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Top 37 Mary Shelley Quotes (FRANKENSTEIN)

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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.
I do not wish women to have power over men; but over themselves.
I do not wish women to have power over men; but over themselves.
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.
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.
Beware; for I am fearless, and therefore powerful.
Beware; for I am fearless, and therefore powerful.
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.
Life is obstinate and clings closest where it is most hated.
Life is obstinate and clings closest where it is most hated.
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.
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.
A king is always a king - and a woman always a woman: his authority and her sex ever stand between them and rational converse.
A king is always a king – and a woman always a woman: his authority and her sex ever stand between them and rational converse.

11 Mary Shelley Quotes About Life

“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.”

Mary Shelley
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.
The companions of our childhood always possess a certain power over our minds which hardly any later friend can obtain.
The companions of our childhood always possess a certain power over our minds which hardly any later friend can obtain.
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.
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.
I think that I can maintain myself, and there is something inspiriting in the idea.
I think that I can maintain myself, and there is something inspiriting in the idea.
The agony of my feelings allowed me no respite; no incident occurred from which my rage and misery could not extract its food.
The agony of my feelings allowed me no respite; no incident occurred from which my rage and misery could not extract its food.
The beginning is always today.
The beginning is always today.
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.
The name of Italy has magic in its very syllables.
The name of Italy has magic in its very syllables.
Elegance is inferior to virtue.
Elegance is inferior to virtue.

3 Mary Shelley Quotes About Dreams

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.
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.
My dreams were at once more fantastic and agreeable than my writings.
My dreams were at once more fantastic and agreeable than my writings.

Mary Shelley Quotes on Reading

My education was neglected, yet I was passionately fond of reading.
My education was neglected, yet I was passionately fond of reading.

Mary Shelley Quotes About Women

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.
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.

6 Mary Shelley Quotes on Happiness

“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
If such lovely creatures were miserable, it was less strange that I, an imperfect and solitary being, should be wretched.
If such lovely creatures were miserable, it was less strange that I, an imperfect and solitary being, should be wretched.
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.
Solitude was my only consolation - deep, dark, deathlike solitude.
Solitude was my only consolation – deep, dark, deathlike solitude.
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?
Live, and be happy, and make others so.
Live, and be happy, and make others so.

3 Mary Shelley Quotes on Love

Although I may not be yours, I can never be another’s.
Although I may not be yours, I can never be another’s.
If I cannot inspire love, I will cause fear!
If I cannot inspire love, I will cause fear!
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!

2 Mary Shelley Quotes on Monsters

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.
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.

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