Mary Shelley Quotes

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"My heart was fashioned to be susceptible of love and sympathy, and when wrenched by misery to vice and hatred, it did not endure the violence of the change without torture such as you cannot even imagine." Mary Shelley
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"It was already one in the morning; the rain pattered dismally against the panes, and my candle was nearly burnt out, when, by the glimmer of the half-extinguished light, I saw the dull yellow eye of the creature open . . ." Mary Shelley
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"At boarding schools the relaxation of the junior boys is mischief, and of the seniors vice" Mary Shelley
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"But I am a blasted tree; the bolt has entered my soul; and I felt then that I should survive to exhibit what I shall soon cease to be--a miserable spectacle of wrecked humanity, pitiable to others and intolerable to myself." Mary Shelley
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"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
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"The scene of my existence is closed & though there be no pleasure in retracing the scenes that have preceded the event which has crushed my hopes yet there seems to be a necessity in doing so, and I obey the impulse that urges me." Mary Shelley
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Existence   

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"No man chooses evil because it is evil; he only mistakes it for happiness, the good he seeks" Mary Shelley
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"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." Mary Shelley
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Men   

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"Every political good carried to the extreme must be productive of evil." Mary Shelley
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English Author    Evil   

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"We are tomorrow's past." Mary Shelley
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English Novelist    Past   

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"It is hardly surprising that women concentrate on the way they look instead of what was in their minds since not much has been put in their minds to begin with" Mary Shelley
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Women   

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"Nothing contributes so much to tranquilize the mind as a steady purpose a point on which the soul may fix its intellectual eye" Mary Shelley
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"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
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Death    English Author   

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"Children, I grant, should be innocent; but when the epithet is applied to men, or women, it is but a civil term for weakness." Mary Shelley
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British Writer    Children   

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"I shall live to improve myself, to take care of my child and to render myself worthy to join him. Soon my weary pilgrimage will begin." Mary Shelley
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"Taught from infancy that beauty is woman's sceptre, the mind shapes itself to the body, and roaming round its gilt cage, only seeks to adorn its prison." Mary Shelley
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Beauty    British Writer   

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"It is a farce to call any being virtuous whose virtues do not result from the exercise of it's own reason" Mary Shelley
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"Invention, it must be humbly admitted, does not consist of creating out of void, but out of chaos" Mary Shelley
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"The same energy of character which renders a man a daring villain would have rendered him useful in society, had that society been well organized." Mary Shelley
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"If the abstract rights of man will bear discussion and explanation, those of women, by a parity of reasoning, will not shrink from the same test: though a different opinion prevails in this country." Mary Shelley
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Feminism    Man   

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"I do not wish them to have power over men, but over themselves." Mary Shelley
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English Author    Men   





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