Frankenstein Important Quotes

“come, Victor; not brooding thoughts of vengeance against the assassin, but with feelings of peace and gentleness, that will heal, instead of festering the wounds of our minds” Alfonse(1)
“Strange and harrowing must his story be frightful the storm which embraced the gallant vessel on its course and wrecked it — thus!” Walton(2)
“…but now misery has come home and men appear to me as monsters thirsting for each other’s blood” Elizabeth(3)
“I commit my cause to the justice of my judges, yet I see no room for hope” Justine(4)
“One man’s life or death were a small price to pay for the acquirement of knowledge which I sought” Walton(5)
“Unhappy man! Do you share my madness? Have you also drunk of that intoxicating draught?” Victor(6)
“My dear Frankenstein, are you always to be unhappy? My dear friend, what has happened?” Clerval(7)
“Live and be happy, and make others so!” Justine(8)
“…he walks about the world free, and perhaps respected. But even if I were condemned to suffer on the scaffold for the same crimes, I should not trade places with such a wretch” Elizabeth(9)
“My children, my firmest hopes in future happiness were placed in your union.” Caroline(10)
“As yet I looked upon crime as a distant evil; benevolence and generosity were ever present before me…” Creation(16)
“Come on then, that I may extinguish the spark which I so negligently bestowed.” Victor(12)
“The guilty are allowed, by human laws, bloody as they are, to speak in their own defense before they are condemned.” Creation(13)
“Wandering spirits, if indeed ye wander, and do not rest in your narrow beds, allow me this faint happiness” Victor(14)
“These sublime and magnificent scenes afforded me the greatest consolation that I was capable of receiving” Victor (15)
“To be friendless is indeed unfortunate, but the hearts of men, when unprejudiced by any obvious self-interest, are full of brotherly love and charity” De Lacey(17)
“Let me go, monster! Ugly wretch!” William(18)
“The life of my father is in the greatest danger, owing to the dreadful circumstances that I have related.” Felix(19)
“Enter and I will try in what manner I can to relieve your wants” De Lacey(20)
“Cursed, cursed, Creator! Why did I live?” Creation(21)
“Oh what a strange nature is knowledge! It clings to the mind when it has once seized on it like lichen on the rock” Creation(22)
“This was the reward for my benevolence!” Creation(23)
“Awake fairest, thy lover is near – he who would give his life but to obtain one look of affection from thine eyes.” Creation(24)
“I could have torn him limb from limb, as the lion rends the atelope.” Creation(25)
“I look around, and I have no relation or friend upon this earth” Creation26
“I am also unfortunate; I and my family have been condemned, although innocent: judge, therefore, if I do not feel your misfortunes” De Lacey(27)
“I too can create desolation; my enemy is not invulnerable: this death will carry despair to him, and a thousand other miseries shall torment and destroy him” Creation(28)
“Shall I, in cold blood, set loose upon the earth a demon whose delight is in death and wretchedness?” Victor(29)
“All my speculations and hopes are as nothing, and like the archangel who aspired to omnipotence, I am chained to hell” Creation(31)
“When actuated by selfish and vicious motives, I asked you to undertake my work, and I renew this request now” Victor(32)
“Be men, be more than men!” Victor(33)
“From my infancy I was imbued with high hopes and lofty ambition; but how I am sunk” Victor(34)
“Be steady to your purpose and firm as a rock” Victor(35)
“Do not return to your families with the stigma and disgrace marked on your brow. Return as heroes who have fought and conquered and no not what it is to turn their backs on the foe” Victor(36)
“If I cannot inspire love, I will cause fear” Creation(37)
“I will work at your destruction, nor finish until I desolate your heart, so that you curse the day your were born” Creation(38)
“Do you dare destroy my hopes?” Creation(39)
“You believe yourself miserable, but I can make you so wretched that the light of day will be hateful to you.” Creation(40)
“This is also my victim” Creation41
“You travel to seek happiness, but a terrible fatality seems to pursue you.” Alfonse(42)
“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.” Alfonse(43)
“Do you not love another?” Elizabeth(44)
“Something whispers to me not to depend too much on the prospect that is opened before us, but I will not listen to such a sinister voice.” Elizabeth45
“Even now I weep to think that, borne down as you are by the cruelest misfortunes, you may stifle, by the word “honor,” all hope of love and happiness which would alone restore you to yourself” Elizabeth(46)
“The die is cast. I have consented to return if we are not destroyed” Walton(47)
“You throw a torch into a pile of buildings, and when they are consumed you sit among the ruins and lament the fall.” Walton(49)
“It is not pity that you feel, you lament only because the victim of your malignity is withdrawn from your power.” Walton(50)

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