Quotes About Monsters

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Friedrich Nietzsche
“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

Cassandra Clare
“Will looked horrified. "What kind of monster could possibly hate chocolate?”
Cassandra Clare, Clockwork Angel

Rick Riordan
“The real world is where the monsters are.”
Rick Riordan, The Lightning Thief

Neil Gaiman
“Oh, monsters are scared," said Lettie. "That's why they're monsters.”
Neil Gaiman, The Ocean at the End of the Lane

Chuck Palahniuk
“If I can't be beautiful, I want to be invisible.”
Chuck Palahniuk, Invisible Monsters

Stephen King
“Sometimes human places, create inhuman monsters.”
Stephen King, The Shining

George R.R. Martin
“There are no heroes...in life, the monsters win.”
George R.R. Martin

Murderers are not monsters, they're men. And that's the most frightening thing about them.
“Murderers are not monsters, they're men. And that's the most frightening thing about them.”
Alice Sebold, The Lovely Bones

Primo Levi
“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

Rick Riordan
“Sometimes mortals can be more horrible than monsters.”
Rick Riordan

Sarah J. Maas
“But perhaps the monsters needed to look out for each other every now and then.”
Sarah J. Maas, Queen of Shadows

Werner Herzog
“What would an ocean be without a monster lurking in the dark? It would be like sleep without dreams.”
Werner Herzog

Maggie Stiefvater
“It is the first day of November and so, today, someone will die.”
Maggie Stiefvater, The Scorpio Races

William Shakespeare
“O, beware, my lord, of jealousy;
It is the green-ey'd monster, which doth mock
The meat it feeds on.”
William Shakespeare, Othello

Charles Baudelaire
“What strange phenomena we find in a great city, all we need do is stroll about with our eyes open. Life swarms with innocent monsters.”
Charles Baudelaire

Jacques Derrida
“Monsters cannot be announced. One cannot say: 'Here are our monsters,' without immediately turning the monsters into pets.”
Jacques Derrida

Junot Díaz
“You guys know about vampires? … You know, vampires have no reflections in a mirror? There’s this idea that monsters don’t have reflections in a mirror. And what I’ve always thought isn’t that monsters don’t have reflections in a mirror. It’s that if you want to make a human being into a monster, deny them, at the cultural level, any reflection of themselves. And growing up, I felt like a monster in some ways. I didn’t see myself reflected at all. I was like, “Yo, is something wrong with me? That the whole society seems to think that people like me don’t exist?" And part of what inspired me, was this deep desire that before I died, I would make a couple of mirrors. That I would make some mirrors so that kids like me might see themselves reflected back and might not feel so monstrous for it.”
Junot Díaz

Ransom Riggs
“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

Christopher Pike
“Some loves have to be given up, others have to be forgotten. Strange as it may sound, if you think of me as a monster, but I can love most passionately. I do not think of myself as evil.”
Christopher Pike, The Last Vampire

Sarah J. Maas
“Because all the monsters have been let out of their cages tonight, no matter what court they belong to. So I may roam wherever I wish until the dawn.”
Sarah J. Maas, A Court of Thorns and Roses

Sue Grafton
“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

Kristin Cashore
“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

Craig Ferguson
“I love zombies. If any monster could Riverdance, it would be zombies.”
Craig Ferguson

Mike Carey
“We make our own monsters, then fear them for what they show us about ourselves.”
Mike Carey, The Unwritten, Vol. 1: Tommy Taylor and the Bogus Identity

Dia Reeves
“But what if the monsters come?"
"Fancy." Kit looked away from the drama to stare at her sister, surprised. "We are the monsters.”
Dia Reeves, Slice of Cherry

Holly Black
“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, The Coldest Girl in Coldtown

David Sedaris
“Like any normal fifth grader, I preferred my villains to be evil and stay that way, to act like Dracula rather than Frankenstein's monster, who ruined everything by handing that peasant girl a flower. He sort of made up for it by drowning her a few minutes later, but, still, you couldn't look at him the same way again.”
David Sedaris, When You Are Engulfed in Flames

Kelly Link
“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

John le Carré
“The monsters of our childhood do not fade away, neither are they ever wholly monstrous”
John le Carré

Catherynne M. Valente
“If you are a monster, stand up.
If you are a monster, a trickster, a fiend,
If you’ve built a steam-powered wishing machine
If you have a secret, a dark past, a scheme,
If you kidnap maidens or dabble in dreams
Come stand by me.

If you have been broken, stand up.
If you have been broken, abandoned, alone
If you have been starving, a creature of bone
If you live in a tower, a dungeon, a throne
If you weep for wanting, to be held, to be known,
Come stand by me.

If you are a savage, stand up.
If you are a witch, a dark queen, a black knight,
If you are a mummer, a pixie, a sprite,
If you are a pirate, a tomcat, a wright,
If you swear by the moon and you fight the hard fight,
Come stand by me.

If you are a devil, stand up.
If you are a villain, a madman, a beast,
If you are a strowler, a prowler, a priest,
If you are a dragon come sit at our feast,
For we all have stripes, and we all have horns,
We all have scales, tails, manes, claws and thorns
And here in the dark is where new worlds are born.
Come stand by me.”
Catherynne M. Valente

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