Mary Shelley

1797 - 1851

A Quote by Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley on frankenstein, book, and quote

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 (1797 - 1851)

Source: Frankenstein

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A Quote by Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley on frankenstien and mary shelley

The ancient teachers of this science promised impossibilities, & performed nothing.  The modern masters promise very little..  but these philosophers, whose hands seem only made to dabble in dirt, & their eyes to pore over the microscope or crucible, have indeed performed miracles.  They penetrate into the recesses of nature, & show how she works in her hiding places.. they have discovered how the blood circulates, & the nature of the air we breathe, & they have acquired new & almost unlimited powers.

Mary Shelley (1797 - 1851)

Source: Frankenstein

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A Quote by Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley on identity, life, contemplation, consideration, and existence

I saw and heard of none like me. Was I then a monster, a blot upon the earth, from which all men fled, and whom all men disowned?

Mary Shelley (1797 - 1851)

Source: Frankenstein (Barnes & Noble Classics Series) (B&N Classics)

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A Quote by Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley on birth and failure

From my birth I have aspired like the eagle - but unlike the eagle, my wings have failed. . . . Congratulate me then that I have found a fitting scope for my powers.

Mary Shelley (1797 - 1851)

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A Quote by Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley

I beheld the wretch-the miserable monster whom I had created.

Mary Shelley (1797 - 1851)

Source: Frankenstein or the Modern Prometheus, 1818

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A Quote by Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley on mind, purpose, and soul

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

Mary Shelley (1797 - 1851)

Source: Frankenstein or the Modern Prometheus, 1818

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