Quotation by Joseph Conrad

Any work that aspires, however humbly, to the condition of art should carry its justification in every line.
Joseph Conrad (1857–1924), Polish-born British novelist. The Nigger of the Narcissus, preface (1897).

opening words. Conrad continued, "Art itself may be defined as a single-minded attempt to render the highest kind of justice to the visible universe, by bringing to light the truth, manifold and one, underlying its every aspect."
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