„Monsters are divine portents.“

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Umberto Eco Foto
Michael Franti Foto
Edmund Burke Foto

„This day I heard from Laurence who has sent me papers confirming the portentous State of France—where the Elements which compose Human Society seem all to be dissolved, and a world of Monsters to be producd in the place of it—where Mirabeau presides as the Grand Anarch; and the late Grand Monarch makes a figure as ridiculous as pitiable.“

—  Edmund Burke Anglo-Irish statesman 1729 - 1797

Letter to Richard Burke (c. 10 October 1789), quoted in Alfred Cobban and Robert A. Smith (eds.), The Correspondence of Edmund Burke, Volume VI: July 1789–December 1791 (Cambridge University Press, 1967), p. 30
1780s

Jeanette Winterson Foto

„She was a monster, but she was my monster.“

—  Jeanette Winterson English writer 1959

Quelle: Why Be Happy When You Could Be Normal?

China Miéville Foto

„So I want to have monsters as a metaphor but I also want monsters because monsters are cool.“

—  China Miéville English writer 1972

interview with 3am
Kontext: The thing about good pulp is that you trust the reader and you know that the mind is a machine to process metaphors so of course all those connections will be there. But you've also granted the fantastic its own dynamic and allowed that awe. There's no contradiction. So I want to have monsters as a metaphor but I also want monsters because monsters are cool. There's no contradiction.

Friedrich Nietzsche Foto

„Is it better to out-monster the monster or to be quietly devoured?“

—  Friedrich Nietzsche German philosopher, poet, composer, cultural critic, and classical philologist 1844 - 1900

Jacques Derrida Foto

„Monsters cannot be announced. One cannot say: 'here are our monsters', without immediately turning the monsters into pets.“

—  Jacques Derrida French philosopher (1930-2004) 1930 - 2004

Some Statements and Truisms about Neologisms, Newisms, Postisms, Parasitisms, and other small Seismisms, The States of Theory, ed. David Carroll, New York: Columbia University Press, 1989.

Geert Wilders Foto

„We have imported a monster and this monster is called Islam.“

—  Geert Wilders Dutch politician 1963

As quoted in "‘We have imported a monster called Islam’: Dutch Far-Right leader Geert Wilders says EU should refuse entry to all Muslim migrants" http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3708401/Dutch-Far-Right-Freedom-Party-leader-Geert-Wilders-says-EU-refuse-entry-Muslim-migrants.html by Gareth Davies, Mail Online (26 July 2016)
2010s

„We're all monsters," said Daisy with enthusiasm. "It's the Age of Monsters.“

—  Paul Bowles, buch Let It Come Down

Quelle: Let It Come Down (1952), p. 238

Guillermo del Toro Foto

„Well, the first thing is that I love monsters, I identify with monsters.“

—  Guillermo del Toro Mexican film director 1964

Quelle: The Monsters Of Hellboy II

John Steinbeck Foto
Laurell K. Hamilton Foto
Rick Riordan Foto

„Someday, he thought, I would like to meet a monster who looked like a monster.“

—  Ira Levin, buch The Boys from Brazil

The Boys from Brazil (1976)

Ray Bradbury Foto

„The monster cried out at the tower. The foghorn blew. The monster roared again. The foghorn blew. The monster opened its great toothed mouth, and the sound that came from it was the sound of the foghorn itself.“

—  Ray Bradbury, buch The Golden Apples of the Sun

The Foghorn, first published in The Saturday Evening Post (1951) with the title "The Beast from 20,000 Fathoms"
The Golden Apples of the Sun (1953)

Samuel R. Delany Foto
Jack Kirby Foto
Anaïs Nin Foto

„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.“

—  Anaïs Nin writer of novels, short stories, and erotica 1903 - 1977

Quelle: Henry and June: From "A Journal of Love"--The Unexpurgated Diary of Anaïs Nin

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„"Einstein's Monsters," by the way, refers to nuclear weapons, but also to ourselves. We are Einstein's monsters, not fully human, not for now.“

—  Martin Amis, buch Einstein's Monsters

"Introduction: Thinkability"
Einstein's Monsters (1987)

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