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Monsters Quotes by Andrew Davidson, Kate Beckinsale, Umberto Eco, Travis Beacham, Joseph Campbell, Annie Lennox and many others.

Who would have guessed that the monster of fraud was a democracy?
Andrew Davidson
It is very different. I mean, it was immediately different because it’s a human being and it’s not a vampire and it’s not fighting monsters. This isn’t the kind of movie that’s got the comic book style of fighting to it. It was a bit more gritty.
Kate Beckinsale
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
I was way into ‘Voltron,’ Ray Harryhausen: anything with giant monsters, I was really into. Even dinosaurs – for a while, I wanted to be a paleontologist. So it’s almost like primal, ancestral mythology to me, this fascination with monsters.
Travis Beacham
Whether you call someone a hero or a monster is all relative to where the focus of your consciousness may be.
Joseph Campbell
Desire, despair, desire. So many monsters.
Annie Lennox
Your boyfriend is…well, way buff. Monster buff. Lord, king buff. (Sunshine)
Sherrilyn Kenyon
Now what sort of man or woman or monster would stroke a centipede I have ever seen? And here is my good big centipede! If such a man exists, I say kill him without more ado. He is a traitor to the human race.
William S. Burroughs
Fantasy abandoned by reason produces impossible monsters
Francisco Goya
Most of my monsters fail altogether to satisfy my sense of the cosmic – the abnormally chromatic entity in The Colour Out of Space being the only one of the lot which I take any pride in.
H. P. Lovecraft
I was watching Monster’s Ball, which is a fabulous movie. It’s just a little gem: beautifully shot, and shot in a way I never would have done. It made me feel very old, really, because it wasn’t eccentric for its own sake, it was just very original.
Adrian Lyne
The ego is a fascinating monster.
Alanis Morissette
‘Monsters of God’ isn’t just a series close to my heart; it is my heart, and I am very much looking forward to working with my fantastic team in New Mexico to create a top-notch series.
Rod Lurie
My idea for BoneMan’s Daughters came from the loss of my own daughter when she left home to live with a monster at age 18. I wanted to throttle the man, but she was in love, so all I could do was hope, pray and cry.
Ted Dekker
This many-headed monster, Multitude.
Samuel Daniel
When I die, they’ll say Lady Gaga was special but her fans, her Monsters, they were really something
Lady Gaga
People have this idea of me being some kind of monster, and that’s the complete opposite of who I am.
PJ Harvey
You become the monster you fear the worst, so the monster won’t overtake you.
Suzanne Weyn
The way you slam your body into mine reminds me I’m alive, but monsters are always hungry, darling.
Richard Siken
Because that, more than any monster, was what Sam had feared: that he was weak and cowardly. He had a terrible fear of being afraid.
Michael Grant
We’de have to get in and get out the hard way; and if we made a mistake, there was no telling what sort of curse we’de unleash: monster guardians, plagues, fires, exploding donkeys(don’t laugh; they’re bad news).
Rick Riordan
Two centuries ago, a former European colony decided to catch up with Europe. It succeeded so well that the United States of America became a monster, in which the taints, the sickness and the inhumanity of Europe have grown to appalling dimensions
Frantz Fanon
I pray they will carry on in spite of that dreadful monster prejudice, and with patience, courage, fortitude and perseverance achieve success for themselves.
Major Taylor
Do we root for Michael Corleone in the ‘Godfather’ films? I think so, even if he is a monster.
Jacques Audiard
That’s because we keep weapons int the attic, silly boy. Do you think this is the first time monsters have attacked our family?” “Weapons,” Frank grumbled. “Right. I’ve never handled weapons before.” Grandmother’s nostrils flared. “Was that sarcasm, Fai Zhang?” “Yes, Grandmother.” “Good. There may be hope for you yet.
Rick Riordan
Yes, yes,” said the Beast, “my heart is good, but still I am a monster.” Among mankind,” says Beauty, “there are many that deserve that name more than you, and I prefer you, just as you are, to those, who, under a human form, hide a treacherous, corrupt, and ungrateful heart.
Jeanne-Marie Leprince de Beaumont
It’s technically demanding to shoot in 3-D. It’s an extra element. Also, just the size of the cameras. They look like these ‘Transformers’ monsters; they are incredibly big, many of them.
Joel Kinnaman
You nickednamed my daughter after the Loch Ness Monster?
Stephenie Meyer
When we are born we are magical and loving and full of wonder. But darkness and ignorance surround us at every corner. Until the day someone calls us a monster or a devil and we believe them.
Philip Ridley
As different as me and Sigourney look is as different as these two characters are. I’m not filling her shoes. I’m doing a part that has the same monsters, but it’s a completely different movie.
Sanaa Lathan
It’s ironic, but until you can free those final monsters within the jungle of yourself, your life, your soul is up for grabs.
Rona Barrett
You have not yet learned that in this life you have to be like everyone else: the perfect mediocrity–no better, no worse. Individuality is a monster and it must be strangled in its cradle to make our friends feel comfortable.
Stanley Kubrick
Marriage must incessantly contend with a monster that devours everything: familiarity.
Honore de Balzac
I wanted to make a human monster. His name is Coffin Baby. The idea is based on a group of people from Pasadena whose names I can’t mention. His mother died and during the funeral, this baby came out of her in the coffin
Tobe Hooper
The monsters are in your own head
Paula Cole
Sometimes, like in ‘Invisible Monsters,’ I get too out of control, and instead of a plot point every chapter, I want a plot point in every sentence.
Chuck Palahniuk
We need metaphors of magic and monsters in order to understand the human condition.
Stephen R. Donaldson
The staging for ‘Monsters’ is all about me getting free. In the beginning I’m like tied, in a dark place… until I am scared no more, and I’m taking the lead of my life, I’m being the queen of my life, I’m ruling the world! In the end I’m taking a risk, but I’m taking the leap of faith.
Saara Aalto
If you keep on excusing, you eventually give your blessing to the slave camp, to cowardly force, to organized executioners, to the cynicism of great political monsters; you finally hand over your brothers.
Albert Camus
i would like to remind the management that the drinks are watered and the hat-check girl has syphilis and the band is composed of former ss monsters However since it is new year’s eve and i have lip cancer i will place my paper hat on my concussion and dance
Leonard Cohen
Long strands of drool stretched from between his fangs and dripped on the pavement, sending a heady scent of jasmine to swirl through the air. Perfumed monster spit. What was the world coming to?
Ilona Andrews
When I, who is called a “weapon” or a “monster”, fight a real monster, I can fully realize that I am just a “human”.
Hiromu Arakawa
There was no black or white. Someone who had been good her entire life could, in fact, do something evil. People were just as capable of committing murder, under the right circumstances, as any monster.
Jodi Picoult
I actually saw the loch ness monster when I was 9. She was big as a house. Want to know who the loch ness monster is? It’s your obese mother. Burn mother****er
Thom Yorke
Fantasy, abandoned by reason, produces impossible monsters; united with it, she is the mother of the arts and the origin of marvels.
Francisco Goya
There is no book which tells of a more infamous monster than the Old Testament, with its Jehovah of murder and cruelty and revenge, unless it be the New Testament, which arms its God with hell, and extends his outrages throughout all eternity!
Helen H. Gardener
The scariest monsters are the ones that lurk within our souls.
Edgar Allan Poe
If you battle monsters, you don’t always become a monster. But you aren’t entirely human anymore, either.
Jonathan Maberry
Zombies, vampires, Frankenstein’s monster, robots, Wolfman – all of this stuff was really popular in the ’50s. Robots are the only one of those make-believe monsters that have become real. They are really in our lives in a meaningful way. That’s pretty fascinating to me.
Daniel H. Wilson
Untouchability is a hydra-headed monster.
Mahatma Gandhi
Is it better to out-monster the monster or to be quietly devoured?
Friedrich Nietzsche
Introspection is a devouring monster. You have to feed it with much material, much experience, many people, many places, many loves, many creations, and then it ceases feeding on you.
Anais Nin
To me, it’s far more efficient to mobilize the imagination. It’s far more efficient to hear a creaking step, for example, than to see the face of a monster, which usually looks ridiculous, and where you know that the blood is ketchup.
Michael Haneke
We never see other people anyway, only the monsters we make of them.
Colson Whitehead
Wealth is a monster. It takes a month to learn to control it financially. And many years to learn to control it psychologically.
John Fowles
And when demigods use cell phones, the signals agitate every monster within a hundred miles. It’s like sending up a flare: Here I am! Please rearrange my face!
Rick Riordan
Art is the need to create; but in its essence, immense and universal, it is impatient of working with lame or tied hands, and of making cripples and monsters, such as all pictures and statues are. Nothing less than the creation of man and nature is its end.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
The state of society is one in which the members have suffered amputation from the trunk, and strut about so many walking monsters,—a good finger, a neck, a stomach, an elbow, but never a man.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
That name, SUN BEAR, just sounds like an ideogram to me. Super resonant. By the way, this all might be related to TomaЕѕ Е alamun’s famous line, “Every true poet is a monster.” Or why Richard Hugo writes that the imagination is a cynic. T
Matthew Zapruder
If you keep at it long enough, one day you may witness some greater disturbance, some rushing breach of the water’s surface so startling and violent and exhilarating that you too will suddenly, and always thereafter, believe in monsters.
Paul Schullery
What a chimera then is man. What a novelty! What a monster… what a contradiction, what a prodigy
Blaise Pascal
A monster which devours everything – that is familiarity.
Honore de Balzac
You dream that you want to be a monster maker when you grow up, and that’s what happened. I refused to take no for an answer. I just was a very driven kid, who’s now a very driven semi-adult.
Howard Berger
War makes monsters out of men.
Patrick Ness
Is it better to outmonster the monsters or to be quietly devoured?
Laurell K. Hamilton
You know, my basic theory about kids: they are monsters in children ziploc suits, which they discard when they go to school each day.
Douglas Clegg
We fear monsters because we fear the dark parts of ourselves.
John J. Geddes
The inclination to believe in the fantastic may strike some as a failure in logic, or gullibility, but it’s really a gift. A world that might have Bigfoot and the Loch Ness Monster is clearly superior to one that definitely does not.
Chris Van Allsburg
A little boy who’s discovered the monster under the bed is actually real, and it’s screwing Mommy.
Laurell K. Hamilton
Understand death? Sure. That was when the monsters got you.
Stephen King
Over the course of many encounters and many years, I have successfully developed a standard operating procedure for dealing with big, nasty monsters. Run away.
Jim Butcher
Monsters work seven days a week and don’t take vacations.
Geoffrey Canada
Rumour is a pipe Blown by surmises, jealousies, conjectures And of so easy and so plain a stop That the blunt monster with uncounted heads, The still-discordant wavering multitude, Can play upon it.
William Shakespeare
I am not a villain.I’m an only-child narcissist monster, but I wish no ill, nor do I wish for world domination; what a hassle that would be!
John Hodgman
Those who choose not to empathize enable real monsters, for without ever committing an act of outright evil ourselves we collude with it through our apathy.
J. K. Rowling
I love Vanguard. Sony was great too, but it was a different animal, it was so big. It’s hard to get the big monster to move, unless you’re right there on top of things. And you can’t always be on top.
Shawn Mullins
Sometimes it’s not the optimist you need, but another pessimist to walk beside you and know, absolutely know, that the sound in the dark is a monster, and it really is as bad as you think. Did that sound hopeless? It didn’t feel hopeless. It felt reassuring. It felt – real.
Laurell K. Hamilton
The world reacts very strangely to people they see on TV, and I can begin to understand how anchor monsters are made. If you’re not careful, you can become used to being treated as though you’re special and begin to expect it. For a reporter, that’s the kiss of death.
Anderson Cooper
I’ve been reading Greek mythology since I was a kid. I also taught it when I was a sixth grade teacher, so I knew a lot of mythological monsters already. Sometimes I still use books and Web sites to research, though. Every time I research Greek mythology, I learn something new!
Rick Riordan
everybody-even monsters-needed a little attention once in a while.
Rick Riordan
Calling someone a monster does not make him more guilty; it makes him less so by classing him with beasts and devils.
Mary McCarthy
I wanted the monster back and that was plainly wrong.
Stephenie Meyer
Well, at least I have the satisfaction of having destroyed a terrible monster, and in doing so rid the world of an awful curse.
Griffin Jay
Amazed, Fat said, “She’s decomposing and yet she’s still giving birth?” “Only to monsters,” Dr. Stone said.
Philip K. Dick
Of course, die for the monster spawn. It was so Bella.
Stephenie Meyer
It’s hard not to be in favor of taking down monsters.
Michael Ledeen
An artist has an obligation to tell the truth. […] that the true horrors of human history derive not from orcs and Dark Lords, but from ourselves. We are the monsters. (And the heroes too). Each of us has within himself the capacity for great good, and great evil.
George R. R. Martin
Logic sometimes makes monsters. For half a century we have seen a mass of bizarre functions which appear to be forced to resemble as little as possible honest functions which serve some purpose.
Henri Poincare
But what is to be the fate of the great wen of all? The monster, called, by the silly coxcombs of the press, “the metropolis of the empire”?
William Cobbett
If we evolved a race of Isaac Newtons, that would not be progress. For the price Newton had to pay for being a supreme intellect was that he was incapable of friendship, love, fatherhood, and many other desirable things. As a man he was a failure; as a monster he was superb.
Aldous Huxley
I’ve always loved Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein. There’s this wonderful chapter in which we get a first-person account of the monster’s first impressions of the world, being in the woods and taking things in. We’re seeing the world as if for the first time. That’s just fascinating.
Mordicai Gerstein
As an actor, doing it for 30 years, with every movie, you’re trying to figure out a way to make it more naturalistic and more organic to humanity. When you have lines like, “Never let the monster out,” it’s hard.
Josh Brolin
If anyone tells you that you can’t achieve your dreams, or puts you down, make your hand into a claw and tell them you’re a little monster and you can do whatever the f*** you want.
Lady Gaga
The monster, fanaticism, still exists, and whoever seeks after truth will run the risk of being persecuted.
He told me about his monster. His sounded just like mine without quite so much mascara. When people shine a little light on their monster, we find out how similar most of our monsters are.
Anne Lamott
That’s how we find our way outward and onward. By holding onto beauty hardest. By cradling it like the cure that it is. By making it realer than anything ever was. The rest is just monsters and ghosts.
Cheryl Strayed
We cannot, of course, disprove God, just as we can’t disprove Thor, fairies, leprechauns, and the Flying Spaghetti Monster. But, like those other fantasies that we can’t disprove, we can say that God is very, very improbable.
Richard Dawkins
When a monster stopped behaving like a monster, did it stop being a monster? Did it become something else?
Kristin Cashore
There’s a difference between doing memoir and writing a novel. If I had put the story of the boy killing my dog – and that was Eric also, what a little monster he was! – in a novel, even if I took it directly from life, it would be fiction.
Paul Auster
Murderers are not monsters, they’re men. And that’s the most frightening thing about them.
Alice Sebold
The cybermen are good monsters, I think. My earliest memories are of the cybermen from when I used to watch when I was younger. It’s nice to have them back.
Sarah Sutton
We both believe in monsters. But all the ghosts and demons are you. And all the angels and genies are you. All the kings, queens, Buddhas, beautiful boys. Inside you. No one can take them away. (Missing Angel Juan.)
Francesca Lia Block
I ate the Green Monster. It tasted pretty nasty. It was pretty painful.
Torii Hunter
Marriage must fight constantly against a monster which devours everything: routine.
Honore de Balzac
I was horrified of the dark. I realized that the only way I could get over that fear was by scaring other people, so I became obsessed with ghost stories, drawing monsters, watching monster movies, sneaking into horror movies, and it’s just been the love of my life forever.
Matthew Gray Gubler
To fight monsters, we created monsters of our own.
Charlie Hunnam
It demeans you to cover rotten meat with honey. I know what I am. What would you want with a monster?” “Everything.
Holly Black
Powerful people are always in charge. You have to acknowledge that and deal with it as a reality. They’re not devils. They’re not monsters. They’re human beings, like us, that have their share of insecurities and fears. You have to contemplate that as you go through life.
John Lithgow
The Nephilim – the bogeyman for monsters, and all those who could be monsters.
Cassandra Clare
Hadrian leapt to his feet. Royce was already up. “Don’t bother,” Esrahaddon told them. “She’s dead, and there’s nothing you can do. The monster cannot be harmed by your weapons. It—” The two were out the door.
Michael J. Sullivan
When horror turns into gore, when you show the monster, the killings, and the blood, it loses its suggestive powers. It loses part of what makes a horror film a horror film, which is that the images you see develop in your brain and you become the one imagining what you are not seeing on screen.
Raul Garcia
Anne Rice really doesn’t explore vampires as hideous monsters of the night, they’re ancient creatures with a heart. And they want to be loved and they want connections just like we do.
James Marsters
I dont want to create a monster; I want to make something which is new, exceptional, something that only I do…something that references tradition, but is still new.
Georg Baselitz
English humor resembles the Loch Ness Monster in that both are famous but there is a strong suspicion that neither exists.
George Mikes
I want to be a vampire. They’re the coolest monsters.
Gerard Way
Walter Duranty helped to turn the monster Stalin into a world figure and a hero of the leftistWestern intelligentsia by defending the bloodbath of the Soviet Union from its critics in the now famous: “You can’t make an omelette without breaking eggs.
Lance Morrow
I always look for an intense experience, an intense ride. There is nothing better than a good zombie movie where you run crazy and blow at monsters! It was a physical shoot and I enjoyed it.
Sarah Polley
We should have sent the apartheid monsters to jail, not let them off with an amnesty.
Winnie Madikizela-Mandela
I’ve learned that my readings of others’ work often has little connection to their intentions. This doesn’t mean that my response is wrong, and it doesn’t make the author’s views less right. Poets, like their poems, are “hopeful monsters”.
Alice Fulton
Never less than bizarrely delightful. The monster is mesmerizing.
Ty Burr
My favorite Swamp Thing stories have always been about a man wrestling with monsters both internal and external.
Scott Snyder
I expose slavery in this country, because to expose it is to kill it. Slavery is one of those monsters of darkness to whom the light of truth is death.
Frederick Douglass
People like to invent monsters and monstrosities. Then they seem less monstrous themselves… they feel better then. They find it easier to live.
Andrzej Sapkowski
The old world is dying, and the new world struggles to be born; now is the time of monsters
Antonio Gramsci
Daddy will explain. Come, he is blowing up monsters.
Rick Riordan
There are very few monsters who warrant the fear we have of them.
Andre Gide
It is better not to try people, not to force them to desperation. Make them prosper; out of superfluidity, they will be generous. Full bellies breed gentle manners. The pinch of famine makes monsters.
Hilary Mantel
A little threat of evil is always the far better way to fill the seats. But sometimes the monsters aren’t who we think they are.
Brad Meltzer
Alas, you don’t need monsters for monstrous deeds to be accomplished.
Zygmunt Bauman
So, been attacked by any vampires yet?” “Not one.” “Zombies? Giant spiders? Water monsters?” It’s been really quiet on the supernatural front” “Too bad, ’cause I got attacked by a devil dog. It was not awesome.
Rachel Caine
People tell their children there are no monsters in the world. They tell them that because they believe it, or they want the child to feel safe. But there are monsters, Luke, all the more frightening because they look like people.
Nora Roberts
What’s more unnerving than magnetism, ghosts, and unpurified water? Gadgetmongers who purport to protect us from metaphysical monsters that go bump in the New Age night.
Chris Hardwick
A lot of people do records, and they get hit records, but we were blessed with a lot of monsters. ‘Oh Carolina’ was a very monstrous record in 1993; so was ‘Boombastic,’ ‘Angel’ and ‘It Wasn’t Me.’
It rasped her, though, to have stirring about in her this brutal monster! to hear twigs cracking and feel hooves planted down in the depths of that leaf-encumbered forest, the soul; never to be content quite, or quite secure, for at any moment the brute would be stirring, this hatred.
Virginia Woolf
Cultivate the habit of attention and try to gain opportunities to hear wise men and women talk. Indifference and inattention are the two most dangerous monsters that you ever meet. Interest and attention will insure to you an education.
Robert Andrews Millikan
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
Contract law is essentially a defensive scorched-earth battleground where the constant question is, “if my business partner was possessed by a brain-eating monster from beyond spacetime tomorrow, what is the worst thing they could do to me?”
Charles Stross
‘Ghost Adventures,’ ‘Mountain Monsters,’ weird alien UFO shows like ‘Ancient Aliens.’ The people who are self-appointed experts in these fields are really a series of national treasures.
Wil Wheaton
The image of Eternity–the throne Of the Invisible; even from out thy slime The monsters of the deep are made; each zone Obeys thee; thou goest forth, dread, fathomless, alone.
Lord Byron
Unmixed praise is not due to any one. It leaves behind a sense of unreality. We can only do justice to a great man by a discriminating criticism. Hero-worship, which paints a faultless monster, whom the world never saw, is like those modern pictures which are a blaze of light without any shadow.
James Freeman Clarke
Don’t ask me who my favourite monster was because I’m sick of saying Tom Baker.
Lalla Ward
I loved the idea of a girl going into a dark alley, and a monster comes, and then she just aces him. It’s like, you want to see the tiny person suddenly take control. God, my whole career is basically about that!
Joss Whedon
She wanted to have him hold her and tell her all the demons were pretend, that there was no monster in her closet, that everything would be okay. But that was a lie. The demon was in her head, telling her she was too fat. She had to get the demon out. But she couldn’t do it by herself.
Jackie Morse Kessler
So maybe it was just as well that my companion was more like Mulder. A coked-out Mulder with a lot of weapons, who knew that the monsters under the bed were real and would gut you.
Karen Chance
When the Hymalayan peasant meets the he-bear in his pride,
He shouts to scare the monster, who will often turn aside.
But the she-bear thus accosted, rends the peasant tooth and nail,
For the female of the species is more deadly than the male.
Rudyard Kipling
As a fan of science fiction and as a kid who loves monsters, science fiction movies and this, that and the other, there’s no real way to make a career out of that. Especially when I grew up.
Kevin Grevioux
I had been taught to look for monsters and devils and I found ordinary people.
Jeanette Winterson
The dream of reason produces monsters
Francisco Goya
I know now that the mythic monster I created was largely a fiction.
Peter Benchley
The logical outcome of evolution is that it makes monsters. We turn into monsters because evolution takes away everything that makes us human in the sense of our moral accountability, our moral absolutes, and our idea of being distinct from the animal kingdom.
Frank Peretti
Now when Nile perch was introduced [into Lake Victoria], I don’t think enough research was done; maybe it was done, maybe it was not. But Nile perch is a huge fish. So it ate all the little fish, and it grew into a monster which the local people could not fish with their little boats and their little nets.
Wangari Maathai
Monsters have always been built in this sport. I just don’t believe the hype. You’ve got to show me.
Andre Ward
I do believe that there are monsters out there – and that they are monsters.
Theresa Rebeck
Each step is not too improbable for us to countenance, but when you add them up cumulatively over millions of years, you get these monsters of improbability, like the human brain and the rain forest. It should warn us against ever again assuming that because something is complicated, God must have done it.
Richard Dawkins
The piano is a monster that screams when you touch its teeth.
Andres Segovia
I think that human beings are the most awful monster we have ever seen.
Jordan Peele
War in men’s eyes shall be A monster of iniquity In the good time coming. Nations shall not quarrel then, To prove which is the stronger; Nor slaughter men for glory’s sake; – Wait a little longer.
Charles Mackay
Computer-generated monsters – people shoot them all day with videogames, you know, so kids aren’t going to be afraid of that. People are getting immune to scares.
David Slade
So often the monsters that crowd our minds are nothing more than the strange and thoroughly alien progeny of our own fearful fantasies.
Rick Yancey
Among the monsters, I am well hidden; who looks for a leaf in a forest?
Angela Carter
The kind of poetry that interests me is intellectual and moral and political and sexual and sensual – all of that fermenting together. It can speak to people who have themselves felt like monsters and say: you are not alone, this is not monstrous. It can disturb and enrapture.
Adrienne Rich
Isn’t it crazy to think that we’ve explored space more than we have explored the depths of our ocean? That just fires up my imagination about potential sea monsters and cool creatures, that kind of stuff.
James Wan
L. Ram Saran Das was a member of the revolutionary party which was held responsible for many a violent deed. But this by no means proves that revolutionaries are bloodthirsty monsters, seeking pleasure in destruction.
Bhagat Singh
Death is the monster we all fear, yet with each day, we walk toward it, and can’t help doing so; we can’t help but walk toward the one thing we’re most trying to avoid.
Bill Maher
Dad’s tiny – his passport picture is a full-length shot. He looks like he just hopped off a key ring. Mum is a different matter, she’s a bit of a handful to say the least. I love her more than anyone on this Earth. But she’s a monster.
Ricky Hatton
But if you didn’t believe in monsters, then how were you going to be able to keep safe from them?
Holly Black
I didn’t really like superheroes. I liked monsters and war comics.
Brian Azzarello
So, I’m on Sesame Street, walking around with all these monsters, Elmo and his buddies, a whole bunch of chickens, a whole bunch of penguins and a number four dancing about. It was just pure joy, simple, ridiculous fun, stupid joy. There’s no irony. Sesame Street is just a crazy great place to be.
The monsters and creatures were always scarier when they felt very real and tangible, and there’s something about CG that lessens the impact of it.
Matt Duffer
The press is like any business. Its a group of really intelligent individuals that ends up being one slathering, one-eyed, drooling monster.
Ben Folds
Rough, boisterous, stormy and altogether warlike, I am born to fight against innumerable monsters and devils.
Martin Luther
The God of the Puritans…was a monster too horrible to contemplate.
John Burroughs
The saints were his friends, and blessed him; the monsters were his friends, and guarded him.
Victor Hugo
Some people are sass monsters on twitter. Like honey, you need to chill.
Ashton Irwin
I was really careful in making monsters faint rather than die. I think that young people playing games have an abnormal concept about dying. They start to lose and say, ‘I’m dying.’ It’s not right for kids to think about a concept of death that way. They need to treat death with more respect.
Satoshi Tajiri
Unless you are addressing the issues people are concerned about and contributing positive direction, they’ll never support you. The first thing the enemy tries to do is isolate revolutionaries from the masses of people, making us horrible and hideous monsters so that our people will hate us
Assata Shakur
Accursed creator! Why did you form a monster so hideous that even you turned from me in disgust?
Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley
The thing I love about vampires that I find so fascinating is that, unlike other sci-fi creations, they aren’t monsters from the get-go, they’re human beings first… and so what kind of human you are would dictate what kind of vampire you would be.
Rachelle Lefevre
Do you know, I always thought unicorns were fabulous monsters, too? I never saw one alive before!” Well, now that we have seen each other,” said the unicorn, “if you’ll believe in me, I’ll believe in you.
Lewis Carroll
In this business, until you’re known as a monster you’re not a star.
Bette Davis
I have caught eels from Loch Ness, as we did a River Monsters episode which started off there. They weren’t very big – just 18 inches. I’m sure there may be bigger eels, but you’re only talking about 10lbs.
Jeremy Wade
You have to fight the green monster with your mind, not your fists.
Matthew Broderick
No, I love watching autopsies of disgusting mutant monsters
Michael Grant
…throw roses into the abyss and say: ‘here is my thanks to the monster who didn’t succeed in swallowing me alive.
Friedrich Nietzsche
The bank – the monster has to have profits all the time. It can’t wait. It’ll die. No, taxes go on. When the monster stops growing, it dies. It can’t stay one size.
John Steinbeck
They’re waiting for you. Go on in.” Adrian leaned close to Keith’s ear and spoke in an ominous voice. “If.You.Dare.” He poked Keith’s shoulder and gave a “Muhahaha” kind of monster laugh.
Richelle Mead
The one you love and the one who loves you are never, ever the same person.
Chuck Palahniuk
Possessing an array of athletic gifts is something most tennis players can only dream about. Most players, if they’re lucky, have one attribute that stands out — either a monster serve, great footspeed, superb touch, superior timing or innate feel for the ball.
Dave McPherson
A lot of people think I must be like Vince Noir. He’s a bit like a child. He doesn’t have any malice. He’s even friendly to monsters. I am like that, I guess. I talk to anyone.
Noel Fielding
Twice in his life Eugene Victor Debs took the long leap to the Ultima Thule of prison, passing beyond the realm of the acceptable into the nonacceptable, from respectability into the criminal community of the monster who was an enemy to the people.
Marguerite Young
Love was the most savage monster of all.
Rick Riordan
Now, now, you aren’t afraid of monsters in the dark, are you?” I caught a flash of her eyes, winking wickedly at me. “No,” I said, shivering. After all, I was one of them.
Kiersten White
Literature is humanity’s broad-minded alter-ego, with room in its heart for monsters, even for you. It’s humanity without the judgement.
Glen Duncan
If we continue…to consume the world until there’s no more to consume, then there’s going to come a day, sure as hell, when our children or their children or their children’s children are going to look back on us – on you and me – and say to themselves, “My God, what kind of monsters were these people?”
Daniel Quinn
Mike Mignola’s ‘Hellboy’ was influenced by Lovecraft big time. He wanted to make his monsters Lovecraftian. But I think many other films have been influenced by Lovecraft – like ‘Alien,’ which is almost an outer-space version of ‘At The Mountains Of Madness.’
Guillermo del Toro
I guarantee you I’m not going to forget your voice. We’re going to run into each other down the road sometime, and when we do I’m going to pop you apart one rivet at a time.” “There’s the monster. Hello, monster.
Richard Kadrey
These monster cities we live in today are blights of modern society. They will certainly give way to planned cities interlinked to the countryside. Everybody will live with the natural advantages of the country and the cultural associations of the town.
James P. Cannon
If there are atheists, who is to be blamed if not the mercenary tyrants of souls who, in revolting us against their swindles, compel some feeble spirits to deny the God whom these monsters dishonour?
People hear that I am a horror writer and they think that I must be a monster, but actually I have the heart of a small child – I keep it in a jar on my desk.
Robert Bloch
In the periods of crisis, the bigger firms absorb the smaller ones,and when the industrial monsters eventually go down, the wreckage is far greater than when the little enterprises buckle.
Robert Heilbroner
When I was a kid, going to Universal Studios, which was all I wanted to do, all the time, there was a show that was all the monsters, and I loved that show. I was obsessed with Dracula. I was obsessed with Frankenstein. I was obsessed with the Wolfman.
Alex Kurtzman
I’m an old school guy and love the guys in the monster suits and JAWS; even though everyone makes fun of the shark I think it’s awesome. You know it’s fake, but with my generation that was part of the charm.
Larry Fessenden
My wants are simple. I have no desire to latch onto a monster symbol of fate and power and prove my manhood in titanic piscine war. But sometimes I do like a couple of cooperative fish of frying size.
John Steinbeck
Rationalists are admirable beings, rationalism is a hideous monster when it claims for itself omnipotence. Attribution of omnipotence to reason is as bad a piece of idolatry as is worship of stock and stone believing it to be God.
Mahatma Gandhi
You long for one true friend? You have one. And because you do, you have a choice. You can… ponder the malice of your monster or the kindness of your Christ.
Max Lucado
Effie M. was a monster. Six foot high and as strong as a farm horse.No sooner had she decided that she wanted UncleTom than she knocked him off his bicycle and told him.
Laurie Lee
Monsters are a storytelling tool, like domestic realism and close third.
Colson Whitehead
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
‘Zorn’ goes to some pretty ridiculous places, but the real comedy is coming from these little observations about life that are not as outlandish as some of the bigger moves in the story. This is a guy who has magical relics and fights weird monsters and is also dealing with very basic work and family things.
Phil Lord
I have never known a greater miracle, or monster, than myself.
Michel de Montaigne
Be careful, boy. In some tales, the hero gets eaten by the monster after all .
Julie Kagawa
When there are monsters there are miracles.
Ogden Nash
I am the Terrible Trivium, demon of petty tasks and worthless jobs, ogre of wasted effort, and monster of habit.
Norton Juster
I abide in a goodly Museum, Frequented by sages profound: ‘Tis a kind of strange mausoleum, Where the beasts that have vanished abound. There’s a bird of the ages Triassic, With his antediluvian beak, And many a reptile Jurassic, And many a monster antique.
May Kendall
I surrender to the Monster. What pleasure at last to give way to the strongest force in oneself.
Barry Webster
Covetousness is the greatest of monsters, as well as the root of all evil.
William Penn
We are not afraid of predators, we’re transfixed by them, prone to weave stories and fables and chatter endlessly about them, because fascination creates preparedness, and preparedness, survival. In a deeply tribal way, we love our monsters.
E. O. Wilson
The artist must bow to the monster of his own imagination.
Richard Wright
I had this dream, and I really wanted to be a star. And I was almost a monster in the way that I was really fearless with my ambitions.
Lady Gaga
The first monster you have to scare the audience with is yourself.
Wes Craven
It’ll be dangerous,” Nyssa warned him. “Hardship, monsters, terrible suffering. Possibly none of you will come back alive.” “Oh.” Suddenly Leo didn’t look so excited. Then he remembered everyone was watching. “I mean… Oh, cool! Suffering? I love suffering! Let’s do this.
Rick Riordan
Things like engine technology used to be hugely restrictive. You couldn’t have more than one baddie on screen, you couldn’t have more than three arrows firing at once. Now, you can say, ‘I want 20 monsters, and 30 weapons,’ and there isn’t a technical string attached.
Peter Molyneux
Well, the first thing is that I love monsters, I identify with monsters.
Guillermo del Toro
Like gods, we have created a new universe called cyberspace that contains great good and ominous evil. We do not know yet if this new dimension will produce more monsters than marvels, but it is too late to go back.
David Horsey
The Monsters & Strangerz, I love them so much.
Zara Larsson
Vampires have always been hot. They are one of our most durable monsters. It’s one of those stories that galvanizes us early and it’s always going on.
Justin Cronin
What unhappy beings men are! They constantly waver between false hopes and silly fears, and instead of relying on reason they create monsters to frighten themselves with, and phantoms which lead them astray.
Baron de Montesquieu
I’ve always loved movies dealing with the terror of a woman who doesn’t really know her husband and finds out that he’s a monster. It’s one of my favorite plots.
Anna Biller
A monster, I think, remembering what Ben told me once. War makes Monsters of Men.
Patrick Ness
I prayed the monsters would give up. Or that perhaps Philip of Macedonia would climb back to the terrace (do crocodiles climb?) and renew the fight.
Rick Riordan
For the army is a school in which the miser becomes generous, and the generous prodigal; miserly soldiers are like monsters, but very rarely seen.
Miguel de Cervantes
America does not go abroad in search of monsters to destroy.
John Quincy Adams
There are no heroes…in life, the monsters win.
George R. R. Martin
I think the fascination with zombies is that they don’t obey the rules of monsters. The first rule of monsters is that you have to go find them. You have to make a conscious choice to go to the swamp or the desert or the abandoned summer camp.
Max Brooks
I know there are monsters on this earth,’ said Tessa. ‘You cannot tell me otherwise. I have seen them.
Cassandra Clare
Every golfer has a little monster in him. It’s just that type of sport.
Fuzzy Zoeller
It’s fun to sit down and do a few drawings, but when you have to sit down and do hundreds of drawings whose value only depends on getting to the end of the chain, then you’ve created a different kind of monster.
Gary Panter
I am not the same man you found that day! The monster you’ve created has returned, to kill you!
Matthew Woodring Stover
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
No one thinks that they’re a monster. No one thinks that of themselves. Everyone has an earnest belief that it would be better if they were in power.
Natalie Dormer
I’m a monster, you know. I’m one of the dangerous ones. No you aren’t, he promised. Your one of us.
Alexandra Bracken
Someone once told me that the ‘…Baby One More Time’ video should be me as a superhero fighting a giant robot monster.
Britney Spears
Marco Polo had seen the inhabitants of Zipangu place rose-colored pearls in the mouths of the dead. A sea-monster had been enamoured of the pearl that the diver brought to King Perozes, and had slain the thief, and mourned for seven moons over its loss.
Oscar Wilde
There are hundreds of thousands of kids walking around with a sleeping monster inside them.
Mackenzie Phillips
I go fishing for a thousand monsters in the depths of my own self
Soren Kierkegaard
Funny thing about the monster. The worse he treats you, the more you love him.
Ellen Hopkins
We are constantly competing with the monsters from the id.
Walter Becker
Still, most of those effects occur in the context of harmless play and it is patently obvious that children are not normally turned into aggressive little monsters by TV or video games, since most children do not become aggressive little monsters.
Hugh Mackay
Once upon a time, a girl lived in a sandcastle, making monsters to send through a hole in the sky.
Laini Taylor
Theres monsters in all of us, but theres also vulnerability.
Finn Wittrock
You were afraid of shooting people?” “No,” I say. “I was afraid of my considerable capacity to kill.” How many young men fear that there is a monster inside of them?
Veronica Roth
I also have always liked the monster within idea. I like the zombies being us. Zombies are the blue-collar monsters.
George A. Romero
What freedom men and women could have, were they not constantly tricked and trapped and enslaved and tortured by their sexuality! The only drawback in that freedom is that without it one would not be a human. One would be a monster.
John Steinbeck
I’d made the vampire cry. Great. I felt like a real superhero. Harry Dresden, breaker of monsters’ hearts.
Jim Butcher
Custom makes monsters of us all.
Ngaio Marsh
He that marries is like the dogs who was married to the Adriatic. He knows not what there is in that which he marries; mayhap treasures and pearls, mayhap monsters and tempests, await him.
Heinrich Heine
And, these Islamic fundamentalists, these radical terrorists, these Middle Eastern monsters are committed to destroying the Jewish nation, driving her into the Mediterranean, conquering the world.
Jerry Falwell
I’m glad I brought this course, this monster, to its knees.
Ben Hogan
A few more albums, a few more years, I’ll be like Peter Petrelli in Heroes. I’ll be some type of rap super-monster or something.
Joe Budden
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
So, I’m on ‘Sesame Street,’ walking around with all these monsters, Elmo and his buddies, a whole bunch of chickens, a whole bunch of penguins and a number four dancing about. It was just pure joy, simple, ridiculous fun, stupid joy. There’s no irony. ‘Sesame Street’ is just a crazy great place to be.
His lion and hippo legs twitched. I wondered if netherworld monsters dreamed of chasing rabbits.
Rick Riordan
Some men have a silly theory about beautiful women – that somewhere along the line they’ll turn into a monster. That movie gave them a chance to watch it happen.
Salma Hayek
We were all monsters and bastards, and we were all beautiful.
Rachel Hartman
Ever since I was two, I’ve loved octopuses, monsters, abandoned buildings.
China Mieville
I had no special effects, no monsters running around, nothing blew up; those things are all things I’ve done so many times that they lose their allure after a while.
Stephen Hopkins
There are a lot of movies with vampires and monsters and super-great effects, but if there’s no humor or human relations, I don’t think it’s ever worth seeing.
Harald Zwart
Fantasy and science fiction can be literal as well as allegorical and there’s nothing wrong with enjoying a monster like a giant squid for what it is, as well as searching for metaphor.
China Mieville
I believe there are monsters born in the world to human parents…. The face and body may be perfect, but if a twisted gene or a malformed egg can produce physical monsters, may not the same process produce a malformed soul?
John Steinbeck
I started at Pixar the month Monsters Inc. came out.
Dan Scanlon
The monsters act out our rage. They act on their worst impulses, which is appealing to a certain part of us. They get punished for it, but we’ve enjoyed the spectacle of their liberation.
Clive Barker
I just don’t think CGI is up to manipulating the human face yet. I feel like you can get away with it with aliens or monsters or something that’s intentionally foreign, but I have yet to see anything digital to do with the human face that doesn’t just look ridiculous.
Rian Johnson
Just because he has black fingernails doesn’t mean he’s a monster-that’s how you’ve defended yourself for years.
Ellen Schreiber
I imagined having that bronzed dragon in our fight against the Titan lord Kronos. His monsters would think twice about attacking camp if they have to face that thing. On the other hand, if the dragon decided to go berserk again and attack the campers-that would pretty much stink.
Rick Riordan
For horror to work, you have to be afraid. You have to keep the monster in a black and white light.
Guillermo del Toro
Perseus wore a magic cap that the monsters he hunted down might not see him. We draw the magic cap down over eyes and ears as a make-believe that there are no monsters.
Karl Marx
Nothing is more frightening than a monster that cares about his health, cause you know he’ll be around for a while.
Geoff Ramsey
What is a monster? A being whose survival is incompatible with the existing order.
Denis Diderot
Rave music sounds like an electronic disco version of ’30s Universal monster movies.
Mojo Nixon
We no longer believe in fairy tales. But we will learn to believe in monsters
Francesca Lia Block
Lightning flashed dully inside the clouds on the horizon making them look as if they had fireflies of their own, monster fireflies the size of dinosaurs.
Stephen King
‘Alien’ is one of my all-time favorite horror films – that has a great monster.
Jackie Earle Haley
When we listen for their feelings and needs, we no longer see people as monsters.
Marshall B. Rosenberg
It doesn’t matter that Cathy was what I have called a monster. Perhaps we can’t understand Cathy, but on the other hand we are capable of many things in all directions, of great virtues and great sins. And who in his mind has not probed the black water?
John Steinbeck
Simply put, international terrorism made international cooperation mandatory rather than elective. Collective security has become the only real security against the hydra-headed monster of international terror.
John Ashcroft
You worry that we’re becoming monsters. Merlin, we already were monsters. You didn’t make us any worse.
Alastair Reynolds
“Stories don’t always have happy endings.” This stopped him. Because they didn’t, did they? That’s one thing the monster had definitely taught him. Stories were wild, wild animals and went off in directions you couldn’t expect.
Patrick Ness
Even in reality shows, how they look at black women like they’re the monsters – snatching wigs, and weaves and wigs, weaves and wigs, basically, and throwing water and stuff. That’s how people see us often, as we are the enemies of things. I wanted to change that because that’s not a good example.
Marsai Martin
In our work, we are always between Scylla and Charybdis; we may fail to abstract enough, and miss important physics, or we may abstract too much and end up with fictitious objects in our models turning into real monsters that devour us.
Murray Gell-Mann
Sure the world breeds monsters, but kindness grows just as wild.
Mary Karr
It is Patrick the Legend, of course, who is most engaging and comes to us as something of a happy Celtic party monster.
Charles Madigan
There’s only one drummer. We all travel to his beat. Well, I couldn’t sing his song. Because for me, it wasn’t a truthful statement. Well, Linda sang it, and it was a monster for her.
Barry McGuire
A novel can grant humanity even to those who act inhumanely, and by making men and women of monsters, it can offer not only a ground-level view of a particular conflict, but a descent into the substratum of human nature capable of the incomprehensible.
Anthony Marra
I want to be a monster too
Stephenie Meyer
I think all kids understand from a very tender age that dinosaurs were real. They really walked around. That instantly sets them apart from monsters. And it instantly makes them safe. Because you can love ’em, and they’re never going to bite you. They’re not like a dog. They’re safer than a pet, in a weird way.
Stephen R. Bissette
Religion has really spawned some monsters. It always has, historically. Go all the way back to the Inquisition, you know, the Crusades, the Jehad and so on.
Wole Soyinka
Everybody loves monsters.
Peter Capaldi
We create monsters and then we can’t control them.
Joel Coen
So… um… what’s the, er, date? You know, the due date for the little monster.
Stephenie Meyer
The creativity and pathology of the human mind are, after all, two sides of the same medal coined in the evolutionary mint. The first is responsible for the splendour of our cathedrals, the second for the gargoyles that decorate them to remind us that the world is full of monsters, devils, and succubi.
Arthur Koestler
Monsters, among other brutes, are the ones without guilt feelings. Perhaps Hitler did not have any, or Himmler, or Stalin. Maybe Mafia bosses do not have any guilt feelings either, or maybe their remains are just well hidden in the cellar. Even aborted guilt feelings…All men need guilt feelings.
Pope Benedict XVI
The how-to is all about day in, day out finding a way to feed the monster, the drive that lives inside.
Pete Carroll
Annabeth’s shoulders ached. The elevator’s easy-listening music didn’t help. If all monsters had to hear that song about liking piña coladas and getting caught in the rain, no wonder they were in the mood for carnage when they reached the mortal world.
Rick Riordan
Books are growing more honest at a younger age, and the world is becoming less warm and fuzzy. Or at least the monsters are out in the open.
David Lubar
You’re a monster. Thanks. Does this mean I get a raise? No, just a medal. The budget isn’t inexhaustable.
Orson Scott Card
Richard Nixon was a criminally insane Monster – Bill Clinton is a black-hearted Swine of a friend.
Hunter S. Thompson
Next to an old-fashioned church social, or possibly a monster bridge party, there is no buzz which can equal the sibilant buzz ofa matinГ©e.
Robert Benchley
I grew up as a little 4- and 5-year-old kid, watching Phil Tippett and my dad make monsters in our garage. That’s what I did, as a child.
Robert Stromberg
Monsters just outside our peripheral vision are scarier to contemplate than monsters miles away or in someplace only a fool would set foot in.
Andrew Pyper
I will call him Small Bob,” said Bob. “He is a good monster.” End of discussion.The Titan hefted his spear and they continued marching into the gloom.
Rick Riordan
A non-writing writer is a monster courting insanity.
Franz Kafka
Madonna created a monster that sucks up souls.
Rufus Wainwright
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
Let’s look different! I like monster movies, so why can’t I have Godzilla’s face on my boots?
Gene Simmons
If we’re capable of conjuring up terrifying monsters in childhood, why shouldn’t some of us, at least on occasion, be able to fantasize something similar, something truly horrifying, a shared delusion, as adults?
Carl Sagan
I was a street kid, basically. But really, Mexico City has always been this big, complex monster of a city that has always had real problems and needs, and I’ve always found my way through it in different ways.
Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu
In all known time there has never been a greater monster or miracle than the human being.
Bryant H. McGill
I’ve done enough running from monsters. It’s time to do some chasing.
Noah Schnapp
Well, I’m so sorry that I can’t be the right kind of monster for you, Bella.
Stephenie Meyer
It’s about finding unique, one-of-a-kind films that I would want to see myself. I think Party Monster is one of those.
Macaulay Culkin
But how did you know where we were?” Annabeth asked. Advanced planning, my dear. I figured you would wash up near Miami if you made it out of the Sea of Monsters alive. Almost everything strange washes up near Miami.
Rick Riordan
The monster London laugh at me.
Abraham Cowley
What is it?’ Stephanie whispered. ‘That, my dear Valkyrie, is what we call a monster.’ She looked at Skulduggery. ‘You don’t know what it is, do you?’ ‘I told you what it is, it’s a horrible monster. Now shut up before it comes over here and eats us.
Derek Landy
They that have voice of lions and act of hares,–are they not monsters?
William Shakespeare
Having a better and more productive life than my monster father has been my most significant accomplishment.
Stephen Hunter
The great European dream was to diminish militant nationalism. We would all be happy Europeans together. But we are going to see the old monster of militant nationalism being awoken when people realise how little control their politicians have.
Antony Beevor
I was once arrested with [Allen] Ginsburg. He was a big help to me. He was one of the few people who read unknown writer’s work. Maybe he was just hustling me. He liked to flirt, Allen. They called him a monster but he was only falling in love.
Hunter S. Thompson
When someone asks, ‘Does success make you into a monster?’ I always say, ‘No, it enables you to be a monster.’
Simon Cowell
Foolish Ever, don’t you realize there’s no longer any difference between you and your-monster? You are the monster. It’s your dark side, your shadow self, and you’ve now joined as one.
Alyson Noel
One human life is deeper than the ocean. Strange fishes and sea-monsters and mighty plants live in the rock-bed of our spirits. The whole of human history is an undiscovered continent deep in our souls. There are dolphins, plants that dream, magic birds inside us. The sky is inside us. The earth is in us.
Ben Okri
There are times in my life when I let myself get consumed with jealously for someone else’s life, their body, their wardrobe, their talent. They call it the green-eyed monster for a reason. It’s a self destructive and when it’s in the room, it consumes you. Be strong and don’t focus on what other people have.
Demi Lovato
I grew up really loving horror movies and genre movies. I was a big fan of Universal Monsters movies, read Famous Monsters magazine. I built monster models and creature effects…
Gregory Nicotero
Somewhere in the land, a monster lurked.
Jerry Springer
Not everyone can be bribed with meat, Oberon.” “They Can’t? Oh! you mean they’re vegetarian.” “No, they eat meat. It just doesn’t sway their decision making process.” “Well that… that’s just wrong, Atticus!Are they Monsters? It’s like they have no moral center!
Kevin Hearne
The old bastions of the post-communist regime collapsed before my very eyes. The monsters who had kept Ukraine in a criminal state left the stage.
Yulia Tymoshenko
Monster is a compassionate picture without any obvious agenda. And it’s effective precisely because it’s not a polemic.
Stephanie Zacharek
The English language is rather like a monster accordion, stretchable at the whim of the editor, compressible ad lib.
Robert Burchfield
The population question is the real riddle of the sphinx, to which no political Oedipus has as yet found the answer. In view of the ravages of the terrible monster over-multiplication, all other riddle sink into insignificance.
Thomas Huxley
Villains with a conscience have this sad realization of who they are, and the monster they’ve become — there’s a sense of regret. So at the end of these movies there’s a dramatic resonance that really stays with the audience.
Thomas Haden Church
Either the USSR was not the country of socialism, in which case socialism didn’t exist anywhere and doubtless, wasn’t possible: or else, socialism was that, this abominable monster, this police state, the power of beasts of prey.
Jean-Paul Sartre
Monsters almost always are culture’s way of working out their fears and are thus inherently incredibly interesting and powerful.
Catherynne M. Valente
Not all the monsters have fangs.
Jack London
When tempted, the shortest and surest way is to act like a little child at the breast; when we show it a frightful monster, it shrinks back and buries its face in its mother’s bosom, that it may no longer behold it.
Francois Fenelon
I remember I used to watch ‘Buffy,’ and I’d be like, ‘Ah man, I would kill to be on ‘Buffy,’ to be part of that little crime-solving team fighting demons and monsters.’
Craig Horner
I went to volcanoes where I knew that there was a lot of mythology around them; there was something like the creation of gods and monsters and demons.
Werner Herzog
No matter how much you think you love somebody, you’ll step back when the pool of their blood edges up too close.
Chuck Palahniuk
We’re young, we’re not monsters, no fools: we’ll conquer happiness for ourselves.
Ivan Turgenev
And though St. John saw many strange monsters in his vision, he saw no creature so wild as one of his own commentators.
Gilbert K. Chesterton
The torment of love can transform people into wretched monsters
Mathias Malzieu
Demons do not cry. You became a demon, because you couldn’t cry anymore right? Humans cry and when their tears finally run dry, there’s nothing left, not a demon nor a monster and one final prayer for death. So, laugh demon. Laugh that arrogant laugh of your and remember I beat you to it.
Alexander Anderson
I’m a big fan of monsters. Number one, they’re fun, and two, they’re such great ways to access the subconscious fears and beliefs of any group of people.
Victor LaValle
Anger is the enemy of non-violence and pride is a monster that swallows it up.
Mahatma Gandhi
It is no longer possible to escape men. Farewell to the monsters, farewell to the saints. Farewell to pride. All that is left is men.
Jean-Paul Sartre
The world is run by monsters and you have to deal with them. Some of them run countries, some of them run banks, some of them run news corporations.
Ken Livingstone
life before the monster
Ellen Hopkins
I’m a very neat monster.
Jeff Lindsay
But someone like Claude Chabrol tries to make a connection between the society in which we live and the social reasons which make monsters out of some people
Isabelle Huppert
I sometimes have a horrible fear of turning up a canvas of mine. I’m always afraid of finding a monster in place of the precious jewels I thought I had put there!
Camille Pissarro
Life swarms with innocent monsters.
Charles Baudelaire
There is no word in the English language for the feeling someone gets when they suddenly realize they’re standing next to an unholy monster impersonating a human. Monstralization, maybe?
David Wong
Where there is a monster, there is a miracle.
Ogden Nash
There are two ways to pass a hurdle: leaping over or plowing through… There needs to be a monster truck option.
Jeph Jacques
Many [book] even lay flat in the floor open. Their spines upward. Elinor couldn’t bear to look! Didn’t the monster know that was the way to break a book’s neck?
Cornelia Funke
We make my opponent out as a monster. We focus on his strengths because that’s what we need to negate.
Joe Lauzon
The only monsters I have ever known were men.
Jodi Picoult
… a less than perfect meddling in the spiritual world can breed monsters for other people.
Iris Murdoch
Man has always been half-monster, half-dreamer.
Ray Bradbury
But grief makes a monster out of us sometimes . . . and sometimes you say and do things to the people you love that you can’t forgive yourself for.
Melina Marchetta
Have you ever asked yourself, do monsters make war, or does war make monsters?
Laini Taylor
If you establish an identity, you build a monster-and thats right, youve got to live with it. Of course, you can enjoy it, too.
George Shearing
‘A Tree Grows in Brooklyn’ by Betty Smith is one of my favorites. Even though it doesn’t have any monsters or crazy fantasy in it, it’s such a raw story, and I can really relate to the characters. I think it’s a beautiful story.
Amandla Stenberg
People often believed they were safer in the light, thinking monsters only came out at night.
CJ Roberts
Pain is a gift. Humanity, without pain, would know neither fear nor pity. Without fear, there could be no humility, and every man would be a monster. The recognition of pain and fear in others give rise in us to pity, and in our pity is our humanity, our redemption.
Dean Koontz
One will hate you for taking his life, another will run to excesses that you scorn. A third will emerge mad and raving, another a monster you cannot control. One will be jealous of your superiority, another shut you out… And the veil will always come down between you Make a legion, you will be, always and forever alone!
Anne Rice
As far as I know, the guys at Pixar are opposed to a Monsters, Inc. sequel.
John Goodman
There are very few people who are going to look into the mirror and say, ‘That person I see is a savage monster;’ instead, they make up some construction that justifies what they do.
Noam Chomsky
Eddie discovered one of his childhood’s great truths. Grownups are the real monsters, he thought.
Stephen King
I choose my battles, Dresden. Not you.” She looked up at me calmly. “Let me put this in terms that will get through your skull: My friend is going to save a child from monsters. I’m going with him. That’s what friends do, Harry.
Jim Butcher
It was modesty that invented the word “philosopher” in Greece and left the magnificent overweening presumption in calling oneselfwise to the actors of the spirit–the modesty of such monsters of pride and sovereignty as Pythagoras, as Plato.
Friedrich Nietzsche
When a human’s tears finally dry up forever, they transform into a monster.
Kohta Hirano
I think you have to know who you are. Get to know the monster that lives in your soul, dive deep into your soul and explore it.
Tori Amos
The real issue, as far as Democrats are concerned, is the number of people receiving something from the government. This is exactly what Franklin Delano Roosevelt had in mind when he created this monster. And Clinton is planning to expand it beyond Roosevelt’s wildest dreams.
Rush Limbaugh
There’s a variety and depth to the song topics I get to write about in children’s music and books: being able to write about things I wouldn’t normally write about, like a disappointing pancake, or monsters or opposite day is really different than writing about heartbreak and relationships.
Lisa Loeb
There will always be that dreadful monster prejudice to do extra battle against because of their color.
Major Taylor
There is no monster more destructive than the inventive mind that has outstripped philosophy.
Ellen Glasgow
I love monsters.
Misha Green
Rather than being able to have a healthy relationship with our own sexual imagination, we’re driven into some dark corners by shame and embarrassment and guilt, and those dark corners breed all sorts of monsters.
Alan Moore
Monsters exist, but they are too few in numbers to be truly dangerous. More dangerous are…the functionaries ready to believe and act without asking questions.
Primo Levi
I saw that on Small Business Saturday, the president went shopping at a bookstore and bought 17 books, including “The Laughing Monsters,” “Being Mortal,” and “Heart of Darkness.” Or as the cashier put it, “You OK, man? Maybe a little ‘Chicken Soup for the Presidential Soul?’
Jimmy Fallon
If you’re playing Hitler, you don’t play Hitler as an asshole. Hitler believed what he was doing was right. Any of those monsters and any serial killer believes in what they’re doing. I play it subjectively.
James Purefoy
I’m a logic monster, if things don’t make sense I gotta make sense of them.
Denzel Washington
War makes monsters of men, you once said to me Todd. Well, so does too much knowledge. Too much knowledge of your fellow man, too much knowledge of his weakness, his pathetic greed and vanity, and how laughably easy it is to control him.
Patrick Ness
You seek up a big monster for him to fight your wars for you.
Dave Matthews
Young Reinette: Monsieur, be careful! The Doctor: It’s just a nightmare, Reinette, don’t worry, everyone has nightmares. Even monsters under the bed have nightmares! Young Reinette: What do monsters have nightmares about? The Doctor: Me!
Steven Moffat
I spend my time dwelling on revenge and try to deal with the monsters crawling out of the ashes.
Louise Erdrich
I started writing a novel from the monster’s point of view. It has its own difficulties but, I’m ashamed to say, it’s much easier writing from a psychopath’s point of view than from that of their empathetic opposite.
Justine Larbalestier
I actually enjoy playing monsters and that kind of thing.
Carel Struycken
There is nothing in the world I hold in greater horror than to see a body moving against its head: and I shall be very careful notto ally myself with such a monster.
Elizabeth I
Hell itself does not contain greater monsters of iniquity than you and I might become. Within the magazine of our hearts there is power enough to destroy us in an instant, if omnipotent grace did not prevent
Charles Spurgeon
You have cable?” He nodded toward her TV. She tossed him the clicker. “Sure do. And if I remember, there’s a Godzilla marathon on TBS tonight.” “Sweet,” the vampire said, kicking his legs out. “I always root for the monster.” She smiled at him. “Me, too.
J.R. Ward
You sick, twisted monster,” Sabrina seethed at Pinocchio.
Michael Buckley
My plan was to never get married. I was going to be an art monster instead. Women almost never become art monsters because art monsters only concern themselves with art, never mundane things. Nabokov didn’t even fold his own umbrella. Vera licked his stamps for him.
Jenny Offill
I don’t play monsters. I play men besieged by fate and out for revenge.
Vincent Price
The monsters of the mind are far worse than those that actually exist.
Christopher Paolini
Miserere is about redemption, and the triumph of our best impulses over our worst. It’s also about swords, monsters, chases, ghosts, magic, [and] court intrigues. It’s also really, really good.
Alex Bledsoe
On Halloween, witches come true; Wild ghosts escape from dreams. Each monster dances in the park.
Nick Gordon
I think I would have died if there hadn’t been the women’s movement. It gave me a vision that I could do something different, and it gave me an understanding that I wasn’t a monster, or sport, or a betrayer of my family.
Dorothy Allison
My father was a very unhappy person, very sarcastic, and my mother was very nervous and worried about what people thought. They weren’t monsters, but it wasn’t a good childhood.
Paula Danziger
I always root for the monster.
J.R. Ward
It was only when Shona, in sheer fury, turned the carnivorous sheep among them that they moved. They ran, some of them with charming little white sheep attached to their legs or backsides and the rest shouting about monsters.
Diana Wynne Jones
Lady Gaga is still a human being, she was still among us! But now, she’s a little monster, she says. She does her face a certain way. It’s pretty startling. But she’s a great girl. She’s cool from what I remember.
Kerry Rhodes
Beware, gentle knight – the greatest monster of them all is reason.
Miguel de Cervantes
The best monsters are our anxieties given form. They make sense on the level of a dream – or a nightmare.
Victor LaValle
I always loved stage combat at drama school so I can’t wait to get on set and kick some evil monsters into the next dimension!
Pearl Mackie
A German philosopher once wrote that he who fights monsters must take care that he doesn’t become one himself.
Anthony Horowitz
Texting, even browsing the Internet – all these things can attract monsters.
Rick Riordan
Well I’m a 5 year old at heart; I still think that there is a monster under my bed – and I’m not joking. It’s pathetic, it’s really not cute.
Eva Mendes
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
All the best of the monsters played for sympathy. That goes for my father, Karloff, myself and all the others. They all won the audience’s sympathy. The Wolf Man didn’t want to do all those bad things. He was forced into them.
Lon Chaney, Jr.
People look at me as if I were some sort of monster, but I can’t think why. In my macabre pictures, I have either been a monster-maker or a monster-destroyer, but never a monster. Actually, I’m a gentle fellow. Never harmed a fly. I love animals, and when I’m in the country I’m a keen bird-watcher.
Peter Cushing
I’ve got a Range Rover and a little Mercedes. I normally drive my Range Rover because I feel like a monster in it. Nobody messes with me.
Emma Bunton
Man as an individual is a genius. But men in the mass form the headless monster, a great, brutish idiot that goes where prodded.
Charlie Chaplin
Children with Down Syndrome are not monsters, but uncommonly gentle human beings who can and do lead full lives.
Tucker Carlson
I came to love Fenway. It was a place that rejuvenated me after a road trip; the fans right on top of you, the nutty angles. And the Wall. That was my baby, the left-field wall, the Green Monster.
Carl Yastrzemski
Will you still love me when I’m a monster?
Margaret Mahy
The power of monsters is, it is a way of giving almost tangible substance to fears, beliefs, things that aren’t real. You can coalesce it and draw it, or describe it, and it’s a monster.
Stephen R. Bissette
Here I had a wonderful man who cared for me and I was screwing around with a self-absorbed, conniving monster who’d betrayed me in the worst possible way.
Kelley Armstrong
Ignorance is the womb of monsters.
Henry Ward Beecher
I was a weird little kid. I was very irritable, bored, frustrated. I felt my imagination bubbling inside my head without having any way to express itself. Given a crayon and paper, I would not draw a train or a house. I would draw these monsters, beasts and demons.
Clive Barker
Men do monstrous things but if you call a man a monster you have absolved yourself of blame. You don’t have to think that you might ever do these things. I don’t think that’s true
Patrick Ness
Of course
the New Testament is very small.
Its mouth opens four times
as out-of-date as a prehistoric monster,
yet somehow man-made.
Anne Sexton
I’m very scared of water. When you don’t see the water… I imagine monsters – stupid things.
Eva Green
We make our own monsters, then fear them for what they show us about ourselves.
Mike Carey
Ignorance breeds monsters to fill up the vacancies of the soul that are unoccupied by the verities of knowledge.
Horace Mann
When you say ‘Monster Trucks,’ people don’t think monsters inside of trucks.
Lucas Till
Our media are completely lost in a wilderland of moral equivalence, eagerly prostituting themselves to monsters and terrorists.
Charles Foster Johnson
The real world is where the monsters are.
Rick Riordan
I don’t think the Hulk is a superhero. He’s the first Marvel character who is a tragic monster. Really an anti-hero.
Ang Lee
We all have a Monster within; the difference is in degree, not in kind.
Douglas Preston
That fame monster’s a fool, man. It really is.
Gucci Mane
I define science fiction as fiction in which things happen that are not possible today – that depend, for instance, on advanced space travel, time travel, the discovery of green monsters on other planets or galaxies, or that contain various technologies we have not yet developed.
Margaret Atwood
There are actual monsters in the world, but when my kids ask I pretend like there aren’t.
Simon Rich
The only monster here is the gambling monster that has enslaved your mother, and I call him Gamblor!
The predominance of mind is no more than a stage in the evolution of consciousness. We need to go on to the next stage now as a matter of urgency; otherwise, we will be destroyed by the mind, which has grown into a monster.
Eckhart Tolle
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
This inhuman place makes human monsters.
Stephen King
If you go through all the structures and features of this emerging European monster you will notice that it more and more resembles the Soviet Union.
Vladimir Bukovsky
Stop smiling!” she ordered. “I can see you, Carter. Oh…and, uh, hullo, Walt.” The pot monster made squeaky grinding noises as it stood up straight. One clunky arm rose and tried to fix Sadie’s nonexistent hair. Leave it to Sadie to be self-conscious around boys, even when she’s made out of pots and duct tape.
Rick Riordan
History’s greatest monster.
Christopher Michael Cillizza
You hurt her by starving yourself, you hurt her with your lies, and by fighting everybody who tries to help you. Emma can only sleep a couple of hours a night now. She’s haunted by nightmares of monsters that eat our whole family. They eat us slowly, she says, so we can feel their sharp teeth.
Laurie Halse Anderson
But monsters, I now know, come in all shapes and sizes, and only their appetite for human flesh defines them.
Rick Yancey
If the sleep of reason produces monsters, what does the sleep of unreason produce?
Guillermo Cabrera Infante
Here was a corporation behaving like a monster though the individuals who owned its stock were human cultivated men. A corporation has no soul.
Margaret Case Harriman
Carbon neutrality is going to be so standardized that you will look at anything that is not carbon neutral and go, “where the hell did that monster come from?” It’s exciting.
Christiana Figueres
Monsters don’t scare me at all; I think creepy is scarier than gore. I tend to read more thrillers and mysteries than horror, though. I like a good whodunnit. If I want scary, I tend to reach for a movie. I think it’s a great medium for horror.
Sarah Pinborough
It’s not a good feeling–knowing that you profoundly deserve the title of monster. It’s better to be kind than to feel guilty.
Stephenie Meyer
Country was about character. 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
You know how some people seem to think that their love for classical music makes them spiritual or at least something quite special? And others who think you are a monster if you don’t ‘love children,’ however obnoxious the children may be? Well, I found out that many people who love flowers look down on those who don’t.
Ruth Stout
Popular men, They must create strange monsters, and then quell them, To make their arts seem something.
Ben Jonson
It is far better that we admitted a thousand devils to roam at large than that we permitted one such imposter and monster as Moses, Joshua, Samuel, and the Bible prophets, to come with the pretended word of God and have credit among us.
Thomas Paine
You can’t create a monster, then whine when it stomps on a few buildings.
Yeardley Smith
Freak is easily spooked. Flesh-eating monsters tend to scare him away. So do fireworks, clowns, and the smell of Sadie’s weird British Ribena drink. (Can’t blame him on that last one. Sadie grew up in London and developed some pretty strange tastes.
Rick Riordan
My friend is going to save a little girl from monsters. I am going with him. That’s what friends do.
Jim Butcher
When reason sleeps, the monsters of repression will emerge.
Kate Morton
The modern geography of the brain has a deliciously antiquated feel to it – rather like a medieval map with the known world encircled by terra incognito where monsters roam.
David Bainbridge
…to all the monsters in my nursery: May you never leave me alone.
Guillermo del Toro
Everyone has monsters and demons within themselves. They’re metaphors for the human condition.
Mark Pellegrino
‘Sicario’ is about how the Western world reacts toward problems outside of its borders. Should we become monsters in order to fight the monsters? It’s not about the cartels. The movie could have been set in Africa or the Middle East.
Denis Villeneuve
I do fat people and these makeups are really hard to do, but I want to make monster movies.
Rick Baker
We look at death through the cheap-glazed windows of the flesh, and believe him the monster which the flawed and cracked glass represents him.
James Russell Lowell
I never intended for the Monster Ball to be a religious experience, it just became one.
Lady Gaga
Joseph Mattson is a monster of a writer.
Beth Lisick
Imagination is the golden-eyed monster that never sleeps. It must be fed; it cannot be ignored.
Patricia A. McKillip
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
The “just say no” campaign at this point is a lot like drawing sea-monsters over certain unexplored areas of the map and expecting people to stay away. It may work for some, but explorers live for this kind of thing.
Terence McKenna
I have a sort of a fetish for insects, clockwork, monsters, dark places, and unborn things
Guillermo del Toro
It’s men you should be afraid of, not monsters.
Niccolo Ammaniti
I’ve always enjoyed watching makeup artists – but I’d like to go to the extreme and do monster makeup in movies.
Niki Taylor
Until we have met the monsters in ourselves, we keep trying to slay them in the outer world. And we find that we cannot. For all darkness in the world stems from darkness in the heart. And it is there that we must do our work.
Marianne Williamson
In the Land of Ire, the belief in fairies, gnomes, ogres and monsters is all but dead; in the Land of Ind, it still flourishes in all the vigour of animism.
Joseph Jacobs
My stomach churned. The monster had mimicked Thalia perfectly. If I’d heard that voice in the dark, calling for help, I would’ve run straight toward it.
Rick Riordan
I’m telling you, monsters aren’t born, they’re made.
CJ Roberts
It was shocking to see Nirvana play, because it was like, “Here’s this little guy with a monster-guitar sound.” And it was heavier than Black Sabbath. That was shocking.
Billy Corgan
I love all of mythology and rules pertaining to all of the monsters, but I like to go the extra step.
Stephen Sommers
[We need to] protect copyright at all costs. Don’t do cheap deals with Google and these other cyber-monsters. Recognize that the creative artist has to be maintained.
Harold Evans
And we all know love is a glass which makes even a monster appear fascinating.
Alberto Moravia
We all have monsters inside of us, and we all have an inner child in us. You always think about your inner child as being the sweet and innocent part of yourself, but it’s also the part that’s all ego with the mentality of, “If the world isn’t pleasing me, it isn’t doing its job.”
Finn Wittrock
Yes!’ Beck crowed, pumping his fist into the air. ‘That rocks!’ Then he charged off in search of another Three to decapitate. Riley sighed to herself. ‘I’ve created a monster.
Jana Oliver
When you look at golf films before us they’re all – garbage or satire. A lot of sports films tend to vilify the opposition. Where the opposition becomes this big angry monster, so big you can’t beat him.
Shia LaBeouf
I adore imaginary monsters, but I am terrified of real ones.
Teju Cole
What I want is a way to put Universal monster toys back in the aisles alongside ‘Star Wars’ and all the other stuff and introduce today’s kids to the classic monsters.
Harry Knowles
Fanaticism is a monster that pretends to be the child of religion
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
I felt like a monster reincarnation of Horatio Alger: A man on the move, and just sick enough to be totally confident.
Hunter S. Thompson
he was the monster that stalked nightmare and they both knew it
Nalini Singh
There are some power-abusing, corrupt monsters in our federal government that despise me because I have the audacity to speak the truth.
Ted Nugent
For those of us who live in the shadow of this noisy monster, there aren’t too many of us who are sorry to see it go.
Anthony Weiner
May your dreams be sweet and your nightmares be spooky-monster-scary and not grandma-died-scary.
Donald Glover
It’s me who is my enemy
Me who beats me up
Me who makes the monsters
Me who strips my confidence.
Paula Cole
Jasper chuckled, shaking his head. ” You truly are one frightening little monster.
Stephenie Meyer
There are two ways to get rid of an anxiety monster,my friend-you either have a bath or a nap.
Andrew Kaufman
The only reason I lost, the only reason I failed to get what I want, is because the monster is me, there’s no difference between us. It makes all the moves, calls all the shots, while I’m just along for the ride, with no idea how to pull the brakes or get off.
Alyson Noel
The money turned me into a monster
Meek Mill
Going through puberty as a young girl is so confusing. This monster invades your body, changes things and makes things grow, and no one tells you what’s going on.
Katharine Isabelle
I think that most of the monsters I dream of, I dreamt of as a child.
Guillermo del Toro
It was the German schoolhouse which destroyed Napoleon III. France, since then, is making monster cannon and drilling soldiers still, but she is also building schoolhouses. As long as war is possible, anything that makes better soldiers people want.
Henry Ward Beecher
Men hang out their signs indicative of their respective trades; shoe makers hang out a gigantic shoe; jewelers a monster watch, and the dentist hangs out a gold tooth; but up in the Mountains of New Hampshire, God Almighty has hung out a sign to show that there He makes men.
Daniel Webster
To strip a man of all loyalties but those to the state, makes him not only a worm but a monster, without a shred of humanity.
Haniel Long
Man should not be in the service of society, society should be in the service of man. When man is in the service of society, you have a monster state, and that’s what is threatening the world at this minute.
Joseph Campbell
I did get offers from Hollywood, but they were all scripts with monsters in them. If I had done them, I would have disappeared. I would have come back to France anyway, and I would have had to start all over again and lost a lot of time.
Carole Bouquet
But witchy magic doesn’t listen to please and pretty please, and anyway, I didn’t really care. I only pretended to care because not caring makes me a monster.
Franny Billingsley
We have become a Nazi monster in the eyes of the whole world — a nation of bullies and bastards who would rather kill than live peacefully. We are not just Whores for power and oil, but killer whores with hate and fear in our hearts.
Hunter S. Thompson
But if you seek forgiveness, doesn’t that automatically mean you cannot be a monster? By definition, doesn’t that desperation make you human again?
Jodi Picoult
Eating next to a twenty-foot-long crocodile took some getting used to, but Philip was well trained. He only ate bacon, stray waterfowl, and the occasional invading monster.
Rick Riordan
The monster has escaped Elba!” “The tyrant has landed at Cannes!” “Bonaparte meets the troops.” “Napoleon approaches Paris.” “His Imperial Majesty has entered the capital.
David Frum
To a man born without conscience, a soul-stricken man must seem ridiculous. To a criminal, honesty is foolish. You must not forget that a monster is only a variation, and that to a monster the norm is monstrous.
John Steinbeck
I don’t want to see the zipper in the back of the monster suit. Like everybody else who goes to the movies, I want to believe the monster is real.
Eric Stoltz
I am not a monster. I’m not all bad. Maybe 10 percent. I think I’m 90 percent good.
John McEnroe
Reflecting on these complex relationships between reader and story, fiction and life, can constitute a form of therapy against the sleep of reason, which generates monsters.
Umberto Eco
You will always be a monster – there is no turning back from it. But what kind of monster you become is entirely up to you.
Julie Kagawa
The Green-eyed Monster causes much woe, but the absence of this ugly serpent argues the presence of a corpse whose name is Eros.
Minna Antrim
The monster I kill every day is the monster of realism. The monster who attacks me every day is destruction. Out of the duel comes the transformation. I turn destruction into creation over and over again.
Anais Nin
The ones who destroy monsters have always been humans.
Kohta Hirano
I have lived in the monster and I know its insides; and my sling is the sling of David.
Jose Marti
I didn’t want to know that the monster that lived under your bed when you were a kid not only really is there but used to have a few beers with your dad.
Robin McKinley
When you write, produce, engineer and mix everything yourself, it tends to take a long time to do anything. And when you’re a perfectionist little monster, it makes it even harder. But it’s a blast and I wouldn’t trade the opportunity for all the ice cream sandwiches in the universe.
Adam Young
Many who have learned from Hesiod the countless names of gods and monsters never understand that night and day are one
Which would prove I’m a monster, Arnie? Sacrificing the people I love for the fight? Or walking away from the fight to save the people i love?
David Wong
I saw and heard of none like me. Was I then a monster, a blot upon the earth, from which all men fled, and whom all men disowned?
Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley
That double-headed monster of damnation and salvation–Time.
Samuel Beckett
Future historians will surely see us as having created in the media a Frankenstein monster whom no one knows how to control ordirect, and marvelthat weshould have so meekly subjected ourselves to its destructive and often malign influence.
Malcolm Muggeridge
I was a monster, a problem child.
Shaun White
When we hold it (amber) in our hands, we hold also that furious epoch where rioted all monsters and poisons, where death fecundated and life destroyed, where superabundance demanded such existences, no souls, but fiercest animal fire – just for that I hate it!
Harriet Elizabeth Prescott Spofford
I was really freaked out when I heard that Cookie Monster was going to be changed to Veggie Monster, but that turned out to be a lie.
Elizabeth Meriwether
I haven’t turned into some rich monster. I’ve kept my perspective. But I am a bit spoiled. It’s hard not to be a little spoiled by having a lot of money.
Christine McVie
Could there be irony crueler than this? How, upon his rescue, the truth had brought him here, to a house for the mad, for only a madman believes what every child knows to be true: There are monsters that lie in wait under our beds.
Rick Yancey
Every Sunday on Channel 6 in Guadalajara, where I lived, they dedicated most every Sunday to black-and-white horror films and sci-fi. So I watched them. I watched ‘Tarantula.’ I watched ‘The Monolith Monsters.’ I watched all the Universal library.
Guillermo del Toro
There still remains to mortify a wit The many-headed monster of the pit.
Alexander Pope
Vice is a monster of so frightful mien As to be hated needs but to be seen; Yet seen too oft, familiar with her face, We first endure, then pity, then embrace.
Alexander Pope
His parting shot to me had been, “I don’t want to love someone who is more at home with the monsters than I am.” What do you say to that? What can you say? Damned if I know. They say love conquers everything. They lie.
Laurell K. Hamilton
I consider that women who are authors, lawyers, and politicians are monsters.
Pierre-Auguste Renoir
I always enjoyed doing monster books. Monster books gave me the opportunity to draw things out of the ordinary. Monster books were a challenge – what kind of monster would fascinate people?
Jack Kirby
He had read books, newspapers and magazines. He knew that if you ran away you sometimes met bad people who did bad things to you; but he had also read fairy tales, so he knew that there were kind people out there, side by side with the monsters.
Neil Gaiman
The God of Evangelical Christianity is a Monster.
William P. Young
I shall laugh myself to death at this puppy-headed
William Shakespeare
As a breath on glass, – As witch-fires that burn, The gods and monsters pass, Are dust, and return. (“The Face of the Skies”)
George Sterling
There’s a perceived inverse relation between looks and talent. Look at Charlize Theron – she made herself ugly for ‘Monster’ and suddenly everyone said ‘she’s a genius.’ It shouldn’t be like that.
Lena Headey
I don’t think of ‘Monsters, Inc.’ as existing in the same space as Carl Frederickson from ‘Up,’ or whatever, you know? They seem like completely different universes to me.
Pete Docter
this blue shirt i have is practically the same color as my jeans, and looking all-blue is something only cookie monster can pull off.
David Levithan
Corruption never has been compulsory; when the cities lie at the monster’s feet there are left the mountains.
Robinson Jeffers
Because I am an inhuman monster, I tend to be logical.
Jeff Lindsay
What’s more important is that the monsters are controllable by the players.Pikachu is like the name of the species. But each player can name their own Pikachu. So kids can relate to it more. They get more attached to them that way.
Satoshi Tajiri
We must not be frightened nor cajoled into accepting evil as deliverance from evil. We must go on struggling to be human, though monsters of abstractions police and threaten us.
Robert Hayden
It’s a thing of violence, to whom death would be a merciful release.
Edward T. Lowe, Jr.
The single-player game is a strange mutant monster which has only existed for 21 years and is about to go away because it is unnatural and abnormal.
Raph Koster
It has been asserted, that a moral Atheist would be a monster beyond the power of nature to create: I reply, that it is not more strange for an Atheist to live virtuously, than for a Christian to abandon himself to crime! If we believe the last kind of monster, why dispute the existence of the first?
Pierre Bayle
The rest of the world in which I lived was still stumbling about in search of a weapon with which to exterminate this monster [homosexuality] whose shape and size were not yet known or even guessed at. It was thought to be Greek in origin, smaller than socialism but more deadly, especially to children.
Quentin Crisp
He who fights with monsters might take care lest he thereby become a monster. Is not life a hundred times too short for us to bore ourselves?
Friedrich Nietzsche
Welcome to the age of paper money, where governments and central banks can manufacture as much money as they want without limit. Gold was the last limit. Its banishment as a standard unleashed the inflation monster and leviathan itself, which has swelled beyond comprehension.
Llewellyn Rockwell
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
You have to be a brat in order to carve out your parameters, and you have to be a monster to anyone who gets in your way. But sometimes it’s difficult to know when that’s necessary and when you’re just being a baby, throwing your rattle from the cage.
Paul Thomas Anderson
The dream of reason produces monsters. Imagination deserted by reason creates impossible, useless thoughts. United with reason, imagination is the mother of all art and the source of all its beauty.
Francisco Goya
We were U.S. Marshals. We hunted and killed the monsters. We did not run from them
Laurell K. Hamilton
In Frankenstein there is a transfer first of life into death (in the creation and animation of the monster), and then of death into life, as the monster takes his revenge on the father who gave him life but withheld recognition.
Laura Mullen
The people who present themselves as normal and nice and good are often the scariest monsters in the world.
Catherine O’Hara
It is a true story, the monster said. Many things that are true feel like a cheat.
Patrick Ness
Introspection is a devouring monster.
Anais Nin
If the fiercest conglomerate monsters had souls, with all that implied, who could condemn them as evil?
Piers Anthony
‘Four Weddings and a Funeral’ is one of my favorite movies, and I laugh all the time, and I cry during the one funeral. But I’ll say that ‘Monsters, Inc.’ is a movie that really gets me super-emotional. Especially the ending.
Kumail Nanjiani
By “empathy,” some people mean everything that is good – compassion, kindness, warmth, love, being a mensch, changing the world – and I’m for all of those things. I’m not a monster.
Paul Bloom
I was working in the lab late one night When my eyes beheld an eerie sight For my monster from his slab began to rise And suddenly to my surprise… He did the mash He did the monster mash The monster mash It was a graveyard smash.
Bobby Pickett
The monsters that rose from the dead, they are nothing compared to the ones we carry in our hearts
Max Brooks
When I was nine, I played the demon king in “Cinderella” and it launched me on a long and happy life of being a monster.
Boris Karloff
Life was good before I met the monster. After, life was great At least for a little while
Ellen Hopkins
Contrary to popular belief, the Loch Ness Monster is not a dinosaur — it’s a huge mutant duck, a top researcher claims…. Most mainstream Nessie researchers consider Gluber’s duck theory to be horse feathers and are trying to blast it out of the water.
Murphy J. Foster, Jr.
If people are portrayed as monsters, we become disconnected from them, and to me that is not remotely interesting.
Alex Gibney
I am now considered such a monster, that I hesitate to darken with my shadow, the doors of those I love, lest I should bring upon them misfortune.
Robert E. Lee
For all my love little monsters i am your mom you are my child in my hand i protect you like my eyes but dont worry ill cacth you if you fall.
Lady Gaga
When we don’t know who to hate, we hate ourselves.
Chuck Palahniuk
Hiroshima does not look like a bombed city. It looks as if a monster steamroller had passed over it and squashed it out of existence.
Wilfred Burchett
When you don’t share your problems, you resent hearing the problems of other people.
Chuck Palahniuk
It is not the slumber of reason that engenders monsters, but vigilant and insomniac rationality
Gilles Deleuze
I hated the sight on TV of big, clumsy, lumbering heavyweights plodding, stalking each other like two Frankenstein monsters, clinging, slugging toe to toe. I knew I could do it better … circle, dance, shuffle, hit and move … make an art out of it.
Muhammad Ali
Corporations! It’s like there are these gigantic monsters living among us, and we don’t mind that they’re monsters because when we look at them they smile and hand us cheeseburgers. That’s nuts.
Max Barry
I grew up in Chicago, so I’ve always been a Bears fan. Dad used to take me to Bears games and Cubs games. My brother used to ride me over to Lake Forest College on his Honda Supersport and we’d watch the Bears practice. I remember those guys out there as monsters – they were the biggest things I’ve ever seen!
Kyle Chandler
You don’t really want to talk about ‘Duke’ in terms of, how many levels are there, how many guns does it have, how many monsters… It’s got everything it needs in terms of that, but it’s always been about the experience.
Randy Pitchford
The wand ricocheted through the swarm, thumping six, seven, eight of the little monsters before returning to Carter’s hand. “Not bad,” I said. “Keep it up!
Rick Riordan
Believing ourselves to be possessors of absolute truth degrades us: we regard every person whose way of thinking is different from ours as a monster and a threat and by so doing turn our own selves into monsters and threats to our fellows.
Octavio Paz
Every man who is not a monster, a mathematician, or a mad philosopher, is the slave of some woman or other.
George Eliot
Tell us, pray, what devil This melancholy is, which can transform Men into monsters.
John Ford
One monster there is in the world, the idle man.
Thomas Carlyle
Hey!” I screamed, waving the jacket, running to one side of the monster. “Hey, stupid! Ground beef!
Rick Riordan
It’s the camel’s nose in the tent. Look at Stalin, Mussolini, Hitler, Mao Zedong, Pol Pot, Idi Amin – every one of these monsters, on seizing power, their first act was to confiscate all firearms in private hands.
Charlton Heston
Wealthy individuals bought themselves a radical right party, believing – correctly – that it would cut their taxes and remove regulations, but failed to realize that eventually the craziness would take on a life of its own, and that the monster they created would turn on its creators as well as the little people.
Paul Krugman
I know what it means to do a job… I worked in a factory. I respect people in the service industry. What irritates me more is when people aren’t respectful. There’s a lot of nonsense behavior, especially in a place like Hollywood. The money, the power, they create little monsters.
Gary Oldman
A lot of the conventions aren’t full of “Cheers” fans. They are more themed for fans of monsters and zombies.
George Wendt
We’re a small part of this ecosystem. When we go to a school and talk about investment banking, they are these monster financial conglomerates, and so we end up in the same pot. That is still an issue for us.
Ken Moelis
Armed with my sword and wand, I was all set for a stroll through the swamp to look for a hungry monster. Oh, joy!
Rick Riordan
I did have the resource of having taught Greek mythology and the history of Western civilization, and you can go back into the plays of Aeschylus and follow what happens when people seek revenge, and there are people plucking their eyes out. And Greek mythology is filled with all kinds of monsters and whatnot.
Wes Craven
The monster likes to talk; he jumps into your head and opens your mouth, making it spout your deepest darkest deceptions. Making you say all the things you’d rather not say, at least not in mixed company.” (Ellen Hopkins)
Ellen Hopkins
The justifications of men who kill should always be heard with skepticism, said the monster.
Patrick Ness
I’m a monster, I’m a maven,
I know this world is changin’.
Never gave in, never gave up,
I’m the only thing I’m afraid of.
Kanye West
Don’t fear the night time, Because the monsters know that you’re divine. And don’t fear the sunshine, Because everything is better in the summer time…
Michael Franti
Beneath those stars is a universe of gliding monsters.
Herman Melville
We sometimes need to create unreal monsters and bogies to stand in for all the things we fear in our real lives.
Stephen King
The monster showed up just after midnight. As they do.
Patrick Ness
The truth is complicated, and few people are actually monsters.
Max Joseph
I was kind of a dark kid. I loved Halloween, and I loved vampires and the black and white old monster movies.
Joe Manganiello
Most arts have produced miracles, while the art of government has produced nothing but monsters.
Louis Antoine de Saint-Just
It was always that detail that drove me. Ever since I was a little kid, I used to get into the nitty gritty… when I was drawing army tanks or monsters, I’d do every nut and rivet, and I’d do every scale on the dragon’s back. It was just the way I was built.
Graeme Base
He held up a finger and went to the hallway, where he tripped over Blotchy, and then over the two monster cats madly pursuing Blotchy. Swearing, he leaned over the landing and called to the guard that unless the kingdom fell to war or his daughter was dying, he better not be interrupted until further notice.
Kristin Cashore
The monster is never just there where we think he is. What is truly monstrous is our cowardice and sloth.
Henry David Thoreau
When you first think of making a monster movie you have to realize that a lot of people may be down on you because there is a big prejudice against such films.
Bong Joon-ho
Writing a book is an adventure. To begin with it is a toy and an amusement. Then it becomes a mistress, then it becomes a master, then it becomes a tyrant. The last phase is that just as you are about to be reconciled to your servitude, you kill the monster and fling him to the public.
Winston Churchill
Kill off the sacred bear. Kill off the ancestral crocodile. Kill off the myth-wrapped tiger. Kill off the lion. You haven’t conquered a people, or their place, until you’ve exterminated their resident monsters.
David Quammen
The scourge of life, and death’s extreme disgrace, The smoke of hell,–that monster called Paine.
Philip Sidney
There were no vampires of note in Western literature until about the 18th century. But they tell us where we park our anxieties, whether its over-powerful women, death or damnation. We make our own monsters.
Deborah Harkness
The piano is a bit of a monster because it is this center of Western music and so much has been done with it and it is a fixed pitch instrument. It is a bit like trying to paint because there is the weight of all that has been done before.
Michael Snow
I remember this vividly: It was 1977, and I was in Sears with my mom. And I saw this display, and it was for ‘Love Gun.’ I bought the record just because of the look of that display. Because I really loved monsters.
John 5
They were on the set of Bad Santa, but I tried to keep the headphones away from them. My kids have seen Sling Blade, Armageddon, Bandits and Friday Night Lights. They have not seen Monster’s Ball and nor will they ever. Even when they are 60. I will leave it in my will.
Billy Bob Thornton
I took the test for AIDS. I began to hate people who were not sick. Those people are monsters, I would think, believing that they are well because of moral superiority, because they are good. I identified with the loneliness of the sick. I felt that there was something pure about them.
Isabelle Adjani
I thought I was playing the world champion, not some 27-eyed monster who sees everything in all positions.
Tony Miles
Assume a virtue, if you have it not. That monster, custom, who all sense doth eat; Of habits devil, is angel yet in this.
William Shakespeare
A lot of life is dealing with your curse, dealing with the cards you were given that aren’t so nice. Does it make you into a monster, or can you temper it in some way, or accept it and go in some other direction?
Wes Craven
Art, like Nature, has her monsters, things of bestial shape and with hideous voices.
Oscar Wilde
The worst thing that happened when filming ‘River Monsters’ was the time when our sound recordist was hit by lightning.
Jeremy Wade
When I was a kid, I really got into monsters.
Frank Peretti
It was mild monsters like these that made Jack the Ripper go after young women, she decided: who could tolerate yielding the world to someone who behaved as if she had given birth to the very world herself?
Gregory Maguire
‘Some Kind Of Monster’ is such a nightmare for any musician to watch because you’re watching a band be honest to each other. Not a good idea, man!
Dave Grohl
I have an idea for a Godzilla movie that I’ve always wanted to do. The whole idea of Godzilla’s role in Tokyo, where he’s always battling these other monsters, saving humanity time and again – wouldn’t Godzilla become God? It would be called ‘Living Under the Rule of Godzilla.’
Quentin Tarantino
The best part was watching Journey grow into this monster. The band was huge, playing these enormous gigs.
Neal Schon
We were king’s men, knights, and heroes . . . but some knights are dark and full of terror, my lady. War makes monsters of us all.” “Are you saying you are monsters?” “I am saying we are human. You are not the only one with wounds, Lady Brienne
George R. R. Martin
To be a social success, do not act pathetic, arrogant, or bored. Do not discuss your unhappy childhood, your visit to the dentist,the shortcomings of your cleaning woman, the state of your bowels, or your spouse’s bad habits. You will be thought a paragon (or perhaps a monster) of good behavior.
Mason Cooley
The media character-assassinated me and perceived me as this monster. When you look at my record … I jumped a taxi as a 21-year-old, which I’m sorry for, and I urinated twice in public. That’s in 11 years of football. I’ve never assaulted women and never been done for drink driving. My conscience is clear.
Willie Mason
The first ‘Monsters, Inc.’ represents starting at Pixar for me, I have a special place in my heart for it. So to be able to tell a story with those ideas is an honor.
Dan Scanlon
I love monsters, I love creatures, I love beings, I love aliens. That’s more supernatural and more the stuff of fairy tales. Fairy tales are as ancient as we are. I love those stories. I think they’re really interesting because they always have more than simply the fright aspect. There’s something deeply psychological.
Denis O’Hare
No, dance is not a monster.В The stage is monstrous, not in the negative sense but on the grandiose side.В And dance is sacred as something emotionally strong happens.
Sylvie Guillem
To hell with monsters and to hell with men. There is no difference to me.
Rick Yancey
CONTROL MYSELF?!! I’m a MONSTER! Monsters don’t control themselves! That’s the whole IDEA!
Jeff Smith
I can begin to understand how anchor monsters are made. If you’re not careful, you can become used to being treated as though you’re special and begin to expect it.
Anderson Cooper
I do well to interpret scripts to the best of my ability so even if I’m given a monster to play a love scene with, I will.
Majid Michel
“I don’t know how to say it exactly. Only… I want to die as myself. Does that make any sense?” he asks. I shake my head. How could he die as anyone but himself. “I don’t want them to change me in there. Turn me into some kind of monster that I’m not.”
Suzanne Collins
Good guilt is a product of love and responsibility. It is a natural, positive instinct that parents and good child care providers have. If bad guilt is a monster, good guilt is a friendly fairy godmother, yakking away in your head to keep you alert to the needs of your baby.
Jean Marzollo
Death is when the monsters get you.
Stephen King
I can see every monster as they come in.
Truman Capote
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
Yes, my dear child, monsters are real. I happen to have one hanging in my basement.
Rick Yancey
Once upon a time, a little girl was raised by monsters. But angels burned the doorways to their world, and she was all alone.
Laini Taylor
The women are always vixens or monsters. They can’t just be normal people in the book.
Margaret Drabble
Over half a million women are raped in this country every year, and only a fraction of them report it because they’re too ashamed. It’s a really screwed up world, but its not your fault, and what happened to you, it doesn’t make you the monster.
Mariska Hargitay
That’s the first time I’ve ever said those words out loud, and now I hear how strange they are. How many young men fear that there is a monster instead them? People are supposed to fear others, not themselves.
Veronica Roth
To save the audience we must fill the stage with murderers, adulterers and madmen; in short, we must fire a salvo of monsters at them. They are our monster which we will temporarily free ourselves from only to face another day.
Nelson Rodrigues
Beware of that monster called ‘self-loathing’.
John Green
It’s interesting that in searching for monsters to play you often end up playing leaders.
Michael Sheen
I love monsters.
China Mieville
In the time of gods and monsters, what is the worth of a man?
Joss Whedon
They did the Monster Mash, it was a grave yard smash.
Bobby Pickett
The unconscious is not a demoniacal monster, but a natural entity which, as far as moral sense, aesthetic taste, and intellectual judgment go, is completely neutral.It only becomes dangerous when our conscious attitude to it is hopelessly wrong. To the degree that we repress it, its danger increases.
Carl Jung
I thought about the nice clothes that I always wore. Well of course I did. I took pride in being the best dressed monster in Dade County.
Jeff Lindsay
I stick closely to the structure of the myths. I may have some fun with the mythology by changing the environment to modern-day, but the structure of the myths, the monsters, the relationships of the gods – none of that is made up.
Rick Riordan
Why does reading freak people out so much? Sure, I could be pretty anti-social when we were on the road, but if I was playing a Gameboy hour after hour, no one would be on my case. In my social circle, blowing up space monsters is socially acceptable in a way that American Pastoral isn’t.
Nick Hornby
The one and original lovable monster is lost amid all the hydraulic manipulations in what now emerges as the story of a dumb blonde who falls for a huge plastic finger.
Judith Crist
Yet is there one more cursed than they all,
That canker-worm, that monster, jealousie,
Which eats the heart and feeds upon the gall,
Turning all love’s delight to misery,
Through fear of losing his felicity.
Edmund Spenser
The Republicans find their faith imperiled by Barney Frank’s marriage. There is always a shadow on the wall, a monster in the closet, a mysterious rustling in the teeming underbrush of the conservative Id.
Charlie Pierce
I have learned from experience that, in the bluff and counterbluff of world politics, to draw a hostile war lord as a horrible monster is to play his game. What he doesn’t like is being shown as a silly ass.
David Low
There are certain people I trust no matter what. Even when it seems like they’ve turned into monsters, you need to stay true to them. Because, in the end, they’ll be the ones backing you up.
Maria V. Snyder
Monsters don’t die. They just dissipate into smoke and dust, which saves heroes a lot of trouble cleaning up after a fight.
Rick Riordan
Who needs make-believe monsters when there are so many real ones.
Jennifer Donnelly
To exclude anything that appears in your universe is not love. Love joins with everything. It doesn’t exclude the monster. It doesn’t avoid the nightmare – it looks forward to it.
Byron Katie
While I was doing shitty little bar shows in the Central Valley in 2004, I was being out and helping people realize that gay people aren’t monsters, that they are just people. So I look at this world with a great deal of pride, and I’m excited for it.
Guy Branum
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
Men heap together the mistakes of their lives, and create a monster they call Destiny.
Pearl Mary Teresa Craigie
She looked around. “Oh, I’ve just got to hug somebody! You!” And she hugged Puck, the little ghost horse. “And you.” She hugged Pook, and Peek, and even the nose of the moat monster. “But not you,” she decided, encountering the zombie.
Piers Anthony
This is Sesame Street. A place where people, birds, monsters all live in perfect harmony.
Phil Donahue
When I saw Kiss, and it was monsters with guitars, I thought this was the greatest thing that ever happened.
John 5
The hunting of monsters is not for the faint of heart. Nor is it for those who feel bound by such trivial doctrines as law or national borders.
Tess Gerritsen
One of the series I like is D.M. Cornish’s ‘Monster Blood Tattoo,’ in which he creates a whole language. Kids who are reading that are building a language in their heads. There’s no real cognitive difference. I think kids are excited by language, and they’re not always given credit for that.
Matthew Tobin Anderson
I never sought to play monsters in films.
Doug Jones
I read The Conspiracy Against the Human Race and found it incredibly powerful writing. For me as a reader, it was less impactful as philosophy than as one writers ultimate confessional: an absolute horror story, where the self is the monster.
Nic Pizzolatto
I can understand the idea that there is a conspiracy. In fact, in much of the world there is a sense of an ultra-powerful CIA manipulating everything that happens, such as running the Arab Spring, running the Pakistani Taliban, etc. That is just nonsense. They [CIA] created a monster and now they are appalled by it.
Noam Chomsky
Heroes need monsters to establish their heroic credentials. You need something scary to overcome.
Margaret Atwood
I love writing about monsters and food.
Nnedi Okorafor
People often trust low-res images because they look more real. But of course they are not more real, just easier to fake. […] You never see a 10-megapixel photograph of Big Foot or the Abominable Snowman or the Loch Ness Monster.
Errol Morris
I’m so powerful in stage that I seem to have created a monster. When I’m performing I’m an extrovert, yet inside I’m a completely different man.
Freddie Mercury
I find that the monsters are usually the people that I have the most empathy for because they’re the ones that are hurt the most. There’s a reason why they’re the monsters.
Jessica Chastain
I eventually grew into a pre-teen Marilyn Munster, that being the only option I could find that allowed for a) blonde hair, b) a fondness for frilly pink things and wearing ribbons in your hair, and c) hanging out with monsters.
Seanan McGuire
Boo, I think I no longer believe in monsters as faces in the floor or feral infants or vampires or whatever. I think at seventeen now I believe the only real monsters might be the type of liar where there’s simply no way to tell. The ones who give nothing away.
David Foster Wallace
Monsters,’ her dad said, a tear tracing his cheek. ‘I live in a world of monsters.
Rick Riordan
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
The way that people feel changes everything. Feelings are forces. They cause us to time travel. And to leave ourselves, to leave our bodies. I would be that kind of psychologist who says, ‘You’re absolutely right – there are monsters under the bed.’
Helen Oyeyemi
Monster only had the power that you gave them
Neal Shusterman
Nothing of me is original. I am the combined effort of everyone I’ve ever known.
Chuck Palahniuk
I got to draw monsters, robots and write funny stories. I loved doing that stuff and working with the actors. But it got to be less and less that stuff and more about trying to be everywhere and not being able to do one thing very enjoyably.
Jhonen Vasquez
Nothing’s changed from when I’m seven years old to now. Nothing’s changed at all. I like the same stuff that I did – Kiss, Van Halen, ‘Happy Days,’ ‘Laverne & Shirley,’ ‘The Brady Bunch,’ monsters and all that stuff.
John 5
People who shut their eyes to reality simply invite their own destruction, and anyone who insists on remaining in a state on innocence long after that innocence is dead turns himself into a monster.
James A. Baldwin
Ive never been a big believer in ghosts or the spirit world, and for me, that was part of the point of the movie, … What the Ghostbusters represented was the triumph of human courage and human ingenuity. People create their own monsters. Our fears come from within us, not outside.
Harold Ramis
Worlds self made are so full of monsters and demons.
Anais Nin
Inside each of us is a monster; inside each of us is a saint. The real question is which one we nurture the most, which one will smite the other.
Jodi Picoult
Global war has become Frankenstein’s monster, threatening to destroy both sides.
Douglas MacArthur
I’m not sure Roosevelt was quite a monster, he just did a poor job on the economics.
Amity Shlaes
This story never really had a point. It’s just a lull – a skip in the record. We are addresses in ghost towns. We are old wishes that never came true. We are hand grenades (and every word you say pulls the pin). We are all gods, we are all monsters.
Pete Wentz
‘Come back here, I’m a police officer!’ and I shouted back ‘No you’re not! You’re a monster!’
Russell Howard
I’m not a big gore hound but monster gore is different to me than killing a teenager in any way that you can when another human-like person does it. I don’t know how I rationalize that really but it seems different to me.
Rick Baker
The underground of the city is like what’s underground in people. Beneath the surface, it’s boiling with monsters.
Guillermo del Toro
When you’re a monster, you are thanked and praised for not being a monster.
Kristin Cashore
There’s just a big, empty football field that’s supposed to be filled with monsters that I haven’t even thought of.
Rob Letterman
The second you stop questioning yourself is the second that you become the monster. -Merry
Laurell K. Hamilton
All things are true. God’s an Astronaut. Oz is Over the Rainbow, and Midian is where the monsters live.” – Peloquin
Clive Barker
If someone had asked who could stage the best intervention with a crazy woman who had formerly been an undead monster, Sydney Sage would have been my last guess.
Richelle Mead
V tired to imagine giving up his proclivities. “My monster needs to get out. Especially now.
J.R. Ward
Maybe it would be better if we didn’t love. If we didn’t lose, either. If we didn’t get out hearts stomped on, shattered; if we didn’t have to patch and repatch it until we’re like Frankenstein monsters, all sewn together by who knows what
Lauren Oliver
The capital is become an overgrown monster; which, like a dropsical head, will in time leave the body and extremities without nourishment and support.
Tobias Smollett
My career has been very strange. My career is like a heart monitor. I get involved in a good project now and then to keep things going. And then I make things that I work on that I hope are going to be good so I can make a living and keep a roof over the heads of those little monsters I have in my house.
Michael Madsen
Leave it to you, Bella. Anyone else would be better off when the vampires left town. But you have to start hanging out with the first monsters you can find.
Stephenie Meyer
I consider it useless and tedious to represent what exists, because nothing that exists satisfies me. Nature is ugly, and I prefer the monsters of my fancy to what is positively trivial.
Charles Baudelaire
There’s an obligation to not lead people down the wrong path, but I hardly think me wearing short shorts on stage is creating monsters.
Iggy Azalea
It’s good to meet you, Dr. Banner. Your work on anti-electron collisions is unparalleled. And I’m a huge fan of the way you lose control and turn into an enormous green rage monster.
Joss Whedon
Because we had to convince the scientific members of Transylvania that with the procedure I was using on the creature, Dr. Frankenstein could be taught to be a civilized human being, what I called a man about town. Instead of a monster who’s going to kill their children, it was someone who could sing and dance.
Gene Wilder
My plan for the online version of ‘Famous Monsters’ is to become an online ‘uncle’ to an entire group of people who have never read or heard of ‘Famous Monsters of Filmland.’ The site will not be written in a scholarly fashion. It will be written in a playful, ‘Hey, check this out!’ kind of way.
Harry Knowles
I’m a monster, not a moron.
P. C. Cast
i remembered the myth about Andromeda and how she had been chained to a rock by her own parents as a sacrifice to a sea monster. Maybe she’d gotten too many F’s on her report card or something.
Rick Riordan
But in Shimabukuro’s hands, as he breaks out experimental jazz, lays down a steady blues train, or shreds on rock anthems, this little jumping flea becomes a melodic monster.
Mother Jones
The State is the coldest of all cold monsters, and coldly it tells lies, and this lie drones on from its mouth: ‘I, the State, am the people’.
Friedrich Nietzsche
Politicians usually get the blame for dragging their feet on environmental issues. And fair enough. Most of them do just that. But the blame isn’t theirs alone. For politicians afraid of losing votes, a bristling media waiting to transform good green ideas into monsters is a colossal disincentive.
Zac Goldsmith
Adults are the real monsters.
Stephen King
The living always think that monsters roar and gnash their teeth. But I’ve seen that real monsters can be friendly; they can smile, and they can say please and thank you like everyone else. Real monsters can appear to be kind. Sometimes they can be inside us.
Jodi Lynn Anderson
Monsters almost always are culture’s way of working out their fears.
Catherynne M. Valente
We monsters are necessary to nature also.
Marquis de Sade
Human divisions would be child’s play for any reasonably competent alien overlord to exploit – check the masterful ‘Twilight Zone’ episode ‘The Monsters Are Due on Maple Street’ for an example of how that might play out.
Nick Sagan
Soon,” said the crackling voice of the flame, coming from behind him, “they will fall. Soon they will fall and the star people will meet the earth people. There will be heroes among them, and men who will slay monsters and bring knowledge, but none of them will be gods. This is a poor place for gods.
Neil Gaiman
My three years in politics was very instructive about the way in which the appetite for political power can destroy a human mind, destroy principles and values, and transform people into little monsters.
Mario Vargas Llosa
I am not a monster, I am just a man.
Ronnie Radke
We made connections between the monsters created by war and the monsters he created, the typical outcast that Whale was attracted to, and the monster in himself, that’s inside all of us.
Bill Condon
I would hit a scene about my mother screaming at me during her breakdown, drunk or using pills, and she’d turn into a monster. Which she wasn’t. She was a human: somebody who loved me and somebody with a problem.
Leigh Newman
I’m fortunate enough that my personal life falls into whack with my professional life. My kids love visiting the sets; they love the monsters.
Guillermo del Toro
Oh, but she never wanted James to grow a day older or Cam either. These two she would have liked to keep for ever just as the way they were, demons of wickedness, angels of delight, never to see them grow up into long-legged monsters.
Virginia Woolf
You’re a monster, Mr. Grinch.
Your heart’s an empty hole.
Your brain is full of spiders,
You’ve got garlic in your soul.
Dr. Seuss
I don’t try to sanction other people’s joy in monsters. I mean, I think the fact is, humor, fantasy – you know, like fear, desire or laughter – create genres of their own: comedy, melodrama, or erotic films or horror films… The boundaries cannot be defined. It’s to each his own.
Guillermo del Toro
But the problem is to make the soul into a monster
Arthur Rimbaud
It’s their skins I’m peeling,” she said. “The skins of the insipid scribblers, which I graft to the page, creating monsters of meaninglessness.
Janet Fitch
Monsters come in all shapes and sizes, Some of them are things people are scared of. Some of them are things that look like things people used to be scared of a long time ago. Sometimes monsters are things people should be scared of, but they aren’t.
Neil Gaiman
Every woman is supposed to have the same set of motives, or else to be a monster.
George Eliot
I always say that, if you have great actors and great storytelling and great monsters, and you mix them together, nine times out of 10, it explodes in your face.
Gregory Nicotero
I grew up with Forrest J. Ackerman’s ‘Famous Monsters of Filmland’ along with a plethora of movie tomes and wanted to write about film with a sense of personality, passion, and humor.
Harry Knowles
I am a fan of the monster and horror genre but that’s not my style as a director.
Bong Joon-ho
the beast is the monster that destroys your dream
Walter Dean Myers
Oh, Creator! Can monsters exist in the sight of him who alone knows how they were invented, how they invented themselves, and how they might not have invented themselves?
Charles Baudelaire
Anyone can write a story based on the kind of horror where you see a guy in car and then there’s the bad guy in the back seat. It’s infantile to rely on that for telling a story. That’s like going to bed and thinking there’s a monster under your bed. It’s silly.
Sergio Aragones
I’ve always felt that the real horror is next door to us, that the scariest monsters are our neighbors.
George A. Romero
But jealous souls will not be answered so, They are not ever jealous for the cause, But jealous for they’re jealous. ‘Tis a monster Begot upon itself, born on itself.
William Shakespeare
It’s not about winning, Haven. I’m not a prize to be won. I’m not the princess that needs rescuing from the dragon. I’m the prince and I kill my own monsters. You need to be ok with that. -Anita Blake
Laurell K. Hamilton
The mob is a monster, with the hands of Briareus, but the head of Polyphemus,–strong to execute, but blind to perceive.
Charles Caleb Colton
A monster is a person who has stopped pretending.
Colson Whitehead
If we take the freedom to put a friend under our microscope, we thereby insulate him from many of his true relations, magnify his peculiarities, inevitably tear him into parts, and, of course, patch him very clumsily together again. What wonder, then, should we be frightened by the aspect of a monster.
Nathaniel Hawthorne
Technology is a many-headed monster and perhaps it would be better to regress to a safer past and avoid technological change; it is tempting to think like that.
Graciela Chichilnisky
Freaky monsters were trying to kill us,” Sabrina said. “Should I have just died out there so you could keep your clubhouse secret?” “Absolutely!” the prince said.
Michael Buckley
I am able to play monsters well. I understand monsters. I understand madmen.
Anthony Hopkins
NI love watching science fiction because I feel like when it’s done well, it’s not just monsters, but philosophy. Really good science fiction like, ‘2001,’ for example, or the first ‘Matrix.’ But it takes someone who’s got a brain and thinks in order to do really good science fiction.
Alan Arkin
Light had a way of keeping the monsters of my imagination at bay.
Becca Fitzpatrick
I don’t want children. Why should I let some strange little monster into my life to destroy what to me is a perfect set-up?
Wilbur Smith
If you want to make a human being into a monster, deny them, at the cultural level any reflection of themselves
Junot Diaz
Applause is interesting, but I’m a monster with or without it. Something is either well written or it isn’t. ‘White Rabbit’ is not well written, and no amount of applause or royalties can convince me it is. I could have done a better job with those lyrics. They didn’t say what I wanted.
Grace Slick
I no longer feel any allegiance to these monsters called human beings, despise being one myself.
Suzanne Collins
I wish we had a sign that this flaming dragon is part of an attack or something. Those dung heaps might think it’s just one of their own monsters enjoying the sunrise.
Tamora Pierce
The bank is something more than men, I tell you. It’s the monster. Men made it, but they can’t control it.
John Steinbeck
Monsters are evangelical creatures for me.
Guillermo del Toro
One thing that’s a lot harder to put into stories than you’d think is the idea of a traditional monster, because monsters with a capital ‘M’ don’t inherently lend themselves to a story about your character. Unless one of your characters is themselves the monster, simply having a monster leads to a chase or a hunt.
Alex Hirsch
The extremes to which Western elites will go to avoid blaming radical Islam for terrorism cripples our efforts to protect innocent Muslims. Terrified of offending butchers, we insist that we’re the bigots, not them. We make excuses for monsters.
Ralph Peters
It is curious to note the old sea-margins of human thought! Each subsiding century reveals some new mystery; we build where monsters used to hide themselves.
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
There’s monsters in all of us, but there’s also vulnerability.
Finn Wittrock
The U.S. was the immigration country of choice even for alien jellyfish things that turned humans into scary monsters. It made you proud, really.
Gini Koch
Art, like Nature, has her monsters
Oscar Wilde
Language, at least, may give up the secrets of life and death, leading us through the maze to the original Word as monster or angel, to the mournful place where we may meet Job and hear his cry, ‘How long will you vex my soul and break me in pieces with words?
Janet Frame
And here we encounter the seeds of government disaster and collapse – the kind that wrecked ancient Rome and every other civilization that allowed a sociopolitical monster called the welfare state to exist.
Barry Goldwater
We’re travelling through space and time, we’re dealing with gods and monsters, but at the heart of the film, from my perspective, is a family – a father, two sons, two brothers, a mother and the fractious, intimate interaction that they have.
Tom Hiddleston
A lot of people are surprised by my love of heavy metal. I fell in love with heavy metal almost before any other genre. One of the first concerts I went to was a Donnington Monsters Of Rock concert.
Jamie Cullum
Once you tie anger and ego together then you’re a monster, at least a latent one. So you have to be able to separate those things before you are going to be able to do anything useful with your anger.
Bruce Cockburn
The first step is for man to cease to be the slave of man. The second, is to cease to be the slave of the monsters of his own creation, the ghosts and phantoms of the air.
Robert Green Ingersoll
I grew up watching Pixar movies. And my favourite – if you don’t count ‘The Good Dinosaur’ – is the first Pixar movie my older brother showed me. That would be ‘Monsters, Inc.’ I also like Disney – ‘The Lion King’ is probably my all-time favourite movie.
Raymond Ochoa
Living in a place like this, she must have learned how to see all the monsters that can hide a person.
Lauren DeStefano
Time is a monster that cannot be reasoned with. It responds like a snail to our impatience, then it races like a gazelle when you can’t catch a breath.
Simon Birch
I grew up watching monster movies and horror movies, which I felt were like fairy tales and I think this always spoke to me. Something about that is symbolism – the beauty and the magic which helps me work with film and start making modern fairy tales.
Tim Burton
I didn’t want to be the monster! I didn’t want to kill this room full of harmless children! I didn’t want to lose everything I’d gained in a lifetime of sacrifice and denial!
Stephenie Meyer
Suetonius, in holding up a mirror to those Caesars of diverting legend, reflects not only them but ourselves: half-tamed creatures, whose great moral task is to hold in balance the angel and the monster within – for we are both, and to ignore this duality is to invite disaster.
You must not forget that a monster is only a variation, and that to a monster the norm is monstrous.
John Steinbeck
I think I may have created a monster with my – I won’t say act – but with my redneck pose.
Billy Carter
I would love to do a dramatic comedy. All of that, it all interests me. At some point I want to do my ‘Monster,’ like Charlize Theron, so I’m buckling up for that.
Eliza Coupe
It’s so great in Hollywood now. You have people past 40 sitting and talking about serious stuff, writing and making movies and TV, but there’s laser pistols and superheroes and alien monsters involved. It’s viable and mainstream.
Nathan Fillion
See I’m not a monster, I’m just ahead of the curve.
Heath Ledger
Sometimes I feel like I have walked into the middle of a movie. Maybe I can make my own movie. The film will be the story of my life. No, not my life, but of this experience. I’ll call it what the lady who is the prosecutor called me. MONSTER.
Walter Dean Myers
And maybe I am a monster. I don’t know the answer to that. But what I do know is that even if there’s demon blood inside me, there is human blood inside me as well. And I couldn’t love you like I do if I weren’t at least a little bit human. Because demons want. But they don’t love.
Cassandra Clare
I focus on the individual and not seeing this great big monster, “the press.”
Marianne Faithfull
Nothing is poetical if plain daylight is not poetical; and no monster should amaze us if the normal man does not amaze.
Gilbert K. Chesterton
Katrina was one of those things that rips the clothes off of the guy who keeps saying he’s a saint, and underneath you see that he’s a monster.
Junot Diaz
My dad had such a cool job. When you’re a voiceover actor, it’s a whole different skill – you’re bringing these huge, larger-than-life monsters and characters to life. And, also, you have to learn accents.
Ashley Bell
Giuseppe Continenza is a monster guitarist
Gene Bertoncini
Monsters aren’t as scary if you start shining lights on them.
Wyatt Cenac
It’s not John who wants to cut his mother into tiny pieces, it’s Mr. Monster. See? I feel better already.
Dan Wells
One reason I loved ’80s monsters is after I watched the movie, I could go into my room with crayons or markers and I could very simply draw these monsters that I fell in love with.
Ross Duffer
The Monster Ball is by nature a protest: A youth church experience to speak out and celebrate against all forms of discrimination + prejudice.
Lady Gaga
I’ve always been curious about the monster that lives under your bed. Even at 30 years old you lean over the bed to see if there’s something under there, potentially.
Matt Barr
America… goes not abroad, in search of monsters to destroy. She is the well-wisher to the freedom and independence of all.
John Quincy Adams
I always wanted to find a way to apply my acting in a big mad monster movie where I was transforming into this scary entity.
Nicolas Cage
What kind of work would be done if Hercules took to spinning wool in safe places, while Omphales turned out to do battle with monsters in his stead? What kind of men should we have as the result of the exchange?
Eliza Lynn Linton
Worry is a weighty monster with poisoned tentacles. It clutches at us, grabs at our minds, steals our breath, our will. It lurks. It pounces. It colors how we perceive the world.
Mary E. DeMuth
I feel like I’m lost in an anime movie” I said, as Coyote picked the thing up. “One of the tentacle-monster ones.” Most of them were X-rated and ended up with a lot of dead people.
Patricia Briggs
I turned down a part in ‘Petticoat Junction.’ They wanted me to play a circus giant. I didn’t want to take that step into type casting. I don’t want to play freaks and science-fiction monsters.
Ted Cassidy
Monsters are the result of the sleep of reason.
Francisco Goya
Recently, I’ve been loving Monster Hunter! A film conversion is currently in planning.
Paul W. S. Anderson
Polyphemus stiffened. “Who said that?” “Nobody!” Annabeth yelled. That got exactly the reaction she’d been hoping for. The monster’s face turned red with rage. “Nobody!” Polyphemus yelled back. “I remember you!” “You’re too stupid to remember anybody,” Annabeth taunted. “Much less Nobody.
Rick Riordan
When our ancestors crouched about the camp fire at night, they told each other tales of gods and heroes, monsters and marvels, to hold back the terrors of the night. Such tales comforted and entertained, diverted and educated those who listened, and helped shape their sense of the world and their place in it.
Kate Forsyth
He grinned. “Busted. I’m a monster. Jev is my deceptively harmless — and shockingly handsome — alter ego.” “And I’m on top of it,” she announced with witty triumph. “Is that a Freudian slip?” His bluntness caught her off guard. A self-conscious blush rose in her face.
Becca Fitzpatrick
Big Business and Politics are twins, they are the monsters who kill everything, corrupt everything.
Anais Nin
One of my favorite things about hanging out with the monsters is the healing. Straight humans seemed to get killed on me a lot. Monsters survived. Let’s hear it for the monsters.
Laurell K. Hamilton
All monsters have their fits of depression.
I’m a perfectionist in recovery. I’m trying to deal with that monster inside of me that wants to do everything right. Or better than right.
Would Grandmother scold him? Would she say, “Frank! Thank the gods, you’ve come. I’m surrounded by monsters.” More likely she’d scold him, or mistake them for intruders and chase them off with a frying pan.
Rick Riordan
The ocean is a wilderness reaching round the globe, wilder than a Bengal jungle, and fuller of monsters, washing the very wharves of our cities and the gardens of our sea-side residences.
Henry David Thoreau