Joseph Conrad Quotes

I don't like work... but I like what is in work -- the chance to find yourself. Your own reality -- for yourself, not for others -- which no other man can ever know.

~ Joseph Conrad

Action is consolatory. It is the enemy of thought and the friend of illusions.

~ Joseph Conrad

All a man can betray is his conscience.

~ 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

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

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

~ Joseph Conrad

Illusory joy is often worth more than genuine sorrow.

~ Joseph Conrad

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

~ Joseph Conrad

It is to be remarked that a good many people are born curiously unfitted for the fate waiting them on this earth.

~ Joseph Conrad

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

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