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  • There is love in me the likes of which you've never seen. There is rage in me the likes of which should never escape. If I am not satisfied int he one, I will indulge the other.
    (Mary Shelley, "Frankenstein")

  • Had I right, for my own benefit, to inflict this curse upon everlasting generations? I had before been moved by the sophisms of the being I had created; I had been struck senseless by his fiendish threats; but now, for the first time, the wickedness of my promise burst upon me; I shuddered to think that future ages might curse me as their pest, whose selfishness had not hesitated to buy its own peace at the price, perhaps, of the existence of the whole human race.
    (Mary Shelley, "Frankenstein")

  • I ought to be thy Adam, but I am rather the fallen angel...
    (Mary Shelley, "Frankenstein")

  • It may...be judged indecent in me to come forward on this occasion; but when I see a fellow-creature about to perish through the cowardice of her pretended friends, I wish to be allowed to speak, that I may say what I know of her character.
    (Mary Shelley, "Frankenstein")

  • Polluted by crimes, and torn by the bitterest remorse, where can I find rest but in death?
    (Mary Shelley, "Frankenstein")


  • There was a considerable difference between the ages of my parents, but this circumstance seemed to unite them only closer in bonds of devoted affection.
    (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")

  • Even broken in spirit as he is, no one can feel more deeply than he does the beauties of nature. The starry sky, the sea, and every sight afforded by these wonderful regions, seems still to have the power of elevating his soul from earth. Such a man has a double existence: he may suffer misery, and be overwhelmed by disappointments; yet, when he has retired into himself, he will be like a celestial spirit that has a halo around him, within whose circle no grief or folly ventures.
    (Mary Shelley, "Frankenstein")

  • Even where the affections are not strongly moved by any superior excellence, the companions of our childhood always possess a certain power over our minds which hardly any later friend can obtain. They know our infantine dispositions, which, however they may be afterwards modified, are never eradicated; and they can judge of our actions with more certain conclusions as to the integrity of our motives.
    (Mary Shelley, "Frankenstein")


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