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PinkMonkey.com-MonkeyNotes-Lord Jim, by Joseph Conrad
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QUOTATION: Some great men owe most of their greatness to the ability of
detecting in those they destine for their tools the exact quality of strength
that matters for their work.
QUOTATION: A man that is born falls into a dream like a man who falls
into the sea. If he tries to climb out into the air as inexperienced people
endeavour to do, he drowns.
QUOTATION: Each blade of grass has its spot on earth whence it draws
its life, its strength; and so is man rooted to the land from which he
draws his faith together with his life.
QUOTATION: It is when we try to grapple with another mans 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
QUOTATION: Its extraordinary how we go through life with eyes half
shut, with dull ears, with dormant thoughts. Perhaps its 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.
QUOTATION: There are men here and there to whom the whole of life is
like an after-dinner hour with a cigar; easy, pleasant, empty, perhaps
enlivened by some fable of strife to be forgottenbefore the end
is toldeven if there happens to be any end to it.
QUOTATION: Hang ideas! They are tramps, vagabonds, knocking at the back-
door of your mind, each taking a little of your substance, each carrying
away some crumb of that belief in a few simple notions you must cling
to if you want to live decently and would like to die easy!
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