Quotes by Joseph Conrad

Joseph Conrad

Joseph Conrad

In Poland born English writer

Alive from: 1857-1924

Category: Writers (Contemporary)

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    A man's real life is that accorded to him in the thoughts of other men by reason of respect or natural love.
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    A caricature is putting the face of a joke on the body of a truth.
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    A man is a worker. If he is not that he is nothing.
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    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 endeavor to do, he drowns.
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    A man's most open actions have a secret side to them.
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    A word carries far - very far - deals destruction through time as the bullets go flying through space.
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    Action is consolatory. It is the enemy of thought and the friend of flattering illusions.
    Source: Nostromo
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    An artist is a man of action, whether he creates a personality, invents an expedient, or finds the issue of a complicated situation.
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    Any work that aspires, however humbly, to the condition of art should carry its justification in every line.
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    As to honor - you know - it's a very fine mediaeval inheritance which women never got hold of. It wasn't theirs.
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    Criticism, that fine flower of personal expression in the garden of letters.
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    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.
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    Facing it, always facing it, that's the way to get through. Face it.
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    Going home must be like going to render an account.
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    Gossip is what no one claims to like, but everybody enjoys.
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