Joseph Conrad Quotes

76 Joseph Conrad quotes:

"I take it that what all men are really after is some form or perhaps only some formula of peace."
"Any work that aspires, however humbly, to the condition of art should carry its justification in every line."
"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."
"As to honour you know it's a very fine mediaeval inheritance which women never got hold of. It wasn't theirs."
"Don't you forget what's divine in the Russian soul and that's resignation."
"A man that is born falls into a dream like a man who falls into the sea. If he tries to climb out into the air as inexperienced people endeavour to do, he drowns."
"To have his path made clear for him is the aspiration of every human being in our beclouded and tempestuous existence."
"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."
"Words, as is well known, are the great foes of reality."
"In order to move others deeply we must deliberately allow ourselves to be carried away beyond the bounds of our normal sensibility."
"A word carries far, very far, deals destruction through time as the bullets go flying through space."
"It is respectable to have no illusions, and safe, and profitable and dull."
"I remember my youth and the feeling that will never come back any more --the feeling that I could last for ever, outlast the sea, the earth, and all men; the deceitful feeling that lures us on to joys, to perils, to love, to vain effort --to death; the triumphant conviction of strength, the heat of life in the handful of dust, the glow in the heart that with every year grows dim, grows cold, grows small, and expires --and expires, too soon, too soon --before life itself."
Author: Conrad Quotes Category: Youth Quotes
"I dare say I am compelled, unconsciously compelled, now to write volume after volume, as in past years I was compelled to go to sea, voyage after voyage. Leaves must follow upon each other as leagues used to follow in the days gone by, on and on to the appointed end, which, being truth itself, is one -- one for all men and for all occupations."
Author: Conrad Quotes Category: Past Quotes
"What all men are really after is some form, or perhaps only some formula, of peace."
Author: Conrad Quotes Category: Peace Quotes

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