Monster quotes

Monster quotes

The real world is where the monsters are.
Rick Riordan

It’s the monsters that don’t wear costumes that scare me the most at Halloween.
Anthony T. Hincks

No one’s the monster in their own story. Monsters are just a matter of perspective.
C.A. Fletcher

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Monsters are real, and ghosts are real too. They live inside us, and sometimes, they win.
Stephen King

Monsters will always exist. There’s one inside each of us. But an angel lives there, too. There is no more important agenda than figuring out how to slay one and nurture the other.
Jacqueline Novogratz

Everyone has monsters and demons within themselves. They’re metaphors for the human condition.
Mark Pellegrino

Adversity makes men, and prosperity makes monsters.
Victor Hugo

Monsters are the patron saints of imperfection. ~ Guillermo Del Toro

The ego is a fascinating monster.
Alanis Morissette

“Not all the monsters have fangs.
J. A. London

The scariest monsters are the ones that lurk within our souls.
Edgar Allan Poe

Monsters aren’t as scary if you start shining lights on them.
Wyatt Cenac

Everyone carries around his own monsters.
Richard Pyor

In all known time there has never been a greater monster or miracle than the human being.
Bryant McGill

Ignorance is the womb of monsters.
Henry Ward Beecher

The dream of reason produces monsters.
Francisco Goya

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The monsters of our childhood do not fade away, neither are they ever wholly monstrous.
John Le Carre

Fantasy abandoned by reason produces impossible monsters
Francisco Goya

Your memory is a monster; you forget – it doesn’t. It simply files things away. It keeps things for you, or hides things from you – and summons them to your recall with a will of its own. You think you have a memory; but it has you! John Irving

Whoever fights monsters should see to it that in the process he does not become a monster. And if you gaze long enough into an abyss, the abyss will gaze back into you.
Friedrich Nietzsche

Monsters exist, but they are too few in number to be truly dangerous. More dangerous are the common men, the functionaries ready to believe and to act without asking questions.
Primo Levi

Monsters die out when the collective imagination no longer needs them.
Glen Duncan

We make our own monsters, then fear them for what they show us about ourselves.
MIKE CAREY

Where there is a monster, there is a miracle.
Ogden Nash

Calling someone a monster does not make him more guilty; it makes him less so by classing him with beasts and devils.
Mary Mccarthy

A human being does not turn another human being over to the monsters. Not for any reason.
Laurell K. Hamilton

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The thing to decide is what kind of monster to be. The kind who builds towns othe kind who breaks them.
Catherynne M. Valente

The monsters are in your own head
Paula Cole

Monsters don’t get happy endings.
Paula Stokes

Whoever fights monsters should see to it that in the process he does not become a monster. And if you gaze long enough into an abyss, the abyss will gaze back into you. Friedrich Nietzsche

Monsters are real, and ghosts are real too. They live inside us, and sometimes, they win. Stephen King

I am able to play monsters well. I understand monsters. I understand madmen. Anthony Hopkins

Everyone carries around his own monsters. Richard Pryo

The aliens from ‘Attack the Block’ – I thought they were some of the most unique and creative movie monsters I had ever seen. From the jet-black hair to the neon blue teeth. Finn Wolfhard

There is no denying that Hitler and Stalin are alive today… they are waiting for us to forget, because this is what makes possible the resurrection of these two monsters. Simon Wiesenthal

I love monsters the way people worship holy images. To me, they really connect in a very fundamental way to my identity. Guillermo del Toro

I started seeing in the monsters as a more sincere form of religion because the priests were not that great, but Frankenstein was great. Guillermo del Toro

Monsters are a storytelling tool, like domestic realism and close third. Colson Whitehead

Monsters aren’t as scary if you start shining lights on them. Wyatt Cenac

Today Waiting Alive Forget I’m not the expert on the great gameplay. I come in for the character design, monsters, atmosphere. I’m not the technician. Clive Barker

We actually say in ‘Nightbreed,’ ‘God is an astronaut, Oz is over the rainbow, and Midian is where the monsters go.’ There’s a lovely sense in which there’s a simple thesis being played out here. These are things you understand as a child out on the play yard. Clive Barker

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The thought of making a movie in which the monsters were the good guys was just financial suicide. Clive Barker

Country’s changed because of monsters like Clear Channel who bought up all the stations and sliced them up into formats. Our demographic is now the soccer mom. Gary Allan

We are constantly competing with the monsters from the id. Walter Becker

You get to choose what monsters you want to slay. I’m sorry to say this again, but let’s face it – the Force is with you. Carrie Fisher

We should have sent the apartheid monsters to jail, not let them off with an amnesty. Winnie Madikizela-Mandela Apartheid

A thinking woman sleeps with monsters. Adrienne Rich

Well, the first thing is that I love monsters, I identify with monsters. Guillermo del Toro

Monsters are the patron saints of imperfection. Guillermo del Toro

When I was a kid, monsters made me feel that I could fit somewhere, even if it was… an imaginary place where the grotesque and the abnormal were celebrated and accepted. Guillermo del Toro

I love monsters the way people worship holy images. To me, they really connect in a very fundamental way to my identity. Guillermo del Toro

You have to want the haunted house to scare you. It completely steals your money to go through with one of those people who shrug it all off, who touch the monsters’ faces to show they’re fake. Stephen Graham Jones

Monsters will always exist. There’s one inside each of us. But an angel lives there, too. There is no more important agenda than figuring out how to slay one and nurture the other. Jacqueline Novogratz

We make our own monsters, then fear them for what they show us about ourselves.
MIKE CAREY, The Unwritten

We are a race prone to monsters … and when we produce one we worship it.
IAIN M. BANKS,

We often read of monstrous births; but we see a greater monstrosity in education, when a father begets a son, and trains him up into a beast.
ROBERT SOUTH

Whoever fights monsters should see to it that in the process he does not become a monster. And when you look long into an abyss, the abyss also looks into you.
FRIEDRICH NIETZSCHE,

“Oh, monsters are scared,” said Lettie. “That’s why they’re monsters.”
NEIL GAIMAN

A monster. You and your friends, all of you. Pretty monsters. It’s a stage all girls go through. If you’re lucky you get through it without doing any permanent damage to yourself or anyone else.
KELLY LINK, Pretty Monsters

Every monster was a man first.
EDWARD ALBEE,

There are very few monsters who warrant the fear we have of them.
ANDRE GIDE,

A human being does not turn another human being over to the monsters. Not for any reason.
LAURELL K. HAMILTON, Guilty Pleasures

A monster is a violation of nature.
JAMES ELLIS,

But perhaps the monsters needed to look out for each other every now and then.
SARAH J. MAAS,

Even from the beginning, that was the problem. People liked pretty things. People even liked pretty things that wanted to kill and eat them.
HOLLY BLACK

Death is when the monsters get you.
STEPHEN KING, Salem’s Lot

In a world of monsters, you had to be a ghost to survive.
ROB THURMAN, Nightlife

The problem with people who say monsters don’t really exist is that they’re almost never saying it to the monsters.
SEANAN MCGUIRE

A monster that refused, sometimes, to behave like a monster. When a monster stopped behaving like a monster, did it stop being a monster? Did it become something else?
KRISTIN CASHORE, Graceling

A monster, which hath not the shape of mankind, but in any part evidently bears the resemblance of the brute creation, hath no inheritable blood, and cannot be heir to any blood, albeit it be brought forth in marriage.
SIR WILLIAM BLACKSTONE

Be careful in the company of monsters that you don’t become one.
CINDY GERARD, Take No Prisoners

Beware the dark pool at the bottom of our hearts. In its icy, black depths dwell strange and twisted creatures it is best not to disturb.
SUE GRAFTON, I is for Innocent

As a breath on glass,
As witch-fires that burn,
The gods and monsters pass,
Are dust, and return.
GEORGE STERLING, “The Face of the Skies”

But these weren’t the kind of monsters that had tentacles and rotting skin, the kind a seven-year-old might be able to wrap his mind around–they were monsters with human faces, in crisp uniforms, marching in lockstep, so banal you don’t recognize them for what they are until it’s too late.
RANSOM RIGGS, Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children

But, with time, one has encountered many of the monsters, and one is increasingly less terrified of those still to be met.
KAY REDFIELD JAMISON, An Unquiet Mind

For the monster as for the earthworm as for the man the world hath really neither joy, nor love, nor light, nor certitude, nor peace, nor help for pain, and we are here as on a darkling plain …
GLEN DUNCAN, By Blood We Live

I have a private theory, Sir, that there are no heroes and no monsters in this world. Only children should be allowed to use these words.
ALFRED DE VIGNY, Stello

I’d love to do a movie where the monster is human.
J. J. ABRAMS

Know that all my monsters are really smiling, in their hearts. Well, they would be if they had hearts.
DANIEL REEDER, Papier-Mache Monsters

Laughing like crazy
the child goes back to the city
gives birth to monsters
creates earthquakes
hairy women run naked
old folks who look like fetuses laugh and smoke.
NICANOR PARRA, Emergency Poems

Man is armed with craft and courage, which, untamed by justice, he will most wickedly pervert, and become at once the most impious and the fiercest of monsters. ARISTOTLE, Politics

Monsters are easy, Miss Rook. They’re monsters. But a monster in a suit? That’s basically just a wicked man, and a wicked man is a more dangerous thing by far.
WILLIAM RITTER, Jackaby

There are no heroes … in life, the monsters win.
GEORGE R. R. MARTIN, A Game of Thrones

As a breath on glass,
As witch-fires that burn,
The gods and monsters pass,
Are dust, and return.
GEORGE STERLING, “The Face of the Skies”

You are monsters! That is the role you seem determined to play! So, it seems that I must play mine: the man that stops the monsters.
JAMIE MATHIESON, “Flatline”, Doctor Who, October 18, 2014

Monsters exist because they are part of the divine plan, and in the horrible features of those same monsters the power of the creator is revealed.
UMBERTO ECO, The Name of the Rose

But these words people threw around–humans, monsters, heroes, villains–to Victor it was all just a matter of semantics. Someone could call themselves a hero and still walk around killing dozens. Someone else could be labeled a villain for trying to stop them. Plenty of humans were monstrous, and plenty of monsters knew how to play at being human.
V. E. SCHWAB, Vicious

There were two kinds of monsters, the kind that hunted the streets and the kind that lived in your head. She could fight the first, but the second was more dangerous. It was always, always, always a step ahead.
VICTORIA SCHWAB, Our Dark Duet

She was a monster, but she was my monster. ~ JEANETTE WINTERSON, Why Be Happy When You Could Be Normal?

The monsters of our childhood do not fade away, neither are they ever wholly monstrous.
JOHN LE CARRÉ, attributed, Bright Words for Dark Days

Monsters are variations from the accepted normal to a greater or a less degree. As a child may be born without an arm, so one may be born without kindness or the potential of conscience.
JOHN STEINBECK, East of Eden

Monsters die out when the collective imagination no longer needs them.
GLEN DUNCAN, The Last Werewolf

For the monster as for the earthworm as for the man the world hath really neither joy, nor love, nor light, nor certitude, nor peace, nor help for pain, and we are here as on a darkling plain …
GLEN DUNCAN, By Blood We Live

I’d love to do a movie where the monster is human.
J. J. ABRAMS, interview

The female monster is certainly no deadlier than the male, but she is different. She is a sucking, strangling, trapping creature.
J. R. R. TOLKIEN,

Monsters cannot be announced. One cannot say: ‘Here are our monsters,’ without immediately turning the monsters into pets.
JACQUES DERRIDA, “

A monster that refused, sometimes, to behave like a monster. When a monster stopped behaving like a monster, did it stop being a monster? Did it become something else?
KRISTIN CASHORE, Graceling

But, with time, one has encountered many of the monsters, and one is increasingly less terrified of those still to be met.
KAY REDFIELD JAMISON, An Unquiet Mind

When the monsters are better friends to you than the people is that a sign that the monsters aren’t bad guys or that you’ve become one of the monsters?
LAURELL K. HAMILTON

Laughing like crazy
the child goes back to the city
gives birth to monsters
creates earthquakes
hairy women run naked
old folks who look like fetuses laugh and smoke.
NICANOR PARRA, Emergency Poems

Monsters don’t get happy endings.
PAULA STOKES, Ferocious

Monsters exist, but they are too few in number to be truly dangerous. More dangerous are the common men, the functionaries ready to believe and to act without asking questions.
PRIMO LEVI, The Reawakening

The real world is where the monsters are.
RICK RIORDAN, The Lightning Thief

Monsters have been usurped by man’s own terror, by man’s own mad destruction.
ROBERT HOOD & ROBIN PEN, Daikaiju! 2: Revenge of the Giant Monsters

Monsters are natural forces, yes, but they came into existence with the express purpose of interacting with mankind. They are Gaia manifestations intended to remind humanity that it is but a small part of this complex Earth … monsters were created to force man to know his place.
ROBERT HOOD & ROBIN PEN,

A monster, which hath not the shape of mankind, but in any part evidently bears the resemblance of the brute creation, hath no inheritable blood, and cannot be heir to any blood, albeit it be brought forth in marriage.

SIR WILLIAM BLACKSTONE, attributed, Day’s Collacon

Sometimes human places, create inhuman monsters.
STEPHEN KING, The Shining

Beware the dark pool at the bottom of our hearts. In its icy, black depths dwell strange and twisted creatures it is best not to disturb.
SUE GRAFTON, I is for Innocent

What would an ocean be without a monster lurking in the dark? It would be like sleep without dreams.
WERNER HERZOG, attributed, Ethics and Medievalism

Monsters are easy, Miss Rook. They’re monsters. But a monster in a suit? That’s basically just a wicked man, and a wicked man is a more dangerous thing by far.
WILLIAM RITTER, Jackaby

Monsters have the worst taste in women.
TERA LYNN CHILDS, Sweet Venom

O, beware, my lord, of jealousy;
It is the green-ey’d monster, which doth mock
The meat it feeds on.
WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE, Othello