Best Quotes by Joseph Conrad (Top 10)

  1. Being a woman is a terribly difficult task, since it consists principally in dealing with men.
  2. It's only those who do nothing that make no mistakes, I suppose.
  3. We live as we dream—alone....
  4. 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.
  5. The belief in a supernatural source of evil is not necessary; men alone are quite capable of every wickedness.
  6. Facing it, always facing it, that's the way to get through. Face it.
  7. You know I hate, detest, and can't bear a lie, not because I am straighter than the rest of us, but simply because it appals me. There is a taint of death, a flavour of mortality in lies - which is exactly what I hate and detest in the world - what I want to forget.
  8. The question is not how to get cured, but how to live.
  9. Perhaps life is just that... a dream and a fear.
  10. It's extraordinary how we go through life with eyes half shut, with dull ears, with dormant thoughts. Perhaps it's just as well; and it may be that it is this very dullness that makes life to the incalculable majority so supportable and so welcome.

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