Frankenstein Quotes

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Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley
“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, Frankenstein

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

Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley
“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, Frankenstein

Mike Carey
“We make our own monsters, then fear them for what they show us about ourselves.”
Mike Carey & Peter Gross, The Unwritten, Vol. 1: Tommy Taylor and the Bogus Identity

Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley
“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. I do not think that the pursuit of knowledge is an exception to this rule. If the study to which you apply yourself has a tendency to weaken your affections and to destroy your taste for those simple pleasures in which no alloy can possibly mix, then that study is certainly unlawful, that is to say, not befitting the human mind. If this rule were always observed; if no man allowed any pursuit whatsoever to interfere with the tranquillity of his domestic affections, Greece had not been enslaved, Caesar would have spared his country, America would have been discovered more gradually, and the empires of Mexico and Peru had not been destroyed.”
Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley, Frankenstein

Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley
“I am malicious because I am miserable”
Mary Shelley, Frankenstein

Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley
“Oh! Be men, or be more than men. Be steady to your purposes and firm as a rock. This ice is not made of such stuff as your hearts may be; it is mutable and cannot withstand you if you say that it shall not. Do not return to your families with the stigma of disgrace marked on your brows. Return as heroes who have fought and conquered, and who know not what it is to turn their backs on the foe.”
Mary Shelley, Frankenstein

Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley
“Accursed creator! Why did you form a monster so hideous that even you turned from me in disgust?”
Mary Shelley, Frankenstein

Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley
“I looked upon the sea, it was to be my grave”
Mary Shelley, Frankenstein

Dean Koontz
“I'm alive but I have no life. I'm alive but also dead. I'm dead and alive.”
Dean Koontz, Dead and Alive

Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley
“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

Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley
“Be men, or be more than men. Be steady to your purposes and firm as a rock. This ice is not made of such stuff as your hearts may be; it is mutable and cannot withstand you if you say that it shall not.”
Mary Shelley, Frankenstein

Glen Duncan
“She understood the genre constraints, the decencies were supposed to be observing. The morally cosy vision allows the embrace of monstrosity only as a reaction to suffering or as an act of rage against the Almighty. Vampire interviewee Louis is in despair at his brother’s death when he accepts Lestat’s offer. Frankenstein’s creature is driven to violence by the violence done to him. Even Lucifer’s rebellion emerges from the agony of injured price. The message is clear: By all means become an abomination—but only while unhinged by grief or wrath.”
Glen Duncan, The Last Werewolf

Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley
“I beheld the wretch-the miserable monster whom I had created.”
Mary Shelly

Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley
“Oh! Stars and clouds and winds, ye are all about to mock me; if ye really pity me, crush sensation and memory; let me become as nought; but if not, depart, depart, and leave me in darkness.”
Mary Shelley

Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley
“My reign is not yet over... you live, and my power is complete. Follow me; I seek the everlasting ices of the north, where you will feel the misery of cold and frost to which I am impassive. You will find near this place, if you follow not too tardily, a dead hare; eat and be refreshed. Come on, my enemy; we have yet to wrestle for our lives; but many hard and miserable hours must you endure until that period shall arrive.”
Mary Shelley, Frankenstein

Dean Koontz
“The truth was stranger than the official fiction.”
Dean Koontz

Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley
“The very winds whispered in soothing accents, and maternal Nature bade me weep no more.”
Mary Shelley

Lisi Harrison
“The articles were extremely eye-opening. Not just in Teen Vogue but in Seventeen and CosmoGirl as well. They were all about being yourself, staying natural, loving your body as is, and going green! The messages were the exact opposite of Vik and Viv's.
Hmmmmm.
Frankie turned to face the full-length mirror that was up against the yellow wardrobe. She opened her robe and examined her body. Fit, muscular, and exquisitely proportioned, she agreed with the magazines. So what if her skin was mint? Or her limbs were attached with seams? According to the magazines, which were - no offense! - way more in touch with the times than her parents were, she was suppose to love her body just the way it was. And she did! Therefor if the normies read magazines (which obviously they did, because they were in them), then they would love her, too. Natural was in.
Besides she was Daddy's perfect little girl. And who didn't love perfect?”
Lisi Harrison, Monster High

Dean Koontz
“Imagine that you are more than nothing. Evil made you, but you are no more evil than a child unborn. If you want, if you seek, if you hope, who is to say that your hope might not be answered?”
Dean Koontz, Dead and Alive

Dean Koontz
“Love was everyone's to experience if they opened their hearts, but true love was a rare and sterling thing, damn if it wasn't, a sterling thing that required the intervention of destiny: two hearts fated to be as one, finding each other among the billions of the world. True love, by God, was the Excalibur of emotions, and if you recognized it when you saw it, if you drew that noble, shining blade from the stone, your life would be a grand adventure even if you lived it entirely in one small town.”
Dean Koontz, The Dead Town

Dean Koontz
“...it will be a world made not bright but brighter, not clean but cleaner.”
Dean Koontz, Dead and Alive

Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley
“It is with considerable difficulty that I remember the original era of my being...”
Mary Shelley, Frankenstein

Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley
“With an anxiety that almost amounted to agony, I collected the instruments of life around me, that I might infuse a spark of being into the lifeless thing that lay at my feet. It was already one in the morning; the rain pattered dismally against the panes, and my candle was nearly out, when, by the glimmer of the half-extinguished light, I saw the dull yellow eye of the creature open; it breathed hard, and a convulsive motion agitated its limbs.”
Mary Shelley (Frankenstein)

Dean Koontz
“Jocko likes salty, Jocko likes sweet, but never bring Jocko any hot sauce, like with jalapenos, because it makes Jocko squirt funny-smelling stuff out his ears.”
Dean Koontz, Dead and Alive

Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley
“I shunned the face of man; all sound of joy or complacency was torture to me; solitude was my only consolation—deep, dark, death-like solitude.”
Mary Shelley, Frankenstein 1818

Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley
“Like one who, on a lonely road,
Doth walk in fear and dread,
And, having once turned round, walks on,
And turns no more his head;
Because he knows a frightful fiend
Doth close behind him tread. -
Coleridge's "Ancient Mariner.”
Mary Shelley

Aussiescribbler
“When your mother is the grave and your father is a lightning bolt it tends to make you kind of horny. And death has a way of removing one's inhibitions.”
Aussiescribbler, Transylvanian Roulette

Dean Koontz
“Another plum, another plum, another plum for me! Jocko shakes the cyber tree! Ah ha-ha-ha, Ah ha-ha-ha!”
Dean Koontz, The Dead Town

“For better or worse, whether it is a sign of aesthetic complexity or of intellectual indecision, this novel [Frankenstein] offers equally fertile ground to those readers who like their meanings ambiguous and indeterminate and to those who prefer to discern a deeply important doctrine.”
Richard T Nash, Wild Enlightenment: The Borders of Human Identity in the Eighteenth Century the Borders of Human Identity in the Eighteenth Century

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