So much has been done, exclaimed the soul of Frankenstein more, far more, will I achieve; treading the steps already marked, I will pioneer a new way, explore unknown powers, and unfold to the world the deepest mysteries of creation.
1818 Frankenstein, ch.3.
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.Mary Godwin Shelley
I was their plaything and their idol, and something bettertheir child.Mary Godwin Shelley
All men hate the wretched; how, then, must I be hated, who am miserable beyond all living things! Yet you, my creator, detest and spurnme, thycreature, towhomthou art bound by ties only dissoluble by the annihilation of one of us. 782Mary Godwin Shelley
Everywhere I see bliss, from which I alone am irrevocably excluded.Mary Godwin Shelley