Penny Dreadful Quotes: Alexander Sweet: We have been shunned in our time, Vanessa. The world turns away in horror. Why? Because we're different. Ugly. Exceptional. We're the lonely Night Creatures, are we not? The bat, the fox, the spider, the rat. Vanessa Ives: The scorpion. Alexander Sweet: The broken things. Vanessa Ives: The unloved.