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Mr. Hyde Quotes

11 of the best book quotes from Mr. Hyde
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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.”
The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde
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Dr. Jekyll
Mr. Hyde
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human nature
spirituality
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“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
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Dr. Jekyll
Mr. Hyde
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“Under the strain of this continually impending doom and by the sleeplessness to which I now condemned myself, ay, even beyond what I had thought possible to man, I became, in my own person, a creature eaten up and emptied by fever, languidly weak both in body and mind, and solely occupied by one thought: the horror of my other self.”
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“Jekyll had more than a father’s interest; Hyde had more than a son’s indifference.”
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“O my poor old Harry Jekyll, if ever I read Satan’s signature upon a face, it is on that of your new friend.”
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“To cast in it with Hyde was to die a thousand interests and aspirations.”
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“If he be Mr. Hyde,” he had thought, “I shall be Mr. Seek.”
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“If I am the chief of sinners, I am the chief of sufferers also.”
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“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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“This was the shocking thing; that the slime of the pit seemed to utter cries and voices; that the amorphous dust gesticulated and sinned; that what was dead, and had no shape, should usurp the offices of life. And this again, that that insurgent horror was knit to him closer than a wife, closer than an eye; lay caged in his flesh, where he heard it mutter and felt it struggle to be born; and at every hour of weakness, and in the confidence of slumber, prevailed against him, and deposed him out of life.”
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“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?”

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