Chance

Posted: September 1, 2012 in Books, complexity, Emotions, Life, Love, quotes, Randoms, Story
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… And if two beings thrown together, mutually attracted, resist the necessity, fail in understanding and voluntarily stop short of the- the embrace, in the noblest meaning of the word, then they are committing a sin against life, the call of which is simple. Perhaps sacred. And the punishment of it is an invasion of complexity, a tormenting, forcibly tortuous involution of feelings, the deepest form of suffering from which indeed something significant may come at last, which may be criminal or heroic, maybe madness or wisdom- or even a straight if despairing decision.

From “Chance” by Joseph Conrad.

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