Frankenstein Quotes

Frankenstein Quotes on Death

  • Death snatches away many blooming children, the only hopes of their doting parents: how many brides and youthful lovers have been one day in the bloom of health and hope, and the next a prey for worms and the decay of the tomb!

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

Frankenstein Quotes on Knowledge

  • Increase of knowledge only discovered to me more clearly what a wretched outcast I was.

  • Of what a strange nature is knowledge! It clings to a mind when it has once seized on it like a lichen on a rock.

Frankenstein Quotes on Science

  • In other studies you go as far as other have gone before you, and there is nothing more to know; but in a scientific pursuit there is continual food for discovery and wonder.

Other Famous Frankenstein Quotes

  • Accursed creator! Why did you form a monster so hideous that even you turned from me in disgust?

  • A dream has power to poison sleep.

  • 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 man would make but a very sorry chemist if he attended to that department of human knowledge alone.

  • A mind of moderate capacity which closely pursues one study must infallibly arrive at great proficiency in that study.

  • A miserable spectacle of wrecked humanity, pitiable to others and intolerable to myself.

  • Beware; for I am fearless, and therefore powerful.

  • Even where the affections are not strongly moved by any superior excellence, the companions of our childhood always possess a certain power over our minds which hardly any later friend can obtain. They know our infantine dispositions, which, however they may be afterwards modified, are never eradicated; and they can judge of our actions with more certain conclusions as to the integrity of our motives.

  • Heavy misfortunes have befallen us, but let us only cling closer to what remains, and transfer our love for those whom we have lost to those who yet live. Our circle will be small, but bound close by the ties of affection and mutual misfortune. And when time shall have softened your despair, new and dear objects of care will be born to replace those of whom we have been so cruelly deprived.

  • How many things are we upon the brink of discovering if cowardice or carelessness did not restrain our inquiries.

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

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

  • I am malicious because I am miserable.

  • I can hardly describe to you the effect of these books. They produced in me an infinity of new images and feelings that sometimes raised me to ecstasy, but more frequently sunk me into the lowest dejection.

  • I could not understand why men who knew all about good and evil could hate and kill each other.

  • I desire the company of a man who could sympathize with me, whose eyes would reply to mine. Gentle yet courageous, possessed, as a cultivated as well as a capacious mind, whose tastes are like my own to approve or amend my plans.

  • I feel exquisite pleasure in dwelling on the recollections of childhood, before misfortune had tainted my mind, and changed its bright visions of extensive usefulness into gloomy and narrow reflections upon self.

  • If I cannot inspire love, I will cause fear!

  • If our impulses were confined to hunger, thirst, and desire, we might be nearly free; but now we are moved by every wind that blows and a chance word or scene that that word may convey to us.

  • 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.

  • I have love in me the likes of which you can scarcely imagine and rage the likes of which you would not believe.

  • 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.

  • Learn from me, if not by my precepts, at least by my example, how dangerous is the acquirement of knowledge, and how much happier that man is who believes his native town to be his world, than he who aspires to become greater than his nature will allow.

  • Learn from my miseries, and do not seek to increase your own.

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

  • Man, how ignorant art thou in thy pride of wisdom!

  • None but those who have experienced them can conceive of the enticements of science.

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

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • One wondering thought pollutes the day.

  • Satiate my ardent curiosity with the sight of a part of the world never before visited, and may tread a land never before imprinted by the foot of man

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

  • 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 something at work in my soul, which I do not understand.

  • 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.

  • Was man, indeed, at once so powerful, so virtuous, and magnificent, yet so vicious and base? He appeared at one time a mere scion of evil principle and at another as all that can be conceived as noble and godlike.

  • We cannot without depraving our minds endeavour to please a lover or husband but in proportion as he pleases us.

  • What can stop the determined heart and resolved will of man?

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

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

  • You accuse me of murder; and yet you would, with a satisfied conscience, destroy your own creature. Oh, Praise the eternal justice of man!

  • You are my creator, but I am your master; Obey!

Deepak kundu

The above quotes have been compiled by Deepak Kundu. Deepak loves reading quotes and has been collecting them since childhood. He made this compendium open to public in March, 2011. You can connect with him on or Facebook.