“One man’s life or death were but a small price to pay for the acquirement of the knowledge which I sought…”
“I was capable of a more intense application and was more deeply smitten with the thirst for knowledge.”
“How can I describe my emotions at this catastrophe, or how delineate the wretch whom with such infinite pains and care I had endeavoured to form?”
“Beware; for I am fearless, and therefore powerful”.
“Cursed, cursed creator! Why did I live? Why, in that instant, did I not extinguish the spark of existence which you had so wantonly bestowed? I know not; despair had not yet taken possession of me; my feelings were those of rage and revenge.
“I shall satiate my ardent curiosity “- Walton’s reason for journey.
“Curiosity, earnest research to learn the hidden laws of nature…”
“I remembered too well the treatment I had suffered the night before from the barbaric villagers, and resolved, whatever course of conduct I might hereafter think it right to pursue”
It was the secrets of heaven and earth that I desired to learn.