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" Droll thing life is — that mysterious arrangement of merciless logic for a futile purpose. The most you can hope from it is some knowledge of yourself — that comes too late — a crop of unextinguishable regrets. "
Youth: And Two Other Stories - Pagina 171
di Joseph Conrad - 1903 - 381 pagine
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Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, Volume 165

1899
...that mysterious arrangement of merciless logic for a futile purpose. The most you can hope from it is some knowledge of yourself — that comes too late...contest you can imagine. It takes place in an impalpable greyness, with nothing underfoot, with nothing around, without spectators, without clamour, without...
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Youth: And Two Other Stories

Joseph Conrad - 1903 - 381 pagine
...mysterious arrangement of merciless logic for a futile purpose. The most you can hope from' it ' • is some knowledge of yourself — that comes too late...It is the most unexciting contest you can imagine, i It takes place in an impalpable gray ness, with nothing underfoot, with nothing around, without spectators,...
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The Sewanee Review, Volume 30

1922
...that mysterious arrangement of merciless logic for a futile purpose. The most you can hope from it is some knowledge of yourself — that comes too late — a crop of inextinguishable regrets."17 And again: "All this is life, must be life, since it is so much like a...
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Youth: And Two Other Stories

Joseph Conrad - 1903 - 339 pagine
...that mysterious arrangement of merciless logic for a futile purpose. The most you can hope from it is some knowledge of yourself — that comes too late...underfoot, with nothing around, without spectators, without clamour, without glory, without the great desire of victory, without the great fear of defeat, in a...
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Complete Works, Volume 16

Joseph Conrad - 1903
...knowledgextf yourself—that pomes tooJateF-^ a crop of unextinguishable regrets. I_hayji_jEr£siled with death. It is the most unexciting contest you...underfoot, with nothing around, without spectators, without clamour, without glory, without the great desire of victory, without the great fear of defeat, in a...
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T. S. Eliot

Leonard Unger - 48 pagine
...return to the European city, may indicate some of the facets of the larger and more complex relation. "I have wrestled with death. It is the most unexciting...underfoot, with nothing around, without spectators, without clamour, without glory, without the great desire of victory, without the great fear of defeat, in a...
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Robert Penn Warren, Critical Perspectives

Neil Nakadate - 1981 - 328 pagine
...that mysterious arrangement of merciless logic for a futile purpose. The most you can hope from it is some knowledge of yourself — that comes too late — a crop of unextinguishable regrets." Yet Warren has never been quite as horrified as Conrad (or as dark as Faulkner) , and his work is characterized...
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The Concise Columbia Dictionary of Quotations

Robert Andrews - 1989 - 343 pagine
...that mysterious arrangement of merciless logic for a futile purpose. The most you can hope from it is some knowledge of yourself — that comes too late — a crop of unextinguishable regrets. Joseph Conrad (1857-1924) English novelist Living is a sickness from which sleep provides relief every...
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Genres in Discourse

Tzvetan Todorov - 1990 - 136 pagine
...that mysterious arrangement of merciless logic for a futile purpose. The most you can hope from it is some knowledge of yourself- that comes too late - a crop of unextinguishable regrets" (71). The machine functions perfectly - but it is empty, and the fullest knowledge of others tells...
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Rich and Strange: Gender, History, Modernism

Marianne DeKoven, Professor Marianne Dekoven - 1991 - 248 pagine
...that mysterious arrangement of merciless logic for a futile purpose. The most you can hope from it is some knowledge of yourself — that comes too late — a crop of unextinguishable regrets" (112). Kurtz is posthumously recast as a "remarkable man" because "he had something to say" in the...
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