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The novel is about a legal practitioner who investigates Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde.

These books have had a great impact, being referred to as 'shilling shockers'. The names Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde are used as generic phrases while referring to dual nature people.

Jekyll and Hyde are similar in being the same person with dual personalities. Jekyll, described as the good one, while Hyde was the bad one.

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Quotes From Dr. Jekyll And Mr. Hyde

Jekyll and Hyde represent the good and bad in all of us. It is important to understand how there is always a conflict within us. Some of the quotes from the novel are listed.

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..."

-Robert Louis Stevenson.

2. "Someday, Utterson, after I am dead, you may perhaps come to learn the right and wrong of this. I cannot tell you."

-Robert Louis Stevenson.

3."...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 has 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.

4. "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.

5."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.

6. "Mr. Hyde was pale and dwarfish, he gave an impression of deformity without any nameable malformation".

-Robert Louis Stevenson.

7. "I felt that I was forced to choose between those two natures of mine, who had memory in common, but did not share the rest of the faculties to the same extent "

-Robert Louis Stevenson.

8. "His affections, like ivy, were the growth of time, they implied no aptness in the object."

-Robert Louis Stevenson.

9. "Jekyll had more than a father’s interest; Hyde had more than a son’s indifference."

-Robert Louis Stevenson.

10. "But the temptation of a discovery so singular and profound at last overcame the suggestions of alarm."

-Robert Louis Stevenson.

Dr. Jekyll And Mr. Hyde Book Quotes

Find some quotes from the author's book which represent a case of split personalities. The concept of good and evil is wonderfully represented through his writings.

Jekyll And Hyde' book quotes are good for studying

11."You must suffer me to go my own dark way."

-Robert Louis Stevenson.

12."She had an evil face, smoothed by hypocrisy; but her manners were excellent."

― Robert Louis Stevenson.

13."If he is Mr. Hyde, I shall be Mr. Seek."

-Robert Louis Stevenson.

14."All human beings, as we meet them, are commingled out of good and evil: and Edward Hyde, alone, in the ranks of mankind, was pure evil."

-Robert Louis Stevenson.

15."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."

-Robert Louis Stevenson.

16."O my poor Henry Jekyll, if I ever read satan's signature upon a face, it is your new friend."

-Robert Louis Stevenson.

17."With every day, and from both sides of my intelligence, the moral and the intellectual, I thus drew steadily nearer to that 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.

Quotes About Transformation

The book has a backdrop where the characters undergo a transformation that affects them negatively. Some of the transformation quotes are listed below.

Robert Louis Stevenson quotes

  18."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.

 19."It is one thing to mortify curiosity, another to conquer it."

-Robert Louis Stevenson.

20. "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.

21. "Yes,  had gone to bed Henry Jekyll, I had awakened Edward Hyde. How was this to be explained? I asked myself; and then, with another bound of terror—how was it to be remedied? "

-Robert Louis Stevenson.

22."But he had an approved tolerance for others; sometimes wondering, almost with envy, at the high pressure of spirits involved in their misdeeds; and in any extremity inclined to help rather than to reprove."

-Robert Louis Stevenson.

23."The world is so full of a number of things, I'm sure we should all be as happy as kings."

-Robert Louis Stevenson.

Robert Louis Stevenson Quotes

The work of Robert Louis Stevenson gives us insight into our lives. Some more quotes from him are listed below.

24. "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.

25. "There comes an end to all things; the most capacious measure is filled at last, and this brief condescension to evil finally destroyed the balance of my soul."

-Robert Louis Stevenson.

26."Life is not a matter of holding good cards, but of playing a poor hand well."

-Robert Louis Stevenson.

27. "I sometimes think if we knew all, we should be more glad to get away."

-Robert Louis Stevenson.

28."If I am the chief of sinners, I am the chief of sufferers also."

-Robert Louis Stevenson.

29."I slept after the prostration of the day, with a stringent and profound slumber which not even the nightmares that wrung me could avail to break."

-Robert Louis Stevenson.

30."There is something more if I could find a name for it. God bless me, the man seems hardly human! Something troglodytic, shall we say? or can it be the old story of Dr. Fell? or is it the mere radiance of a foul soul that thus transpires through, and transfigures its clay continent? The last, I think; for, O my poor old Harry Jekyll, if ever I read Satan signature upon a face, it is on that of your new friend."

-Robert Louis Stevenson.

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