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115 Best Inspirational Quotes of Joseph Conrad

115 Best Inspirational Quotes of Joseph Conrad

Joseph Conrad was a Polish-British writer regarded as one of the greatest novelists to write in the English language. Though he did not speak English fluently until his twenties, he was a master prose stylist who brought a non-English sensibility into English literature. Wikipedia
A great novelist, not many know the fact that Conrad was not fluent in English until in his twenties. Despite his poor spoken English abilities, he was a master of written art and a prose stylist. Conrad in his lifetime wrote some of the most popular novels in English language, ‘Lord Jim’, ‘Nostromo’, ‘The Secret Agent’, ‘Heart of Darkness’. His works were widely appreciated for their unique flavour and tinge. Conrad brought about non-English sensibilities into English literature. Before turning into a writer, he briefly worked as a mariner in the French and British merchant marines.
Born: December 3, 1857, Berdychiv, Ukraine
Died: August 3, 1924, Bishopsbourne, United Kingdom
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  • 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

  • History repeats itself, but the special call of an art which has passed away is never reproduced. It is as utterly gone out of the world as the song of a destroyed wild bird.– Joseph Conrad

  • Resignation, not mystic, not detached, but resignation open-eyed, conscious, and informed by love, is the only one of our feelings for which it is impossible to become a sham.– Joseph Conrad

  • It is not the clear-sighted who rule the world. Great achievements are accomplished in a blessed, warm fog.– Joseph Conrad

  • Going home must be like going to render an account.– Joseph Conrad

  • 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

  • Being a woman is a terribly difficult task, since it consists principally in dealing with men.- Joseph Conrad Click To Tweet
  • To a teacher of languages there comes a time when the world is but a place of many words and man appears a mere talking animal not much more wonderful than a parrot.– Joseph Conrad

  • 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

  • They talk of a man betraying his country, his friends, his sweetheart. There must be a moral bond first. All a man can betray is his conscience.– Joseph Conrad

  • The sea has never been friendly to man. At most it has been the accomplice of human restlessness.– Joseph Conrad

  • You can’t, in sound morals, condemn a man for taking care of his own integrity. It is his clear duty.– Joseph Conrad

  • In order to move others deeply we must deliberately allow ourselves to be carried away beyond the bounds of our normal sensibility.– 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

 

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

  • The scrupulous and the just, the noble, humane, and devoted natures; the unselfish and the intelligent may begin a movement – but it passes away from them. They are not the leaders of a revolution. They are its victims.– 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

  • The sea – this truth must be confessed – has no generosity. No display of manly qualities – courage, hardihood, endurance, faithfulness – has ever been known to touch its irresponsible consciousness of power.– Joseph Conrad

  • A man that is born falls into a dream like a man who falls into the sea. If he tries to climb out into the air as inexperienced people endeavor to do, he drowns.– Joseph Conrad

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

  • There is nothing more enticing, disenchanting, and enslaving than the life at sea.- Joseph Conrad Click To Tweet
  • Facing it, always facing it, that's the way to get through. Face it.- Joseph Conrad Click To Tweet
  • A word carries far, very far, deals destruction through time as the bullets go flying through space.– Joseph Conrad

  • As to honor – you know – it’s a very fine mediaeval inheritance which women never got hold of. It wasn’t theirs.– Joseph Conrad

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

  • 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

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

  • Action is consolatory. It is the enemy of thought and the friend of flattering illusions.– Joseph Conrad

  • How does one kill fear, I wonder? How do you shoot a specter through the heart, slash off its spectral head, take it by its spectral throat?– Joseph Conrad

  • An artist is a man of action, whether he creates a personality, invents an expedient, or finds the issue of a complicated situation.– Joseph Conrad

  • Criticism, that fine flower of personal expression in the garden of letters.– Joseph Conrad

  • Don’t you forget what’s divine in the Russian soul and that’s resignation.– Joseph Conrad

  • A man’s most open actions have a secret side to them.– Joseph Conrad

  • You shall judge a man by his foes as well as by his friends.- Joseph Conrad Click To Tweet
  • It is respectable to have no illusions, and safe, and profitable and dull.– Joseph Conrad

  • Any work that aspires, however humbly, to the condition of art should carry its justification in every line.– Joseph Conrad

  • A man’s real life is that accorded to him in the thoughts of other men by reason of respect or natural love.– Joseph Conrad

  • I had ambition not only to go farther than any man had ever been before, but as far as it was possible for a man to go.– Joseph Conrad

  • A modern fleet of ships does not so much make use of the sea as exploit a highway.– Joseph Conrad

  • This magnificent butterfly finds a little heap of dirt and sits still on it; but man will never on his heap of mud keep still.– Joseph Conrad

  • The conquest of the earth, which mostly means the taking it away from those who have a different complexion or slightly flatter noses than ourselves, is not a pretty thing when you look into it too much.– Joseph Conrad

  • Truth of a modest sort I can promise you, and also sincerity. That complete, praiseworthy sincerity which, while it delivers one into the hands of one’s enemies, is as likely as not to embroil one with one’s friends.– Joseph Conrad

  • What all men are really after is some form, or perhaps only some formula, of peace.– Joseph Conrad

  • Words, as is well known, are great foes of reality- Joseph Conrad Click To Tweet

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  • He remembered that she was pretty, and, more, that she had a special grace in the intimacy of life. She had the secret of individuality which excites–and escapes.– Joseph Conrad

  • He was obeyed, yet he inspired neither love nor fear, nor even respect. He inspired uneasiness. That was it!– Joseph Conrad

  • It is not Justice the servant of men, but accident, hazard, Fortune–the ally of patient Time–that holds an even and scrupulous balance.– Joseph Conrad

  • Remember, Razumov, that women, children, and revolutionists hate irony, which is the negation of all saving instincts, of all faith, of all devotion, of all action.– Joseph Conrad

  • We live as we dream–alone….– Joseph Conrad

  • Between the conception and the creationbetween the emotion and the responseFalls the shadow– Joseph Conrad

  • As to honour you know it’s a very fine mediaeval inheritance which women never got hold of. It wasn’t theirs.

 

  • The revolutionary spirit is mightily convenient in this: that it frees one from all scruples as regards ideas– Joseph Conrad

  • A word carries far – very far – deals destruction through time as the bullets go flying through space.– Joseph Conrad

  • All ambitions are lawful except those which climb upward upon the miseries and credulities of mankind– Joseph Conrad

 

  • You shall judge of a man by his foes as well as by his friends.– Joseph Conrad

  • This could have occurred nowhere but in England, where men and sea interpenetrate, so to speak.– Joseph Conrad

  • It is respectable to have illusions – and safe – and profitable, and dull– 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

  • The belief in a supernatural source of evil is not necessary: men alone are quite capable of every wickedness– Joseph Conrad

  • In plucking the fruit of memory one runs the risk of spoiling its bloom– Joseph Conrad

  • His eyes were naturally heavy; he had an air of having wallowed, fully dressed, all day on an unmade bed.– Joseph Conrad

  • I don’t like work no man does but I like what is in the work the chance to find yourself– Joseph Conrad

  • The future is of our own making – and the most striking characteristic of the century is just that development– Joseph Conrad

  • The dreams of men, the seed of commonwealth, the germs of empires.- Joseph Conrad Click To Tweet
  • When one has got to make correct entries, one comes to hate those savages–hate them to the death.– Joseph Conrad

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  • I couldn’t have felt more of lonely desolation somehow, had I been robbed of a belief or had missed my destiny in life…– Joseph Conrad

  • The reaches opened before us and closed behind, as if the forest had stepped leisurely across the water to bar the way for our return. We penetrated deeper and deeper into the heart of darkness.– Joseph Conrad

  • A nickname may be the best record of a success. That’s what I call putting the face of a joke upon the body of a truth.– Joseph Conrad

  • The Westerly Wind asserting his sway from the south-west quarter is often like a monarch gone mad, driving forth with wild imprecations the most faithful of his courtiers to shipwreck, disaster, and death.– Joseph Conrad

  • Follow your bliss. Find where it is and don't be afraid to follow it.- Joseph Conrad Click To Tweet
  • Watching a coast as it slips by the ship is like thinking about an enigma. There it is before you, smiling, frowning, inviting, grand, mean, insipid, or savage, and always mute with an air of whispering, “Come and find out”.– Joseph Conrad

  • The East Wind, an interloper in the dominions of Westerly Weather, is an impassive-faced tyrant with a sharp poniard held behind his back for a treacherous stab.– Joseph Conrad

  • I have wrestled with death. It is the most unexciting contest you can imagine.– Joseph Conrad

  • A fool has more ideas than a wise man can foresee.– Joseph Conrad

  • Youth is insolent; it is its right – its necessity; it has got to assert itself, and all assertion in this world of doubts is a defiance, is an insolence…– Joseph Conrad

  • 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

  • We owe much to the fruitful meditation of our sages, but a sane view of life is, after all, elaborated mainly in the kitchen.– Joseph Conrad

  • Writing in English is like throwing mud at a wall.– Joseph Conrad

  • Fiction is history, human history, or it is nothing.- Joseph Conrad Click To Tweet
  • Society was calling to its accomplished child to come, to be taken care of, to be instructed, to be judged, to be condemned; it called him to return to that rubbish heap from which he had wandered away, so that justice could be done.– Joseph Conrad

  • The artist appeals to that part of our being…which is a gift and not an acquisition – and, therefore, more permanently enduring.– Joseph Conrad

  • As a general rule, a reputation is built on manner as much as on achievement.– Joseph Conrad

  • I can’t tell if a straw ever saved a drowning man, but I know that a mere glance is enough to make dspair pause. For in truth, we who are creatures of impulse, are creatures of despair.– Joseph Conrad

  • Who would care to question the ground of forgiveness or compassion.– Joseph Conrad

  • All creative art is magic, is evocation of the unseen in forms persuasive, enlightening, familiar and surprising.– Joseph Conrad

  • You can’t breathe dead hippo waking, sleeping, and eating, and at the same time keep your precarious grip on existence.– Joseph Conrad

  • We couldn’t understand because we were too far… and could not remember because we were traveling in the night of first ages, those ages that had gone, leaving hardly a sign… and no memories.– Joseph Conrad

  • He has to live in the midst of the incomprehensible, which is also detestable.– Joseph Conrad

  • It echoed loudly within him because he was hollow at the core.- Joseph Conrad Click To Tweet
  • She feared the unknown as we all do, and her ignorance made the unknown infinitely vast.– Joseph Conrad

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  • For a time I would feel I belonged still to a world of straightforward facts; but the feeling would not last long. Something would turn up to scare it away.– Joseph Conrad

  • I suppose everybody must be always just a little homesick.- Joseph Conrad Click To Tweet
  • Everything belonged to him–but that was a trifle. The thing to know was what he belonged to, how many powers of darkness claimed him for their own.– Joseph Conrad

  • One can’t live with one’s finger everlastingly on one’s pulse.– Joseph Conrad

  • …for there is nothing mysterious to a seaman unless it be the sea itself, which is the mistress of his existence…– Joseph Conrad

  • The sky over Patusan was blood-red, immense, streaming like an open vein. An enormous sun nestled crimson amongst the treetops, and the forest below had a black and forbidding face.– Joseph Conrad

  • And perhaps in this is the whole difference; perhaps all the wisdom, and all truth, and all sincerity, are just compressed into that inappreciable moment of time in which we step over the threshold of the invisible.– Joseph Conrad

  • I am afraid that if you want to go down into history you’ll have to do something for it.– Joseph Conrad

  • I saw him open his mouth wide. . . as though he had wanted to swallow all the air, all the earth, all the men before him.– Joseph Conrad

  • Madness alone is truly terrifying, inasmuch as you cannot placate it by threats, persuasion, or bribes.– Joseph Conrad

  • Never test another man by your own weakness.- Joseph Conrad Click To Tweet
  • The very young have, properly speaking, no moments. It is the privilege of early youth to live in advance of its days in all the beautiful continuity of hope which knows no pauses and no introspection.– Joseph Conrad

  • It made you feel very small, very lost, and yet it was not altogether depressing, that feeling. After all, if you were small, the grimy beetle crawled on – which was just what you wanted it to do.– Joseph Conrad

  • I found myself back in the sepulchral city resenting the sight of people hurrying through the stree- Joseph Conrad Click To Tweet
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