Frankenstein Quotes – Frankenstein Important Quotations Explained

Frankenstein Quotes by Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley

“Beware; for I am fearless, and therefore powerful.”

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

“I do know that for the sympathy of one living being, I would make peace with all. I have love in me the likes of which you can scarcely imagine and rage the likes of which you would not believe. If I cannot satisfy the one, I will indulge the other.”

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

“If I cannot inspire love, I will cause fear!”

“There is something at work in my soul, which I do not understand.”

“I ought to be thy Adam, but I am rather the fallen angel…”

“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.”

“the companions of our childhood always possess a certain power over our minds which hardly any later friend can obtain.”

“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.”

“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.”

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

“When falsehood can look so like the truth, who can assure themselves of certain happiness?”

“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.”

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

“Man,” I cried, “how ignorant art thou in thy pride of wisdom!”

“I was benevolent and good; misery made me a fiend. Make me happy, and I shall again be virtuous.”

“It may…be judged indecent in me to come forward on this occasion; but when I see a fellow-creature about to perish through the cowardice of her pretended friends, I wish to be allowed to speak, that I may say what I know of her character.”

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“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.”

“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!”

“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.”

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

“Hateful day when I received life!’ I exclaimed in agony. ‘Accursed creator! Why did you form a monster so hideous that even you turned from me in disgust? God, in pity, made man beautiful and alluring, after his own image; but my form is a filthy type of yours, more horrid even from the very resemlance. Satan had his companions, fellow-devils, to admire and encourage him; but I am solitary and abhorred.’ – Frankenstein”

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

“I have love in me the likes of which you can scarcely imagine and rage the likes of which you would not believe. If I cannot satisfy the one, I will indulge the other.”

 

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