Frankenstein Quotes from Mary Shelly’s Novel Frankenstein or the Modern Prometheus

Frankenstein Quotes

This post is about the novel Frankenstein by Mary Shelly and you can go through some Frankenstein Quotes here. This is as part of our “Read a Book and Broaden Your Mind” Campaign.

About Frankenstein or the Modern Prometheus

Frankenstein or the Modern Prometheus is a horror fiction novel written by famous English novelist and short story writer Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley (1797-1851). Mary Shelley started writing this Gothic novel when she was just 18 and published it in 1818. The novel Frankenstein is a treat for those who like short horror fiction novels of 19th century.

I’ve carefully chosen some intriguing Mary Shelly’s Frankenstein Quotes from the first few pages of Frankenstein for my readers.

Frankenstein is the story of Victor Frankenstein, a young scientist. When he was seventeen, Vicotor’s father sent him to the university of Ingolstadt where he met professor M. Waldman. Then he decided to pursue natural philosophy, and particularly chemistry which was already a subject of interest for him.

He made experiments to find the possibility of creating life with unconventional scientific methods. He succeeded in his effort and the real horror begins.

Best Intriguing Frankenstein Quotes

Mary Shelly, Frankenstein

“When I am glowing with the enthusiasm of success, there will be none to participate my joy; if I am assailed by disappointment, no one will endeavour to sustain me in dejection.”

Mary Shelly, Frankenstein

“I desire the company of a man who could sympathise with me, whose eyes would reply to mine.”

Mary Shelly, Frankenstein

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

Mary Shelly, Frankenstein

“The sun does not more certainly shine in the heavens than that which I now affirm is true.”

Mary Shelly, Frankenstein

“The world was to me a secret which I desired to divine. Curiosity, earnest research to learn the hidden laws of nature, gladness akin to rapture, as they were unfolded to me, are among the earliest sensations I can remember.”

More Frankenstein quotes follows.

Best Quotes of Mary Shelly from Frankenstein

Mary Shelly, Frankenstein

“It was the secrets of heaven and earth that I desired to learn; and whether it was the outward substance of things or the inner spirit of nature and the mysterious soul of man that occupied me, still my inquiries were directed to the metaphysical, or in its highest sense, the physical secrets of the world.”

Mary Shelly, Frankenstein

“In a thousand ways he smoothed for me the path of knowledge and made the most abstruse inquiries clear and facile to my apprehension. My application was at first fluctuating and uncertain; it gained strength as I proceeded and soon became so ardent and eager that the stars often disappeared in the light of morning whilst I was yet engaged in my laboratory.”

Mary Shelly, 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 Shelly, Frankenstein

“The moon gazed on my midnight labours, while, with unrelaxed and breathless eagerness, I pursued nature to her hiding-places.”

Mary Shelly, Frankenstein

“Their benevolent disposition often made them enter the cottages of the poor. This, to my mother, was more than a duty; it was a necessity, a passion—remembering what she had suffered, and how she had been relieved—for her to act in her turn the guardian angel to the afflicted.”

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