Top Quotes to Celebrate Mary Shelley’s 222nd Birthday!

I personally enjoy Young Frankenstein the most out of all Frankenstein related things (You are missed, Gene Wilder). However, it goes without saying that Mary Shelley crafted a masterpiece that defined various genres, and transcends English-class-required-reading-curriculums because of its epic scope and intimate insights into the human psyche. The following quotes and excerpts include some of Shelley’s greatest insights:     Image via NYTimes     “Nothing is so painful to the human mind as a great and sudden change.”     “The beginning is always today.”     “Beware; for I am fearless, and therefore powerful.”     “No …

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I personally enjoy Young Frankenstein the most out of all Frankenstein related things (You are missed, Gene Wilder). However, it goes without saying that Mary Shelley crafted a masterpiece that defined various genres, and transcends English-class-required-reading-curriculums because of its epic scope and intimate insights into the human psyche.

The following quotes and excerpts include some of Shelley’s greatest insights:

 

 

Image via NYTimes

 

 

“Nothing is so painful to the human mind as a great and sudden change.”

 


 

“The beginning is always today.”

 


 

“Beware; for I am fearless, and therefore powerful.”

 


 

“No man chooses evil because it is evil; he only mistakes it for happiness, the good he seeks.”

 


 

“How dangerous is the acquirement of knowledge and how much happier that man is who believes his native town to be the world, than he who aspires to be greater than his nature will allow.”

 


 

“Once I falsely hoped to meet the beings who, pardoning my outward form, would love me for the excellent qualities which I was capable of unfolding.”

 


 

“Nothing contributes so much to tranquilize the mind as a steady purpose.”

 


 

“Thus strangely are our souls constructed, and by slight ligaments are we bound to prosperity and ruin.”

 


 

“My dreams were all my own; I accounted for them to nobody; they were my refuge when annoyed—my dearest pleasure when free.”

 


 

“Invention, it must be humbly admitted, does not consist in creating out of void, but out of chaos.”

 

 

 

 

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