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Joseph Conrad quotes: The sun was fierce, the land seemed to glisten and drip with steam. The sun was fierce, the land seemed to glisten and drip with steam.
Joseph Conrad quotes: Don't you know what the police are for, Stevie? They are there so that them as have nothing shouldn't take anything away from them who have. Don't you know what the police are for, Stevie? They are there so that them as have nothing shouldn't take anything away from them who have.
Joseph Conrad quotes: There is a weird power in a spoken word. There is a weird power in a spoken word.
Joseph Conrad quotes: The sea has never been friendly to man. At most it has been the accomplice of human restlessness. The sea has never been friendly to man. At most it has been the accomplice of human restlessness.
Joseph Conrad quotes: It is very difficult to be wholly joyous or wholly sad on this earth. It is very difficult to be wholly joyous or wholly sad on this earth.
Joseph Conrad quotes: His hair in falling seemed to have stuck to his chin, and had prospered in the new locality, for his beard hung down to his waist. His hair in falling seemed to have stuck to his chin, and had prospered in the new locality, for his beard hung down to his waist.
Joseph Conrad quotes: The discovery of America was the occasion of the greatest outburst of cruelty and reckless greed known in history. The discovery of America was the occasion of the greatest outburst of cruelty and reckless greed known in history.
Joseph Conrad quotes: Agent was lying flushed and insensible; the other, bent over his books, was making correct entries of perfectly correct transactions; Agent was lying flushed and insensible; the other, bent over his books, was making correct entries of perfectly correct transactions;
Joseph Conrad quotes: The sea and the sky were welded together without a joint ... The sea and the sky were welded together without a joint ...
Joseph Conrad quotes: The typhoon had got on Jukes' nerves The typhoon had got on Jukes' nerves
Joseph Conrad quotes: I was constantly watching myself, my secret self, as dependent on my actions as my own personality I was constantly watching myself, my secret self, as dependent on my actions as my own personality
Joseph Conrad quotes: The weakness of many tellers of tales who seem so often unaware of what their audience would best like to hear; The weakness of many tellers of tales who seem so often unaware of what their audience would best like to hear;
Joseph Conrad quotes: It is respectable to have no illusions, and safe, and profitable and dull. It is respectable to have no illusions, and safe, and profitable and dull.
Joseph Conrad quotes: The practical value of succes depends not a little on the way you look at it. The practical value of succes depends not a little on the way you look at it.
Joseph Conrad quotes: We live as we dream--alone.... We live as we dream--alone....
Joseph Conrad quotes: Vanity plays lurid tricks with our memory, and the truth of every passion wants some pretence to make it live. Vanity plays lurid tricks with our memory, and the truth of every passion wants some pretence to make it live.
Joseph Conrad quotes: Fiction is history, human history, or it is nothing. Fiction is history, human history, or it is nothing.
Joseph Conrad quotes: Over the lives borne from under the shadow of death there seems to fall the shadow of madness. Over the lives borne from under the shadow of death there seems to fall the shadow of madness.
Joseph Conrad quotes: The serenity of truth and the peace of death can be only secured through a largeness of contempt embracing all the profitable servitudes of life. He The serenity of truth and the peace of death can be only secured through a largeness of contempt embracing all the profitable servitudes of life. He
Joseph Conrad quotes: It is not Justice the servant of men, but accident, hazard, Fortune-the ally of patient Time-that holds an even and scrupulous balance. It is not Justice the servant of men, but accident, hazard, Fortune-the ally of patient Time-that holds an even and scrupulous balance.
Joseph Conrad quotes: The earth seemed unearthly. The earth seemed unearthly.
Joseph Conrad quotes: The double row of berths yawned black, like graves tenanted by uneasy corpses. The double row of berths yawned black, like graves tenanted by uneasy corpses.
Joseph Conrad quotes: The men, the women, the children; the old with the young, the decrepit with the lusty - all equal before sleep, death's brother. The men, the women, the children; the old with the young, the decrepit with the lusty - all equal before sleep, death's brother.
Joseph Conrad quotes: That faculty of beholding at a hint the face of his desire and the shape of his dream, without which the earth would know no lover and no adventurer. That faculty of beholding at a hint the face of his desire and the shape of his dream, without which the earth would know no lover and no adventurer.
Joseph Conrad quotes: above - the Council in Europe, you know - mean him to be.' "He turned to above - the Council in Europe, you know - mean him to be.' "He turned to
Joseph Conrad quotes: Avoid irritation more than exposure to the sun ... In the tropics one must before everything keep calm.' ... Avoid irritation more than exposure to the sun ... In the tropics one must before everything keep calm.' ...
Joseph Conrad quotes: A task, any task, undertaken in an adventurous spirit acquires the merit of romance. A task, any task, undertaken in an adventurous spirit acquires the merit of romance.
Joseph Conrad quotes: I do not know whether I have been a good seaman, but I know I have been a very faithful one. I do not know whether I have been a good seaman, but I know I have been a very faithful one.
Joseph Conrad quotes: But his soul was mad. Being alone in the wilderness, it had looked within itself and, by heavens I tell you, it had gone mad. But his soul was mad. Being alone in the wilderness, it had looked within itself and, by heavens I tell you, it had gone mad.
Joseph Conrad quotes: It is a maudlin and indecent verity that comes out through the strength of wine. It is a maudlin and indecent verity that comes out through the strength of wine.
Joseph Conrad quotes: And after all, one does not die of it." "Die of what?" I asked swiftly. "Of being afraid. And after all, one does not die of it." "Die of what?" I asked swiftly. "Of being afraid.
Joseph Conrad quotes: The air of the New World seems favorable to the art of declamation. The air of the New World seems favorable to the art of declamation.
Joseph Conrad quotes: Dark human shapes could be made out in the distance, flitting indistinctly against the gloomy border of the forest, Dark human shapes could be made out in the distance, flitting indistinctly against the gloomy border of the forest,
Joseph Conrad quotes: A diplomatic statement, Lena, is a statement of which everything is true but the sentiment which seems to prompt it. A diplomatic statement, Lena, is a statement of which everything is true but the sentiment which seems to prompt it.
Joseph Conrad quotes: It was not my strength that wanted nursing, it was my imagination that wanted soothing. It was not my strength that wanted nursing, it was my imagination that wanted soothing.
Joseph Conrad quotes: That man seems to have a particular talent for being on the spot whenever there is something picturesque to be done. That man seems to have a particular talent for being on the spot whenever there is something picturesque to be done.
Joseph Conrad quotes: There is death in the folds of her skirt and blood about her feet. She is for no man. There is death in the folds of her skirt and blood about her feet. She is for no man.
Joseph Conrad quotes: Never test another man by your own weakness. Never test another man by your own weakness.
Joseph Conrad quotes: One can't live with one's finger everlastingly on one's pulse. One can't live with one's finger everlastingly on one's pulse.
Joseph Conrad quotes: The artist in his calling of interpreter creates because he must. He is so much of a voice that, for him, silence is like death The artist in his calling of interpreter creates because he must. He is so much of a voice that, for him, silence is like death
Joseph Conrad quotes: Going home must be like going to render an account. Going home must be like going to render an account.
Joseph Conrad quotes: Art is long and life is short, and success is very far off. Art is long and life is short, and success is very far off.
Joseph Conrad quotes: The way of even the most jusitifiable revolution is prepared by personal impulses disguised into creeds. The way of even the most jusitifiable revolution is prepared by personal impulses disguised into creeds.
Joseph Conrad quotes: He was easily sorry for people. He was easily sorry for people.
Joseph Conrad quotes: There can be no life without faith and love - faith in a human heart, love of a human being! That There can be no life without faith and love - faith in a human heart, love of a human being! That
Joseph Conrad quotes: To cut oneself entirely from one's kind is impossible. To live in a desert one must be a saint. To cut oneself entirely from one's kind is impossible. To live in a desert one must be a saint.
Joseph Conrad quotes: I like what is in the work the chance to find yourself. I like what is in the work
the chance to find yourself.
Joseph Conrad quotes: I am afraid that if you want to go down into history you'll have to do something for it. I am afraid that if you want to go down into history you'll have to do something for it.
Joseph Conrad quotes: The part of the inexplicable should be al lowed for in appraising the conduct of men in a world where no explanation is final. The part of the inexplicable should be al lowed for in appraising the conduct of men in a world where no explanation is final.
Joseph Conrad quotes: Yet, when one thinks of it, diplomacy without force is a but a rotten reed to lean upon. Yet, when one thinks of it, diplomacy without force is a but a rotten reed to lean upon.
Joseph Conrad quotes: To the destruction of what is. To the destruction of what is.
Joseph Conrad quotes: I take it that what all men are really after is some form or perhaps only some formula of peace. I take it that what all men are really after is some form or perhaps only some formula of peace.
Joseph Conrad quotes: Leading questions as to my acquaintances in the sepulchral city, and so on. His little eyes glittered Leading questions as to my acquaintances in the sepulchral city, and so on. His little eyes glittered
Joseph Conrad quotes: I must live until I die, mustn't I? I must live until I die, mustn't I?
Joseph Conrad quotes: His face was like the autumn sky, overcast one moment and bright the next. His face was like the autumn sky, overcast one moment and bright the next.
Joseph Conrad quotes: The humblest craft that floats makes its appeal to a seaman by the faithfulness of her life. The humblest craft that floats makes its appeal to a seaman by the faithfulness of her life.
Joseph Conrad quotes: All the pilgrims rushed out to see. I remained, and went on with my dinner. I believe I was considered brutally callous. However, I did not eat much. All the pilgrims rushed out to see. I remained, and went on with my dinner. I believe I was considered brutally callous. However, I did not eat much.
Joseph Conrad quotes: Your strength is just an accident owed to the weakness of others. Your strength is just an accident owed to the weakness of others.
Joseph Conrad quotes: Everything belonged to himbut that was a trifle. The thing to know was what he belonged to, how many powers of darkness claimed him for their own. Everything belonged to him
but that was a trifle. The thing to know was what he belonged to, how many powers of darkness claimed him for their own.
Joseph Conrad quotes: An author writes only half the book. The rest is written by readers. An author writes only half the book. The rest is written by readers.
Joseph Conrad quotes: Art itself my be defined as a single-minded attempt to render the highest kind of justice to the visible universe. Art itself my be defined as a single-minded attempt to render the highest kind of justice to the visible universe.
Joseph Conrad quotes: I always went my own road and on my own legs where I had a mind to go I always went my own road and on my own legs where I had a mind to go
Joseph Conrad quotes: He had entered by then the broad, human path of inconsistencies. He had entered by then the broad, human path of inconsistencies.
Joseph Conrad quotes: There are things you find nothing about in books There are things you find nothing about in books