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Heart Of Darkness

"There it is before you - smiling, frowning, inviting, grand, mean, insipid, or savage, and always mute with an air of whispering - come and find out."

"You remember it, you dream of it, you wake up at night and think of it - years after - and go hot and cold all over."

"It made you feel very small, very lost, and yet it was not altogether depressing, that feeling."

"The mind of man is capable of anything - because everything is in it, all the past as well as all the future. What was there after all? Joy, fear, sorrow, devotion, valour, rage - who can tell? - but truth - truth ******** of its cloak of time."

"And perhaps in this is the whole difference; perhaps all the wisdom, and all truth, and all sincerity, are just compressed into that inappreciable moment of time in which we step over the threshold of the invisible."

Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad
aurora11 aurora11 31-35, F Feb 11, 2013

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