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'Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde' Quotes

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Robert Louis Stevenson made literary history with his story about Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde. This story of the dual personality being personified during a medical experiment has been told and re-told in adaptations since it was first published. Here are a few quotes from Stevenson's famous story of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde.
  • "'I incline to Cain's heresy,' he used to say quaintly: 'I let my brother go to the devil in his own way.'"
    - Robert Louis Stevenson, Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, Chapter 1

  • "You start a question, and it's like starting a stone. You sit quietly on the top of a hill; and away the stone goes, starting others; and presently some bland old bird (the last you would have thought of) is knocked on the head in his own back garden and the family have to change their name. No, sir, I make it a rule of mine: the more it looks like Queer Street, the less I ask."
    - Robert Louis Stevenson, Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, Chapter 1

  • "The last I think; for, O poor old Harry Jekyll, if ever I read Satan's signature upon a face, it is on that of your new friend."
    - Robert Louis Stevenson, Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, Chapter 2

  • "I am painfully situated, Utterson; my position is a very strange--a very strange one. It is one of those affairs that cannot be mended by talking."
    - Robert Louis Stevenson, Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, Chapter 3

  • "I swear to God I will never set eyes on him again. I bind my honour to you that I am done with him in this world. It is all at an end. And indeed he does not want my help; you do not know him as I do; he is safe, he is quite safe; mark my words, he will never more be heard of."
    - Robert Louis Stevenson, Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, Chapter 5

  • "Some day, Utterson, after I am dead, you may perhaps come to learn the right and wrong of this. I cannot tell you."
    - Robert Louis Stevenson, Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, Chapter 6

  • "It was for one minute that I saw him, but the hair stood upon my head like quills. Sir, if that was my master, why had he a mask upon his face?"
    - Robert Louis Stevenson, Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, Chapter 8

  • "My fears incline to the same point. Evil, I fear, founded--evil was sure to come--of that connection. Ay truly, I believe you; I derer (for what purpose, God alone can tell) is still lurking in his victim's room. Well, let our name be vengeance."
    - Robert Louis Stevenson, Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, Chapter 8

  • "'O God!' I screamed, and 'O God!' again and again; for there before my eyes--pale and shaken, and half fainting, and groping before him with his hands, like a man restored from death--there stood Henry Jekyll!"
    - Robert Louis Stevenson, Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, Chapter 9

  • "With every day, and from both sides of my intelligence, the moral and the intellectual, I thus drew steadily nearer to the truth, by whose partial discovery I have been doomed to such a dreadful shipwreck: that man is not truly one, but truly two."
    - Robert Louis Stevenson, Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, Chapter 10

  • "Here then, as I lay down the pen and proceed to seal up my confession, I bring the life of that unhappy Henry Jekyll to an end."
    - Robert Louis Stevenson, Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, Chapter 10

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