Selected Mary Shelley Quotations
• 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!
• It was the secrets of heaven and earth that I desired to learn. (Frankenstein)
• You seek for knowledge and wisdom as I once did; and I ardently hope that the gratification of your wishes may not be a serpent to sting you, as mine has been. (Frankenstein)
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Quote collection assembled by Jone Johnson Lewis. Each quotation page in this collection and the entire collection © Jone Johnson Lewis 1997-2011. This is an informal collection assembled over many years. I regret that I am not be able to provide the original source if it is not listed with the quote.
Jone Johnson Lewis. "Mary Shelley Quotes." About Women's History. URL: http://womenshistory.about.com/od/quotes/a/Mary-Shelley-Quotes.htm . Date accessed: (today). (More on how to cite online sources including this page)