Friday, November 13, 2009

Meandering in the stacks . . .

Today is the birthday of Robert Louis Balfour Stevenson (November 13, 1850 – December 3, 1894), novelist, poet, essayist and travel writer. He is best known for the novels The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (1886), and Treasure Island (1883).

"Books are good enough in their own way, but they are a mighty bloodless substitute for life." - Robert Louis Stevenson

"To be what we are, and to become what we are capable of becoming, is the only end of life." - Robert Louis Stevenson

"In every part and corner of our life, to lose oneself is to be a gainer; to forget oneself is to be happy." - Robert Louis Stevenson

"For my part, I travel not to go anywhere, but to go. I travel for travel's sake. The great affair is to move." - Robert Louis Stevenson

"Don't judge each day by the harvest you reap but by the seeds that you plant." - Robert Louis Stevenson

"There are no foreign lands. It is the traveler only who is foreign." - Robert Louis Stevenson

"An aim in life is the only fortune worth finding." - Robert Louis Stevenson

"A friend is a gift you give yourself." - Robert Louis Stevenson

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