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Heart of Darkness

Joseph Conrad

Top 10 Best Quotes

“We live as we dream--alone....”

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

“I don't like work--no man does--but I like what is in the work--the chance to find yourself. Your own reality--for yourself not for others--what no other man can ever know. They can only see the mere show, and never can tell what it really means.”

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

“No, it is impossible; it is impossible to convey the life-sensation of any given epoch of one’s existence--that which makes its truth, its meaning--its subtle and penetrating essence. It is impossible. We live, as we dream--alone.”

“Droll thing life is -- that mysterious arrangement of merciless logic for a futile purpose. The most you can hope from it is some knowledge of yourself -- that comes too late -- a crop of inextinguishable regrets.”

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

“The mind of man is capable of anything.”

“He struggled with himself, too. I saw it -- I heard it. I saw the inconceivable mystery of a soul that knew no restraint, no faith, and no fear, yet struggling blindly with itself.”

“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.”

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morality, subjective-experience, regret, struggle, man, identity, kurtz, fate, loneliness, nightmare, life, the-horror, dream, work, apocalypse-now, mind

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