The conquest of the earth, which mostly means the taking it away from those who have a different complexion or slightly flatter nosesthanourselves, isnot a pretty thing when you look into it too much.What redeems it is an idea only.
1899 Heart of Darkness, pt.1 (first published in Blackwood's Magazine, collected inYouth: A Narrative, and Two Other Stories, 1902).
It is only those who do nothing that make no mistakes, I suppose.Korzeniowski
My task which I am trying to achieve is, by the power of the written word to make you hear, to make you feelit is, before all, to make you see.Thatand no more, and it is everything.Korzeniowski
We live, as we dreamalone.Korzeniowski
Exterminate all the brutes!Korzeniowski
He cried inawhisperat some image, at some visionhe cried out twice, a cry that was no more than a breath: 'The horror! The horror!'Korzeniowski
Mistah Kurtzhe dead.Korzeniowski
Any work that aspires, however humbly, tothe condition of art should carry its justification in every line.Korzeniowski