"As to honor - you know - it's a very fine mediaeval inheritance which women never got hold of. It wasn't theirs."
"A woman is like a tea bag - you can't tell how strong she is until you put her in hot water."Joseph Conrad on Eleanor Roosevelt
"I don't know who invented high heels, but all women owe him a lot."Joseph Conrad on Marilyn Monroe
"Ah, women. They make the highs higher and the lows more frequent."Joseph Conrad on Friedrich Nietzsche
"The age of a woman doesn't mean a thing. The best tunes are played on the oldest fiddles."Joseph Conrad on Ralph Waldo Emerson
"As usual, there is a great woman behind every idiot."Joseph Conrad on John Lennon
"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."
"The belief in a supernatural source of evil is not necessary men alone are quite capable of every wickedness."
"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."
"Only in men's imagination does every truth find an effective and undeniable existence. Imagination, not invention, is the supreme master of art as of life."
"Any work that aspires, however humbly, to the condition of art should carry its justification in every line."