Heart of Darkness 书摘IV
【关于...我也不知道 人生吧 总之比较抽象】
Of course you may be too much of a fool to go wrong — too dull even to know you are being assaulted by the powers of darkness. I take it, no fool ever madea bargain for his soul with the devil — I don’t know which. Or you may be such a thunderingly exalted creature as to bealtogether deaf and blind to anything but heavenly sights and sounds. Then theearth for you is only a standing place —and whether to be like this is your loss or your gain I won’t pretend to say. But most of us are neither one nor the other. The earth for us is a place to live in, where we must put up with sights, with sounds, with smells, too, by Jove! — breath dead hippo, so to speak, and not becontaminated. And there, don’t you see? Your strength comes in, the faith in your ability for the digging of unostentatious holes to bury the stuff in — your power of devotion, not to yourself, but to an obscure, back-breaking business.