Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley, Frankenstein Quotes
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Accursed creator! Why did you form a monster so hideous that even you turned from me in disgust?
There is something at work in my soul, which I do not understand.
Of what a strange nature is knowledge! It clings to a mind when it has once seized on it like a lichen on a rock." - Frankenstein p115
Nothing is so painful to the human mind as a great and sudden change.
A mind of moderate capacity which closely pursues one study must infallibly arrive at great proficiency in that study.
Ah! it is well for the unfortunate to be resigned, but for the guilty there is no peace.
Life, although it may only be an accumulation of anguish, is dear to me, and I will defend it.
This advice, although good, was totally inapplicable to my case.
I wished, as it were, to procrastinate all that related to my feelings of affection until the great object, which swallowed up every habit of my nature, should be completed.
I seemed to have lost all soul or sensation but for this one pursuit.
I looked upon the sea, it was to be my grave
Alas! he is cold, he cannot answer me.
Cursed, cursed creator! Why did I live? Why, in that instant, did I not extinguish the spark of existence which you had so wantonly bestowed?
The agonies of remorse poison the luxury there is otherwise sometimes found in the excess of grief.
My life, as it passes thus, was indeed hateful to me, and it was during sleep alone that I could taste joy. O blessed sleep!
the companions of our childhood always possess a certain power over our minds which hardly any later friend can obtain.
If your wish is to become really a man of science and not merely a petty experimentalist, I should advise you to apply to every branch of natural philosophy, including mathematics.
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.