Quotes of the Day for 3 December 2001 – Joseph Conrad
Jozef Teodor Konrad Korzeniowski was born on this day in 1857 at Berdichev, Poland. Over a long and tumultuous life which included gunrunning, mastering sailing vessels, and serious injuries both accidental and self-inflicted, he found time to write a bit under the name on his British passport, Joseph Conrad. Lord Jim, The Nigger of the "Narcissus", and Heart of Darkness are all classics.
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It is not the clear-sighted who rule the world. Great achievements are accomplished in a blessed, warm fog.
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.
The belief in a supernatural source of evil is not necessary; men alone are quite capable of every wickedness.
The last thing a woman will consent to discover in a man whom she loves, or on whom she simply depends, is want of courage.
Woe to the man whose heart has not learned while young to hope, to love - and to put its trust in life.
- All today's quotes are from Joseph Conrad, 1857 - 1924
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