Complete quote list from Frankenstein

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Her courage rose to support her in her adversity
A protecting spirit to the poor girl
He strove to shelter her
My mother's tender caresses and my father's smile of benevolent please while regarding me
I was their plaything and their idol
Guided by a silken cord that all seemed but one train of enjoyment to me
Guardian angel to the afflicted
Everyone loved Elizabeth
I have a pretty present for my victor
My more than sister, since till death she was to be mine only
Harmony was the soul of our companionship
I united myself in the bonds of closest friendship to one among them
No human being could have passed a happier childhood than myself
It was the secrets of heaven and earth that I desired to learn
The physical secrets of the world
The saintly soul of Elizabeth
She was the living spirit of love
Students thrust for knowledge
Destiny was too potent, and her immutable laws had decreed my utter and terrible destruction
The first misfortune of my life occurred- an omen, as it were, of my future misery
My firmest hopes of future happiness were place on the prospect of your union
My mother was dead but we had still duties which we ought to perform
My life had hitherto been remarkably secluded and domestic
Thus ended a day memorable to me; it decided my future destiny
My sole occupation
Engaged heart and soul in the pursuit of some discoveries that I hoped to make
To examine the causes of life, we must first have recourse to death
I must also observe the natural decay and corruption of the human body
I alone should be reserved to discover so astonishing a secret
I became myself capable of bestowing animation upon lifeless matter
To make the being of a gigantic stature
I seemed to have lost all soul or sensation but for this one pursuit
My workshop of filthy creation
Slaughterhouse furnished
I had selected his features as beautiful. Beautiful!
The different accidents of life are not so changeable as the feelings of human nature I thought I held the corpse of my
dead mother in my arms
I saw the grave worms crawling in the folds of the flannel
His eyes, if they may be called, were fixed on me
Daemonical corpse to which I had miserably given life
I felt the bitterness of disappointment
In a moment forgot my horror and misfortune
Voyage of discovery to the land of knowledge
Justine has returned to us, and I assure you I love her tenderly
The wounds that my mind had sustained
A violent antipathy even to the name of natural philosophy
William is dead!... Victor he is murdered!
The print of the murderer's finger was on his neck
Sleeps with his angel mother
My journey was melancholy
He was the murderer!
The mere presence of the idea was an irresistible proof of fact
I turned loose into the world a depraved wretch whose delight was carnage and misery
Good Justine is innocent
God forbid she should suffer as guilty
Every human being was guiltless of this murder
During the whole of this wretched mockery of justice I suffered living torture

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A thousand times rather would I have confessed myself guilty of the crime ascribed to Justine
Raving of a madman
I rely on her perfect innocence
Justine had already confessed her guilt
The idea of this visit was torture to me, yet I could not refuse
I confessed a lie
She perished on the scaffold as a murderess!
The first hapless victims to my unhallowed arts
There was no sign of any violence expect the black mark of fingers on his neck
I saw the…read more

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Tumultuous sea rolled between me and my enemy
I do I dare to ask you to undertake my pilgrimage- no I am not so selfish
No disaster has yet accompanied the commencement of an enterprise
Increasing confidence in the success of my undertaking
Undiscovered solitudes
Ardent curiosity
My education was neglected, yet I was passionately fond of reading
I bitterly feel the want of a friend
I greatly need a friend who would have sense enough not to despise me as romantic
Dangerous mysterious of…read more

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Solitude was my only consolation
I as tempted to plunge into the silent lake
Malice of the fiend
Remorse extinguished every hope
When I thought of him I gnashed my teeth
I ardently wished to extinguish that life which I had so thoughtlessly bestowed
Men appear to me as monsters thirsting for each other's blood
Icy wall of the glacier overhung me
A presence of another would destroy the solitary grandeur of the scene
The wretch whom I had created
Unearthly ugliness
Devil- vile insect…read more

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Pardon this intrusion
I am an outcast in the world forever
I am poor and an exile
You raise me from the dust by this kindness
Who can describe their horror and consternation on beholding me
My heart sank within me as with bitter sickness
Cursed, cursed creator! Why did I live?
Stars shone in mockery
Finding myself sympathised
Spread havoc and destruction around me and then to have sat down and enjoyed the ruin
I never saw any of the family of De Lacy…read more


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