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Quotes

Find the perfect quote to float your boat. Shmoop breaks down key quotations from The Island of Dr. Moreau.

Society and Class Quotes

But certainly when I told the captain to shut up I had forgotten I was merely a bit of human flotsam, cut off from my resources, and with my fare unpaid, a mere casual dependant on the bounty, or s...

Morals and Ethics Quotes

"Chance," [Montgomery] answered; "Just chance.""I prefer to make my thanks to the accessible agent.""Thank no one. You had the need, and I the knowledge […]. I was bored, and wanted something to...

Rules and Order Quotes

Who are you to tell me what I'm to do. I tell you I'm captain of the ship—Captain and Owner. I'm the law here, I tell you—the law and the prophets. (3.33)

Man & the Natural World Quotes

I lay across one of the thwarts for I know not how long, thinking that if I had the strength I would drink sea-water and madden myself to die quickly. (1.6)

Primitivity Quotes

I say luckily for us he did not reach us, and I might also add luckily for himself, for there [was] only a small beaker of water and some soddened ship's biscuits with us […]. (1.3)

Identity Quotes

I have never seen men so wrapped up before, and women so only in the East. They wore turbans, too, and thereunder peered out their elfin faces at me, faces with protruding lower jaws and bright eye...

Suffering Quotes

I lay across one of the thwarts for I know not how long, thinking that if I had the strength I would drink sea-water and madden myself to die quickly. (1.6)

Science Quotes

I did not know yet how far they were from the human heritage I ascribed to them. (11.24)
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