This quote is shown in the
beginning of the last portion of Part III. Marlow has recouped from his illness
and when he says he has “nothing to say” he is just realizing that whatever he
will try to say would be much too hard to explain However, Kurtz was “a
remarkable man” to create a definite something. In contradiction, the making of
“something” is unclear. Marlow is very much aware of Kurtz’s intelligence and appreciation
of paradox, so he should also be aware that Kurtz’s classification of his
surroundings is nothing but a lie.
I like this quote because it shows
the creation of a legacy. Marlow will remember Kurtz’s words and memories
forever. By becoming a mystery, Kurtz has guaranteed his own immortality.