I felt no repugnance- I knew I was wicked, ten times more wicked, and that thought both braced and delighted me.
Robert Louis Stevenson
By his own account he must have lived his life among some of the wickedest men that God ever allowed upon the sea, and the language in which he told these stories shocked our plain country people almost as much as the crimes that he described.
You're either my ship's cook-and then you were treated handsome-or Cap'n Silver, a common mutineer and pirate, and then you can go hang!
And the true realism, always and everywhere, is that of the poets: to find out where joy resides, and give it a voice far beyond singing. For to miss the joy is to miss all.
Everyone lives by selling something.
If it comes to a swinging, swing all, say I.