"I have no friend, margarita: when I am glowing with the enthusiasm of success, there will be none to participate my joy..."
"excessive sorrow prevents improvement or enjoyment, or even the discharge of daily usefulness, without such no man if fit for society"
"I was like a wild beast that had broken the toils; destroying the objects that obstructed me and ranging through the wood with a stag-like swiftness."
"None but those who have experienced them can conceive of the enticements of science. In other studies you go as far as others have gone before you, and there is nothing more to know; but in a scientific pursuit there is continual food for discovery and wonder."
"Blasted as thou were, my agony was still superior to thine, for the bitter sting of remorse will not cease to rankle in my wounds until death shall close them forever."
"My dear Frankenstein, how glad I am to see you! How fortunate that you should be here at the very moment of my alighting!"
"Wretch!" I said,"It is well that you come here to whine over the desolation that you have made. You throw a torch into a pile of buildings, and when they are consumed, you sit among the ruins, and lament the fall. Hypocritical fiend!"
"I had desired it with an ardent fervor that far exceeded moderation; but now that I had finished, the beauty of the dream vanished, and breathless horror and disgust filled my heart."
"I am malicious because I am miserable. Am I not shunned and hated by all mankind?"
". . . and if I see but one smile on your lips when we meet, occasioned by this or any other exertion of mine, I shall need no other happiness."
"I swear by the sun, and by the blue sky of Heaven, and by the fire of love that burns my heart, that if you grant my prayer, while they exist you shall never behold me again."