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Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley
(1797-1851) born on
Aug 30
English author. She is best known as the creator and author of "Frankenstein," 1818.
         
   
F
If the study to which you apply yourself has a tendency to weaken your affections, and to destroy your taste for those simple pleasures in which no alloy can possibly mix, then that study is not befitting the human mind.

R
My dreams were all my own; I accounted for them to nobody; they were my refuge when annoyed -- my dearest pleasure when free.
A
Invention, it must be humbly admitted, does not consist in creating out of voice, but out of chaos.
N
Nothing contributes so much to tranquilizing the mind as a steady purpose -- a point on which the soul may fix its intellectual eye.
K
Life is obstinate and clings closest where it is most hated.
 
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Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F: "Frankenstein," 1818.
R: "Frankenstein (or the Modern Prometheus)," 1818.
A: "Frankenstein (or the Modern Prometheus)," 1818.
N: In "The Speaker's Electronic Reference Collection," AApex Software, 1994.
K: "Frankenstein," ch. 23, 1818.
   


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