Frankenstein Quotes with Page Numbers

Beware; for I am fearless, and therefore powerful. – Mary Shelley, Frankenstein, Chapter 2

Learn from me, if not by my precepts, at least by my example, how dangerous is the acquirement of knowledge. – Mary Shelley, Frankenstein, Chapter 4

I ought to be thy Adam, but I am rather the fallen angel… – Mary Shelley, Frankenstein, Chapter 10

Unhappy man! Do you share my madness? Have you drunk also of the intoxicating draught? – Mary Shelley, Frankenstein, Chapter 10

Life, although it may only be an accumulation of anguish, is dear to me, and I will defend it. – Mary Shelley, Frankenstein, Chapter 15

I felt as if I had committed some great crime, the consciousness of which haunted me. I was guiltless; but I had indeed drawn down a horrible curse upon my head, as mortal as that of crime. – Mary Shelley, Frankenstein, Chapter 23

I will revenge my injuries: if I cannot inspire love, I will cause fear, and chiefly towards you my archenemy… – Mary Shelley, Frankenstein, Chapter 24

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. – Mary Shelley, Frankenstein, Chapter 24

The cup of life was poisoned forever, and although the sun shone upon me, as upon the happy and gay of heart, I saw around me nothing but a dense and frightful darkness, penetrated by no light but the glimmer of two eyes that glared upon me. – Mary Shelley, Frankenstein, Chapter 24

All men hate the wretched; how, then, must I be hated, who am miserable beyond all living things! Yet you, my creator, detest and spurn me, thy creature, to whom thou art bound by ties only dissoluble by the annihilation of one of us. – Mary Shelley, Frankenstein, Chapter 10

Life and death appeared to me ideal bounds, which I should first break through, and pour a torrent of light into our dark world. – Mary Shelley, Frankenstein, Chapter 5

My fate is nearly fulfilled. I wait but for one event, and then I shall repose in peace. – Mary Shelley, Frankenstein, Chapter 24

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

The world to me was a secret, which I desired to divine. – Mary Shelley, Frankenstein

I have devoted my creator, the select specimen of all that is worthy of love and admiration among men, to misery; I have pursued him even to that irremediable ruin. – Mary Shelley, Frankenstein

Man, you shall repent of the injuries you inflict. – Mary Shelley, Frankenstein

But soon, observed our visitor, I am going to unexplored regions, to the land of mist and snow. – Mary Shelley, Frankenstein

But it is true that I am a wretch. I have murdered the lovely and the helpless; I have strangled the innocent as they slept, and grasped to death his throat who never injured me or any other living thing. – Mary Shelley, Frankenstein

Curiosity, earnest research to learn the hidden laws of nature, gladness akin to rapture, as they were unfolded to me. – Mary Shelley, Frankenstein

We will each write a portion of the story. I shall keep my journal concerning the creature. With it shall come the others, so that you can look at them together – Mary Shelley, Frankenstein

The dissecting room and the slaughter-house furnished many of my materials – Mary Shelley, Frankenstein

Learn from me, if not by my precepts, at least by my example, how dangerous is the acquirement of knowledge – Mary Shelley, Frankenstein

What were your thoughts when you discovered the existence of the monster?; I cannot describe them to you; but they were of the bitterest and most loathing kind – Mary Shelley, Frankenstein

You are my creator, but I am your master;—obey! – Mary Shelley, Frankenstein

Alas! Why does man boast of sensibilities superior to those apparent in the brute; it only renders them more necessary beings – Mary Shelley, Frankenstein

I cannot describe my sensations on seeing it; I felt before for the first time, the sentiment of fear – Mary Shelley, Frankenstein

I avoided explanation and maintained a continual silence concerning the wretch – Mary Shelley, Frankenstein

This was then the reward of my benevolence! I had saved a human being from destruction, and as a recompense I now writhed under the miserable pain of a wound which shattered the flesh and bone – Mary Shelley, Frankenstein

You have read this strange and terrific story, Margaret; and do you not feel your blood congeal with horror – Mary Shelley, Frankenstein

The words of the fiend rang in my ears…. I dared not look towards the fiend; but he fixed his eyes on me – Mary Shelley, Frankenstein

I can birth a being of my own design, create a creature with a heavenly form – Mary Shelley, Frankenstein

You have travelled; you have spent several years of your life at Ingolstadt; and I must surely expect to receive from you a personal narrative – Mary Shelley, Frankenstein

Nothing contributes so much to tranquillise the mind as a steady purpose – Mary Shelley, Frankenstein

I could not help remarking and admiring, although it was with wonder that he accounted for his having any knowledge of them – Mary Shelley, Frankenstein

Life and death appeared to me ideal bounds, which I should first break through, and pour a torrent of light into our dark world – Mary Shelley, Frankenstein

We are unfashioned creatures, but half made up, if one wiser, better, dearer than ourselves, — such a friend ought to be, — do not lend his aid to perfectionate our weak and faulty natures – Mary Shelley, Frankenstein

I discovered more distinctly the black sides of Jura, and the bright summit of Mont Blanc – Mary Shelley, Frankenstein

The finger marks which I had left might guide me to the success of my endeavour – Mary Shelley, Frankenstein

The whole village was roused; some fled, some attacked me – Mary Shelley, Frankenstein

It was on a dreary night of November, that I beheld the accomplishment of my toils – Mary Shelley, Frankenstein

Mark their steps; but if only one proves untrue to his oath, if I am deceived by you and I know that you cannot deceive,-whom I know to be honest by your own candid confession — I should be taken in a snare – Mary Shelley, Frankenstein

They had place; and nourishment crowded into me mechanically – Mary Shelley, Frankenstein

You hate knowledge; and feeling how useless it is to you, you try to destroy it in my mind – Mary Shelley, Frankenstein

How strange is that inconstancy, which makes us weep over the familiar narratives, with which we have read a thousand, — a thousand times, — and yet, when reads, reads aloud, and repeats until tonight, we are carried away by the same wonder ful surprise; transport and suspense – Mary Shelley, Frankenstein

You are my creator; but I am your master; obey! – Mary Shelley, Frankenstein

Once I falsely hoped to meet with beings, who, pardoning the deformity of figure and an aspect of meagreness and unsound health, might agree to receive me as a member of their community – Mary Shelley, Frankenstein

Here there were no difficulties to arise about your children; your duty was uniform, in not kind earth you men of war. Every one of their angelical nurses has its particular bed – Mary Shelley, Frankenstein

I likewise became a poet, and for one year lived in a paradise of my own creation; I imagined I also might obtain a niche – Mary Shelley, Frankenstein

I gnashed my teeth, my eyes became inflamed, and I ardently wished to extinguish the life which I had so thoughtlessly – Mary Shelley, Frankenstein

Ever since my recovery from my illity, I had been in the custom of taking every night – Mary Shelley, Frankenstein

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