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Mary Shelley quotes: Seek happiness in tranquility and avoid ambition even if it be only the apparently innocent one of distinguishing yourself in science and discoveries. Seek happiness in tranquility and avoid ambition even if it be only the apparently innocent one of distinguishing yourself in science and discoveries.
Mary Shelley quotes: I became the same happy creature who, a few years ago, loved and beloved by all, had no sorrow or care. I became the same happy creature who, a few years ago, loved and beloved by all, had no sorrow or care.
Mary Shelley quotes: It is true, we shall be monsters, cut off from all the world; but on that account we shall be more attached to one another. It is true, we shall be monsters, cut off from all the world; but on that account we shall be more attached to one another.
Mary Shelley quotes: A mind of moderate capacity which closely pursues one study must infallibly arrive at great proficiency in that study. A mind of moderate capacity which closely pursues one study must infallibly arrive at great proficiency in that study.
Mary Shelley quotes: Who could be interested in the fate of a murderer, but the hangman who would gain his fee? Who could be interested in the fate of a murderer, but the hangman who would gain his fee?
Mary Shelley quotes: Ah! it is well for the unfortunate to be resigned, but for the guilty there is no peace. Ah! it is well for the unfortunate to be resigned, but for the guilty there is no peace.
Mary Shelley quotes: Learn from my miseries, and do not seek to increase your own. Learn from my miseries, and do not seek to increase your own.
Mary Shelley quotes: My courage and my resolution is firm; but my hopes fluctuate, and my spirits are often depressed. My courage and my resolution is firm; but my hopes fluctuate, and my spirits are often depressed.
Mary Shelley quotes: Elegance is inferior to virtue. Elegance is inferior to virtue.
Mary Shelley quotes: It is decided as you may have expected; all judges had rather that ten innocent should suffer, than that one guilty should escape. It is decided as you may have expected; all judges had rather that ten innocent should suffer, than that one guilty should escape.
Mary Shelley quotes: You accuse me of murder; and yet you would, with a satisfied conscience, destroy your own creature. Oh, Praise the eternal justice of man! You accuse me of murder; and yet you would, with a satisfied conscience, destroy your own creature. Oh, Praise the eternal justice of man!
Mary Shelley quotes: I became myself capable of bestowing animation upon lifeless matter. I became myself capable of bestowing animation upon lifeless matter.
Mary Shelley quotes: I spread the whole earth out as a map before me. On no one spot of its surface could I put my finger and say, here is safety. I spread the whole earth out as a map before me. On no one spot of its surface could I put my finger and say, here is safety.
Mary Shelley quotes: For nothing contributes so much to tranquillize the mind as a steady purpose - a point on which the soul may fix its intellectual eye. For nothing contributes so much to tranquillize the mind as a steady purpose - a point on which the soul may fix its intellectual eye.
Mary Shelley quotes: I felt that blank incapability of invention which is the greatest misery of authorship, when dull Nothing replies to our anxious invocations. I felt that blank incapability of invention which is the greatest misery of authorship, when dull Nothing replies to our anxious invocations.
Mary Shelley quotes: I am not a person of opinions because I feel the counter arguments too strongly. I am not a person of opinions because I feel the counter arguments too strongly.
Mary Shelley quotes: Her health, and even the tranquillity of her hitherto constant spirit, had been shaken by what she had gone through. Her health, and even the tranquillity of her hitherto constant spirit, had been shaken by what she had gone through.
Mary Shelley quotes: I heard of the discovery of the American hemisphere, and wept with Safie over the hapless fate of its original inhabitants. I heard of the discovery of the American hemisphere, and wept with Safie over the hapless fate of its original inhabitants.
Mary Shelley quotes: A man would make but a very sorry chemist if he attended to that department of human knowledge alone. A man would make but a very sorry chemist if he attended to that department of human knowledge alone.
Mary Shelley quotes: Devil, do you dare approach me? and do you not fear the fierce vengeance of my arm wreaked on your miserable head? Devil, do you dare approach me? and do you not fear the fierce vengeance of my arm wreaked on your miserable head?
Mary Shelley quotes: I read of men concerned in public affairs governing or massacring their species. I read of men concerned in public affairs governing or massacring their species.
Mary Shelley quotes: I beheld the wretch-the miserable monster whom I had created. I beheld the wretch-the miserable monster whom I had created.
Mary Shelley quotes: I am satisfied: miserable wretch! you have determined to live, and I am satisfied. I am satisfied: miserable wretch! you have determined to live, and I am satisfied.
Mary Shelley quotes: Remember , that I am thy creature; I ought to be thy Adam; but I am rather the fallen angel, whom thou drivest from joy for no misdeed. Remember , that I am thy creature; I ought to be thy Adam; but I am rather the fallen angel, whom thou drivest from joy for no misdeed.
Mary Shelley quotes: His landlady came to the door, loosely wrapped in dressing gown and shawl; her husband followed ejaculating. His landlady came to the door, loosely wrapped in dressing gown and shawl; her husband followed ejaculating.
Mary Shelley quotes: So much does suffering blunt even the coarsest sensations of men So much does suffering blunt even the coarsest sensations of men
Mary Shelley quotes: What terrified me will terrify others; and I need only describe the spectre which had haunted my midnight pillow. What terrified me will terrify others; and I need only describe the spectre which had haunted my midnight pillow.
Mary Shelley quotes: Strange and harrowing must be his story; frightful the storm which embraced the gallant vessel on its course, and wrecked itthus! Strange and harrowing must be his story; frightful the storm which embraced the gallant vessel on its course, and wrecked it
thus!
Mary Shelley quotes: I trembled, and my heart failed within me; when, on looking up, I saw, by the light of the moon, the daemon at the casement. I trembled, and my heart failed within me; when, on looking up, I saw, by the light of the moon, the daemon at the casement.
Mary Shelley quotes: You may deem me romantic, my dear sister, but I bitterly feel the want of a friend. You may deem me romantic, my dear sister, but I bitterly feel the want of a friend.
Mary Shelley quotes: The very winds whispered in soothing accents, and maternal Nature bade me weep no more. The very winds whispered in soothing accents, and maternal Nature bade me weep no more.
Mary Shelley quotes: Listen to me, Frankenstein. You accuse me of murder, and yet you would, with a satisfied conscience, destroy your own creature. Listen to me, Frankenstein. You accuse me of murder, and yet you would, with a satisfied conscience, destroy your own creature.
Mary Shelley quotes: But now misery has come home, and men appear to me as monsters thirsting for each other's blood. But now misery has come home, and men appear to me as monsters thirsting for each other's blood.
Mary Shelley quotes: The agonies of remorse poison the luxury there is otherwise sometimes found in the excess of grief. The agonies of remorse poison the luxury there is otherwise sometimes found in the excess of grief.
Mary Shelley quotes: Man," I cried, "how ignorant art thou in thy pride of wisdom! Man," I cried, "how ignorant art thou in thy pride of wisdom!
Mary Shelley quotes: What a glorious creature must he have been in the day of his prosperity, when he is thus noble and godlike in ruin. What a glorious creature must he have been in the day of his prosperity, when he is thus noble and godlike in ruin.
Mary Shelley quotes: Then reflected, and the thought made me shiver, that the creature whom I had left in my apartment might still be there, alive, and walking about. Then reflected, and the thought made me shiver, that the creature whom I had left in my apartment might still be there, alive, and walking about.
Mary Shelley quotes: When happy, inanimate nature had the power of bestowing on me the most delightful sensations. When happy, inanimate nature had the power of bestowing on me the most delightful sensations.
Mary Shelley quotes: I have thus endeavoured to preserve the truth of the elementary principles of human I have thus endeavoured to preserve the truth of the elementary principles of human
Mary Shelley quotes: Shore of the lake, at the distance of rather more than a league Shore of the lake, at the distance of rather more than a league
Mary Shelley quotes: I persuaded myself that I was dreaming until night should come and that I should then enjoy reality in the arms of my dearest friends. I persuaded myself that I was dreaming until night should come and that I should then enjoy reality in the arms of my dearest friends.
Mary Shelley quotes: The labours of men of genius, however erroneously directed, scarcely ever fail in ultimately turning to the solid advantage of mankind. The labours of men of genius, however erroneously directed, scarcely ever fail in ultimately turning to the solid advantage of mankind.
Mary Shelley quotes: He may be innocent of the murder, but he has certainly a bad conscience. He may be innocent of the murder, but he has certainly a bad conscience.
Mary Shelley quotes: I became the victim of ingratitude and cold coquetry - then I desponded, and imagined that my discontent gave me a right to hate the world. I I became the victim of ingratitude and cold coquetry - then I desponded, and imagined that my discontent gave me a right to hate the world. I
Mary Shelley quotes: When you speak of new ties and fresh affections, think you that any can replace those who are gone? When you speak of new ties and fresh affections, think you that any can replace those who are gone?
Mary Shelley quotes: I no longer see the world and its works as they before appeared to me. I no longer see the world and its works as they before appeared to me.
Mary Shelley quotes: I remembered Adam's supplication to his Creator. But where was mine? He had abandoned me, and in the bitterness of my heart I cursed him. I remembered Adam's supplication to his Creator. But where was mine? He had abandoned me, and in the bitterness of my heart I cursed him.
Mary Shelley quotes: She seemed, poor woman, to imagine that the French and the Martians might prove very similar. She seemed, poor woman, to imagine that the French and the Martians might prove very similar.
Mary Shelley quotes: I, a miserable wretch, haunted by a curse that shut up every avenue to enjoyment. I, a miserable wretch, haunted by a curse that shut up every avenue to enjoyment.
Mary Shelley quotes: I cannot tell you how I loathe talking about myself. I cannot tell you how I loathe talking about myself.
Mary Shelley quotes: My own mind began to grow, watchful with anxoius thoughts. My own mind began to grow, watchful with anxoius thoughts.
Mary Shelley quotes: The fallen angel becomes a malignant devil. Yet even that enemy of God and man had friends and associates in his desolation; I am alone. The fallen angel becomes a malignant devil. Yet even that enemy of God and man had friends and associates in his desolation; I am alone.
Mary Shelley quotes: I could not understand why men who knew all about good and evil could hate and kill each other. I could not understand why men who knew all about good and evil could hate and kill each other.
Mary Shelley quotes: What is there in our nature that is for ever urging us on towards pain and misery? What is there in our nature that is for ever urging us on towards pain and misery?
Mary Shelley quotes: My spirit will sleep in peace; or if it thinks, it will not surely think thus. Farewell. My spirit will sleep in peace; or if it thinks, it will not surely think thus. Farewell.
Mary Shelley quotes: But now that I had finished, the beauty of the dream vanished, and breathless horror and disgust filled my heart But now that I had finished, the beauty of the dream vanished, and breathless horror and disgust filled my heart
Mary Shelley quotes: Henry deeply felt the misfortune of being debarred from a liberal education. Henry deeply felt the misfortune of being debarred from a liberal education.
Mary Shelley quotes: Life and death appeared to me ideal bounds, which I should first break through, and pour a torrent of light into our dark world. Life and death appeared to me ideal bounds, which I should first break through, and pour a torrent of light into our dark world.
Mary Shelley quotes: 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? 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?
Mary Shelley quotes: I leave a sad and bitter world; and if you remember me, and think of me as of one unjustly condemned, I am resigned to the fate awaiting me. I leave a sad and bitter world; and if you remember me, and think of me as of one unjustly condemned, I am resigned to the fate awaiting me.
Mary Shelley quotes: He is dead who called me into being, and when I shall be no more the very remembrance of us both will speedily vanish. He is dead who called me into being, and when I shall be no more the very remembrance of us both will speedily vanish.
Mary Shelley quotes: It is well. I go; but remember, I shall be with you on your wedding-night. It is well. I go; but remember, I shall be with you on your wedding-night.
Mary Shelley quotes: I seemed to have lost all soul or sensation but for this one pursuit. I seemed to have lost all soul or sensation but for this one pursuit.
Mary Shelley quotes: When falsehood can look so like the truth, who can assure themselves of certain happiness? When falsehood can look so like the truth, who can assure themselves of certain happiness?
Mary Shelley quotes: Yet you, my creator, detest and spurn me, thy creature, to whom thou art bound by ties only dissoluble by the annhilation of one of us. Yet you, my creator, detest and spurn me, thy creature, to whom thou art bound by ties only dissoluble by the annhilation of one of us.
Mary Shelley quotes: This advice, although good, was totally inapplicable to my case. This advice, although good, was totally inapplicable to my case.
Mary Shelley quotes: There is something at work in my soul, which I do not understand. There is something at work in my soul, which I do not understand.
Mary Shelley quotes: Life is obstinate and clings closest where it is most hated. Life is obstinate and clings closest where it is most hated.
Mary Shelley quotes: You, my creator, abhor me; what hope can I gather from your fellow-creatures, who owe me nothing? You, my creator, abhor me; what hope can I gather from your fellow-creatures, who owe me nothing?
Mary Shelley quotes: What did this mean? Who was I? What was I? Whence did I come? What was my destination? What did this mean? Who was I? What was I? Whence did I come? What was my destination?
Mary Shelley quotes: I was benevolent and good; misery made me a fiend. Make me happy, and I shall again be virtuous. I was benevolent and good; misery made me a fiend. Make me happy, and I shall again be virtuous.
Mary Shelley quotes: Sir Isaac Newton is said to have avowed that he felt like a child picking up shells beside the great and unexplored ocean of truth. Sir Isaac Newton is said to have avowed that he felt like a child picking up shells beside the great and unexplored ocean of truth.
Mary Shelley quotes: We cannot without depraving our minds endeavour to please a lover or husband but in proportion as he pleases us. We cannot without depraving our minds endeavour to please a lover or husband but in proportion as he pleases us.
Mary Shelley quotes: The blood flowed freely in my veins, but a weight of despair and remorse pressed on my heart, which nothing could remove. The blood flowed freely in my veins, but a weight of despair and remorse pressed on my heart, which nothing could remove.
Mary Shelley quotes: After so much time spent in painful labor, to arrive at once at the summit of my desires was the most gratifying consummation of my toils. After so much time spent in painful labor, to arrive at once at the summit of my desires was the most gratifying consummation of my toils.
Mary Shelley quotes: No man chooses evil because it is evil; he only mistakes it for happiness, the good he seeks. No man chooses evil because it is evil; he only mistakes it for happiness, the good he seeks.
Mary Shelley quotes: Will revenge my injuries; if I cannot inspire love, I will cause fear, and chiefly towards you my arch-enemy, because my creator, do I swear Will revenge my injuries; if I cannot inspire love, I will cause fear, and chiefly towards you my arch-enemy, because my creator, do I swear
Mary Shelley quotes: Why does man boast of sensibilities superior to those apparent in the brute; it only renders them more necessary beings. Why does man boast of sensibilities superior to those apparent in the brute; it only renders them more necessary beings.
Mary Shelley quotes: Ignominious grave, and I the cause! A thousand times Ignominious grave, and I the cause! A thousand times
Mary Shelley quotes: It is with considerable difficulty that I remember the original era of my being ... It is with considerable difficulty that I remember the original era of my being ...
Mary Shelley quotes: Nothing is so precious to a woman's heart as the glory and excellence of him she loves Nothing is so precious to a woman's heart as the glory and excellence of him she loves
Mary Shelley quotes: It is a farce to call any being virtuous whose virtues do not result from the exercise of its own reason. It is a farce to call any being virtuous whose virtues do not result from the exercise of its own reason.