"Ah, Grendel!" he said. He seemed that instant almost to rise to pity. "You improve them, my boy! Can't you see that yourself? You stimulate them! You make them think and scheme. You drive them to poetry, science, religion, all that makes them what they are for as long as they last. . . .
If man's the irrelevance that interests you, stick with him! Scare him to glory!"
- Grendel, by John Gardner