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The Chance to Find Yourself

atkins-bookshelf-quotations“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. They can only see the mere show, and never can tell what it really means.”

From Heart of Darkness by Polish-born Joseph Conrad (born Jozef Tedodor Konrad Korzeniowski), recognized as one of the greatest English novelists — although English was his third language, after Polish and French.

 

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