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All Quotes by author - Mary Shelley
" A king is always a king - and a woman always a woman: his authority and her sex ever stand between them and rational converse. "
" And now, once again, I bid my hideous progeny go forth and prosper. I have an affection for it, for it was the offspring of happy days, when death and grief were but words, which found no true echo in my heart. "
" A slavish bondage to parents cramps every faculty of the mind. "
" 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. "
" Elegance is inferior to virtue. "
" I am very averse to bringing myself forward in print, but as my account will only appear as an appendage to a former production, and as it will be confined to such topics as have connection with my authorship alone, I can hardly accuse myself of a personal intrusion. "
" I do not wish women to have power over men; but over themselves. "
" Invention, it must be humbly admitted, does not consist in creating out of void, but out of chaos. "
" It is hardly surprising that women concentrate on the way they look instead of what is in their minds since not much has been put in their minds to begin with. "
" Life and death appeared to me ideal bounds, which I should first break through, and pour a torrent of light into our dark world. "
" Life is obstinate and clings closest where it is most hated. "
" My dreams were all my own; I accounted for them to nobody; they were my refuge when annoyed - my dearest pleasure when free. "
" My dreams were at once more fantastic and agreeable than my writings. "
" Nothing contributes so much to tranquilize the mind as a steady purpose - a point on which the soul may fix its intellectual eye. "
" Teach him to think for himself? Oh, my God, teach him rather to think like other people! "
" The agony of my feelings allowed me no respite; no incident occurred from which my rage and misery could not extract its food. "
" The very winds whispered in soothing accents, and maternal Nature bade me weep no more. "
" What terrified me will terrify others; and I need only describe the spectre which had haunted my midnight pillow. "
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