“It had ceased to be a blank space of delightful mystery – a white patch for a boy to dream gloriously over. It had become a place of darkness. But there was in it one river especially, a mighty big river, that you could see on the map, resembling an immense snake uncoiled, with its head in the sea, its body at rest curving afar over a vast country and its tail lost in the depths of the land” (Conrad 71).
“She talked about ‘weaning those ignorant millions from their horrid ways,’ til upon my word, she made me quite uncomfortable. I ventured to hint that the Company was run for profit.” (Conrad 77).
” ‘black shapes crouched, lay, sat between the trees leaning against the trunks, clinging to the earth, half coming out, half effaced with the dim light, in all the attitudes of pain, abandonment, and despair'” (Conrad 83).
“Exterminate all the brutes!” (Conrad 128).
” ‘Kurtz got the tribe to follow him, did he?’ I suggested. He fidgeted a little. ‘They adored him,’ he said (Conrad 135).
” ‘The horror! The horror!'” (Conrad 154).
“The offing was barred by a black bank of clouds, and the tranquil waterway leading to the uttermost ends of the earth flowed somber under an overcast sky – seemed to lead into the heart of an immense darkness” (Conrad 164).