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40 Best Frankenstein's Monster Quotes By Mary Shelley

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'Frankenstein' is a world renowned novel written by Mary Shelley.

The story deals with Dr. Frankenstein, who created a monster and how tragic befell them with the passage of time. In reference to Bible, Frankenstein's monster said "I ought to be thy Adam".

Though there has been much debate as to whether the monster is good or bad, it can be safely said that the monster was not purely evil. When Victor aka Dr. Frankenstein was asked asked as to why he created the monster, he replied, "A new species would bless me as its creator and source; many happy and excellent natures would owe their being to me. I might in process of time (although I now found it impossible) renew life where death had apparently devoted the body to corruption."

If as a child you had a secret desire to grow up as Dr. Frankenstein and create a monster, then lay a waste to that idea as you can lose your family and friends, much like to what happened in the novel.

If you like our article on Frankenstein monster then do check out 'Dracula' quotes and Mary Shelley quotes.

Best Frankenstein Quotes

These quotes will be loved by readers who prefer the horror genre.

Enlisted below are some of the finest quotes on Frankenstein, along with some cool quotes from Mary Shelley. You will also find quotes from Frankenstein about the monster being lonely.

Here you will find the Creature's words to Victor.

1."The whole series of my life appeared to me as a dream; I sometimes doubted if indeed it were all true, for it never presented itself to my mind with the force of reality."

- Narrator, 'Frankenstein'.

2. "Farewell! I leave you, and in you the last of humankind whom these eyes will ever behold. Farewell, Frankenstein!"

- Robert Walton, 'Frankenstein'.

3. "How can I describe my emotions at this catastrophe, or how delineate the wretch whom with such infinite pains and care I had endeavored to form?"

- Narrator, 'Frankenstein'.

4. "I took refuge in the courtyard belonging to the house which I inhabited; where I remained during the rest of the night, walking up and down in the greatest agitation, listening attentively, catching and fearing each sound as if it were to announce the approach of the demoniacal corpse to which I had so miserably given life."

- Narrator, 'Frankenstein'.

5. "The companions of our childhood always possess a certain power over our minds which hardly any later friend can obtain."

- Robert Walton, 'Frankenstein'.

6. "I will revenge my injuries; if I cannot inspire love, I will cause fear."

- Narrator, 'Frankenstein'.

7. "A sod covers his gentle form, and he knows no pain. He can no longer be a subject for pity; we must reserve that for his miserable survivors."

- Alphonse Frankenstein, 'Frankenstein'.

8. "Sir Isaac Newton is said to have avowed that he felt like a child picking up shells beside the great and unexplored ocean of truth."

- Narrator, 'Frankenstein'.

9. "When I was unseen and unknown, and which rather increased than satisfied the desire I had of becoming one among my fellows."

- Narrator, 'Frankenstein'.

10. "There is something at work in my soul, which I do not understand."

- Robert Walton, 'Frankenstein'.

11. "When I looked around I saw and heard of none like me. Was I, then, a monster, a blot upon the earth, from which all men fled and whom all men disowned?"

- Narrator, 'Frankenstein'.

12. "For a few moments I gazed with delight on her dark eyes, fringed by deep lashes, and her lovely lips; but presently my rage returned; I remembered that I was forever deprived of the delights that such beautiful creatures could bestow."

- Narrator, 'Frankenstein'.

13. "Even broken in spirit as he is, no one can feel more deeply than he does the beauties of nature. The starry sky, the sea, and every sight afforded by these wonderful regions, seems still to have the power of elevating his soul from earth."

- Robert Walton, 'Frankenstein'.

14. "And so soon as the dazzling light vanished, the oak had disappeared, and nothing remained but a blasted stump. When we visited it the next morning, we found the tree shattered in a singular manner … I never beheld anything so utterly destroyed."

- Narrator, 'Frankenstein'.

15. "How mutable are our feelings, and how strange is that clinging love we have of life even in the excess of misery!"

- Narrator, 'Frankenstein'.

16. "Cursed, cursed creator! Why did I live? Why, in that instant, did I not extinguish the spark of existence which you had so wantonly bestowed?"

- The Monster, 'Frankenstein'.

Quotes From The Novel 'Frankenstein'

Young readers will find these monster quotes to be scary.

In this category you will find some of the best quotes from Mary Shelley's iconic novel 'Frankenstein'. You will also get 'Frankenstein' quotes about the monster being rejected and Frankenstein's creature quotes.

17. "You must create a female for me, with whom I can live in the interchange of those sympathies necessary for my being."

- The Monster, 'Frankenstein'.

18. "Remember that I am thy creature; I ought to be thy Adam, but I am rather the fallen angel, whom thou dravest from joy for no misdeed.'"

- The Monster, 'Frankenstein'.

19. "A man would make but a very sorry chemist if he attended to that department of human knowledge alone."

- Narrator, 'Frankenstein'.

20. "Sometimes I allowed my thoughts, unchecked by reason, to ramble in the fields of Paradise."

- The Monster, 'Frankenstein'.

21. "'I expected this reception,' said the daemon. 'All men hate the wretched; how, then, must I be hated, who am miserable beyond all living things!'"

- Narrator, 'Frankenstein'.

22. "His limbs were in proportion, and I had selected his features as beautiful. Beautiful! Great God!"

- Narrator, 'Frankenstein'.

23. "I never saw a more interesting creature: his eyes have generally an expression of wildness, and even madness, but there are moments when, if anyone performs an act of kindness towards him or does him any the most trifling service, his whole countenance is lighted up."

- Robert Walton, 'Frankenstein'.

24. "Its gigantic stature, and the deformity of its aspect, more hideous than belongs to humanity, instantly informed that it was the wretch, the filthy demon to whom I had given life."

- Alphonse Frankenstein, 'Frankenstein'.

25. "Nothing is so painful to the human mind as a great and sudden change. The sun might shine, or the clouds might lower: but nothing could appear to me as it had done the day before."

- Narrator, 'Frankenstein'.

26. "The world was to me a secret which I desired to divine."

- Narrator, 'Frankenstein'.

27. "Like Adam, I was created apparently united by no link to any other being in existence."

- The Monster, 'Frankenstein'.

28. "As yet I looked upon crime as a distant evil, benevolence and generosity were ever present before me."

- The Monster, 'Frankenstein'.

29. "And what was I? Of my creation and creator I was absolutely ignorant, but I knew that I possessed no money, no friends, no kind of property."

- Narrator, 'Frankenstein'.

30. "I remembered Adam's supplication to his Creator. But where was mine? He had abandoned me, and in the bitterness of my heart I cursed him."

- The Monster, 'Frankenstein'.

Best 'Frankenstein' Quotes From The Movies

Here are best 'Frankenstein' quotes from the various movies. You will also find Frankenstein quotes on the monster and Frankenstein abandonment quotes.

31. "It's extraordinary, how friendly you can make a lot of people on a couple of bottles of beer. Tomorrow. Tomorrow they'll all be fighting."

- Baron Frankenstein, 'Frankenstein', 1931.

32. "You fool, Victor Frankenstein of Geneva, how could you know what you had unleashed? How was it pieced together? Bits of thieves? Bits of murderers? Evil stitched to evil stitched to evil. God help your loved ones."

- Krempe, 'Mary Shelley's Frankenstein', 1994.

33. "You do not quite get what I mean. Herr Frankenstein was interested only in human life. First, to destroy it; then, recreate it. There you have his - mad dream."

- Doctor Waldman, 'Frankenstein', 1931.

34. "Victor Frankenstein: You do speak!

The Creature: Yes, I speak, and read, and think, and know the ways of men."

- 'Mary Shelley's Frankenstein', 1994.

35. "Doctor Waldman: You really believe you can bring life to the dead?

Henry Frankenstein: That body is not dead. It has never lived. I created it. I made it with my own hands, from the bodies I took from graves, from the gallows, anywhere! Go and see for yourself."

- 'Frankenstein', 1931.

36. "You gave me these emotions, but you didn't tell me how to use them. Now two people are dead because of us. Why?"

- The Creature, 'Mary Shelley's Frankenstein', 1994.

37. "Dangerous? Poor old Waldman. Have you never wanted to do anything that was dangerous? Where should we be if no one tried to find out what lies beyond?"

- Henry Frankenstein, 'Frankenstein', 1931.

38. "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."

- The Creature, 'Mary Shelley's Frankenstein', 1994.

39. "Henry Frankenstein: Look! It's moving. It's alive. It's alive... It's alive, it's moving, it's alive, it's alive, it's alive, it's alive, it's alive!

Victor Moritz: Henry - In the name of God!

Henry Frankenstein: Oh, in the name of God! Now I know what it feels like to be God!"

- 'Frankenstein', 1931.

40. "I do know that for the sympathy of one living being, I would make peace with all."

- The Creature, 'Mary Shelley's Frankenstein', 1994.

Here at Kidadl, we have carefully created lots of interesting family-friendly quotes for everyone to enjoy! If you liked our suggestions for 'Frankenstein' monster quotes then why not take a look at [Dr. Jeykll and Mr. Hyde quotes], or [Edgar Allen Poe quotes]?

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