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Mary Shelley Quote: “Beware; for I am fearless, and therefore powerful.”

Beware; for I am fearless, and therefore powerful.

— Mary Shelley



Mary Shelley Quote: “The beginning is always today.”

The beginning is always today.

— Mary Shelley


Mary Shelley Quote: “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


Mary Shelley Quote: “Live, and be happy, and make others so.”

Live, and be happy, and make others so.

— Mary Shelley


Mary Shelley Quote: “Nothing is so painful to the human mind as a great and sudden change.”

Nothing is so painful to the human mind as a great and sudden change.

— Mary Shelley


Mary Shelley Quote: “Solitude was my only consolation – deep, dark, deathlike solitude.”

Solitude was my only consolation – deep, dark, deathlike solitude.

— Mary Shelley


Mary Shelley Quote: “If I cannot inspire love, I will cause fear!”

If I cannot inspire love, I will cause fear!

— Mary Shelley


Mary Shelley Quote: “You are my creator, but I am your master.”

You are my creator, but I am your master.

— Mary Shelley


Mary Shelley Quote: “The fallen angel becomes a malignant devil.”

The fallen angel becomes a malignant devil.

— Mary Shelley


Mary Shelley Quote: “Nothing contributes so much to tranquilize the mind as a steady purpose – a point on which the soul may fix its intellectual eye.”

Nothing contributes so much to tranquilize the mind as a steady purpose – a point on which the soul may fix its intellectual eye.

— Mary Shelley


Mary Shelley Quote: “Nothing is so painful to the human mind as a great and sudden change. The sun might shine, or the clouds might lour: but nothing could appear to me as it had done the day before.”

Nothing is so painful to the human mind as a great and sudden change. The sun might shine, or the clouds might lour: but nothing could appear to me as it had done the day before.

— Mary Shelley


Mary Shelley Quote: “Listen to me, Frankenstein. You accuse me of murder; and yet you would, with a satisfied conscience, destroy your own creature. Oh, praise the eternal justice of man!”

Listen to me, Frankenstein. 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


Mary Shelley Quote: “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.”

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


Mary Shelley Quote: “One man’s life or death were but a small price to pay for the acquirement of the knowledge which I sought.”

One man’s life or death were but a small price to pay for the acquirement of the knowledge which I sought.

— Mary Shelley


Mary Shelley Quote: “Curiosity, earnest research to learn the hidden laws of nature, gladness akin to rapture, as they unfolded to me, are among the earliest sensations I can remember.”

Curiosity, earnest research to learn the hidden laws of nature, gladness akin to rapture, as they unfolded to me, are among the earliest sensations I can remember.

— Mary Shelley


Mary Shelley Quote: “Evil thenceforth became my good.”

Evil thenceforth became my good.

— Mary Shelley


Mary Shelley Quote: “He was soon borne away by the waves and lost in darkness and distance.”

He was soon borne away by the waves and lost in darkness and distance.

— Mary Shelley


Mary Shelley Quote: “Men become cannibals of their own hearts; remorse, regret, and restless impatience usurp the place of more wholesome feeling: every thing seems better than that which is.”

Men become cannibals of their own hearts; remorse, regret, and restless impatience usurp the place of more wholesome feeling: every thing seems better than that which is.

— Mary Shelley


Mary Shelley Quote: “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


Mary Shelley Quote: “Life, although it may only be an accumulation of anguish, is dear to me, and I will defend it.”

Life, although it may only be an accumulation of anguish, is dear to me, and I will defend it.

— Mary Shelley


Mary Shelley Quote: “So much has been done, exclaimed the soul of Frankenstein – more, far more, will I achieve; treading in the steps already marked, I will pioneer a new way, explore unknown powers, and unfold to the world the deepest mysteries of creation.”

So much has been done, exclaimed the soul of Frankenstein – more, far more, will I achieve; treading in the steps already marked, I will pioneer a new way, explore unknown powers, and unfold to the world the deepest mysteries of creation.

— Mary Shelley


Mary Shelley Quote: “Invention, it must be humbly admitted, does not consist in creating out of void, but out of chaos.”

Invention, it must be humbly admitted, does not consist in creating out of void, but out of chaos.

— Mary Shelley


Mary Shelley Quote: “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


Mary Shelley Quote: “But soon, I shall die, and what I now feel be no longer felt. Soon these burning miseries will be extinct.”

But soon, I shall die, and what I now feel be no longer felt. Soon these burning miseries will be extinct.

— Mary Shelley


Mary Shelley Quote: “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


Mary Shelley Quote: “My dreams were all my own; I accounted for them to nobody; they were my refuge when annoyed – my dearest pleasure when free.”

My dreams were all my own; I accounted for them to nobody; they were my refuge when annoyed – my dearest pleasure when free.

— Mary Shelley


Mary Shelley Quote: “I am alone and miserable. Only someone as ugly as I am could love me.”

I am alone and miserable. Only someone as ugly as I am could love me.

— Mary Shelley


Mary Shelley Quote: “We are fashioned creatures, but half made up. – Victor Frankenstein.”

We are fashioned creatures, but half made up. – Victor Frankenstein.

— Mary Shelley


Mary Shelley Quote: “I am malicious because I am miserable.”

I am malicious because I am miserable.

— Mary Shelley


Mary Shelley Quote: “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


Mary Shelley Quote: “I beheld the wretch-the miserable monster whom I had created.”

I beheld the wretch-the miserable monster whom I had created.

— Mary Shelley


Mary Shelley Quote: “How mutable are our feelings, and how strange is that clinging love we have of life even in the excess of misery!”

How mutable are our feelings, and how strange is that clinging love we have of life even in the excess of misery!

— Mary Shelley


Mary Shelley Quote: “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.”

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


Mary Shelley Quote: “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


Mary Shelley Quote: “With how many things are we on the brink of becoming acquainted, if cowardice or carelessness did not restrain our inquiries.”

With how many things are we on the brink of becoming acquainted, if cowardice or carelessness did not restrain our inquiries.

— Mary Shelley


Mary Shelley Quote: “I saw and heard of none like me. Was I then a monster, a blot upon the earth, from which all men fled, and whom all men disowned?”

I saw and heard of none like me. Was I then a monster, a blot upon the earth, from which all men fled, and whom all men disowned?

— Mary Shelley


Mary Shelley Quote: “A human being in perfection ought always to preserve a calm and peaceful mind and never to allow passion or a transitory desire to disturb his tranquility.”

A human being in perfection ought always to preserve a calm and peaceful mind and never to allow passion or a transitory desire to disturb his tranquility.

— Mary Shelley


Mary Shelley Quote: “If you will comply with my conditions, I will leave them and you at peace; but if you refuse, I will glut the maw of death, until it be satiated with the blood of your remaining friends.”

If you will comply with my conditions, I will leave them and you at peace; but if you refuse, I will glut the maw of death, until it be satiated with the blood of your remaining friends.

— Mary Shelley


Mary Shelley Quote: “The world was to me a secret which I desired to devine.”

The world was to me a secret which I desired to devine.

— Mary Shelley


Mary Shelley Quote: “Polluted by crimes, and torn by the bitterest remorse, where can I find rest but in death?”

Polluted by crimes, and torn by the bitterest remorse, where can I find rest but in death?

— Mary Shelley


Mary Shelley Quote: “Elegance is inferior to virtue.”

Elegance is inferior to virtue.

— Mary Shelley


Mary Shelley Quote: “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


Mary Shelley Quote: “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


Mary Shelley Quote: “There is something so different in Venice from any other place in the world, that you leave at once all accustomed habits and everyday sights to enter an enchanted garden.”

There is something so different in Venice from any other place in the world, that you leave at once all accustomed habits and everyday sights to enter an enchanted garden.

— Mary Shelley


Mary Shelley Quote: “Thus strangely are our souls constructed, and by slight ligaments are we bound to prosperity and ruin.”

Thus strangely are our souls constructed, and by slight ligaments are we bound to prosperity and ruin.

— Mary Shelley


Mary Shelley Quote: “I required kindness and sympathy, but I did not believe myself utterly unworthy of it.”

I required kindness and sympathy, but I did not believe myself utterly unworthy of it.

— Mary Shelley


Mary Shelley Quote: “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


Mary Shelley Quote: “The world to me was a secret, which I desired to discover; to her it was a vacancy, which she sought to people with imaginations of her own.”

The world to me was a secret, which I desired to discover; to her it was a vacancy, which she sought to people with imaginations of her own.

— Mary Shelley


Mary Shelley Quote: “Life is obstinate and clings closest where it is most hated.”

Life is obstinate and clings closest where it is most hated.

— Mary Shelley


Mary Shelley Quote: “From my infancy I was imbued with high hopes and a lofty ambition.”

From my infancy I was imbued with high hopes and a lofty ambition.

— Mary Shelley

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