we live as we dream

“`Do you see him? Do you see the story? Do you see anything? It seems to me I am trying to tell you a dream — making a vain attempt, because no relation of a dream can convey the dream-sensation, that commingling of absurdity, surprise, and bewilderment in a tremor of struggling revolt, that notion of being captured by the incredible which is of the very essence of dreams…’ ”

— Joseph Conrad
Heart of Darkness

(via Juan Cires, “La Cite claire)

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One Response to “we live as we dream”

  1. DoC Says:

    One of the greatest of Conrad sentences. Do you know the Gang of Four song?

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