Quotes About Robert Louis Stevenson

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Robert Louis Stevenson
“The most racking pangs succeeded: a grinding in the bones, deadly nausea, and a horror of the spirit that cannot be exceeded at the hour of birth or death. Then these agonies began swiftly to subside, and I came to myself as if out of a great sickness. There was something strange in my sensations, something indescribably sweet. I felt younger, lighter, happier in body; within I was conscious of a heady recklessness, a current of disordered sensual images running like a millrace in my fancy, a solution of the bonds of obligation, an unknown but innocent freedom of the soul. I knew myself, at the first breath of this new life, to be more wicked, tenfold more wicked, sold a slave to my original evil and the thought, in that moment, braced and delighted me like wine.”
Robert Louis Stevenson, The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde

Henry N. Beard

"A mousie squealing in a trap
Woke me from my morning nap.
Wasn't he so very sweet
To tell me it was time to eat?"

Henry N. Beard, Poetry for Cats: The Definitive Anthology of Distinguished Feline Verse

Mark Valentine
“It was Stevenson, I think, who most notably that there are some places that simply demand a story should be told of them. ...

After all, perhaps Stevenson had only half of the matter. It is true there are places which stir the mind to think that a story must be told about them. But there are also, I believe, places which have their story stored already, and want to tell this to us, through whatever powers they can; through our legends and lore, through our rumors, and our rites. By its whispering fields and its murmuring waters, by the wailing of its winds and the groaning of its stones, by what it chants in darkness and the songs it sings in light, each place must reach out to us, to tell us, tell us what it holds. ("The Axholme Toll")”
Mark Valentine, Best New Horror 21

Jorge Luis Borges
“The famed author Robert Lewis Stevenson declared that he'd trained his Brownies to be writers. As he slept, they would whisper fantastic plots in his ear -- for example, the strange case of Dr. Jekyll and the diabolical Mr. Hyde, and that episode in "Olalla" when a young man from an old Spanish family bites his sister's hand.”
Jorge Luis Borges, The Book of Imaginary Beings

Robert Louis Stevenson
“What seems a kind of temporal death to people choked between walls and curtains, is only a light and living slumber to the man who sleeps a-field.”
Robert Louis Stevenson, Travels with a Donkey in the Cevennes and Selected Travel Writings

Robert Louis Stevenson
“In winter I get up at night,
and dress by yellow candlelight,
In summer, quite the other day,
I have to go to bed by day”
Robert Louis Stevenson, A Child's Garden of Verses

Nancy Horan
“But the stories had made him different, too. They had shaped his appetite, his moral prejudices, who he was.”
Nancy Horan, Under the Wide and Starry Sky

Robert Louis Stevenson
“One morning, very early, when the sun was up,I rose and found the shiny dew on every buttercup”
Robert Louis Stevenson

Nancy Horan
“Louis suspected each of them, in his or her own way, was an exile – from bourgeois values, family crests, unhappy love affairs, childhoods too long spent in church pews. He wondered if they had started as social outcasts who found the artist’s life an acceptable way to be in the world; or if their passions for painting or sculpting or writing had shaped them into outsiders. He had never been quite sure how the chicken-versus-egg question played out in his own life.”
Nancy Horan

Enock Maregesi
“Robert Louis Stevenson wa Uskochi aliponukuu nahau ya ‘kamera haiwezi kudanganya’ katika kitabu chake cha ‘South Seas’ mwaka 1896, miaka 57 baada ya sanaa ya upigaji wa picha kugunduliwa, hakumaanisha tuwe asili. Hakumaanisha tusizirekebishe picha zetu baada ya kuzipiga na kuzisafisha! Alimaanisha tuwe nadhifu tuonekanapo mbele za watu au mbele ya vyombo vya habari; ambapo picha itapigwa, itasafishwa, itachapishwa na itauzwa kama ilivyo bila kurekebishwa.”
Enock Maregesi

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