Joseph Conrad quote about speech from Heart of Darkness - Very well; I hear; I admit, but I have a voice, too, and for good or evil mine is the speech that cannot be silenced.
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Very well; I hear; I admit, but I have a voice, too, and for good or evil mine is the speech that cannot be silenced.
 Joseph Conrad, Heart of Darkness (1899). copy citation

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Author Joseph Conrad
Source Heart of Darkness
Topic speech silence voice
Date 1899
Language English
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Weblink http://www.gutenberg.org/files/219/219-h/219-h.htm

Context

“He must meet that truth with his own true stuff—with his own inborn strength. Principles won't do. Acquisitions, clothes, pretty rags—rags that would fly off at the first good shake. No; you want a deliberate belief. An appeal to me in this fiendish row—is there? Very well; I hear; I admit, but I have a voice, too, and for good or evil mine is the speech that cannot be silenced. Of course, a fool, what with sheer fright and fine sentiments, is always safe. Who's that grunting? You wonder I didn't go ashore for a howl and a dance? Well, no—I didn't. Fine sentiments, you say? Fine sentiments, be hanged!” source

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