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" I was not very far from you." "Apparently you were not near enough for me." "You could have called if you wanted me," she said. "And I wasn't so long doing my hair." "Apparently it was too long for me." " Well, you were thinking of me, anyhow. I am glad... "
The Complete Works of Joseph Conrad: Victory - Page 187
by Joseph Conrad - 1921
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Man's Changing Mask: Modes and Methods of Characterization in Fiction

Charles Child Walcutt - Characters and characteristics in literature - 1966 - 368 pages
...them. This makes them aspects of his thought and hence aspects of himself. Not only does Lena say, " 'Do you know, it seems to me, somehow, that if you...thinking of me I shouldn't be in the world at all!' " but later, when he tells her about his life, "For a long time the girl's grey eyes had been watching...
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The Cambridge Introduction to Joseph Conrad

John G. Peters - Literary Criticism - 2006
...the image of Heyst's conception of her. For instance, she asks Heyst to give her a new name, saying, "it seems to me, somehow, that if you were to stop...thinking of me I shouldn't be in the world at all! . . . I can only be what you think I am" (187). The result is a new self. Victory warns of allowing...
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