Lord Jim Quotes.

1. "My task, which I am trying to achieve is, by the power of the written word, to make you hear, to make you feel--it is, before all, to make you see."
- Joseph Conrad, Lord Jim

2. "You shall judge of a man by his foes as well as by his friends."
- Joseph Conrad, Lord Jim

3. "Never test another man by your own weakness."
- Joseph Conrad, Lord Jim

4. "It is my belief no man ever understands quite his own artful dodges to escape from the grim shadow of self-knowledge."
- Joseph Conrad, Lord Jim

5. "It is when we try to grapple with another man's intimate need that we perceive how incomprehensible, wavering and misty are the beings that share with us the sight of the stars and the warmth of the sun. It is as if loneliness were a hard and absolute condition of existence; the envelope of flesh and blood on which our eyes are fixed melts before the outstretched hand, and there remains only the capricious, unconsolable and elusive spirit that no eye can follow, no hand can grasp."
- Joseph Conrad, Lord Jim

6. "Vanity plays lurid tricks with our memory, and the truth of every passion wants some pretence to make it live."
- Joseph Conrad, Lord Jim

7. "And a word carries far-very far-deals destruction through time as the bullets go flying through space."
- Joseph Conrad, Lord Jim

8. "It's extraordinary how we go through life with eyes half shut, with dull ears, with dormant thoughts. Perhaps it's just as well; and it may be that it is this very dullness that makes life to the incalculable majority so supportable and so welcome. Nevertheless, there can be but few of us who had never known one of these rare moments of awakening when we see, hear, understand ever so much—everything—in a flash—before we fall back again into our agreeable somnolence."
- Joseph Conrad, Lord Jim

9. "And after all, one does not die of it." "Die of what?" I asked swiftly. "Of being afraid."
- Joseph Conrad, Lord Jim

10. "Youth is insolent; it is its right – its necessity; it has got to assert itself, and all assertion in this world of doubts is a defiance, is an insolence…"
- Joseph Conrad, Lord Jim

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