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Mary Shelley’s “Frankenstein” Quotes (77 Quotes)


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  • Nothing is so painful to the human mind as a great and sudden change.
    (Mary Shelley, "Frankenstein")

  • The whole series of my life appeared to me as a dream; I sometimes doubted if indeed it were all true, for it never presented itself to my mind with the force of reality.
    (Mary Shelley, "Frankenstein")

  • Yet from whom has not that rude hand rent away some dear connexion; and why should I describe a sorrow which all have felt, and must feel? The time at length arrives, when grief is rather an indulgence than a necessity; and the smile that plays upon the lips, although it may be deemed a sacrilege, is not banished.
    (Mary Shelley, "Frankenstein")

  • I do not ever remember to have trembled at a tale of superstition or to have feared the apparition of a spirit. Darkness had no effect upon my fancy, and a churchyard was to me merely the receptacle of bodies deprived of life, which, from being the seat of beauty and strength, had become food for the worm.
    (Mary Shelley, "Frankenstein")

  • In other studies you go as far as other have gone before you, and there is nothing more to know; but in a scientific pursuit there is continual food for discovery and wonder.
    (Mary Shelley, "Frankenstein")


  • Oh! Be men, or be more than men. Be steady to your purposes and firm as a rock. This ice is not made of such stuff as your hearts may be; it is mutable and cannot withstand you if you say that it shall not. Do not return to your families with the stigma of disgrace marked on your brows. Return as heroes who have fought and conquered, and who know not what it is to turn their backs on the foe.
    (Mary Shelley, "Frankenstein")

  • A mind of moderate capacity which closely pursues one study must infallibly arrive at great proficiency in that study.
    (Mary Shelley, "Frankenstein")

  • A miserable spectacle of wrecked humanity, pitiable to others and intolerable to myself.
    (Mary Shelley, "Frankenstein")

  • Accursed creator! Why did you form a monster so hideous that even you turned from me in disgust?
    (Mary Shelley, "Frankenstein")

  • Beware; for I am fearless, and therefore powerful.
    (Mary Shelley, "Frankenstein")

  • But he found that a traveller's life is one that includes much pain amidst its enjoyments. His feelings are for ever on the stretch; and when he begins to sink into repose, he finds himself obliged to quit that on which he rests in pleasure for something new, which again engages his attention, and which also he forsakes for other novelties.
    (Mary Shelley, "Frankenstein")

  • But soon, I shall die, and what I now feel be no longer felt. Soon these burning miseries will be extinct.
    (Mary Shelley, "Frankenstein")

  • Continue for the present to write to me by every opportunity: I may receive your letters on some occasions when I need them most to support my spirits.
    (Mary Shelley, "Frankenstein")

  • Devil, do you dare approach me? and do you not fear the fierce vengeance of my arm wreaked on your miserable head?
    (Mary Shelley, "Frankenstein")

  • Do I not deserve an acomplish of some great purpose? ... I prefer glory to every enticement than wealth placed in my path.
    (Mary Shelley, "Frankenstein")


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