Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley 1797 - 1851 was an English novelist. 
She is best known as the author of the gothic horror novel Frankenstein. 
'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 possible mix, then that study is not befitting the human mind’ 
‘My dreams were all my own; I accounted for them to nobody; they were my refuge when annoyed-my dearest pleasure when free’ 
‘Life is obstinate and clings closest where it is most hated’ 
‘Nothing is so painful to the human mind as a great and sudden change’ 
‘Invention, it must be humbly admitted, does not consist in creating out of void, but out of chaos’ 
‘My spirits were elevated by the enchanting appearance of nature; the past was blotted from my memory, the present was tranquil, and the future gilded by bright rays of hope and anticipations of joy’ 
‘Life and death appeared to me ideal bounds, which I should first break through, and pour a torrent of light into our dark world’ 
‘Beware; for I am fearless, and therefore powerful’ 
‘Teach him to think for himself? Oh, my God, teach him rather to think like other people’ 
‘The very winds whispered in soothing accents, and maternal Nature bade me weep no more’ 
‘My dreams were at once more fantastic and agreeable than my writings’ 
‘Nothing contributes so much to tranquilize the mind as a steady purpose – a point on which the soul may fix its intellectual eye’ 
‘If I cannot inspire love, I will cause fear!’ 
‘No man chooses evil because it is evil; he only mistakes it for happiness, the good he seeks’ 
‘The beginning is always today’ 
‘Man’ I cried, how ignorant art thou in thy pride of wisdom’ 
‘I am not a person of opinions because I feel the counter arguments too strongly’ 
‘The labours of men of genius, however erroneously directed, scarcely ever fail in ultimately turning to the solid advantage of mankind’ 
‘Invention, it must be humbly admitted, does not consist in creating out of void, but out of chaos’ 
‘Life, although it may only be an accumulation of anguish, is dear to me and I will defend it’ 
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