Joseph Conrad Quotes

Only in men's imagination does every truth find an effective and undeniable existence. Imagination, not invention, is the supreme master of art as of life.

Joseph Conrad

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.

Joseph Conrad

There is something haunting in the light of the moon.

Joseph Conrad

Being a woman is a terribly difficult task, since it consists principally in dealing with men.

Joseph Conrad

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

For every age is fed on illusions, lest men should renounce life early, and the human race come to an end.

Joseph Conrad

What is a novel if not a conviction of our fellow-men's existence strong enough to take upon itself a form of imagined life clearer than reality and whose accumulated verisimilitude of selected episodes puts to shame the pride of documentary history?

Joseph Conrad

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

Joseph Conrad

Nations it may be have fashioned their Governments, but the Governments have paid them back in the same coin.

Joseph Conrad

Woe to the man whose heart has not learned while young to hope, to love and to put its trust in life!!

Joseph Conrad

It's only those who do nothing that make no mistakes, I suppose.

Joseph Conrad

The mind of man is capable of anything - because everything is in it, all the past as well as all the future.

Joseph Conrad

All a man can betray is his conscience.

Joseph Conrad

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

Joseph Conrad

You shall judge of a man by his foes as well as by his friends.

Joseph Conrad
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