Joseph Conrad Quotes


76 Joseph Conrad quotes:



"For every age is fed on illusions, lest men should renounce life early, and the human race come to an end"
"Between the conception and the creation between the emotion and the response Falls the shadow"
Author: Conrad Quotes Category: Emotions Quotes
"What is a novel if not a conviction of our fellow-men's existence strong enough to take upon itself a form of imagined life clearer than reality and whose accumulated verisimilitude of selected episodes puts to shame the pride of documentary history?"
"Gossip is what no one claims to like, but everybody enjoys."
"You can t, in sound morals, condemn a man for taking care of his own integrity. It is his clear duty. And least of all can you condemn an artist pursuing, however humbly and imperfectly, a creative aim. In that interior world where his thought and his emotions go seeking for the experience of imagined adventures, there are no policemen, no law, no pressure of circumstance or dread of opinion to keep him within bounds. Who then is going to say Nay to his temptations if not his conscience?"
Author: Conrad Quotes Category: Integrity Quotes
"A caricature is putting the face of a joke on the body of a truth."
"I had ambition not only to go farther than any man had ever been before, but as far as it was possible for a man to go."
"He who wants to persuade should put his trust not in the right argument, but in the right word. The power of sound has always been greater than the power of sense."
"Only in men's imagination does every truth find an effective and undeniable existence. Imagination, not invention, is the supreme master of art as of life."
"A man's real life is that accorded to him in the thoughts of other men by reason of respect or natural love."
"This magnificent butterfly finds a little heap of dirt and sits still on it; but man will never on his heap of mud keep still."
"The belief in a supernatural source of evil is not necessary; men alone are quite capable of every wickedness."
"A modern fleet of ships does not so much make use of the sea as exploit a highway."
"All a man can betray is his conscience"
Author: Conrad Quotes Category: Man Quotes
"Vanity plays lurid tricks with our memory."
Author: Conrad Quotes Category: Memory Quotes
"Each blade of grass has its spot on earth whence it draws its life, its strength; and so is man rooted to the land from which he draws his faith together with his life."
"It is to be remarked that a good many people are born curiously unfitted for the fate waiting them on this earth."
Author: Conrad Quotes Category: Polish Novelist Quotes Earth Quotes
"We live, as we dream alone"
Author: Conrad Quotes Category: Living Quotes
"Hang ideas! They are tramps, vagabonds, knocking at the back-door of your mind, each taking a little of your substance, each carrying away some crumb of that belief in a few simple notions you must cling to if you want to live decently and would like to die easy!"
Author: Conrad Quotes Category: Ideas Quotes
"It is a maudlin and indecent verity that comes out through the strength of wine."



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