(William Hurlbut (1883-?), U.S. screenwriter, James Balderston, and James Whale. The Monster (Boris Karloff), Bride of Frankenstein, speaking to Pretorius at the end of the movie (1935).
Suggested by the original story written in 1816 by Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley and adapted by William Hurlbut, James Balderston.)
It's a tragic irony. The sick stayed well and the healthy became blind.
(Philip Yordan (b. 1913), U.S. screenwriter, and Steve Sekely. Christine Durrant (Nicole Maurey), Day of the Triffids, discussing the triffids' attack on England, which left their victims blind (1963).)
Whoever lives for the sake of combating an enemy has an interest in the enemy's staying alive.
(Friedrich Nietzsche (1844-1900), German philosopher, classical scholar, critic of culture. Friedrich Nietzsche, Sämtliche Werke: Kritische Studienausgabe, vol. 2, p. 326, eds. Giorgio Colli and Mazzino Montinari, Berlin, de Gruyter (1980); Human, All-Too-Human, p. 240, trans. by Marion Faber and Stephen Lehmann, Lincoln, Nebraska, University of Nebraska Press (1984). Human, All-Too-Human, "Man Alone With Himself," aphorism 531, "The Enemy's Life," (1878).)
It makes no odds where a man goes or stays, if he is only about his business.
(Henry David Thoreau (1817-1862), U.S. philosopher, author, naturalist. Letter, February 7, 1855, to Thomas Cholmondeley, in The Writings of Henry David Thoreau, vol. 6, p. 251, Houghton Mifflin (1906).)