"The web, then, or the pattern, a web at once sensuous and logical, an elegant and pregnant texture: that is style, that is the foundation of the art of literature."
"True art is characterized by an irresistible urge in the creative artist."Robert Louis Stevenson on Albert Einstein
"If you hear a voice within you say 'you cannot paint,' then by all means paint, and that voice will be silenced."Robert Louis Stevenson on Vincent Van Gogh
"The highest art is always the most religious, and the greatest artist is always a devout person."Robert Louis Stevenson on Abraham Lincoln
"The aim of art is to represent not the outward appearance of things, but their inward significance."Robert Louis Stevenson on Aristotle
"A work of art is the unique result of a unique temperament."Robert Louis Stevenson on Oscar Wilde
"Talk is by far the most accessible of pleasures. It costs nothing in money, it is all profit, it completes our education, founds and fosters our friendships, and can be enjoyed at any age and in almost any state of health."
"Man is a creature who lives not upon bread alone, but primarily by catchwords."
"It is not so much for its beauty that the forest makes a claim upon men's hearts, as for that subtle something, that quality of air that emanation from old trees, that so wonderfully changes and renews a weary spirit."
"We are all travelers in the wilderness of this world, and the best we can find in our travels is an honest friend."
"Compromise is the best and cheapest lawyer."