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Mary Shelley Quote: “Thus strangely are our souls constructed, and by slight ligaments are we bound to prosperity and ruin.”
Mary Shelley Quote: “I am not a person of opinions because I feel the counter arguments too strongly.”
Mary Shelley Quote: “I required kindness and sympathy, but I did not believe myself utterly unworthy of it.”
Mary Shelley Quote: “Life is obstinate and clings closest where it is most hated.”
Mary Shelley Quote: “I felt emotions of gentleness and pleasure, that had long appeared dead, revive within me. Half surprised by the novelty of these sensations, I allowed myself to be borne away by them, and forgetting my solitude and deformity, dared to be happy.”
Mary Shelley Quote: “The very winds whispered in soothing accents, and maternal Nature bade me weep no more.”
Mary Shelley Quote: “From my infancy I was imbued with high hopes and a lofty ambition.”
Mary Shelley Quote: “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 Quote: “The agony of my feelings allowed me no respite; no incident occurred from which my rage and misery could not extract its food.”
Mary Shelley Quote: “Tranquility, allied to loneliness, possessed no charms.”
Mary Shelley Quote: “To examine the causes of life, we must first have recourse to death.”
Mary Shelley Quote: “Accursed creator! Why did you form a monster so hideous that even you turned from me in disgust?”
Mary Shelley Quote: “The different accidents of life are not so changeable as the feelings of human nature.”
Mary Shelley Quote: “Teach him to think for himself? Oh, my God, teach him rather to think like other people!”
Mary Shelley Quote: “How dreadful it is, to emerge from the oblivion of slumber, and to receive as a good morrow the mute wailing of one’s own hapless heart – to return from the land of deceptive dreams to the heavy knowledge of unchanged disaster!”
Mary Shelley Quote: “I saw no cause for their unhappiness, but I was deeply affected by it. If such lovely creatures were miserable, it was less strange that I, an imperfect and solitary being, should be wretched.”
Mary Shelley Quote: “A lofty sense of independence is, in man, the best privilege of his nature.”
Mary Shelley Quote: “It was the secrets of heaven and earth that I desired to learn.”
Mary Shelley Quote: “His conversation was marked by its happy abundance.”
Mary Shelley Quote: “How dangerous is the acquirement of knowledge and how much happier that man is who believes his native town to be the world, than he who aspires to be greater than his nature will allow.”
Mary Shelley Quote: “Her countenance was all expression; her eyes were not dark but impenetrably deep; you seemed to discover space after space in their intellectual glance.”
Mary Shelley Quote: “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 Quote: “A solitary being is by instinct a wanderer...”
Mary Shelley Quote: “My person was hideous and my stature gigantic. What did this mean? Who was I? What was I? Whence did I come? What was my destination? These questions continually recurred, but I was unable to solve them.”
Mary Shelley Quote: “The moon gazed on my midnight labours, while, with unrelaxed and breathless eagerness, I pursued nature to her hiding places.”
Mary Shelley Quote: “The time at length arrives, when grief is rather an indulgence than a necessity and the smile that plays upon the lips, although it may be deemed a sacrilege, is not banished.”
Mary Shelley Quote: “My father was not scientific, and I was left to struggle with a child’s blindness, added to a student’s thirst for knowledge.”
Mary Shelley Quote: “Every where I see bliss, from which I alone am irrevocably excluded.”
Mary Shelley Quote: “My spirit will sleep in peace; or if it thinks, it will not surely think thus. Farewell.”
Mary Shelley Quote: “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 Quote: “Devil, do you dare approach me? and do you not fear the fierce vengeance of my arm wreaked on your miserable head?”
Mary Shelley Quote: “But I am a blasted tree; the bolt has entered my soul; and I felt then that I should survive to exhibit what I shall soon cease to be – a miserable spectacle of wrecked humanity, pitiable to others and intolerable to myself.”
Mary Shelley Quote: “Nothing is more painful to the human mind than, after the feelings have been worked up by a quick succession of events, the dead calmness of inaction and certainty which follows and deprives the soul both of hope and fear.”
Mary Shelley Quote: “It is with considerable difficulty that I remember the original era of my being.”
Mary Shelley Quote: “I also became a poet, and for one year lived in a Paradise of my own creation; I imagined that I also might obtain a niche in the temple where the names of Homer and Shakespeare are consecrated.”
Mary Shelley Quote: “Ah! it is well for the unfortunate to be resigned, but for the guilty there is no peace.”
Mary Shelley Quote: “All judges had rather that ten innocent should suffer than that one guilty should escape.”
Mary Shelley Quote: “It is hardly surprising that women concentrate on the way they look instead of what is in their minds since not much has been put in their minds to begin with.”
Mary Shelley Quote: “The modern masters promise very little.”
Mary Shelley Quote: “When I step into the batter’s box, the fans, the noise, the cheers, they all disappear. For that moment, the world is just a battle between me and the pitcher. And more than anything, I want to win.”
Mary Shelley Quote: “None but those who have experienced them can conceive of the enticements of science.”
Mary Shelley Quote: “What are we, the inhabitants of this globe, least among the many that people infinite space? Our minds embrace infinity; the visible mechanism of our being is subject to merest accident.”
Mary Shelley Quote: “My dreams were at once more fantastic and agreeable than my writings.”
Mary Shelley Quote: “I ought to be thy Adam, but I am rather the fallen angel...”
Mary Shelley Quote: “In my joy I thrust my hand into the live embers, but quickly drew it out with a cry of pain. How strange, I thought that the same cause should produce such opposite effects.”
Mary Shelley Quote: “My courage and my resolution is firm; but my hopes fluctuate, and my spirits are often depressed.”
Mary Shelley Quote: “The young are always in extremes.”
Mary Shelley Quote: “After days and nights of incredible labor and fatigue, I succeeded in discovering the cause of generation and life. Nay, more, I became myself capable of bestowing animation upon lifeless matter.”
Mary Shelley Quote: “The labours of men of genius, however erroneously directed, scarcely ever fail in ultimately turning to the solid advantage of mankind.”
Mary Shelley Quote: “My heart was fashioned to be susceptible of love and sympathy, and when wrenched by misery to vice and hatred, it did not endure the violence of the change without torture such as you cannot even imagine.”
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