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Hi Friends Welcome To Kkquotes.com  Aer You Looking For Joseph Conrad Quotes  Joseph Conrad was a Polish-British writer regarded as one of the greatest novelists to write in the English language. Though he did not speak English fluently until his twenties, he came to be regarded a master prose stylist who brought a non-English sensibility into English literature. Wikipedia

Born3 December 1857, Berdychiv, Ukraine
Died:3 August 1924, Bishopsbourne, United Kingdo
Full nameJózef Teodor Konrad Korzeniowski
Spouse:Jessie George (m. 1896–1924)
Movies:Apocalypse Now, The Duellists, Heart of Darkness

Joseph Conrad Quotes

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

“Being a woman is a terribly difficult task, since it consists principally in dealing with men.” ~ Joseph Conrad

“If you don’t make mistakes, you don’t make anything .” ~ Joseph Conrad

“Facing it, always facing it, that’s the way to get through. Face it.” ~ Joseph Conrad

“Give me the right word and the right accent and I will move the world.” ~ Joseph Conrad

“Follow your bliss. Find where it is and don’t be afraid to follow it.” ~ Joseph Conrad

“All roads are long which lead to one’s heart’s desire.” ~ Joseph Conrad

“You shall judge a man by his foes as well as by his friends.” ~ Joseph Conrad

“It is the mark of an inexperienced man not to believe in luck.” ~ Joseph Conrad

“A writer without interest or sympathy for the foibles of his fellow man is not conceivable as a writer.” ~ Joseph Conrad

“My task, which I am trying to achieve is, by the power of the written word, to make you hear, to make you feel–it is, before all, to make you see.” ~ Joseph Conrad

“We live as we dream – alone. While the dream disappears, the life continues painfully.” ~ Joseph Conrad

“Protection is the first necessity of opulence and luxury.” ~ Joseph Conrad

“The discovery of America was the occasion of the greatest outburst of cruelty and reckless greed known in history.” ~ Joseph Conrad

“Going home must be like going to render an account.” ~ Joseph Conrad

“Words, as is well known, are the great foes of reality.” ~ Joseph Conrad

“Imagination, not invention, is the supreme master of art as of life.” ~ Joseph Conrad

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The sea has never been friendly to man.

“A writing may be lost; a lie may be written; but what the eye has seen is truth and remains in the mind!” ~ Joseph Conrad

“The human heart is vast enough to contain all the world.” ~ Joseph Conrad

“You can’t, in sound morals, condemn a man for taking care of his own integrity. It is his clear duty.” ~ Joseph Conrad

“All a man can betray is his conscience.” ~ Joseph Conrad

“Gossip is what no one claims to like, but everybody enjoys.” ~ Joseph Conrad

The humblest craft that floats makes its appeal to a seaman by the faithfulness of her life.

“A man is a worker. If he is not that he is nothing.” ~ Joseph Conrad

“The question is not how to get cured, but how to live.” ~ Joseph Conrad

“I am afraid that if you want to go down into history you’ll have to do something for it.” ~ Joseph Conrad

“As a general rule, a reputation is built on manner as much as on achievement.” ~ Joseph Conrad

“A word carries far, very far, deals destruction through time as the bullets go flying through space.” ~ Joseph Conrad

“It is my belief no man ever understands quite his own artful dodges to escape from the grim shadow of self knowledge.” ~ Joseph Conrad

“All ambitions are lawful except those which climb upward on the miseries or credulities of mankind.” ~ Joseph Conrad

There is nothing more enticing, disenchanting, and enslaving than the life at sea.

Any fool can carry on, but a wise man knows how to shorten sail in time.

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

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“Few men realize that their life, the very essence of their character, their capabilities and their audacities, are only the expression of their belief in the safety of their surroundings.” ~ Joseph Conrad

“The mind of man is capable of anything.” ~ Joseph Conrad

“Mr. Kurtz lacked restraint in the gratification of his lusts.”

“He had something to say. He said it.”

“A certain simplicity of thought is common to serene souls at both ends of the social scale.” ~ Joseph Conrad

“The true peace of God begins at any spot a thousand miles from the nearest land.” ~ Joseph Conrad

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“There is nothing more enticing, disenchanting, and enslaving than the life at sea.” ~ Joseph Conrad

“It’s only those who do nothing that make no mistakes, I suppose.” ~ Joseph Conrad

“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

“One can’t live with one’s finger everlastingly on one’s pulse.”

 “I have wrestled with death. It is the most unexciting contest you can imagine.”

 “And this also…has been one of the dark places of the earth.”

“What makes mankind tragic is not that they are the victims of nature, it is that they are conscious of it.” ~ Joseph Conrad

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“We live as we dream–alone….”
― Joseph Conrad, Heart of Darkness

“It was written I should be loyal to the nightmare of my choice.”
― Joseph Conrad, Heart of Darkness

“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, Heart of Darkness

“The mind of man is capable of anything.”
― Joseph Conrad, Heart of Darkness

“We live as we dream – alone. While the dream disappears, the life continues painfully.”
― Joseph Conrad, Heart of Darkness

“It echoed loudly within him because he was hollow at the core.”
― Joseph Conrad, Heart of Darkness

“We penetrated deeper and deeper into the heart of darkness”
― Joseph Conrad, Heart of Darkness

“Like a running blaze on a plain, like a flash of lightning in the clouds. We live in the flicker.”
― Joseph Conrad, Heart of Darkness

“the mind of man is capable of anything–because everything is in it, all the past as well as the future”
― Joseph Conrad, Heart of Darkness

“I couldn’t have felt more of lonely desolation somehow, had I been robbed of a belief or had missed my destiny in life…”
― Joseph Conrad, Heart of Darkness

“Your str“He hated all this, and somehow he couldn’t get away.”
― Joseph Conrad, Heart of Darkness

ength is just an accident arising from the weakness of others.”
― Joseph Conrad, Heart of Darkness

In order to move others deeply we must deliberately allow ourselves to be carried away beyond the bounds of our normal sensibility.
Joseph Conrad

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“Being a woman is a terribly difficult trade since it consists principally of dealings with men.”

“Few men realize that their life, the very essence of their character, their capabilities and their audacities, are only the expression of their belief in the safety of their surroundings.”

“the mind of man is capable of anything–because everything is in it, all the past as well as the future”

“Like a running blaze on a plain, like a flash of lightning in the clouds. We live in the flicker.”

“It echoed loudly within him because he was hollow at the core.”

“We penetrated deeper and deeper into the heart of darkness”

“The question is not how to get cured, but how to live.”

“We live in the flicker — may it last as long as the old earth keeps rolling! But darkness was here yesterday.”

“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.”

“The mind of man is capable of anything.”

“We live as we dream – alone. While the dream disappears, the life continues painfully.”

“Facing it, always facing it, that’s the way to get through. Face it.”

“The belief in a supernatural source of evil is not necessary; men alone are quite capable of every wickedness.”

“Your strength is just an accident arising from the weakness of others.”

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“But it is like a running blaze on a plain, like a flash of lightning in the clouds. We live in the flicker – may it last as long as the old earth keeps rolling!” ~ Joseph Conrad

“We live in the flicker — may it last as long as the old earth keeps rolling! But darkness was here yesterday.” ~ Joseph Conrad

“I take it that what all men are really after is some form or perhaps only some formula of peace.” ~ Joseph Conrad

“Everybody had to be thoroughly understood before being accepted.” ~ Joseph Conrad

“Everything can be found at sea according to the spirit of your quest.” ~ Joseph Conrad

“We live as we dream–alone….”

“The sea has never been friendly to man. At most it has been the accomplice of human restlessness.” ~ Joseph Conrad

“Art is long and life is short, and success is very far off.” ~ Joseph Conrad

“Nowhere else than upon the sea do the days, weeks, and months fall away quicker into the past. They seem to be left astern as easily as the light air-bubbles in the swirls of the ship’s wake.” ~ Joseph Conrad

“I always went my own road and on my own legs where I had a mind to go” ~ Joseph Conrad

“It’s only those who do nothing that make no mistakes, I suppose.”

“Follow your bliss. Find where it is and don’t be afraid to follow it.” ~ Joseph Conrad

“My task, which I am trying to achieve is, by the power of the written word, to make you hear, to make you feel–it is, before all, to make you see.”

“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.”

“It was written I should be loyal to the nightmare of my choice.”

“The vilest scramble for loot that ever disfigured the history of human conscience.” ~ Joseph Conrad

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“Vanity plays lurid tricks with our memory, and the truth of every passion wants some pretence to make it live.” ~ Joseph Conrad

“It occurred to me that my speech or my silence, indeed any action of mine, would be a mere futility.” ~ Joseph Conrad

“I have wrestled with death. It is the most unexciting contest you can imagine. It takes place in an impalpable greyness, with nothing underfoot, with nothing around, without spectators, without clamour, without glory, without the great desire of victory, without the great fear of defeat, in a sickly atmostphere of tepid scepticism, without much belief in your own right, and still less in that of your adversary.” ~ Joseph Conrad

“Joy and sorrow in this world pass into each other, mingling their forms and their murmurs in the twilight of life as mysterious as an overshadowed ocean, while the dazzling brightness of supreme hopes lies far off, fascinating and still, on the distant edge of the horizon” ~ Joseph Conrad

“It would take too long to explain the intimate alliance of contradictions in human nature which makes love itself wear at times the desperate shape of betrayal. And perhaps there is no possible explanation.” ~ Joseph Conrad

The last thing a woman will consent to in a man whom she loves, or on whom she simply depends, is want of courage.
Joseph Conrad

“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

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“The conquest of the earth… is not a pretty thing when you look into it too much. What redeems it is the idea only… not a sentimental pretence but an idea.” ~ Joseph Conrad

“Every age is fed on illusions, lest men should renounce life early and the human race come to an end.” ~ Joseph Conrad

“Yet, when one thinks of it, diplomacy without force is a but a rotten reed to lean upon.” ~ Joseph Conrad

“As in political so in literary action a man wins friends for himself mostly by the passion of his prejudices and the consistent narrowness of his outlook.” ~ Joseph Conrad

“You can’t breathe dead hippo waking, sleeping, and eating, and at the same time keep your precarious grip on existence.” ~ Joseph Conrad

“I do not know whether I have been a good seaman, but I know I have been a very faithful one.” ~ Joseph Conrad

“… it was written I should be loyal to the nightmare of my choice.” ~ Joseph Conrad

“Let a fool be made serviceable according to his folly.” ~ Joseph Conrad

“It is respectable to have no illusions, and safe, and profitable and dull.” ~ Joseph Conrad

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