Joseph Conrad quote about madness from Heart of Darkness - But his soul was mad. Being alone in the wilderness, it had looked within itself, and, by heavens! I tell you, it had gone mad.
pick facebookpinterest < prevnext > picture source

But his soul was mad. Being alone in the wilderness, it had looked within itself, and, by heavens! I tell you, it had gone mad.
 Joseph Conrad, Heart of Darkness (1899). copy citation

edit
Author Joseph Conrad
Source Heart of Darkness
Topic madness loneliness wilderness
Date 1899
Language English
Reference
Note
Weblink http://www.gutenberg.org/files/219/219-h/219-h.htm

Context

“Believe me or not, his intelligence was perfectly clear—concentrated, it is true, upon himself with horrible intensity, yet clear; and therein was my only chance—barring, of course, the killing him there and then, which wasn't so good, on account of unavoidable noise. But his soul was mad. Being alone in the wilderness, it had looked within itself, and, by heavens! I tell you, it had gone mad. I had—for my sins, I suppose—to go through the ordeal of looking into it myself. No eloquence could have been so withering to one's belief in mankind as his final burst of sincerity. He struggled with himself, too.” source

Meaning and analysis

write a note
report