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Thursday, 21 February 2013

Quotes Worth Saving (12) Joseph Conrad

He was no man of action; he was not even an orator of torrential eloquence, sweeping the masses along in the rushing noise and foam of a great enthusiasm. With a more subtle intention, he took the part of an insolent and venomous evoker of sinister impulses which lurk in the blind envy and misery of poverty, in all the hopeful and noble illusions of righteous anger, pity, and revolt… The way of even the most justifiable revolutions is prepared by personal impulses disguised into creeds.

Joseph Conrad, The Secret Agent