“I swear,” he cried, “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.”

– Mary Shelley

Frankenstein, Chapter 17. The monster to Victor after he finally consents to the creature’s demand to make a female companion for him, on condition they go into exile and stay away from the “neighbourhood of man”.