Posts Tagged ‘Joseph Conrad’

No fear can stand up to hunger, no patience can wear it out, disgust simply does not exist where hunger is; and as to superstition, beliefs, and what you may call principles, they are less than chaff in a breeze.
    —    Joseph Conrad
From his novel:   “Heart of Darkness
On This Day In:
2014 Outside Dependence
2013 Doing Right
2012 A Short Course In Human Relations
If Death Be My Future
Such A Fool
2011 I’m Working For A Living

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Of all the inanimate objects, of all men’s creations, books are the nearest to us for they contain our very thoughts, our ambitions, our indignations, our illusions, our fidelity to the truth, and our persistent leanings to error.  But most of all they resemble us in their precious hold on life.
    ―    Joseph Conrad
[found on one of the blogs I follow:   http://mylittlebookblog.com/
The specific post is located at:  http://mylittlebookblog.com/2014/11/26/of-all-the-inanimate-objects-of-all-mens-creations-books-are-the-nearest-to-us-for-they-contain-our-very-thoughts-our-ambitions-our-indignations-our-illusions-our-fidelity-to-the-trut/
This is primarily a book review site by an avid (and joyous) omnivore reader.  Her tastes are quite varied and the writing is interesting (and fun) even if I don’t feel particularly interested in most of the books being reviewed.   Well worth a visit!   —    KMAB]
On This Day In:
2013 Both
2012 That’s Success!
2011 Losing At Dominos
2010 1,001

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