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Wikipedia Summary for James Joyce

James Augustine Aloysius Joyce (2 February 1882 – 13 January 1941) was an Irish novelist, short story writer, poet and literary critic. He contributed to the modernist avant-garde movement and is regarded as one of the most influential and important writers of the 20th century. Joyce's novel Ulysses (1922) is a landmark in which the episodes of Homer's Odyssey are paralleled in a variety of literary styles, most famously stream of consciousness. Other well-known works are the short-story collection Dubliners (1914) and the novels A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man (1916) and Finnegans Wake (1939). His other writings include three books of poetry, a play, letters and occasional journalism.

Joyce was born in Dublin into a middle-class family. A brilliant student, he attended the Jesuit Clongowes Wood College in County Kildare, then, briefly, the Christian Brothers-run O'Connell School. Despite the chaotic family life imposed by his father's unpredictable finances, he excelled at the Jesuit Belvedere College and graduated at University College in Dublin in 1902. In 1904, he met his future wife Nora Barnacle and they moved to mainland Europe. He briefly worked in Pola and then moved to Trieste in Austria-Hungary, working as an English instructor. Except for an eight-month stay in Rome working as a correspondence clerk and three visits to Dublin, Joyce resided there until 1915. In Trieste, he published his book of poems Chamber Music and his short story collection Dubliners, and he began serially publishing The Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man in the English magazine The Egoist. During most of World War I, Joyce lived in Zürich, Switzerland and worked on Ulysses. After the war, he briefly returned to Trieste and then moved to Paris in 1920, which became his primary residence until 1940.

Ulysses was first published in Paris in 1922, but its publication in England and the United States was prohibited because of its perceived obscenity. Copies were smuggled into both countries and pirated versions were printed until the mid-1930s, when publication finally became legal. Joyce started his next major work, Finnegans Wake, in 1923, publishing it sixteen years later in 1939. Between these years, Joyce travelled widely. He and Nora were married in a civil ceremony in London in 1930. He made a number of trips to Switzerland, frequently seeking treatment for his increasingly severe eye problems and psychological help for his daughter, Lucia. When France was occupied by Germany during World War II, Joyce moved back to Zürich in 1940. He died there in 1941 after surgery for a perforated ulcer, less than one month before his 59th birthday.

Ulysses ranks high in lists of great books of literature, and the academic literature analysing his work is extensive and ongoing. Many writers, film-makers and other artists have been influenced by his stylistic innovations, such as his meticulous attention to detail, use of interior monologue, wordplay, and the radical transformation of traditional plot and character development. Though most of his adult life was spent abroad, his fictional universe centres on Dublin and is largely populated by characters who closely resemble family members, enemies and friends from his time there. Ulysses in particular is set in the streets and alleyways of the city. Joyce is quoted as saying, "For myself, I always write about Dublin, because if I can get to the heart of Dublin I can get to the heart of all the cities of the world. In the particular is contained the universal."

Quote: Life is the great teacher. by author James Joyce overlaid on photo of white cat on brown wooden table
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Life is the great teacher.




Quote: The end he had been born to serve yet did not see had led him to escape by an unseen path and now it beckoned to him once more and a new adventure was about to be opened to him. by author James Joyce overlaid on photo of white wall paint with white wall paint
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The end he had been born to serve yet did not see had led him to escape by an unseen path and now it beckoned to him once more and a new adventure was about to be opened to him.


Quote: Full many a flower is born to blush unseen. by author James Joyce overlaid on photo of photo of author James Joyce with quote

Full many a flower is born to blush unseen.


Let my country die for me.


Quote: I wanted real adventures to happen to myself. But real adventures, I reflected, do not happen to people who remain at home: they must be sought abroad. by author James Joyce overlaid on photo of aerial photography of trees on mountain
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I wanted real adventures to happen to myself. But real adventures, I reflected, do not happen to people who remain at home: they must be sought abroad.


Quote: Love loves to love love. by author James Joyce overlaid on photo of pink tree
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Love loves to love love.


Quote: A man's errors are his portals of discovery. by author James Joyce overlaid on photo of gray and white bird on red and yellow leaves
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A man's errors are his portals of discovery.


Quote: Mistakes are the portals of discovery. by author James Joyce overlaid on photo of green trees on forest during daytime
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Mistakes are the portals of discovery.


Quote: All things are inconstant except the faith in the soul, which changes all things and fills their inconstancy with light. by author James Joyce overlaid on photo of foggy mountains
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All things are inconstant except the faith in the soul, which changes all things and fills their inconstancy with light.


Quote: Your mind will give back to you exactly what you put into it. by author James Joyce overlaid on photo of photo of author James Joyce with quote

Your mind will give back to you exactly what you put into it.


Quote: Love...is in fact so unnatural a phenomenon that it can scarcely repeat itself. by author James Joyce overlaid on photo of photo of author James Joyce with quote

Love...is in fact so unnatural a phenomenon that it can scarcely repeat itself.


Quote: By an epiphany he meant a sudden spiritual manifestation, whether in vulgarity of speech or of gesture or in a memorable phase of the mind itself. by author James Joyce overlaid on photo of photo of author James Joyce with quote

By an epiphany he meant a sudden spiritual manifestation, whether in vulgarity of speech or of gesture or in a memorable phase of the mind itself.


Quote: Art is the human disposition of sensible or intelligible matter for an aesthetic end. by author James Joyce overlaid on photo of photo of author James Joyce with quote

Art is the human disposition of sensible or intelligible matter for an aesthetic end.


Quote: Do you know what Ireland is? Ireland is the old sow that eats her farrow. by author James Joyce overlaid on photo of photo of author James Joyce with quote

Do you know what Ireland is? Ireland is the old sow that eats her farrow.


Quote: Resignation is the timid sign of courage. by author James Joyce overlaid on photo of photo of author James Joyce with quote

Resignation is the timid sign of courage.


Quote: This race and this country and this life produced me, he said. I shall express myself as I am. by author James Joyce overlaid on photo of photo of author James Joyce with quote

This race and this country and this life produced me, he said. I shall express myself as I am.


Quote: As you are now so once were we. by author James Joyce overlaid on photo of photo of author James Joyce with quote

As you are now so once were we.


Quote: Secrets, silent, stony sit in the dark palaces of both our hearts secrets weary of their tyranny, tyrants willing to be dethroned. by author James Joyce overlaid on photo of photo of author James Joyce with quote

Secrets, silent, stony sit in the dark palaces of both our hearts secrets weary of their tyranny, tyrants willing to be dethroned.


Quote: What? Corpus. Body. Corpse. Good idea the Latin. Stupefies them first. Hospice for the dying. They don't seem to chew it; only swallow it down. by author James Joyce overlaid on photo of photo of author James Joyce with quote

What? Corpus. Body. Corpse. Good idea the Latin. Stupefies them first. Hospice for the dying. They don't seem to chew it; only swallow it down.


Quote: Bury the dead. Say Robinson Crusoe was true to life. Well, then Friday buried him. Every Friday buries a Thursday if you come to look at it. by author James Joyce overlaid on photo of photo of author James Joyce with quote

Bury the dead. Say Robinson Crusoe was true to life. Well, then Friday buried him. Every Friday buries a Thursday if you come to look at it.


Quote: Why is it that words like these seem dull and cold? Is it because there is no word tender enough to be your name? by author James Joyce overlaid on photo of photo of author James Joyce with quote

Why is it that words like these seem dull and cold? Is it because there is no word tender enough to be your name?


Quote: Can't bring back time. Like holding water in your hand. by author James Joyce overlaid on photo of photo of author James Joyce with quote

Can't bring back time. Like holding water in your hand.


Quote: Time is, time was, but time shall be no more. by author James Joyce overlaid on photo of photo of author James Joyce with quote

Time is, time was, but time shall be no more.


Quote: Never know whose thoughts you're chewing. by author James Joyce overlaid on photo of photo of author James Joyce with quote

Never know whose thoughts you're chewing.


Quote: When I makes tea I makes tea, as old mother Grogan said. And when I makes water I makes water. by author James Joyce overlaid on photo of photo of author James Joyce with quote

When I makes tea I makes tea, as old mother Grogan said. And when I makes water I makes water.


Quote: Pity is the feeling which arrests the mind in the presence of whatsoever is grave and constant in human sufferings and unites it with the human sufferer. by author James Joyce overlaid on photo of photo of author James Joyce with quote

Pity is the feeling which arrests the mind in the presence of whatsoever is grave and constant in human sufferings and unites it with the human sufferer.


Quote: Ask no questions and you'll hear no lies. by author James Joyce overlaid on photo of photo of author James Joyce with quote

Ask no questions and you'll hear no lies.


Quote: Love (understood as the desire of good for another) is in fact so unnatural a phenomenon that it can scarcely repeat itself, the soul being unable to become virgin again and not having energy enough to cast itself out again into the ocean of another's soul. by author James Joyce overlaid on photo of photo of author James Joyce with quote

Love (understood as the desire of good for another) is in fact so unnatural a phenomenon that it can scarcely repeat itself, the soul being unable to become virgin again and not having energy enough to cast itself out again into the ocean of another's soul.


Quote: Every life is many days, day after day. We walk through ourselves, meeting robbers, ghosts, giants, old men, young men, wives, widows, brothers-in-love. But always meeting ourselves. by author James Joyce overlaid on photo of photo of author James Joyce with quote

Every life is many days, day after day. We walk through ourselves, meeting robbers, ghosts, giants, old men, young men, wives, widows, brothers-in-love. But always meeting ourselves.


Quote: But all they are all there scraping along to sneeze out a likelihood that will solve and salve life's robulous rebus. by author James Joyce overlaid on photo of photo of author James Joyce with quote

But all they are all there scraping along to sneeze out a likelihood that will solve and salve life's robulous rebus.


Quote: First kiss does the trick. The propitious moment. Something inside them goes pop. by author James Joyce overlaid on photo of photo of author James Joyce with quote

First kiss does the trick. The propitious moment. Something inside them goes pop.


Quote: Hell is the centre of evils and, as you know, things are more intense at their centres than at their remotest points. by author James Joyce overlaid on photo of photo of author James Joyce with quote

Hell is the centre of evils and, as you know, things are more intense at their centres than at their remotest points.


Quote: A man of genius makes no mistakes. His errors are volitional and are the portals of discovery. by author James Joyce overlaid on photo of photo of author James Joyce with quote

A man of genius makes no mistakes. His errors are volitional and are the portals of discovery.


Quote: Rather upsets a man's day a funeral does. by author James Joyce overlaid on photo of photo of author James Joyce with quote

Rather upsets a man's day a funeral does.


Quote: O, dread and dire word. Eternity! What mind of man can understand it? by author James Joyce overlaid on photo of photo of author James Joyce with quote

O, dread and dire word. Eternity! What mind of man can understand it?


Quote: Desire's wind blasts the thorntree but after it becomes from a bramblebush to be a rose upon the rood of time. by author James Joyce overlaid on photo of photo of author James Joyce with quote

Desire's wind blasts the thorntree but after it becomes from a bramblebush to be a rose upon the rood of time.


Quote: Funerals all over the world everywhere every minute. Shovelling them under by the cartload doublequick. Thousands every hour. Too many in the world. by author James Joyce overlaid on photo of photo of author James Joyce with quote

Funerals all over the world everywhere every minute. Shovelling them under by the cartload doublequick. Thousands every hour. Too many in the world.


Quote: The artist, like the God of creation, remains within or behind or beyond or above his handiwork, invisible, refined out of existence, indifferent, paring his fingernails. by author James Joyce overlaid on photo of photo of author James Joyce with quote

The artist, like the God of creation, remains within or behind or beyond or above his handiwork, invisible, refined out of existence, indifferent, paring his fingernails.






Quote: No one wanted him; he was outcast from life's feast. by author James Joyce overlaid on photo of photo of author James Joyce with quote

No one wanted him; he was outcast from life's feast.




Quote: What dreams would he have, not seeing. Life a dream for him. Where is the justice being born that way? by author James Joyce overlaid on photo of photo of author James Joyce with quote

What dreams would he have, not seeing. Life a dream for him. Where is the justice being born that way?


Quote: A darkness shining in brightness which brightness could not comprehend. by author James Joyce overlaid on photo of photo of author James Joyce with quote

A darkness shining in brightness which brightness could not comprehend.


Quote: We are all born in the same way but we all die in different ways. by author James Joyce overlaid on photo of photo of author James Joyce with quote

We are all born in the same way but we all die in different ways.


Quote: Never back a woman you defend, never get quit of a friend on whom you depend, never make face to a foe till he's rife and never get stuck to another man's pfife. by author James Joyce overlaid on photo of photo of author James Joyce with quote

Never back a woman you defend, never get quit of a friend on whom you depend, never make face to a foe till he's rife and never get stuck to another man's pfife.


Quote: The State is concentric, but the individual is eccentric. by author James Joyce overlaid on photo of photo of author James Joyce with quote

The State is concentric, but the individual is eccentric.


Quote: Drugs age you after mental excitement. Lethargy then. Why? Reaction. A lifetime in a night. Gradually changes your character. by author James Joyce overlaid on photo of photo of author James Joyce with quote

Drugs age you after mental excitement. Lethargy then. Why? Reaction. A lifetime in a night. Gradually changes your character.


Quote: Look at the woebegone walk of him. Eaten a bad egg. Poached eyes on ghost. by author James Joyce overlaid on photo of photo of author James Joyce with quote

Look at the woebegone walk of him. Eaten a bad egg. Poached eyes on ghost.


Quote: Dust webbed the window and the showtrays. Dust darkened the toiling fingers with their vulture nails. Dust slept on dull coils of bronze and silver, lozenges of cinnabar, on rubies, leprous and winedark stones. by author James Joyce overlaid on photo of photo of author James Joyce with quote

Dust webbed the window and the showtrays. Dust darkened the toiling fingers with their vulture nails. Dust slept on dull coils of bronze and silver, lozenges of cinnabar, on rubies, leprous and winedark stones.


Quote: I think I would know Nora's fart anywhere. I think I could pick hers out in a roomful of farting women. by author James Joyce overlaid on photo of photo of author James Joyce with quote

I think I would know Nora's fart anywhere. I think I could pick hers out in a roomful of farting women.


Quote: YesIsaidyesyesyesyesyes...YesIsaidyes! andagainyesyesyes -- Molly Bloom. by author James Joyce overlaid on photo of photo of author James Joyce with quote

YesIsaidyesyesyesyesyes...YesIsaidyes! andagainyesyesyes -- Molly Bloom.


Quote: Thought is the thought of thought. Tranquil brightness. The soul is in a manner all that is: the soul is the form of forms. Tranquillity sudden, vast, candescent: form of forms. by author James Joyce overlaid on photo of photo of author James Joyce with quote

Thought is the thought of thought. Tranquil brightness. The soul is in a manner all that is: the soul is the form of forms. Tranquillity sudden, vast, candescent: form of forms.


Quote: I have left my book, I have left my room, For I heard you singing Through the gloom. by author James Joyce overlaid on photo of photo of author James Joyce with quote

I have left my book, I have left my room, For I heard you singing Through the gloom.


Quote: Every age must look for its sanction to its poetry and philosophy, for in these the human mind, as it looks backward or forward, attains to an eternal state. by author James Joyce overlaid on photo of photo of author James Joyce with quote

Every age must look for its sanction to its poetry and philosophy, for in these the human mind, as it looks backward or forward, attains to an eternal state.


Quote: Beware the horns of a bull, the heels of the horse, and the smile of an Englishman. by author James Joyce overlaid on photo of photo of author James Joyce with quote

Beware the horns of a bull, the heels of the horse, and the smile of an Englishman.


Quote: What incensed him the most was the blatant jokes of the ones that passed it all off as a jest, pretending to understand everything and in reality not knowing their own minds. by author James Joyce overlaid on photo of photo of author James Joyce with quote

What incensed him the most was the blatant jokes of the ones that passed it all off as a jest, pretending to understand everything and in reality not knowing their own minds.


Quote: I will not say nothing. I will defend my church and my religion when it is insulted and spit on. by author James Joyce overlaid on photo of photo of author James Joyce with quote

I will not say nothing. I will defend my church and my religion when it is insulted and spit on.


Quote: There is not past, no future; everything flows in an eternal present. by author James Joyce overlaid on photo of photo of author James Joyce with quote

There is not past, no future; everything flows in an eternal present.


Quote: Ulisses. by author James Joyce overlaid on photo of photo of author James Joyce with quote

Ulisses.


Quote: We have the liberal arts and we have the useful arts. by author James Joyce overlaid on photo of photo of author James Joyce with quote

We have the liberal arts and we have the useful arts.


Quote: What kind of liberation would that be to forsake an absurdity which is logical and coherent and to embrace one which is illogical and incoherent? by author James Joyce overlaid on photo of photo of author James Joyce with quote

What kind of liberation would that be to forsake an absurdity which is logical and coherent and to embrace one which is illogical and incoherent?


Quote: Don't you think there is a certain resemblance between the mystery of the Mass and what I am trying to do?...To give people some kind of intellectual pleasure or spiritual enjoyment by converting the bread of everyday life into something that has a permanent artistic life of its own. by author James Joyce overlaid on photo of James Joyce quote: Don't you think there is a certain resemblance between the mystery of the Mass and what I am trying to do?...To give people some kind of intellectual pleasure or spiritual enjoyment by converting the bread of everyday life into something that has a permanent artistic life of its own.- black text on quotes background

Don't you think there is a certain resemblance between the mystery of the Mass and what I am trying to do?...To give people some kind of intellectual pleasure or spiritual enjoyment by converting the bread of everyday life into something that has a permanent artistic life of its own.


Quote: Time's ruins build eternity's mansions. by author James Joyce overlaid on photo of photo of author James Joyce with quote

Time's ruins build eternity's mansions.


Quote: Here's lumbos. Where misties swaddlum, where misches lodge none, where mystries pour kind on, O sleepy! So be yet! by author James Joyce overlaid on photo of photo of author James Joyce with quote

Here's lumbos. Where misties swaddlum, where misches lodge none, where mystries pour kind on, O sleepy! So be yet!


Quote: Any object, intensely regarded, may be a gate of access to the incorruptible eon of the gods. by author James Joyce overlaid on photo of photo of author James Joyce with quote

Any object, intensely regarded, may be a gate of access to the incorruptible eon of the gods.


Quote: But Noodynaady's actual ingrate tootle is of come into the garner mauve and thy nice are stores of morning and buy me a bunch of iodines. by author James Joyce overlaid on photo of photo of author James Joyce with quote

But Noodynaady's actual ingrate tootle is of come into the garner mauve and thy nice are stores of morning and buy me a bunch of iodines.


Quote: Poppypap's a passport out. by author James Joyce overlaid on photo of photo of author James Joyce with quote

Poppypap's a passport out.


Quote: Civilization may be said indeed to be the creation of its outlaws. by author James Joyce overlaid on photo of photo of author James Joyce with quote

Civilization may be said indeed to be the creation of its outlaws.


Quote: The pleasures of love lasts but a fleeting but the pledges of life outlusts a lieftime. by author James Joyce overlaid on photo of photo of author James Joyce with quote

The pleasures of love lasts but a fleeting but the pledges of life outlusts a lieftime.


Quote: She was well primed with a good load of Delahunt's port under her bellyband. by author James Joyce overlaid on photo of photo of author James Joyce with quote

She was well primed with a good load of Delahunt's port under her bellyband.


Quote: My puns are not trivial. They are quadrivial. by author James Joyce overlaid on photo of photo of author James Joyce with quote

My puns are not trivial. They are quadrivial.


Quote: What's yours is mine and what's mine is my own. by author James Joyce overlaid on photo of photo of author James Joyce with quote

What's yours is mine and what's mine is my own.


Quote: Bite my laughters, drink my tears. Pore into me, volumes, spell me stark and spill me swooning, I just don't care what my thwarters think. by author James Joyce overlaid on photo of photo of author James Joyce with quote

Bite my laughters, drink my tears. Pore into me, volumes, spell me stark and spill me swooning, I just don't care what my thwarters think.


Quote: I am proud to be an emotionalist. by author James Joyce overlaid on photo of photo of author James Joyce with quote

I am proud to be an emotionalist.


Quote: To remember that and the white look of the lavatory made him feel cold and then hot. There were two cocks that you turned and water came out: cold and hot. He felt cold and then a little hot: and he could see the names printed on the cocks. That was a very queer thing. by author James Joyce overlaid on photo of James Joyce quote; white text on black background

To remember that and the white look of the lavatory made him feel cold and then hot. There were two cocks that you turned and water came out: cold and hot. He felt cold and then a little hot: and he could see the names printed on the cocks. That was a very queer thing.


Quote: Death, a cause of terror to the sinner, is a blessed moment for him who has walked in the right path. by author James Joyce overlaid on photo of photo of author James Joyce with quote

Death, a cause of terror to the sinner, is a blessed moment for him who has walked in the right path.


Quote: I am quite content to go down to posterity as a scissors and paste man for that seems to me a harsh but not unjust description. by author James Joyce overlaid on photo of photo of author James Joyce with quote

I am quite content to go down to posterity as a scissors and paste man for that seems to me a harsh but not unjust description.


Quote: Satan, really, is the romantic youth of Jesus re-appearing for a moment. by author James Joyce overlaid on photo of photo of author James Joyce with quote

Satan, really, is the romantic youth of Jesus re-appearing for a moment.


Quote: Sentimentality is unearned emotion. by author James Joyce overlaid on photo of photo of author James Joyce with quote

Sentimentality is unearned emotion.


Quote: People could put up with being bitten by a wolf but what properly riled them was a bite from a sheep. by author James Joyce overlaid on photo of photo of author James Joyce with quote

People could put up with being bitten by a wolf but what properly riled them was a bite from a sheep.




Quote: Life, he himself once said.. is a wake, livit or krikit, and on the bunk of our bread-winning lies the cropse of our seedfather, a phrase which the establisher of the world by law might pretinately write across the chestfront of all manorwombanborn. by author James Joyce overlaid on photo of photo of author James Joyce with quote

Life, he himself once said.. is a wake, livit or krikit, and on the bunk of our bread-winning lies the cropse of our seedfather, a phrase which the establisher of the world by law might pretinately write across the chestfront of all manorwombanborn.


Quote: There is only one thing that makes any one athlete better than another, his heart. We all put our underwear on feet first, so we are all human. by author James Joyce overlaid on photo of photo of author James Joyce with quote

There is only one thing that makes any one athlete better than another, his heart. We all put our underwear on feet first, so we are all human.


Quote: In woman's womb word is made flesh but in the spirit of the maker all flesh that passes becomes the word that shall not pass away. This is the postcreation. by author James Joyce overlaid on photo of photo of author James Joyce with quote

In woman's womb word is made flesh but in the spirit of the maker all flesh that passes becomes the word that shall not pass away. This is the postcreation.


Quote: He wanted to cry quietly but not for himself: for the words, so beautiful and sad, like music. by author James Joyce overlaid on photo of photo of author James Joyce with quote

He wanted to cry quietly but not for himself: for the words, so beautiful and sad, like music.




Quote: The important thing is not what we write but how we write, and in my opinion the modern writer must be an adventurer above all, willing to take every risk, and be prepared to founder in his effort if need be. In other words we must write dangerously. by author James Joyce overlaid on photo of photo of author James Joyce with quote

The important thing is not what we write but how we write, and in my opinion the modern writer must be an adventurer above all, willing to take every risk, and be prepared to founder in his effort if need be. In other words we must write dangerously.


Quote: Gerty Mc Dowell'a kur yapıp kalbini kazanacak olan adamın tam bir erkek olması gerekiyordu. Ama bekliyordu, h l birinin ona teklif etmesini bekliyordu, ayrıca bu yıl artık yıldı ve yakında bitecekti.
S.339. by author James Joyce overlaid on photo of photo of author James Joyce with quote

Gerty Mc Dowell'a kur yapıp kalbini kazanacak olan adamın tam bir erkek olması gerekiyordu. Ama bekliyordu, h l birinin ona teklif etmesini bekliyordu, ayrıca bu yıl artık yıldı ve yakında bitecekti.
S.339.


Quote: Riverrun, past Eve and Adam's, from swerve of shore to bend of bay, brings us by a commodius vicus of recirculation back to Howth Castle and Environs. by author James Joyce overlaid on photo of photo of author James Joyce with quote

Riverrun, past Eve and Adam's, from swerve of shore to bend of bay, brings us by a commodius vicus of recirculation back to Howth Castle and Environs.


Quote: We are bound together by the sympathy of our antipathies. by author James Joyce overlaid on photo of photo of author James Joyce with quote

We are bound together by the sympathy of our antipathies.


Quote: Let people get fond of each other: lure them on. Then tear asunder. by author James Joyce overlaid on photo of photo of author James Joyce with quote

Let people get fond of each other: lure them on. Then tear asunder.




Quote: Oblige me by taking away that knife. I can't look at the point of it. It reminds me of Roman history. by author James Joyce overlaid on photo of photo of author James Joyce with quote

Oblige me by taking away that knife. I can't look at the point of it. It reminds me of Roman history.


Quote: Very gratefully, with grateful appreciation, with sincere appreciative gratitude, in appreciatively grateful sincerity of regret, he declined. by author James Joyce overlaid on photo of photo of author James Joyce with quote

Very gratefully, with grateful appreciation, with sincere appreciative gratitude, in appreciatively grateful sincerity of regret, he declined.


Quote: It seems to me you do not care what banality a man expresses so long as he expresses it in Irish. by author James Joyce overlaid on photo of photo of author James Joyce with quote

It seems to me you do not care what banality a man expresses so long as he expresses it in Irish.


Quote: To say that a great genius is mad, while at the same time recognizing his artistic merit, is no better than to say he is rheumatic or diabetic. by author James Joyce overlaid on photo of photo of author James Joyce with quote

To say that a great genius is mad, while at the same time recognizing his artistic merit, is no better than to say he is rheumatic or diabetic.


Quote: I'll tickle his catastrophe. by author James Joyce overlaid on photo of photo of author James Joyce with quote

I'll tickle his catastrophe.


Quote: You get a decent do at the Brazen Head. by author James Joyce overlaid on photo of photo of author James Joyce with quote

You get a decent do at the Brazen Head.


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