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Boris Karloff Quotes

Please enjoy these encouraging quotes by Boris Karloff.

The monster was the best friend I ever had.
- Boris Karloff

O! beware, my lord, of jealousy;
It is the green-eyed monster which
doth mock the meat it feeds on.
- William Shakespeare

We all have an instinctive fear of the unseen.
Make a conscious effort to discover
and embrace the unfamiliar -
to view the unknown not as a lurking monster,
but as a glorious adventure.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Time is a monster that cannot be reasoned with..
- the movie Simon Birch

 

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.
- the movie Simon Birch

Anger is the enemy of non-violence
and pride is a monster that swallows it up.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

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

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The fanatic is incorruptible: if he kills for an idea,
he can just as well get himself killed for one;
in either case,
tyrant or martyr, he is a monster.
- Emile M. Cioran

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

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

I've created such a monster.
- Rip Taylor

I'm glad I brought this course, this monster,
to its knees.
- Ben Hogan

It is conventional to call "monster" any blending of dissonant elements.
I call "monster" every original inexhaustible beauty.
- Alfred Jarry

I can see every monster as they come in.
- Truman Capote

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

But other vampire stories? Well, no,
I really haven't read too many,
and I can't say I'm crazy about romantic vampires anyway -
to me the vampire is simply an evil monster.
- Brian Lumley

My most important task must be an attempt to bring
the monster under democratic direction and control.
- Elliot Richardson

It wasn't the greatest script in the world,
but not many people can say they've played a wicked
king in a swashbuckling Arthurian special-effects monster movie.
- David Thewlis

I have never seen a greater monster or miracle in the world than myself.
- Michel de Montaigne

In this business, until you're known as a monster you're not a star.
- Bette Davis

Behind every tree there's a new monster.
- Todd Rundgren

The piano is a monster that screams when you touch its teeth.
- Andres Segovia

The artist must bow to the monster of his own imagination.
- Richard Wright

I also have always liked the monster within idea.
I like the zombies being us.
Zombies are the blue-collar monsters.
- George A. Romero

Marriage must incessantly contend with a monster that devours everything:
familiarity.
- Honore de Balzac

Godzilla's a monster for the '90s.
He's been working out.
- Hank Azaria

I'm just a bleeping maniac in straight clothing.
There's no reason to dress my monster up.
- Glenn Frey

The first monster you have to scare the audience with is yourself.
- Wes Craven

To make Michael Myers frightening, I had him walk like a man,
not a monster.
- John Carpenter

May the same Almighty Goodness banish the accursed monster,
war, from all lands, with her hated associates,
rapine and insatiable ambition!
- Daniel Boone

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

There will always be that dreadful monster prejudice
to do extra battle against because of their color.
- Major Taylor

The problem here is with a human being,
not with a monster, not with an animal.
The human being does things that even the monster does not do,
because the human is more sophisticated.
- Peter Malkin

You have to fight the green monster with your mind,
not your fists.
- Matthew Broderick

You can't create a monster, then whine when it stomps on a few buildings.
- Yeardley Smith

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

It's not a monster movie.
It's a supernatural thriller.
- Ed Wood

Every woman is supposed to have the same set of motives,
or else to be a monster.
- George Eliot

There's a monster outside my room, can I have a glass of water?
- M. Night Shyamalan

The jargon of sculptors is beyond me.
I do not know precisely why I admire a green granite female,
apparently pregnant monster with one eye going around a square corner.
- Ezra Pound

I thought Godzilla was a mess, the monster had no character
and the humans didn't either.
They forgot to make the movie that went along with
all these wonderful effects.
- George A. Romero

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

I like Bill a lot.
As Bill is presented, I mean you don't ever see Bill
blow her head off? You know? And I think what Quentin
has done is he created a monster.
- David Carradine

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

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

The best part was watching Journey grow into this monster.
The band was huge, playing these enormous gigs.
- Neil Schon

Don't ask me who my favourite monster was because I'm
sick of saying Tom Baker.
- Lalla Ward

The U.S.
always needs an enemy.
It comes and goes.
Today it is Islam.
According to this plan or ideology of the born-again
Christians who formed an alliance with Zionism,
Islam is the monster.
- Walid Jumblatt

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

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

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

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

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

You know honestly I think there's a Dracula,
a Wolf Man, and a Frankenstein's Monster in all of us.
They are sides of our own character so that's why I
think we can relate to them in terms of a 'I know how
that feels' kind of thing.
- Richard Roxburgh

I will always vote what I have promised,
and always vote the Constitution, as well as I will
not vote for one single penny that isn't paid for,
because debt is the monster, debt is what's going to
eat us up and that is why our economy is on the brink.
- Ron Paul

I have never had trouble with any actor being able to visualise things.
They are amazing.
As long as you have your monster head on a long stick,
so you can hold it up there and you can wave it around
and let them see it and explain it to them,
they are just great.
- Dennis Muren

I guess when you have that one monster season,
it's good because you're recognized.
If it weren't for that season, not as many people would know about my career.
But it also kind of diminishes what I did in other years.
- Brady Anderson

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

Marching thus at night, a battalion is doubly impressive.
The silent monster is full of restrained power;
resolute in its onward sweep,
impervious to danger, it looks a menacing engine of destruction,
steady to its goal, and certain of its mission.
- Patrick MacGill

To attempt the destruction of our passions is the height of folly.
What a noble aim is that of the zealot who tortures
himself like a madman in order to desire nothing,
love nothing, feel nothing, and who,
if he succeeded,
would end up a complete monster!
- Denis Diderot

Obscenity, which is ever blasphemy against the divine beauty in life,
is a monster for which the corruption of society forever brings forth new food,
which it devours in secret.
- Percy Bysshe Shelley

That settled Abraham Lincoln with me.
I was thoroughly satisfied that no such man ought to be President;
but I could not yet conceive it possible that such
a monster would be the choice of a majority of the people for President.
- John Sergeant Wise

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

One of the guys that used to run it -
for some reason I've no idea why he used to call me
the Sea Monster and I was just looking around for a
name and thought that'll do.
That lasted for a couple of years probably.
- Jo Brand

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

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 miss my Dad.
My Dad loved cheesy monster movies, so we'd have Godzilla movie marathons.
Those are some of my favorite memories,
laughing at how the monster outfits were so bad,
like black garbage bags for heads.
- Ahmet Zappa

Beware the Rattlesnake of the Mind.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Beware the barrenness of a busy life.
- Socrates

Beware of false knowledge;
it is more dangerous than ignorance.
- George Bernard Shaw

Beware, lest you lose the substance by grasping at the shadow.
- Aesop


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