Quotes (Jekyll and Hyde)
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This section contains key quotes from Jekyll and Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson.

Quotes Dr Jekyll

“He began to go wrong, wrong in the mind,” (Lanyon about Jekyll)

“The large, handsome face of Dr Jekyll grew pale to the lips and there came a blackness about his eyes”

“You must suffer me to go my own dark way.”

“Like some disconsolate prisoner”.

“Weeping like a woman or a lost soul”.

“Pale and shaken and half fainting, and groping before him with his hands, like a man restored for death-there stood Henry Jekll”.

Quotes Mr Hyde

“Black, sneering coolness/like Satan”

“The other snarled in a savage laugh”

“Stamping his foot/broke out of all bounds and clubbed him to the earth,”

“ape-like fury”

“A murderer’s autograph”.

“like some damned Juggernaut”

“mere animal terror”

“pale and dwarfish”

“haunting sense of deformity”

“like a rat”

“some creature”

Quotes Mr Utterson

“If he be Mr Hyde, I shall be Mr Seek”

“God forgive us! God forgive us!”

“he had an approved tolerance for others”

“the last reputable acquaintance and the last good influence in the lives of down going men”

“Mr. Utterson the lawyer was a man of a rugged countenance, that was never lighted by a smile; cold, scanty and embarrassed”

“backward in sentiment; lean, long, dusty, dreary”

“somehow lovable”.

Quotes Dr Lanyon

“He had his death warrant written legibly upon his face”

“Lanyon declared himself a doomed man”

“my soul sickened at it...I must die”

“O God!” I screamed, and “O God!” again and again; for there before my eyes—pale and shaken, and half fainting”

Quotes about the horror and fear settings of the novella

“nocturnal city”

“The figure in these two phases haunted the lawyer all night”

“labyrinths of lamp lighted city”

“Like a district of some city in a nightmare”

“It was a wild, cold seasonable night of March”

“fog rolled over” and “dismal quarter of Soho”

“dingy windowless structure”.

“sordid negligence”

“fog slept above the drowned city”

Quotes about the violence and crime in the novella

“Little man trampled calmly over the child’s body...it was hellish to see”

“bones were audibly shattered”

“I mauled the unresisting body, tasting delight from every blow”

“clubbed him to the earth”

Quotes about the theme of Duality

“The two hands are in many points identical” (said by Guest)

“If it was my master, why had he a mask upon his face?” (said by Poole)

“Man is not truly one but truly two”.

“I felt younger, lighter, happier in body..”

“I had gone to bed Henry Jekyll, I had awakened Edward Hyde,”

“my devil had been long caged, he came out roaring”

“all human beings are commingled out of good and evil”

“If I am the chief of sinners, I am the chief of sufferers”

“disconsolate prisoner”

Quotes on the themes of science versus religion

“The compound changed to a dark purple...watery green”

“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”.

“Pious work...annotated with startling blasphemies”

“I let my brother go to Cain’s heresy”

“hid them with a sense of shame”.




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