Though healthy at birth, he soon became a victim of constant breathing problems that later developed into fatal disease that attacked his lungs and bones. Robert Louis Stevenson The Wrecker, Every one lives by selling something, whatever be his right to it. Despite his father's strong opposition, at the age of 21, he openly declared his intention of becoming a writer.
The great affair is to move. The work is decidedly of the "adult" classification, as it presents a jarring and horrific exploration of various conflicting traits lurking within a single person.
To know what you prefer instead of humbly saying "Amen" to what the world tells you you ought to prefer is to have kept your soul alive. I must confess that I am have not read any version of the work, but searching the text of the Project Gutenberg edition the quote does not appear to have been a statement by Scott.
Robert Louis Stevenson To hold the same views at forty as we did at twenty is to have been stupefied for a score of years, and take rank, not as a prophet, but as an unteachable brat, well birched and none the wiser. The year saw the publication of what would be another enduring work, Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde, which was an immediate success and helped cement Stevenson's reputation.