Frankenblogs: Quotes from the Original

A lot of people avoid the book, because a lot of people simply avoid books from the 1800s, and that’s okay, but you’re missing out on some great classic quotes here, and that just can’t happen. Because I’m all about compromise, I’m posting some of the more famous, and some of my favorite, quotes from Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein.

It pays to remember when reading these that, as mentioned in the trivia on my first Frankenstein post, the monster talks in the book, unlike in the early films.

Quotes from Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein!




  • “Life, although it may only be an accumulation of anguish, is dear to me, and I will defend it.”
    ― Mary Shelley, Frankenstein
  • “Thus strangely are our souls constructed, and by slight ligaments are we bound to prosperity and ruin.”
    ― Mary Shelley, Frankenstein
  • “Listen to me, Frankenstein. You accuse me of murder; and yet you would, with a satisfied conscience, destroy your own creature. Oh, praise the eternal justice of man!”
    ― Mary Shelley, Frankenstein

And a reminder! Check out The Midnight Society’s Frankenstein Pinterest board! I’m always trying to add fun stuff on here, and the quotes above are on there for pinning!

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  • Kathy Palm
    March 25, 2015

    I don’t think people really understand what the book is! It is not like some monster movie. It is emotional and raw. I read it a long time ago, but remember liking it so much more than I thought I would.

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