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Joseph Conrad
Joseph Conrad
(1857 - 1924)
Polish born British novelist and short story writer, author of Heart of Darkness and Lord Jim.
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Action is consolatory. It is the enemy of thought and the friend of flattering illusions.
- Joseph Conrad | Action Quotes
History repeats itself, but the special call of an art which has passed away is never reproduced. It is utterly gone out of the world as the song of a destroyed wild bird.
- Joseph Conrad | Art and the Artist Quotes
History repeats itself, but the special call of an art which has passed away is never reproduced. It is utterly gone out of the world as the song of a destroyed wild bird.
- Joseph Conrad | Art and the Artist Quotes
The last thing a woman will consent to discover in a man whom she loves, or on whom she simply depends, is want of courage.
- Joseph Conrad | Courage and Bravery Quotes
How does one kill fear, I wonder? How do you shoot a spectre through the heart, slash off its spectral head, take it by the spectral throat?
- Joseph Conrad | Fear Quotes
You shall judge of a man by his foes as well as by his friends.
As in political, so in literary action, a man wins friends for himself mostly by the passion of his prejudices.
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 | Homo Sapiens Quotes
Caricature: putting the face of a joke upon the body of a truth.
- Joseph Conrad | Humour and Humorists Quotes
Who knows what true loneliness is - not the conventional word but the naked terror? To the lonely themselves it wears a mask. The most miserable outcast hugs some memory or some illusion.
- Joseph Conrad | Loneliness Quotes
The mind of man is capable of anything - because everything is in it, all the past as well as all the future.
- Joseph Conrad | The Mind Quotes
There is something haunting in the light of the moon; it has all the dispassionateness of a disembodied soul, and something of its inconceivable mystery.
- Joseph Conrad | Nature Quotes
To have his path made clear for him is the aspiration of every human being in our beclouded and tempestuous existence.
The sea - the truth must be confessed - has no generosity. No display of manly qualities - courage, hardihood, endurance, faithfulness - has ever been known to touch its irresponsible consciousness of power.
- Joseph Conrad | The Sea Quotes
Happiness, happiness ... the flavor is with you-with you alone, and you can make it as intoxicating as you please.
- Joseph Conrad | Happiness Quotes
Who would care to question the ground of forgiveness or compassion?
- Joseph Conrad | Forgiveness Quotes
No man ever understands quite his own artful dodges to escape from the grim shadow of self-knowledge.
- Joseph Conrad | Self-Knowledge Quotes
Felicity, felicity ... is quaffed out of a golden cup ... the flavour is with you alone, and you can make it as intoxicating as you please.
- Joseph Conrad | Self-Reliance Quotes
Vanity plays lurid tricks with our memory.
- Joseph Conrad | The Past Quotes
I take it that what all men are really after is some form of, perhaps only some formula of, peace.
- Joseph Conrad | Motivation Quotes
To be busy with material affairs is the best preservative against reflection, fears, doubts.... I suppose a fellow proposing to cut his throat would experience a sort of relief while occupied in stropping his razor carefully.
How does one kill fear? ... How do you shoot a specter through the heart, slash off its spectral head, take it by its spectral throat?
Facing it-always facing it-that's the way to get through. Face it!
- Joseph Conrad | Courage Quotes
The last thing a woman will consent to discover in a man whom she loves, or on whom she simply depends, is want of courage.
- Joseph Conrad | Courage Quotes
To be busy with material affairs is the best preservative against reflection, fears, doubts ... all these things which stand in the way of achievement. I suppose a fellow proposing to cut his throat would experience a sort of relief while occupied in stropping his razor carefully.
- Joseph Conrad | Getting Going Quotes
The conquest of the earth, which mostly means the taking it away from those who have a different complexion or slightly flatter noses than ourselves, is not a pretty thing when you look into it.
- Joseph Conrad | Imperialism Quotes
Vanity plays lurid tricks with our memory.
- Joseph Conrad | Memory Quotes
I remember my youth and the feeling that will never come back any more - the feeling that I could last forever, outlast the sea, the earth, and all men.
- Joseph Conrad | Youth Quotes


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