Joseph Conrad citáty
Datum narození: 3. prosinec 1857
Datum úmrtí: 3. srpen 1924
Joseph Conrad, vlastním jménem Józef Teodor Konrad Nałęcz Korzeniowski, byl významný anglický spisovatel polského původu, považovaný za jednoho ze zakladatelů modernismu.
Citáty Joseph Conrad
— Joseph Conrad, Chance
Chance (1913) part II, Ch. 5
— Joseph Conrad, An Outcast of the Islands
An Outcast of the Islands (1896), Pt. 3, Ch. 2; possibly an adaptation of a Polish proverb, "Ten się nie myli, kto nic nie robi" — "One is not wrong, who does nothing."
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„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, Heart of Darkness
„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
Context: Words, as is well known, are the great foes of reality. I have been for many years a teacher of languages. It is an occupation which at length becomes fatal to whatever share of imagination, observation, and insight an ordinary person may be heir to. 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. Pt. I