“Oh,“ the girl said, shaking her head. "Don’t be so simple. People adore
monsters. They fill their songs and stories with them. They define
themselves in relation to them. You know what a monster is, young shade?
Power. 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.” Her eyes became distant. “There are far, far worse things to be
than a monster.”
― Jim Butcher, Ghost Story