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    Life and death appeared to me ideal bounds, which I should first break through, and pour a torrent of light into our dark world.
    — Mary Shelley
    tags: death  world  dark 
     
    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.
    — Mary Shelley
    tags: personal  alone 
     
    The agony of my feelings allowed me no respite; no incident occurred from which my rage and misery could not extract its food.
    — Mary Shelley
    tags: food  misery 
     
    A king is always a king - and a woman always a woman: his authority and her sex ever stand between them and rational converse.
    — Mary Shelley
    tags: women  authority  sex 
     
    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.
    — Mary Shelley
    tags: humanity 
     
    My dreams were at once more fantastic and agreeable than my writings.
    — Mary Shelley
    tags: writing  dreams 
     
    Teach him to think for himself? Oh, my God, teach him rather to think like other people!
    — Mary Shelley
    tags: god 
     
    The very winds whispered in soothing accents, and maternal Nature bade me weep no more.
    — Mary Shelley
    tags: nature 
     
    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.
    — Mary Shelley
    tags: death  heart  grief  true 
     
    A slavish bondage to parents cramps every faculty of the mind.
    — Mary Shelley
    tags: mind  parent 
     
    Nothing contributes so much to tranquilize the mind as a steady purpose - a point on which the soul may fix its intellectual eye.
    — Mary Shelley
    tags: soul  eyes  mind 
     
    Elegance is inferior to virtue.
    — Mary Shelley
    tags: virtue 
     
    My dreams were all my own; I accounted for them to nobody; they were my refuge when annoyed - my dearest pleasure when free.
    — Mary Shelley
    tags: pleasure  dreams 
     
    Life is obstinate and clings closest where it is most hated.
    — Mary Shelley
    I do not wish women to have power over men; but over themselves.
    — Mary Shelley
    tags: women  power  wishes 
     
    What terrified me will terrify others; and I need only describe the spectre which had haunted my midnight pillow.
    — Mary Shelley
    Invention, it must be humbly admitted, does not consist in creating out of void, but out of chaos.
    — Mary Shelley
    tags: 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.
    — Mary Shelley
    tags: women  mind 
     
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