Creature Quotes

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Ambrose Bierce
Heathen, n. A benighted creature who has the folly to worship something he can see and feel.”
Ambrose Bierce, The Unabridged Devil's Dictionary

John Stuart Mill
“I will call no being good who is not what I mean when I apply that epithet to my fellow creatures; and if such a creature can sentence me to hell for not so calling him, to hell I will go .”
John Stuart Mill, An examination of Sir William Hamilton's philosophy, and of the principal philosophical questions discussed in his writings

Stefan Zweig
“A lame creature, a cripple like myself, has no right to love. How should I, broken, shattered being that I am, be anything but a burden to you, when to myself I am an object of disgust, of loathing. A creature such as I, I know, has no right to love, and certainly no right to be loved. It is for such a creature to creep away into a corner and die and cease to make other people's lives a burden with her presence.”
Stefan Zweig , Beware of Pity

Danail Hristov
“Every being, created by God and unspoiled by man, is perfect, strictly defined and autonomous, entirely complete and at the same time with a built-in ability to grow and develop. This is the essence of its dignity and holiness. It is not an embodiment of God’s immense Personality, but only one of the realisations of His perfection.”
Danail Hristov, The End of the Jesus Era

C. JoyBell C.
“I’m barely human. I’m more like a creature; to me, everything gives off a scent! Thoughts, moments, feelings, movements, words left unsaid, words barely spoken; they all have a distinct sense, distinct fragrances! Both a smell and a touch! To inhale is to capture, to experience! I can perceive and I can “touch” in so many odd ways! And so I am made up of all these scents, all these feelings! An illumination of nerve endings!”
C. JoyBell C.

Anthony Doerr
“The very life of any creature is a quick-fading spark in fathomless darkness.”
Anthony Doerr, All the Light We Cannot See

“The smaller the creature, the bolder its spirit.”
Suzy Kassem, Rise Up and Salute the Sun: The Writings of Suzy Kassem

M.F. Moonzajer
“I never wanted to be alone, but I always opted for loneliness. I am an emotional, sensitive and expressive creature. I cannot detach my feelings, never could I control. I fall in love and I can be easily broken.”
M.F. Moonzajer

Toba Beta
“Doubt is a creature within the air.
It grows when someone hesitates.”
Toba Beta, My Ancestor Was an Ancient Astronaut

Will Advise
“#Cats are marvelous creatures - they either adapt to circumstances, or decide to make circumstances adapt to them. Either way - they win.”
Will Advise, Nothing is here...

Toba Beta
“Mankind ain't special, Kiddo.
It's just you who wanna be so.”
Toba Beta, My Ancestor Was an Ancient Astronaut

T.H. White
“He did not himself believe in the supernatural, but the thing happened, and he proposed to tell it as simply as possible. It was stupid of him to say that it shook his faith in mundane affairs, for it was just as mundane as anything else. Indeed the really frightening part about it was the horribly tangible atmosphere in which it took place. None of the outlines wavered in the least. The creature would have been less remarkable if it had been less natural. It seemed to overcome the usual laws without being immune to them. ("The Troll")”
T.H. White, Ghostly, Grim and Gruesome

Lisa Jewell
“She felt like a creature born to reside on the bottom of the ocean floor, dark and flat and half-blind, slowly rising through the icy water to the glittering light above.”
Lisa Jewell, The Truth About Melody Browne

Auguste Villiers de l'Isle-Adam
“Within this new work of art a creature from beyond the reach of Humanity has insinuated herself and now lurks there at the heart of the mystery, a power unimagined before our time.”
Auguste Villiers de l'Isle-Adam, Tomorrow's Eve

“Well, what is a monster, anyway? Something you can't identify with no matter how hard you try. Something so far outside your experience.”
Melissa Barbeau, The Luminous Sea

Jennifer Giesbrecht
“You're awful,' Florian hissed out between chuckles. 'You're a vile creature.'

'Herr Leickenbloom, please.' Johann smiled easily. 'Don't underestimate me. I'm more than vile; I'm an honest-to-god monster.”
Jennifer Giesbrecht, The Monster of Elendhaven

M. Todd
“Everil could see in the creature’s eyes that it was not used to being challenged. It appeared as if the monster sensed that the
man was not as frightened as he should be. Everil learned long ago that the best way to beat a charging rabid dog was not to run, but instead, rush towards it with ferocious intent.”
M. Todd, Chains

Hannah Anderson
“Humility is knowing where we came from and who our people are. Humility is understanding that without God we are nothing . . . Or as . . . Andrew Murray writes in his classic book Humility, "Humility is simply acknowledging the truth of [our] position as creature and yielding to God His place.”
Hannah Anderson, Humble Roots: How Humility Grounds and Nourishes Your Soul

Mallory O'Meara
“Ultimately, the important thing to companies isn't ethics. It's money and power. For decades, they've been happily complicit in this bullshit system as long as money was being made. Men like Harvey Weinstein aren't losing their careers because movie studios are growing spines and hearts. They're losing careers because of the Everest-esque mountain of damning evidence stacked against them and that the public outcry might make those studios lose money.”
Mallory O'Meara, The Lady from the Black Lagoon: Hollywood Monsters and the Lost Legacy of Milicent Patrick

Sadegh Hedayat
“I saw that pain and disease existed and at the same time that they were void of sense and meaning. Among the men of the rabble I had become a creature of a strange, unknown race, so much so that they had forgotten that I had once been part of their world. I had the dreadful sensation that I was not really alive or wholly dead. I was a living corpse, unrelated to the world of living people and at the same time deprived of the oblivion and peace of death.”
Sadegh Hedayat, The Blind Owl

Cormac McCarthy
“And on the far shore a creature that raised its dripping mouth from the rimstone pool and stared into the light with eyes dead white and sightless as the eggs of spiders. It swung its head low over the water as if to take the scent of what it could not see. Crouching there pale and naked and translucent, its alabaster bones cast up in shadow on the rocks behind it. Its bowels, its beating heart. The brain that pulsed in a dull glass bell. It swung its head from side to side and then gave out a low moan and turned and lurched away and loped soundlessly into the dark.”
Cormac McCarthy, The Road

Dean F. Wilson
“And it was to the bottom that the vessel now plunged, into the waters that were blacker than any black on land, into a gloom that was more consuming than the deepest night. Were the crew not focused on their frenzied work to stop the steep descent, they might've glanced out one of the many round windows, and they might've thought that they were looking into the black iris of an evil creature—and they might've been right.”
Dean F. Wilson, Lifemaker

Dean F. Wilson
“In the black abyss, there were creatures that even demons feared. No one knew what they looked like, not even themselves, for they were blind, and though many were scavengers, seizing and consuming any stray bits of food that'd sunk down from the higher levels, there were predators too, just waiting for larger prey.”
Dean F. Wilson, Lifemaker

J.R.R. Tolkien
“Deep down here by the dark water lived old
Gollum, a small slimy creature. I don’t know
where he came from, nor who or what he was. He was Gollum — as dark as darkness, except for two big round pale eyes in his thin face. He had a little boat, and he rowed about quite quietly on the lake; for lake it was, wide and deep and deadly cold. He paddled it with large feet dangling over the side, but never a ripple did he make. Not he. He was looking out of his pale lamp-like eyes for blind fish, which he grabbed with his long fingers as quick as thinking. He liked meat too. Goblin he thought good, when he could get it; but he took care they never found him out. He just throttled them from behind, if they ever came down alone anywhere near the edge of the water, while he was prowling about. They very seldom did, for they had a feeling that something unpleasant was lurking down there, down at the very roots of the mountain. They had come on the lake,
when they were tunnelling down long ago, and they found they could go no further; so there their road ended in that direction, and there was no reason to go that way — unless the Great Goblin sent them. Sometimes he took a fancy for fish from the lake, and sometimes neither goblin nor fish came back.”
J.R.R. Tolkien, The Hobbit, or There and Back Again

Sara Raasch
“I stop, staring into the teardrop-shaped room, my heartbeat an alive and determined creature trying to claw its way out of my throat.”
Sara Raasch, Ice Like Fire

“An awakened mind sees something good in everything”
Aniekee Tochukwu Ezekiel

“Every creature is a co-creator.”
Aniekee Tochukwu Ezekiel

“almost all evangelicals would agree
creation out of nothing, special creation of Adam and Eve, and the goodness of the
universe”
systematic theology

Toba Beta
“There has been a lot of serious discussion about artificial intelligence (AI : a computer program that can make its own decisions), whether we need to further develop AI or limit it. Some think we should carry on with enthusiasm; Some feel threatened already; Some don't even care, or don't understand. The variety of responses amongst human toward AI itself has already made me so worry.

I think for the best of human interest, if AI development is already too difficult to stop, well then at least human must have full control over AI fail-safe mechanism.

Scary version, AI has read this quote and anticipated it already.”
Toba Beta, Master of Stupidity

Michael Bassey Johnson
“We are here to turn the forest into a home, and make peace with all creatures.”
Michael Bassey Johnson, Song of a Nature Lover

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