Mary Shelley Quotes

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My dreams were all my own I accounted for them to nobody they were my refuge when annoyed - my dearest pleasure when free. -Mary Shelley
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My dreams were at once more fantastic and agreeable than my writings. -Mary Shelley
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I do not wish women to have power over men but over themselves. -Mary Shelley
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The very winds whispered in soothing accents, and maternal Nature bade me weep no more. -Mary Shelley
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The beginning is always today. -Mary Shelley
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Alas! he is cold, he cannot answer me. -Mary Shelley
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nothing contributes so much to tranquilize the mind as a steady purpose -Mary Shelley
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My education was neglected, yet I was passionately fond of reading. -Mary Shelley
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What is there in our nature that is for ever urging us on towards pain and misery? -Mary Shelley
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What do you mean? What do you demand of your captain? Are you then so easily turned from your design? Did you not call this a glorious expedition? And wherefore was it glorious? Not because the way was smooth and placid as a southern sea, but because it was full of dangers and terror; because at every new incident your fortitude was to be called forth and your courage exhibited; because danger and death surrounded it, and these you were to brave and overcome. For this was it a glorious, for this was it an honourable undertaking. You were hereafter to be hailed as the benefactors of your species; your names adored as belonging to brave men who encountered death for honour and the benefit of mankind. And now, behold, with the first imagination of danger, or, if you will, the first mighty and terrific trial of your courage, you shrink away, and are content to be handed down as men who had not strength enough to endure cold and peril; and so, poor souls, they were chilly and returned to their warm firesides. Why that requires not this preparation; ye need not have come thus far, and dragged your captain to the shame of a defeat, merely to prove yourselves cowards. 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
Strange and harrowing must be his story; frightful the storm which embraced the gallant vessel on its course, and wrecked it-thus! -Mary Shelley
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I seemed to have lost all soul or sensation but for this one pursuit. -Mary Shelley
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What did this mean? Who was I? What was I? Whence did I come? What was my destination? -Mary Shelley
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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.
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Natural philosophy is the genius that has regulated my fate; I desire, therefore, in this narration, to state those facts which led to my predilection for that science. When I was thirteen years of age, we all went on a party of pleasure to the baths near Thonon: the inclemency of the weather obliged us to remain a day confined to the inn. In this house I chanced to find a volume of the works of Cornelius Agrippa. I opened it with apathy; the theory which he attempts to demonstrate, and the wonderful facts which he relates, soon changed this feeling into enthusiasm. A new light seemed to dawn upon my mind; and, bounding with joy, I communicated my discovery to my father. My father looked carelessly at the title page of my book, and said, "Ah! Cornelius Agrippa! My dear Victor, do not waste your time upon this; it is sad trash." If, instead of this remark, my father had taken the pains to explain to me that the principles of Agrippa had been entirely exploded, and that a modern system of science had been introduced, which possessed much greater powers than the ancient, because the powers of the latter were chimerical, while those of the former were real and practical; under such circumstances, I should certainly have thrown Agrippa aside, and have contented my imagination, warmed as it was, by returning with greater ardour to my former studies. It is even possible that the train of my ideas would never have received the fatal impulse that led to my ruin. But the cursory glance my father had taken of my volume by no means assured me that he was acquainted with its contents; and I continued to read with the greatest avidity.

Mary Shelley
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A mind of moderate capacity which closely pursues one study must infallibly arrive at great proficiency in that study. -Mary Shelley
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The fallen angel becomes a malignant devil. Yet even that enemy of God and man had friends and associates in his desolation; I am alone. -Mary Shelley
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The labours of men of genius, however erroneously directed, scarcely ever fail in ultimately turning to the solid advantage of mankind. -Mary Shelley
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The spirit of elder days found a dwelling here, and we delighted to trace its footsteps. -Mary Shelley
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You may deem me romantic, my dear sister, but I bitterly feel the want of a friend. -Mary Shelley
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The agonies of remorse poison the luxury there is otherwise sometimes found in the excess of grief. -Mary Shelley
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Ah! it is well for the unfortunate to be resigned, but for the guilty there is no peace. -Mary Shelley
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Solitude was my only consolation - deep, dark, deathlike solitude. -Mary Shelley
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Invention, it must be humbly admitted, does not consist in creating out of void but out of chaos. -Mary Shelley
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