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Heart of Darkness
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  • No, it is impossible; it is impossible to convey the life-sensation of any given epoch of one’s existence,—that which makes its truth, its meaning—its subtle and penetrating essence.
  • The action was very far from being aggressive—it was not even defensive, in the usual sense: it was undertaken under the stress of desperation, and in its essence was purely protective.
  • It seems to me I am trying to tell you a dream—making a vain attempt, because no relation of a dream can convey the dream-sensation, that commingling of absurdity, surprise, and bewilderment in a tremor of struggling revolt, that notion of being captured by the incredible which is of the very essence of dreams….

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  • To make things better, to enjoy each other’s company, and to empathize are essence of humanity.
  • There was only—spring itself; the throb of it, the light restlessness, the vital essence of it everywhere...
    Willa Cather

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