Quote of the day

He who wants to persuade should put his trust not in the right argument, but in the right word. The power of sound has always been greater than the power of sense. – Joseph Conrad who was born on this day in 1857.

3 Responses to Quote of the day

  1. Andrei says:

    The strange thing about Joseph Conrad was his written English was impeccable and his writing is wonderful

    I do love his books!!!

    But he could barely speak English – this has always fascinated me

    I realized years ago that the written and spoken varients of a language are two different things – I could wax lyrical for hours but I fear I’d bore everybody


  2. JC says:

    Then there’s the other face. Back in 2008 a lot of people thought Obama was an inspiring man so I sat with a transcript and listened to the oratory. Oh what a shame, soaring oratory but boring words in the transcript.. a blowhard.



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