Joseph Conrad quote about youth from Heart of Darkness - But when one is young one must see things, gather experience, ideas; enlarge the mind.
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But when one is young one must see things, gather experience, ideas; enlarge the mind.
 Joseph Conrad, Heart of Darkness (1899). copy citation

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Author Joseph Conrad
Source Heart of Darkness
Topic youth mind experience travel
Date 1899
Language English
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Weblink http://www.gutenberg.org/files/219/219-h/219-h.htm

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“«The pipe soothed him, and gradually I made out he had run away from school, had gone to sea in a Russian ship; ran away again; served some time in English ships; was now reconciled with the arch-priest. He made a point of that. 'But when one is young one must see things, gather experience, ideas; enlarge the mind.' 'Here!' I interrupted. 'You can never tell! Here I met Mr. Kurtz,' he said, youthfully solemn and reproachful. I held my tongue after that. It appears he had persuaded a Dutch trading-house on the coast to fit him out with stores and goods, and had started for the interior with a light heart and no more idea of what would happen to him than a baby.” source

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