Robert Louis Stevenson

The Suicide Club

    Fadwa Bouazzihas quoted9 months ago
    Only two months ago I met a young lady exactly suited to my taste in mind and body; I found my heart melt; I saw that I had come upon my fate at last, and was in the way to fall in love. But when I came to reckon up what remained to me of my capital, I found it amounted to something less than four hundred pounds! I ask you fairly—can a man who respects himself fall in love on four hundred pounds? I concluded, certainly not;
    Fadwa Bouazzihas quoted9 months ago
    For such as I, and for all who desire to be out of the coil without posthumous scandal, the Suicide Club has been inaugurated.
    Fadwa Bouazzihas quoted9 months ago
    cannot put a pistol to my head and draw the trigger; for something stronger than myself withholds the act; and although I loathe life, I have not strength enough in my body to take hold of death and be done with it.
    Fadwa Bouazzihas quoted9 months ago
    A large number of our fellowmen, who have grown heartily sick of the performance in which they are expected to join daily and all their lives long, are only kept from flight by one or two considerations.
    Fadwa Bouazzihas quoted9 months ago
    not suppose that you and I are alone, or even exceptional in the highly reasonable desire that we profess.
    Fadwa Bouazzihas quoted9 months ago
    . Even in hotels we have lifts to spare us a climb of some hundred steps.
    Fadwa Bouazzihas quoted9 months ago
    telegraphs were made that we might communicate speedier at great distances.
    Fadwa Bouazzihas quoted9 months ago
    and looked over at his confidant with a shade of doubt.
    Fadwa Bouazzihas quoted9 months ago
    I know Death’s private door.
    Fadwa Bouazzihas quoted9 months ago
    too, like yourself, have had enough of life, and are determined to die. Sooner or later, alone or together, we meant to seek out death and beard him where he lies ready.
    Fadwa Bouazzihas quoted9 months ago
    neither a whimperer nor a coward.”
    Fadwa Bouazzihas quoted9 months ago
    What I have seen of you has greatly pleased but even more puzzled me.
    Fadwa Bouazzihas quoted9 months ago
    , but he laughed louder than was natural in a person of polite breeding
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