Penny Dreadful Quotes: Vanessa Ives: I know you believe in the word of God. Ethan Chandler: I believe we make ourselves who we are. The blood's on our hands, not God's. Vanessa Ives: And did you make yourself into who you are? Ethan Chandler: The first time I picked up a gun and decided my life was more important than anyone else's. You never go back from that.