Thursday 19 April 2007


I've been going through old scrapbooks. I shall no doubt end up randomly posting more quotations as I stumble across excellent & appropriate things, but for now: 2 from Joseph Conrad that crop up over and over again in my thinking about work, life, illness & making things...

"I don't like work, - no man does - but I like what is in the work, - the chance to find yourself. Your own reality - for yourself, not for others - what no other man can ever know" (Heart of Darkness)

"In our activity alone do we find the sustaining illusion of an independent existence as against the whole scheme of things of which we form a helpless part" (Nostromo)