A Lonesome Heart of DarknessJanuary 29, 2013 by MC | Filed under Stuff.
From Terry Teachout’s About Last Night blog: Joseph Conrad on loneliness…
“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. Now and then a fatal conjunction of events may lift the veil for an instant. For an instant only. No human being could bear a steady view of moral solitude without going mad.”
— Joseph Conrad, Under Western Eyes