Joseph Conrad quote about mind from Heart of Darkness - The mind of man is capable of anything—because everything is in it, all the past as well as all the future.
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The mind of man is capable of anything—because everything is in it, all the past as well as all the future.
 Joseph Conrad, Heart of Darkness (1899). copy citation

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Author Joseph Conrad
Source Heart of Darkness
Topic mind past future man imagination capacity
Date 1899
Language English
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“Yes, it was ugly enough; but if you were man enough you would admit to yourself that there was in you just the faintest trace of a response to the terrible frankness of that noise, a dim suspicion of there being a meaning in it which you—you so remote from the night of first ages—could comprehend. And why not? 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 stripped of its cloak of time. Let the fool gape and shudder—the man knows, and can look on without a wink.” source

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