Frankenstein

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.

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  • 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.

  • 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!

  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.