Hunters for gold or pursuers of fame, they all had gone out on that stream, bearing the sword, and often the torch, messengers of the might within the land, bearers of a spark from the sacred fire.
("Heart of Darkness")
More Quotes from Joseph Conrad:Facing it, always facing it, that's the way to get through. Face it.
The offing was barred by a black bank of clouds, and the tranquil water-way leading to the uttermost ends of the earth flowed somber under an overcast sky--seemed to lead into the heart of an immense darkness.
Words, as is well known, are the great foes of reality.
The terrorist and the policeman both come from the same basket.
There is nothing more enticing, disenchanting, and enslaving than the life at sea.
The real significance of crime is in its being a breach of faith with the community of mankind
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