Penny Dreadful Quotes: Vanessa Ives: You're more cruel than I could have imagined. Alexander Sweet: How am I cruel? To love you? Vanessa Ives: You've lied to me from the first moment. You tore my heart. Alexander Sweet: Have I lied? You met a man who marvels wide-eyed at the miracles of nature. So I am. You met a man who has known pain and tragedy. And so I am. You met a man who wanted to possess you for his own ends, but instead, he fell in love. That's the man I am, and the monster.