Heart of Darkness

“…perhaps all the wisdom, and all truth, and all sincerity, are just compressed into that inappreciable moment of time in which we step over the threshold.”

This moment stood out to me because it seems like Marlow is acknowledging a fundamental truth about about his own identity, and life in general. It represents an epiphany of sorts.

Joseph Conrad, “Heart of Darkness”, in Heart of Darkness and Other Tales (2002).

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