Monster Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old monster quotes, monster sayings, and monster proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.


The real world is where the monsters are.     

Rick Riordan

It's the monsters that don't wear costumes that scare me the most at Halloween.     

Anthony T. Hincks

No one's the monster in their own story. Monsters are just a matter of perspective.     

C.A. Fletcher

Monsters are real, and ghosts are real too. They live inside us, and sometimes, they win.     

Stephen King

Monsters will always exist. There's one inside each of us. But an angel lives there, too. There is no more important agenda than figuring out how to slay one and nurture the other.     

Jacqueline Novogratz

Everyone has monsters and demons within themselves. They're metaphors for the human condition.      

Mark Pellegrino

Adversity makes men, and prosperity makes monsters.     

Victor Hugo

Monsters are the patron saints of imperfection.     

Guillermo Del Toro

The ego is a fascinating monster.     

Alanis Morissette

The scariest monsters are the ones that lurk within our souls.     

Edgar Allan Poe

Not all the monsters have fangs.     

J. A. London

Monsters aren't as scary if you start shining lights on them.     

Wyatt Cenac

Everyone carries around his own monsters.     

Richard Pyor

In all known time there has never been a greater monster or miracle than the human being.     

Bryant McGill

Ignorance is the womb of monsters.     

Henry Ward Beecher

The dream of reason produces monsters.     

Francisco Goya

The monsters of our childhood do not fade away, neither are they ever wholly monstrous.     

John Le Carre

Fantasy abandoned by reason produces impossible monsters     

Francisco Goya

Your memory is a monster; you forget - it doesn't. It simply files things away. It keeps things for you, or hides things from you - and summons them to your recall with a will of its own. You think you have a memory; but it has you!     

John Irving

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

Monsters exist, but they are too few in number to be truly dangerous. More dangerous are the common men, the functionaries ready to believe and to act without asking questions.     

Primo Levi

Monsters die out when the collective imagination no longer needs them.     

Glen Duncan

We make our own monsters, then fear them for what they show us about ourselves.     

MIKE CAREY

Where there is a monster, there is a miracle.     

Ogden Nash

Calling someone a monster does not make him more guilty; it makes him less so by classing him with beasts and devils.     

Mary Mccarthy

A human being does not turn another human being over to the monsters. Not for any reason.     

Laurell K. Hamilton

The thing to decide is what kind of monster to be. The kind who builds towns or the kind who breaks them.     

Catherynne M. Valente

The monsters are in your own head     

Paula Cole

Monsters don't get happy endings.     

Paula Stokes