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


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  • Nothing contributes so much to tranquillize the mind as a steady purpose- a point on which the soul can focus its intellectual eye
    (Mary Shelley, "Frankenstein")

  • The world was to me a secret which I desired to devine.
    (Mary Shelley, "Frankenstein")

  • Heavy misfortunes have befallen us, but let us only cling closer to what remains, and transfer our love for those whom we have lost to those who yet live. Our circle will be small, but bound close by the ties of affection and mutual misfortune. And when time shall have softened your despair, new and dear objects of care will be born to replace those of whom we have been so cruelly deprived.
    (Mary Shelley, "Frankenstein")

  • I was seized by remorse and the sense of guilt, which hurried me away to a hell of intense tortures as no language can describe
    (Mary Shelley, "Frankenstein")

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


  • 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")

  • 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")

  • 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")


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