Dead Christ supported by the Madonna and St John (Pietà) (detail): Giovanni Bellini, 1460, tempera on panel (Pinacoteca di Brera, Milan)
- ''I do not know these good men," replied the prisoner.
- ''Is that the truth?"
- ''It is."
- ''And now tell me why you always use that expression 'good men'? Is that what you call everybody?"
- ''Yes, everybody," answered the prisoner. "There are no evil people on earth."
- Yeshua and Pontius Pilate conversing, in Book One of Mikhail Bulgakov, The Master and Margarita, 1967 (translation by Diana Burgin and Katherine O'Connor)