Conrad Quotes

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Jenny Han
“I wondered if this was the way old crushes died, with a whimper, slowly, and then, just like that—gone.”
Jenny Han, The Summer I Turned Pretty

Jenny Han
“Do you remember infinity?”
Slowly, I turned around. “What about it?”
Tossing something toward me, he said, “Catch.”
I reached out and caught it in the air. A silver necklace. I held it up and examined it. The infinity necklace.
It didn’t shine the way it used to; it looked a bit coppery now. But I recognized it. Of course I recognized it.
“What is this?” I asked.
“You know what it is,” he said.
I shrugged. “Nope, sorry.”
I could see that he was both hurt and angry. “Okay, then. You don’t remember it. I’ll remind you. I bought
you that necklace for your birthday.”
My birthday.
It had to have been for my sixteenth birthday. It was the only year he ever forgot to buy me a birthday
present—the last summer we’d all been together at the beach house, when Susannah was still alive.”
Jenny Han, We'll Always Have Summer

Jenny Han
“Wait!" he yelled.
I didn't turn around, I walked faster. Then I heard him slam his fist on the hood of his car. I almost stopped.
Maybe I would have if he'd followed me. But he didn't. He got in his car and he left, just like he said he would.”
Jenny Han, It's Not Summer Without You

Anthony Horowitz
“Your name?"The movements of the man's mouth didn't quite match what he was saying, so seeing him speak was a bit like watching a badly dubbed film.

"Alex Gardiner," Alex said.

"Your real name?"

"I just told you."

"You lied. Your real name is Alex Rider."

"Why ask if you think you know?”
Anthony Horowitz, Skeleton Key

Jenny Han
“On the day of his mother’s funeral, to the boy I loved more than I had ever loved
anything or anyone, I said, “Go to hell.”
Jenny Han, It's Not Summer Without You

Anthony Horowitz
“Strange though it is,Sarov still cares about you. He told me to leave you alone. But I think, this time, I must disobey the general. You are mine! And I intend to make you suffer..."

"Just talking to you makes me suffer," Alex said.”
Anthony Horowitz, Skeleton Key

Jenny Han
“Conrad calling me again—that was enough to make me forget how to breathe.”
Jenny Han, It's Not Summer Without You

Jenny Han
“You know what? Don’t even worry about it,” I said. “Cory Wheeler already asked me. I can tell him I changed my mind.”
“Who the hell is Corky Wheeler?”
Jenny Han, It's Not Summer Without You

Kresley Cole
“This mountain of a man was learning that his considerable might- which he'd clearly relied on for everything- was futile with her. ”
Kresley Cole, Dark Needs at Night's Edge

Jenny Han
“Is it so impossible that Conrad Fisher would like me?”
Jenny Han, It's Not Summer Without You

Roald Dahl
“I libri le aprivano mondi nuovi e le facevano conoscere persone straordinarie che vivevano una vita piena di avventure. Viaggiava su antichi velieri con Joseph Conrad. Andava in Africa con Ernest Hemingway e in India con Kipling. Girava il mondo restando seduta nella sua stanza, in un villaggio inglese.”
Roald Dahl, Matilda

Lauren Oliver
“If Conrad remembered the skinny, frightened girl he'd held for one brief moment on a frigid Boston street corner, he showed no signs of it when we met
...
Even as I tried to urge hum back against the pillows, he looked at me with wild eyes.
"What happened to your leather jacket?" he asked.
"Shh," I said, trying to sooth him. "There's no leather jacket."
"You were wearing it the first time I saw you," he said, frowning slightly.”
Lauren Oliver, Annabel

John le Carré
“Some men will never be heroes, some heroes will never be men, he thought, with urgent acknowledgements to Joseph Conrad.”
John le Carré, The Russia House

Joseph Conrad
“In a few moments all the stars came out above the intense blackness of the earth and the great lagoon gleaming suddenly with reflected lights resembled an oval patch of night sky flung down into the hopeless and abysmal night of the wilderness.”
Joseph Conrad, The Secret Sharer and other stories

Lauren Oliver
“The dagger pin is all I have left. It is comfort and pain, both, because it reminds me of all I’ve had, held, and had taken from me.
It is my pen, too. With it, I write my story, again and again, in the walls. So I don’t forget. So it becomes real.
I think of: Conrad’s hands, Rachel’s dark hair, Lena’s rosebud mouth, how when she was an infant, I used to sneak into her bedroom and hold her while she slept. Rachel never let me—from birth, she screamed, kicked, would have woken the household and the street.
But Lena lay still and warm in my arms, submerged in some secret dreamland.
And she was my secret: those nighttime hours, that twin heartbeat space, the darkness, the joy.”
Lauren Oliver, Annabel

Joseph Conrad
“They wanted facts. Facts! They demanded facts from him, as if facts could explain anything!”
Joseph Conrad, Lord Jim

“Le sabordage de l'âme devrait être enseigné dans les écoles de marine".
Le Voyageur de l'inquiétude”
Olivier Weber

“Albert J. Guerard has justly
called the story "one of the great dark meditationsin literature, and one of the purest expressions of a melancholy temperament.”
Hunt Hawkins

“On 7 October 1909 E. D.Morel, head of the Congo Reform Association,wrote A. Conan Doyle, a member, that Conrad's story [Heart of Darkness] was the "most powerful thing ever writtenon the subject.”
Hunt Hawkins

Jenny Han
“Él no me dio flores o dulces. Me dio la luna y las estrellas. El infinito.”
Jenny Han, We'll Always Have Summer

Joseph Conrad
“Que coisa engraçada é a vida - esse arranjo misterioso de lógica impiedosa - visando algum desígnio fútil. O máximo que dela se pode esperar é um certo conhecimento de si mesmo - que chega tarde demais - uma safra de remorsos inextinguíveis (...) Se é essa a forma de sabedoria suprema, a vida é um enigma ainda maior do que pensam alguns de nós. Estive a um fio de cabelo da última oportunidade de me pronunciar, e descobri humilhado que provavelmente não teria nada a dizer. E é por isso que afirmo que Kurtz foi um homem notável. Ele tinha alguma coisa a dizer. E disse. (CONRAD, Joseph. Coração das trevas. Trad. Sergio Flaksman. São Paulo: Companhia de Bolso, 2008. p. 110-111).”
Joseph Conrad, O Coração das Trevas

Cedric Watts
“--In his themes and techniques, Conrad was a liberator:he eloquently questioned what other people took for granted.”
Cedric Watts "A Preface to Conrad" p190

Joseph Conrad
“He is romantic—romantic,” he repeated. “And that is very bad—very bad. . . . Very good, too,” he added. “But is he?” I queried.
‘“Gewiss,” he said, and stood still holding up the candelabrum, but without looking at me. “Evident! What is it that by inward pain makes him know himself? What is it that for you and me makes him—exist?”
‘At that moment it was difficult to believe in Jim’s existence—starting from a country parsonage, blurred by crowds of men as by clouds of dust, silenced by the clashing claims of life and death in a material world—but his imperishable reality came to me with a convincing, with an irresistible force! I saw it vividly, as though in our progress through the lofty silent rooms amongst fleeting gleams of light and the sudden revelations of human figures stealing with flickering flames within unfathomable and pellucid depths, we had approached nearer to absolute Truth, which, like Beauty itself, floats elusive, obscure, half submerged, in the silent still waters of mystery. “Perhaps he is,” I admitted with a slight laugh, whose unexpectedly loud reverberation made me lower my voice directly; “but I am sure you are.” With his head dropping on his breast and the light held high he began to walk again. “Well—I exist, too,” he said.”
Joseph Conrad, Lord Jim

Joseph Conrad
“The horror, the horror.”
Joseph Conrad

Joseph Conrad
“It was then that Brown took his revenge upon the world which, after twenty years of contemptuous and reckless bullying, refused him the tribute of a common robber’s success. It was an act of cold-blooded ferocity, and it consoled him on his deathbed like a memory of an indomitable defiance. . . . Thus Brown balanced his account with the evil fortune. Notice that even in this awful outbreak there is a superiority as of a man who carries right—the abstract thing—within the envelope of his common desires. It was not a vulgar and treacherous massacre; it was a lesson, a retribution—a demonstration of some obscure and awful attribute of our nature which, I am afraid, is not so very far under the surface as we like to think.”
Joseph Conrad, Lord Jim

“Слънцето потъна неусетно в ослепително бяла светлина, след това стана мътночервено и изгуби лъчите и топлината си, сякаш изгасна изведнъж, поразено смъртоносно при допира с мрака, който тежеше над нас.”
Джоузеф Конрад, Heart of Darkness
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“е са били завоеватели, а за това е нужна груба сила, с която не можеш да се хвалиш, когато я имаш, защото силата е само една случайност — резултат от слабостта на другите”
Джоузеф Конрад, Heart of Darkness
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“Те са били завоеватели, а за това е нужна груба сила, с която не можеш да се хвалиш, когато я имаш, защото силата е само една случайност — резултат от слабостта на другите.”
Джоузеф Конрад, Heart of Darkness
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Joseph Conrad
“«[...] Il massimo che ci si possa aspettare è una certa conoscenza di se stessi - che arriva troppo tardi - una raccolta di rimpianti inestinguibili. Io ho combattuto con la morte. È la lotta meno emozionante che possiate immaginare. Si svolge in un grigiore impalpabile, senza terreno sotto i piedi, con il vuoto attorno, senza spettatori, senza incitamenti, senza gloria, senza la grande smania di vittoria, senza la grande paura della sconfitta, in un'atmosfera malsana di tiepido scetticismo, senza credere più di tanto nel vostro diritto, né, tantomeno, in quello del vostro avversario. Se questa è la forma della suprema saggezza, allora la vita è un enigma più grande di quanto alcuni di noi non credano.»”
Joseph Conrad, Cuore di tenebra

Joseph Conrad
“He was just a word for me. I did not see the man in the name any more than you do. Do you see him? Do you see the story? Do you see anything? It seems to me I am trying to tell you a dream - making a vein attempt, because no relation of a dream can convey the dream-sensation, that commingling of absurdity, surprise, and bewilderment in a tremor of struggling revolt, that notion of being captured by the incredible which is of the very essence of dreams... No, it is impossible; it is impossible to convey the life-sensation of any given epoch of one's existence - that which makes its truth, its meaning - its subtle and penetrating essence. We live, as we dream, alone...”
Joseph Conrad, Heart of Darkness

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