Top 25 Joseph Conrad Quotes

Here we have put together a list of the 25 best quotes by Joseph Conrad.

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

Top 25 Joseph Conrad Quotes and Sayings

25

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


24

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

― Joseph Conrad


23

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

― Joseph Conrad


22

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

― Joseph Conrad


21

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.

― Joseph Conrad


20

Perhaps life is just that... a dream and a fear.

― Joseph Conrad


19

The mind of man is capable of anything.

― Joseph Conrad


18

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

― Joseph Conrad


17

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.

― Joseph Conrad


16

All ambitions are lawful except those which climb upward on the miseries or credulities of mankind.

― Joseph Conrad


15

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.

― Joseph Conrad


14

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


13

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

― Joseph Conrad


12

Facing it, always facing it, that's the way to get through. Face it.

― Joseph Conrad


11

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


10

To have his path made clear for him is the aspiration of every human being in our beclouded and tempestuous existence.

― Joseph Conrad


9

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.

― Joseph Conrad


8

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


7

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.

― Joseph Conrad


6

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

― Joseph Conrad


5

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

― Joseph Conrad


4

He who wants to persuade should put his trust not in the right argument, but in the right word. The power of sound has always been greater than the power of sense.

― Joseph Conrad


3

We live as we dream - alone.

― Joseph Conrad


2

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

― Joseph Conrad


1

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

― Joseph Conrad


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