Quick Quotes 32: Monsters

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

People adore monsters. They fill their songs and stories with them. They define themselves in relation to them. You know what a monster is... Power and choice. Monsters make choices. Monsters shape the world. Monsters force us to become stronger, smarter, better. They sift the weak from the strong and provide a forge for the steeling of souls. Even as we curse monsters, we admire them. Seek to become them, in some ways... There are far, far worse things to be than a monster. -- Jim Butcher

Stop trying to throw logic at nightmares. Sometimes the monsters are real... Sometimes they're real and the only way to defeat them is to be the bigger monster. --  Laurell K. Hamilton

“CONTROL MYSELF?!! I'm a MONSTER! Monsters don't control themselves! That's the whole IDEA!”-- Jeff Smith