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What shocks me today about such stories is not that they really happened – they probably didn’t. What makes my jaw drop is that people today should base their lives on such an appalling role model as Yahweh. And even worse, that they should bossily try to force the same evil monster, whether fact or fiction, on the rest of us. Professor Richard Dawkins, The God Delusion
I think we may class the lawyer in the natural history of monsters. John Keats
What have we here, a man or a fish? Dead or alive? – A fish, he smells like a fish; a very ancient and fish-like smell … There would this monster make a man. Any strange beast there makes a man. William Shakespeare, The Tempest II ii @24, Trinculo
A horned man’s a monster and a beast. William Shakespeare, Othello IV i 60, Othello
... for wise men know
well enough what monsters you make of them
To a nunnery go. William Shakespeare, Hamlet, Hamlet to Ophelia III i 138-140
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
An enormous flying creature born out of a raging inferno. A vicious three-headed dog guarding the gates of Hell. And mysterious sea serpents terrorising mankind. Are such monsters merely mythical creatures of fantasy or did they actually exist in the ancient past? Ancient Aliens: Aliens and Monsters s3e2, History 2011
Surfside Beach, Montauk, New York: On 13th July 2008 a 26-year-old woman and 3 of her friends discovered the carcass of a strange looking creature that had washed up onto the beach. ibid.
According to the ancient Hindu texts, after the carnage of Mahenjo-Daro a fearsome flying monster appeared in the sky. ibid.
Could such legendary sea monsters have actually existed? ibid.
Centaur, the Minotaur and Medusa are all hybrid creatures described as being created by gods. ibid.
We’ve unleashed a monster. Your father’s still working for the FBI. Ray Donovan s1e11: Bucky Fucking Dent starring Liev Schreiber & Paul Malcomson & Jon Voight & Eddie Marson & Dash Mihok & Steven Bauer et al, Ezra to Ray, Showtime 2013
It was a game in the beginning. Then it went to become a nightmare. And you become a monster. Mad Dog Sullivan, Mafia hitman
A snake thing. Ever so big. We saw it. When we was hiding in the jungle in the dark. Lord of the Flies 1963 starring James Aubrey & Tom Chapin & Hugh Edwards & Roger elwin & Tom Gaman & David Surtees & Simon Surtees & Nicholas Hammond et al, director Peter Brook, Piggy
I tell you there isn’t a beast. ibid. Ralph
He’s a monster. A pure psychopath. The Silence of the Lambs 1991 starring Jodie Foster & Anthony Hopkins & Scott Glen & Ted Levine & Anthony Heald & Brooke Smith & Diane Baker & Kasi Lemmons & Frankie Fraison & Tracey Walter et al, director Jonathan Demme, Dr Chilton to Starling
He is an iceman. He is a monster. Jagged Edge 1985 starring Glenn Close & Jeff Bridges & Peter Coyote & Robert Loggia & John Dehner & Karen Austin & Guy Bond & Louis Giambalvo & Lance Henriksen & Mastall Colt et al, director Richard Marquand, prosecutor to Close
Every night the monster comes. Star Trek: Voyager s1e12: Heroes and Demons, Viking Freya to doctor
That pistol there lets you shoot and kill with precision from two hundred and fifty feet. And it doesn’t just give you the satisfaction of killing. It lets you kill with impunity which is a whole different ball game. Believe me, it’s an extraordinary thing to kill with impunity. A rare shift in perspective, you know. Human beings’ life story. If we’re licensed to be monsters we end up having just one desire – to truly be monsters. This Must Be the Place 2011 starring Sean Penn & Frances McDormand & Judd Hirsch & Eve Hewson & Kerry Condon & Harry Dean Stanton & Joyce van Patten & David Byrne & Olwen Fouere et al, director Paolo Sorrentinol
My uncle is a monster. Geli Raubal, Hitler niece
‘He’s a monster. You can’t imagine what he asks of me.’ Hitler: The Rise of Evil II 2003 starring Robert Carlyle & Stockard Channing & Jena Malone & Julianna Margulies & Matthew Modine & Liev Schreiber & Peter O'Toole & Zoe Telford & Terence Harvey et al, director Christian Duguay, niece
You’re a monster! Becket 1964 starring Peter O’Toole & Richard Burton & John Gielgud & Paolo Stoppa & Donald Wolfit & David Weston & Martita Hunt & Pamela Brown & Felix Aylmer & Gino Cervi & Christopher Rhodes et al, director Peter Glenville, King to Becket
A monster is said to live in Loch Ness. And similar creatures have been seen in lakes, rivers and seas all over the world. Some believe they’re relics from the age of the dinosaurs. But there’s a problem. So how do we explain the thousands of sightings? Paranormal? Lake Monsters
The first modern sighting of the Loch Ness monster was recorded in 1930 ... Since Nessie’s spectacular debut, lake monsters have been spotted around the world. There is Champ in Lake Champlain in the United States. Ogopogo in Canada’s Lake Okanagan, Morag off the coast of England, and the lake sturgeon monster in Sweden, who has recently been put on the Endangered Species list. And on the Pacific coast of north America there have been hundreds of sightings ... And then there is the series of terrifying encounters in San Francisco Bay. ibid.
Take for example Lake Okanagan in British Columbia. Nessie has only been seen a dozen or so times, and a handful of photographs taken; but the monster in this Lake has been sighted by hundreds of people, and even captured on video tape. Larger and deeper than Loch Ness, Okanagan is a perfect monster’s lair. ibid.
They are monsters trying to devour as much profit as possible. The Corporation 2003
‘In their institutional roles they are monsters.’ ibid. Noam Chomsky
Whoever fights monsters should see to it that in the process he does not become a monster. And if you gaze long enough into an abyss, the abyss will gaze back into you. Friedrich Nietzsche
Unable to attribute misfortune to chance, unable to accept their ultimate insignificance within the greater scheme, the people looked for monsters in their midst. Bernard Beckett, Genesis
The ego is a fascinating monster. Alanis Morissette
Flash of lightning illuminated the object and discovered its shape plainly to me; its gigantic stature, and the deformity of its aspect, more hideous than belongs to humanity, instantly informed me that it was the wretch, the filthy demon to whom [he] had given life. Mary Shelley, Frankenstein ch7 p60
His yellow skin scarcely covered the work of muscles and arteries beneath. His watery eyes - they seemed almost the same colours as the white sockets in which they were set. ibid.
I beheld the wretch – the miserable monster whom I had created. ibid.