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Robert Louis Stevenson Quotes

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Robert Louis Stevenson is a famous writer, known for Treasure Island and The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr Hyde. Here are a few quotes by this famous world-renowned author. His works are often enjoyed by children, but the adventures are appreciated by readers of all ages and experiences.
  • "I let my brother go to the devil in his own way."
    -Robert Louis Stevenson, The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde

  • "Hence it came about that I concealed my pleasures; and that when I reached years of reflection, and began to look round me, and take stock of my progress and position in the world, I stood already committed to a profound duplicity of life."
    -Robert Louis Stevenson, The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde

  • "If he be Mr. Hyde, I shall be Mr. Seek."
    -Robert Louis Stevenson, The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde

  • "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, The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde

  • "In the law of God, there is no statute of limitations."
    -Robert Louis Stevenson, The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde

  • "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, The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde

  • "He is not easy to describe. There is something wrong with his appearance; something displeasing, something downright detestable. I never saw a man I so disliked, and yet I scarce know why. He must be deformed somewhere; he gives a strong feeling of deformity, although I couldn’t specify the point. He’s an extraordinary-looking man, and yet I really can name nothing out of the way. No, sir; I can make no hand of it; I can’t describe him. And it’s not want of memory; for I declare I can see him this moment."
    -Robert Louis Stevenson, The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde

  • "He put the glass to his lips, and drank at one gulp. A cry followed; he reeled, staggered, clutched at the table and held on, staring with injected eyes, gasping with open mouth; and as I looked there came, I thought, a change—he seemed to swell—his face became suddenly black and the features seemed to melt and alter—and at the next moment, I had sprung to my feet and leaped back against the wall, my arm raised to shield me from that prodigy, my mind submerged in terror. '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, The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde

  • "It was on the moral side, and in my own person, that I learned to recognise the thorough and primitive duality of man; I saw that, of the two natures that contended in the field of my consciousness, even if I could rightly be said to be either, it was only because I was radically both; and from an early date."
    -Robert Louis Stevenson, The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde

  • "I had learned to dwell with pleasure, as a beloved daydream, on the thought of the separation of these elements."
    -Robert Louis Stevenson, The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde

  • "There comes an end to all things."
    -Robert Louis Stevenson, The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde

  • "I sat in the sun on a bench; the animal within me licking the chops of memory; the spiritual side a little drowsed, promising subsequent penitence, but not yet moved to begin. After all, I reflected, I was like my neighbours; and then I smiled, comparing myself with other men, comparing my active goodwill with the lazy cruelty of their neglect. And at the very moment of that vainglorious thought, a qualm came over me, a horrid nausea and the most deadly shuddering."
    -Robert Louis Stevenson, The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde

  • "I began to be aware of a change in the temper of my thoughts, a greater boldness, a contempt of danger, a solution of the bonds of obligation. I looked down; my clothes hung formlessly on my shrunken limbs; the hand that lay on my knee was corded and hairy. I was once more Edward Hyde."
    -Robert Louis Stevenson, The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde

  • "Man is not truly one, but truly two."
    -Robert Louis Stevenson, The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde

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