The strange case of dr jekyll and mr hyde

The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde Quotes

  • I began to perceive more deeply than it has ever yet been stated, the trembling immateriality, the mistlike transience, of this seemingly so solid body in which we walk attired.

  • If I am the chief of sinners, I am the chief of sufferers also.

  • I have been made to learn that the doom and burden of our life is bound forever on man'€™s shoulders; and when the attempt is made to cast it off, it but returns upon us with more unfamiliar and more awful pressure.

  • 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.

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  • 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.

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

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  • The door, indeed, stood open as before; but the windows were still shuttered, the chimneys breathed no stain into the bright air, there sounded abroad none of that low stir (perhaps audible rather to the ear of the spirit than to the ear of the flesh) by which a house announces and betrays its human lodgers.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • You must suffer me to go my own dark way.