Joseph Conrad was, by far, one of the most talented and skilled writers belonging to Polish-British ancestry. A great novelist, not many know the fact that Conrad was not fluent in English until in his twenties. Despite his poor spoken English abilities, he was a master of written art and a prose stylist. Conrad in his lifetime wrote some of the most popular novels in English language, ‘Lord Jim’, ‘Nostromo’, ‘The Secret Agent’, ‘Heart of Darkness’. His works were widely appreciated for their unique flavour and tinge. Conrad brought about non-English sensibilities into English literature. Before turning into a writer, he briefly worked as a mariner in the French and British merchant marines. His experience in sea shaped much of his work, almost all of which have a nautical setting and address profound themes of nature and existence. Conrad was a writer of complex skill and striking insight and had an intensely personal vision which was visible in his novels. As such, he was claimed as one of the greatest English novelists ever. Apart from his novels which re-interpreted his colourful adventures of the sea, Conrad’s quotes also present life’s greatest learning in simple words. Check this segment and find some of the top quotes by Joseph Conrad.