd save him if I could!

    Annas : Cut the confessions! Cut out the dramatics! I don't understand why you're filled with remorse! All that you've said has come true with avengeance! The mob turned against him, you backed the right horse!

    Caiaphas : What you have done will mean the saving of Israel, you'll be remembered forever for this! Not only that, you've been paid for your efforts. Pretty good wages for one little kiss!

  • Judas : I don't know how to love him... I don't see why he moves me... he's a man! He's just a man! He's not a king; he's just the same as anyone I know! He scares me, so! When he's cold and dead... will he let me be? Does he love me too? Does he care for me?

  • Judas : Did you mean to die like that, was that a mistake? Or did you know your messy death would be a record breaker?

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