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" I don't like work. I had rather laze about and think of all the fine things that can be done. 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... "
Youth: And Two Other Stories - Page 97
by Joseph Conrad - 1903 - 381 pages
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The Living Age, Volume 236

1903
...find yourself. Your The Spectator. own reality— for yourself, not for others—what no other man can know. They can only see the mere show, and never can tell what it really means." That is profoundly true in the sense that a man's work always means far more to him than it can mean...
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Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, Volume 165

Scotland - 1899
...and think of all the fine things that can be done. I don't like work — no man does — but I like what is in the work, — the chance to find yourself....over the mud. You see I rather chummed with the few mechanics there were in that station, whom the other pilgrims naturally despised — on account of...
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Youth: And Two Other Stories

Joseph Conrad - 1903 - 381 pages
...find t/-' * yourself.^ Your own reality — for yourself, not for others I ' **• 1 — what,-jia other man can ever know. They can only see the mere...over the mud. You see I rather chummed with the few mechanics there were in that station, whom the other pilgrims naturally despised • — on account...
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Youth: And Two Other Stories

Joseph Conrad - 1903 - 379 pages
...and think of all the fine things that can be done. I don't like work — no man does — but I like what is in the work, — the chance to find yourself....over the mud. You see I rather chummed with the few mechanics there were in that station, whom the other pilgrims naturally despised — on account of...
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Youth: And Two Other Stories

Joseph Conrad - 1903 - 339 pages
...mere" "A sho^^ndjtte,yj£Ea5OtiQIwhat iFreaIIy~means. Twas not surprised to "see ~soTuelMMly"""Sitting aft, on the deck, with his legs dangling over the mud. You see I rather chummed with the few mechanics there were in that station, whom the other pilgrims naturally despised — on account of...
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Youth: And Two Other Stories, Volume 26

Joseph Conrad - Abuse of administrative power - 1903 - 339 pages
...and think of all the fine things that can be done. I don't like work — no man does— but I like what is in the work, — the chance to find yourself....over the mud. You see I rather chummed with the few mechanics there were in that station, whom the other pilgrims naturally despised — on account of...
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Complete Works, Volume 16

Joseph Conrad - 1903
...They_can only see_the_mere gfiQ\V fl.Tlfl Tlf*Vf*F ffl.Tl tf*II 'Virhfl/f' l't' Vf*3.11V TTlfiflTl S "I was not surprised to see somebody sitting aft,...over the mud. You see I rather chummed with the few mechanics there were in that station, whom the other pilgrims naturally despised—on account of their...
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Joseph Conrad: The Major Phase

Jacques Berthoud, Emeritus Professor of English and Related Literature Jacques Berthoud - Literary Criticism - 1978 - 191 pages
...some sort of hold on his identity. 'No, I don't like work', he confesses '- 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' (p. 85). Yet even in this reduced form the ideal of service...
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Conrad in the Nineteenth Century

Ian Watt - Literary Criticism - 1981 - 375 pages
...sake — "No man does," he says. His reasons are, rather, psychological and even metaphysical: "I like what is in the work, — the chance to find yourself. Your own reality — for yourself" (85). It is as a part of this search for his own reality that Marlow's battle to repair the steamboat...
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Heart of Darkness and The Secret Sharer

Joseph Conrad - Fiction - 2004 - 208 pages
...and think of all the fine things that can be done. I don't like work — no man does — but I like what is in the work — the chance to find yourself....over the mud. You see I rather chummed with the few mechanics there were in that station, whom the other pilgrims naturally despised — on account of...
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