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Heart of Darkness
QUOTATION: The horror! The horror!
QUOTATION: The conquest of the earth, which mostly means the taking it
away from those who have a different complexion or slightly flatter noses
than ourselves, is not a pretty thing when you look into it.
QUOTATION: Droll thing life isthat mysterious arrangement of merciless
logic for a futile purpose. The most you can hope from it is some knowledge
of yourselfthat comes too latea crop of unextinguishable regrets.
QUOTATION: I have wrestled with death. It is the most unexciting contest
you can imagine. It takes place in an impalpable greyness, with nothing
underfoot, with nothing around, without spectators, without clamor, without
glory, without the great desire of victory, without the great desire of
defeat, in a sickly atmosphere of tepid skepticism, without much belief
in your own right, and still less in that of your adversary.
QUOTATION: I found myself back in the sepulchral city resenting the sight
of people hurrying through the streets to filch a little money from each
other, to devour their infamous cookery, to gulp their unwholesome beer,
to dream their insignificant and silly dreams. Their bearing, which was
simply the bearing of commonplace individuals going about their business
in the assurance of perfect safety, was offensive to me like the outrageous
flauntings of folly in the face of a danger it is unable to comprehend.