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About Joseph Conrad
Joseph Conrad, who was born as Jozef T. Konrad Korzeniowski, was a Polish-British author noted as a serial-English novelist. He is best known for his novel, “Heart of Darkness”, which captured his marine experience, as well as The Secret Agent, Chance and Lord Jim.
His first novel, Almayer’s Folly was published in 1895 at age 36.
His parents were Polish patriots, Apollo and Ewa Bobrowska. He got married to Jessie Emmeline George in 1896 and had two sons, John and Borys.
He was closely associated with writers such as Henry James, Ford Madox Ford, and John Galsworthy.
He has been credited as an influencer of other great 20th century writers such as George Orwell, William Faulkner and Gabriel Garcia Marquez.
He served as a British merchant marine for fifteen years under the Red Ensign.
A plaque honoring Conrad has been placed near Fullerton Hotel in Singapore.
He declined a British knighthood offered by Labor Party Prime Minister, Ramsay MacDonald in 1924.
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Famous quotes by Joseph Conrad
A caricature is putting the face of a joke on the body of a truth.Joseph Conrad
A man's real life is that accorded to him in the thoughts of other men by reason of respect or natural love.Joseph Conrad
All ambitions are lawful except those which climb upward on the miseries or credulities of mankind.Joseph Conrad
Any work that aspires, however humbly, to the condition of art should carry its justification in every line.Joseph Conrad
As to honor - you know - it's a very fine mediaeval inheritance which women never got hold of. It wasn't theirs.Joseph Conrad
Being a woman is a terribly difficult task, since it consists principally in dealing with men.Joseph Conrad
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.Joseph Conrad
Going home must be like going to render an account.Joseph Conrad
He who wants to persuade should put his trust not in the right argument, but in the right word. The power of sound has always been greater than the power of sense.Joseph Conrad
History repeats itself, but the special call of an art which has passed away is never reproduced. It is as utterly gone out of the world as the song of a destroyed wild bird.Joseph Conrad
How does one kill fear, I wonder? How do you shoot a specter through the heart, slash off its spectral head, take it by its spectral throat?Joseph Conrad
I take it that what all men are really after is some form or perhaps only some formula of peace.Joseph Conrad
It is a maudlin and indecent verity that comes out through the strength of wine.Joseph Conrad
Only in men's imagination does every truth find an effective and undeniable existence. Imagination, not invention, is the supreme master of art as of life.Joseph Conrad
Perhaps life is just that... a dream and a fear.Joseph Conrad
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.Joseph Conrad
The belief in a supernatural source of evil is not necessary men alone are quite capable of every wickedness.Joseph Conrad
The last thing a woman will consent to discover in a man whom she loves, or on whom she simply depends, is want of courage.Joseph Conrad
The sea - this truth must be confessed - has no generosity. No display of manly qualities - courage, hardihood, endurance, faithfulness - has ever been known to touch its irresponsible consciousness of power.Joseph Conrad
To a teacher of languages there comes a time when the world is but a place of many words and man appears a mere talking animal not much more wonderful than a parrot.Joseph Conrad
Truth of a modest sort I can promise you, and also sincerity. That complete, praiseworthy sincerity which, while it delivers one into the hands of one's enemies, is as likely as not to embroil one with one's friends.Joseph Conrad
Who knows what true loneliness is - not the conventional word but the naked terror? To the lonely themselves it wears a mask. The most miserable outcast hugs some memory or some illusion.Joseph Conrad
Woe to the man whose heart has not learned while young to hope, to love - and to put its trust in life.Joseph Conrad
Joseph Conrad's Popularity
Joseph Conrad was a famous Polish-English author, who was born on December 3, 1857. As a person born on this date, Joseph Conrad is listed in our database as the 76th most popular celebrity for the day (December 3) and the 23rd most popular for the year (1857).
People born on December 3 fall under the Zodiac sign of Sagittarius, the Archer. Joseph Conrad is the 2268th most popular Sagittarius.
Aside from information specific to Joseph Conrad's birthday, Joseph Conrad is the 2nd most famous Polish-English.
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