History repeats itself, but the special call of an art which has passed away is never reproduced. It is as utterly gone out of the world as the song of a destroyed wild bird.
More Joseph Conrad quotes :
Woe to the man whose heart has not learned while young to hope, to love - and to put its trust in life.Joseph Conrad
Who knows what true loneliness is - not the conventional word but the naked terror? To the lonely themselves it wears a mask. The most miserable outcast hugs some memory or some illusion.Joseph Conrad
The belief in a supernatural source of evil is not necessary men alone are quite capable of every wickedness.Joseph Conrad