The best Quotes by Joseph Conrad

The best Quotes by Joseph Conrad

Joseph Conrad (born Józef Teodor Konrad Korzeniowski, 3 December 1857 – 3 August 1924) was a Polish-British novelist and short story writer. He is regarded as one of the greatest writers in the English language.

The aim of writing is to make others see.
The belief in a supernatural source of evil is not necessary. Men alone are quite capable of every wickedness.

Quotes about Joseph Conrad

The books transported her into new worlds and introduced her to amazing people who lived exciting lives. She went on olden-day sailing ships with Joseph Conrad. She went to Africa with Ernest Hemingway and to India with Rudyard Kipling. She travelled all over the world while sitting in her little room in an English village.

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Rainbow drops - suck them and you can spit in six different colours.
If my books can help children become readers, then I feel I have accomplished something important.
Never do anything by halves if you want to get away with it. Be outrageous. Go the whole hog. Make sure everything you do is so completely crazy it's unbelievable.
But there was one other thing that the grown-ups also knew, and it was this: that however small the chance might be of striking lucky, the chance is there.
You should never, never doubt something that no one is sure of.
It's a funny thing about mothers and fathers. Even when their own child is the most disgusting little blister you could ever imagine, they still think that he or she is wonderful.
So Matilda’s strong young mind continued to grow, nurtured by the voices of all those authors who had sent their books out into the world like ships on the sea. These books gave Matilda a hopeful and comforting message: You are not alone.
All the reading she had done had given her a view of life they had never seen.
I'm right and you're wrong, I'm big and you're small, and there's nothing you can do about it.
Matilda: "Do you want to heat about my first day at school?"
Mrs. Wormwood: "Yuck. I'd rather eat vegetables."
Mrs. Wormwood in Matilda - The Musical
The best way to find out if you can trust somebody is to trust them.
The world breaks us all and afterwards, some are stronger at the broken places.
Things of the night cannot be explained in the day, because they do not then exist.
I love sleep. My life has the tendency to fall apart when I'm awake, you know?
God could not be everywhere, and therefore he made mothers.
A woman's guess is much more accurate than a man's certainty.
Everyone is more or less mad on one point.
Words are, of course, the most powerful drug used by mankind.
Poetry, she thought, wasn't written to be analyzed, it was meant to inspire without reason, to touch without understanding.
A living poem had always been the words that came to mind when he tried to describe her to others.
Harry, suffering like this proves you are still a man! This pain is part of being human.
As much money and life as you could want! The two things most human beings would choose above all - the trouble is, humans do have a knack of choosing precisely those things that are worst for them.
Imagination is more important than knowledge. For knowledge is limited.
Nothing is so common as the wish to be remarkable.
After all, you still need time to just sit there and take a look around.
"Oh yes, time flies and before you know it you're old," said Pippi. "Come autumn I'll be ten, and I suppose I'll be past my prime then."
It's real, Six. You can't get mad at a real ending. Some of them are ugly. It's the fake happily ever afters that should piss you off.
I want you to help them open... because I need you to watch me give you the very last piece of my heart.
What other people think of you is none of your business.
If you're brave enough to say goodbye, life will reward you with a new hello.
This is the true measure of love: When we believe that we alone can love, that no one could ever have loved so before us, and that no one will ever love in the same way after us.
There are only two lasting bequests we can hope to give our children. One of these is roots, the other, wings.
The Light failed; but the Darkness that followed was more than loss of light.
The Elves made many rings; but secretly Sauron made One Ring to rule all the others, and their power was bound up with it.
Whether you come back by page or by the big screen, Hogwarts will always be there to welcome you home.
I do believe something very magical can happen when you read a good book.
The first time you fall in love, it changes you forever and no matter how hard you try, that feeling just never goes away.
Every girl is beautiful. Sometimes it just takes the right guy to see it.
She was beautiful, but not like those girls in the magazines. She was beautiful, for the way she thought. She was beautiful, for the sparkle in her eyes when she talked about something she loved. She was beautiful, for her ability to make other people smile, even if she was sad. No, she wasn't beautiful for something as temporary as her looks. She was beautiful, deep down to her soul.
The loneliest moment in someone’s life is when they are watching their whole world fall apart, and all they can do is stare blankly.
A mind needs books like a sword needs a whetstone.
Tyrion Lannister in Game of Thrones - Season 1 Episode 2
"One must always be careful of books," said Tessa, "and what is inside them, for words have the power to change us."
Of course it is happening inside your head, Harry, but why on earth should that mean that it is not real?
Logic will get you from A to Z; imagination will get you everywhere.
If you only ever read one book in your life I highly recommend... keeping your f*cking mouth shut.
Banksy in Cut It Out
I feel so extraordinarily happy and free when I read that I'm convinced it could make everything else in my life bearable.
One candidate is too old and mentally unfit to be president. The other one is me.
Joe Biden - März 2024

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