Joseph conrad Quotes

β€œLiving with memorie...

β€œLiving with memories is a cruel business.” -- Joseph Conrad (1907)
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"Your strength is just an a...

"Your strength is just an accident arising from the weakness of others." - Joseph Conrad
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β€œNo fear can stand up to hunger, no patience can wear it out, disgust simply does...

β€œNo fear can stand up to hunger, no patience can wear it out, disgust simply does not exist where hunger is; and as to superstition, beliefs, and what you may call principles, they are less than chaff in a breeze." ― Joseph Conrad, Heart of Darkness
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The mind of man is capable of anything ...

The mind of man is capable of anything - because everything is in it, all the past as well as all the future. Joseph Conrad
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"It is when we try to grapple with another man's intimate need that we p...

"It is when we try to grapple with another man's intimate need that we perceive how incomprehensible, wavering, and misty are the beings that share with us the sight of the stars and the warmth of the sun." ~ Joseph Conrad
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'Vanity plays lurid t...

'Vanity plays lurid tricks with our memory.' Joseph Conrad, in Lord Jim
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β€œLuckily, people, whether mature or not mature (and who really is ever ...

β€œLuckily, people, whether mature or not mature (and who really is ever mature?) are for the most part quite incapable of what is happening to them.” -- Joseph Conrad (Chance) (1913) (The character Charles Marlow speaking)
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β€œFacing it, always facing ...

β€œFacing it, always facing it, that’s the way to get through. Face it.β€œ β€”Joseph Conrad
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"Being a woman is a terribly diffic...

"Being a woman is a terribly difficult task, since it consists principally in dealing with men." -- Joseph Conrad
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"We live as we dream - alone. Wh...

"We live as we dream - alone. While the dream disappears, the life continues painfully." - Joseph Conrad
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"The belief in a supernatural source of ...

"The belief in a supernatural source of evil is not necessary; men alone are quite capable of every wickedness." β€” Joseph Conrad
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"We live, as we drea...

"We live, as we dream, -- alone." -Joseph Conrad, Heart of Darkness
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"The belief in a supernatural source of e...

"The belief in a supernatural source of evil is not necessary; men alone are quite capable of every wickedness." -- Joseph Conrad
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'The belief in a supernatural source of ...

'The belief in a supernatural source of evil is not necessary; men alone are quite capable of every wickedness.' β€” Joseph Conrad
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The belief in a supernatural source of ...

The belief in a supernatural source of evil is not necessary; men alone are quite capable of every wickedness. JOSEPH CONRAD
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The mind of man is capable of anything ...

The mind of man is capable of anything - because everything is in it, all the past as well as all the future. Joseph Conrad
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"It was written I should be loy...

"It was written I should be loyal to the nightmare of my choice." - Joseph Conrad, Heart of Darkness
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β€œThe belief in a supernatural source of e...

β€œThe belief in a supernatural source of evil is not necessary; men alone are quite capable of every wickedness.” -- Joseph Conrad
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Let them think what they liked, but I didn't m...

Let them think what they liked, but I didn't mean to drown myself. I meant to swim till I sank -- but that's not the same thing. -- Joseph Conrad
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"I don't like work - no man does - but I like what is in the work - the chance to find y...

"I don't like work - no man does - but I like what is in the work - the chance to find yourself. Your own reality - for yourself, not for others - what no other man can ever know. They can only see the mere show, and never can tell what it really means." - Joseph Conrad
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β€œLet them think what they liked, but I didn't ...

β€œLet them think what they liked, but I didn't mean to drown myself. I meant to swim till I sank -- but that's not the same thing.” -Joseph Conrad
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β€œNo, it is impossible; it is impossible to convey the life-sensation of any given epoch...

β€œNo, it is impossible; it is impossible to convey the life-sensation of any given epoch of one’s existence--that which makes its truth, its meaning--its subtle and penetrating essence. It is impossible. We live, as we dream--alone.” ― Joseph Conrad, Heart of Darkness
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"To a teacher of languages there comes a time when the world is ...

"To a teacher of languages there comes a time when the world is but a place of many words and man appears a mere talking animal not much more wonderful than a parrot." --Joseph Conrad, (1857 - 1924).
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Action is consolatory. It is the enemy of thought and the fr...

Action is consolatory. It is the enemy of thought and the friend of flattering illusions. Only in the conduct of our action can we find the sense of mastery over the fates. - Joseph Conrad
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"History repeats itself, but the special call of an art which...

"History repeats itself, but the special call of an art which has passed away is never reproduced. It is as utterly gone out of the world as the song of a destroyed wild bird." -Joseph Conrad
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"In everything I have written there is alw...

"In everything I have written there is always one invariable intention, and that is to capture the reader's attention." -Joseph Conrad
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"What I had to tell her was that in the whole world there was no one wh...

"What I had to tell her was that in the whole world there was no one who ever would need his heart, his mind, his hand. It was a common fate, and yet it seemed an awful thing to say of any man". -Joseph Conrad (Lord Jim)
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"It echoed loudly within him b...

"It echoed loudly within him because he was empty at the core." Joseph Conrad, Heart of Darkness
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β€œ Any fool can carry on, but...

β€œ Any fool can carry on, but only the wise man knows how to shorten sail. ” β€” Joseph Conrad
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"The sea has never been friendly to ...

"The sea has never been friendly to man. At most it has been the accomplice of human restlessness." - Joseph Conrad
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