I always hated Heart of Darkness, but now that I’m getting ready to teach it, I’m getting excited. I mean, this man is awesome. So tonight, I’ll share a few of my favorite words of wisdom from Mr. Conrad himself.

Facing it, always facing it, that’s the way to get through. Face it.

I don’t like work… but I like what is in work – the chance to find yourself. Your own reality – for yourself, not for others – which no other man can ever know.


Imagination, not invention, is the supreme master of art as of life.