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Quote: There's no friends like the old friends. by author James Joyce overlaid on photo of photo of author James Joyce with quote

There's no friends like the old friends.


Quote: Oh Ireland my first and only love Where Christ and Caesar are hand in glove! by author James Joyce overlaid on photo of photo of author James Joyce with quote

Oh Ireland my first and only love Where Christ and Caesar are hand in glove!


Quote: Some people believe that we go on living in another body after death, that we lived before. They call it reincarnation. That we all lived before on the earth thousands of years ago or on some other planet. They say we have forgotten it. Some say they remember their past lives. by author James Joyce overlaid on photo of James Joyce quote; white text on black background

Some people believe that we go on living in another body after death, that we lived before. They call it reincarnation. That we all lived before on the earth thousands of years ago or on some other planet. They say we have forgotten it. Some say they remember their past lives.


Quote: I could call my wandering thoughts together. I had hardly any patience with the serious work of life which, now that it stood between me and my desire, seemed to me child's play, ugly monotonous child's play. by author James Joyce overlaid on photo of photo of author James Joyce with quote

I could call my wandering thoughts together. I had hardly any patience with the serious work of life which, now that it stood between me and my desire, seemed to me child's play, ugly monotonous child's play.


Quote: Our flesh shrinks from what it dreads and responds to the stimulus of what it desires by a purely reflex action of the nervous system. Our eyelid closes before we are aware that the fly is about to enter our eye. by author James Joyce overlaid on photo of photo of author James Joyce with quote

Our flesh shrinks from what it dreads and responds to the stimulus of what it desires by a purely reflex action of the nervous system. Our eyelid closes before we are aware that the fly is about to enter our eye.




Quote: The sacred pint alone can unbind the tongue. by author James Joyce overlaid on photo of photo of author James Joyce with quote

The sacred pint alone can unbind the tongue.


Quote: Redheaded women buck like goats. by author James Joyce overlaid on photo of photo of author James Joyce with quote

Redheaded women buck like goats.


Quote: If the Irish programme did not insist on the Irish language I suppose I could call myself a nationalist. As it is, I am content torecognize myself an exile: and, prophetically, a repudiated one. by author James Joyce overlaid on photo of photo of author James Joyce with quote

If the Irish programme did not insist on the Irish language I suppose I could call myself a nationalist. As it is, I am content torecognize myself an exile: and, prophetically, a repudiated one.


Quote: And it was the din of all these hollow-sounding voices that made him halt irresolutely in the pursuit of phantoms. He gave them ear only for a time but he was happy only when he was far from them, beyond their call, alone or in the company of phantasmal comrades. by author James Joyce overlaid on photo of photo of author James Joyce with quote

And it was the din of all these hollow-sounding voices that made him halt irresolutely in the pursuit of phantoms. He gave them ear only for a time but he was happy only when he was far from them, beyond their call, alone or in the company of phantasmal comrades.


Quote: The philosophic mind inclines always to an elaborate life -- the life of Goethe or of Leonardo da Vinci; but the life of the poet isintense -- the life of Blake or of Dante -- taking into its centre the life that surrounds it and flinging it abroad again amid planetary music. by author James Joyce overlaid on photo of James Joyce quote; white text on black background

The philosophic mind inclines always to an elaborate life -- the life of Goethe or of Leonardo da Vinci; but the life of the poet isintense -- the life of Blake or of Dante -- taking into its centre the life that surrounds it and flinging it abroad again amid planetary music.


Quote: Every physical quality admired by men in women is in direct connection with the manifold functions of women for the propagation of the species. by author James Joyce overlaid on photo of photo of author James Joyce with quote

Every physical quality admired by men in women is in direct connection with the manifold functions of women for the propagation of the species.


Quote: White pudding and eggs and sausages and cups of tea! How simple and beautiful was life after all! by author James Joyce overlaid on photo of photo of author James Joyce with quote

White pudding and eggs and sausages and cups of tea! How simple and beautiful was life after all!


Quote: And the first till last alshemist wrote over every square inch of the only foolscap available, his own body, till by its corrosive sublimation one continuous present tense integument slowly unfolded all marryvoising moodmoulded cyclewheeling history. by author James Joyce overlaid on photo of photo of author James Joyce with quote

And the first till last alshemist wrote over every square inch of the only foolscap available, his own body, till by its corrosive sublimation one continuous present tense integument slowly unfolded all marryvoising moodmoulded cyclewheeling history.


Quote: Ah, furchte fruchte, timid Danaides! Ena milo melomon, frai is frau and swee is too, swee is two when swoo is free, ana mala woe is we! A pair of sycopanties with amygdaleine eyes, one old obster lumpky pumpkin and three meddlars on their slies. by author James Joyce overlaid on photo of photo of author James Joyce with quote

Ah, furchte fruchte, timid Danaides! Ena milo melomon, frai is frau and swee is too, swee is two when swoo is free, ana mala woe is we! A pair of sycopanties with amygdaleine eyes, one old obster lumpky pumpkin and three meddlars on their slies.




Quote: Beauty, the splendour of truth, is a gracious presence when the imagination contemplates intensely the truth of its own being or the visible world, and the spirit which proceeds out of truth and beauty is the holy spirit of joy. These are realities and these alone give and sustain life. by author James Joyce overlaid on photo of James Joyce quote: Beauty, the splendour of truth, is a gracious presence when the imagination contemplates intensely the truth of its own being or the visible world, and the spirit which proceeds out of truth and beauty is the holy spirit of joy. These are realities and these alone give and sustain life.- black text on quotes background

Beauty, the splendour of truth, is a gracious presence when the imagination contemplates intensely the truth of its own being or the visible world, and the spirit which proceeds out of truth and beauty is the holy spirit of joy. These are realities and these alone give and sustain life.


Quote: He was listening with pain of spirit to the overtone of weariness behind their frail fresh innocent voices. Even before they set out on life's journey they seemed weary already. by author James Joyce overlaid on photo of photo of author James Joyce with quote

He was listening with pain of spirit to the overtone of weariness behind their frail fresh innocent voices. Even before they set out on life's journey they seemed weary already.




Quote: To discover the mode of life or of art whereby my spirit could express itself in unfettered freedom. by author James Joyce overlaid on photo of photo of author James Joyce with quote

To discover the mode of life or of art whereby my spirit could express itself in unfettered freedom.


Quote: He passes, struck by the stare of truculent Wellington but in the convex mirror grin unstruck the bonham eyes and fatchuck cheekchops of Jollypoldy the rixdix doldy. by author James Joyce overlaid on photo of photo of author James Joyce with quote

He passes, struck by the stare of truculent Wellington but in the convex mirror grin unstruck the bonham eyes and fatchuck cheekchops of Jollypoldy the rixdix doldy.


Quote: I smiled at him. America, I said quietly, just like that. What is it? The sweepings of every country including our own. Isn't that true? That's a fact. by author James Joyce overlaid on photo of photo of author James Joyce with quote

I smiled at him. America, I said quietly, just like that. What is it? The sweepings of every country including our own. Isn't that true? That's a fact.


Quote: Why was the host (victim predestined) sad? 

He wished that a tale of a deed should be told of a deed not by him should by him not be told. by author James Joyce overlaid on photo of photo of author James Joyce with quote

Why was the host (victim predestined) sad?

He wished that a tale of a deed should be told of a deed not by him should by him not be told.


Quote: He laughed to free his mind from his minds bondage. by author James Joyce overlaid on photo of photo of author James Joyce with quote

He laughed to free his mind from his minds bondage.


Quote: Horseness is the whatness of allhorse. Streams of tendency and eons they worship. God: noise in the street: very peripatetic. by author James Joyce overlaid on photo of photo of author James Joyce with quote

Horseness is the whatness of allhorse. Streams of tendency and eons they worship. God: noise in the street: very peripatetic.


Quote: Each imagining himself to be the first last and only alone, whereas he is neither first last nor last nor only not alone in a series originating in and repeated to infinity. by author James Joyce overlaid on photo of photo of author James Joyce with quote

Each imagining himself to be the first last and only alone, whereas he is neither first last nor last nor only not alone in a series originating in and repeated to infinity.


Quote: I am, a stride at a time. by author James Joyce overlaid on photo of photo of author James Joyce with quote

I am, a stride at a time.


Quote: Shite and onions! by author James Joyce overlaid on photo of photo of author James Joyce with quote

Shite and onions!


Quote: You cruel creature, little mite of a thing with a heart the size of a fullstop. by author James Joyce overlaid on photo of photo of author James Joyce with quote

You cruel creature, little mite of a thing with a heart the size of a fullstop.


Quote: You die for your country... I say: Let my country die for me. Up to the present it has done so. I didn't want it to die. Damn death. Long live life. by author James Joyce overlaid on photo of photo of author James Joyce with quote

You die for your country... I say: Let my country die for me. Up to the present it has done so. I didn't want it to die. Damn death. Long live life.


Quote: As true as I'm drinking this porter if he was at his last gasp he'd try to downface you that dying was living. by author James Joyce overlaid on photo of photo of author James Joyce with quote

As true as I'm drinking this porter if he was at his last gasp he'd try to downface you that dying was living.


Quote: Formless spiritual. Father, Word and Holy Breath. Allfather, the heavenly man. Hiesos Kristos, magician of the beautiful, the Logos who suffers in us at every moment. This verily is that. I am the fire upon the alter. I am the sacrificial butter. by author James Joyce overlaid on photo of photo of author James Joyce with quote

Formless spiritual. Father, Word and Holy Breath. Allfather, the heavenly man. Hiesos Kristos, magician of the beautiful, the Logos who suffers in us at every moment. This verily is that. I am the fire upon the alter. I am the sacrificial butter.




Quote: In what state of rest or motion?

At rest relatively to themselves and to each other. In motion being each and both carried westward, forward and rereward respectively, by the proper perpetual motion of the earth through everchanging tracks of neverchanging space. by author James Joyce overlaid on photo of photo of author James Joyce with quote

In what state of rest or motion?

At rest relatively to themselves and to each other. In motion being each and both carried westward, forward and rereward respectively, by the proper perpetual motion of the earth through everchanging tracks of neverchanging space.


Quote: Be on the side of the angels. Be a prism. You have that something within, the higher self. by author James Joyce overlaid on photo of photo of author James Joyce with quote

Be on the side of the angels. Be a prism. You have that something within, the higher self.


Quote: Mrkgnao! the cat cried. 

They call them stupid. They understand what we say 
better than we understand them. She understands all she wants to. Vindictive too. Cruel. Her nature. by author James Joyce overlaid on photo of photo of author James Joyce with quote

Mrkgnao! the cat cried.

They call them stupid. They understand what we say
better than we understand them. She understands all she wants to. Vindictive too. Cruel. Her nature.


Quote: We can't change the world, but we can change the subject. by author James Joyce overlaid on photo of photo of author James Joyce with quote

We can't change the world, but we can change the subject.


Quote: Beauty: it curves, curves are beauty. Shapely goddesses, Venus, Juno: curves the world admires. by author James Joyce overlaid on photo of photo of author James Joyce with quote

Beauty: it curves, curves are beauty. Shapely goddesses, Venus, Juno: curves the world admires.


Quote: I care not if I live but a day and a night, so long as my deeds live after me. by author James Joyce overlaid on photo of photo of author James Joyce with quote

I care not if I live but a day and a night, so long as my deeds live after me.


Quote: Ulysses He ... saw the dark tangled curls of his bush floating, floating hair of the stream around the limp father of thousands, a languid flatong flower. by author James Joyce overlaid on photo of photo of author James Joyce with quote

Ulysses He ... saw the dark tangled curls of his bush floating, floating hair of the stream around the limp father of thousands, a languid flatong flower.


Quote: Though people may read more into Ulysses than I ever intended, who is to say that they are wrong: do any of us know what we are creating?Which of us can control our scribblings? They are the script of one's personality like your voice or your walk. by author James Joyce overlaid on photo of photo of author James Joyce with quote

Though people may read more into Ulysses than I ever intended, who is to say that they are wrong: do any of us know what we are creating?Which of us can control our scribblings? They are the script of one's personality like your voice or your walk.


Quote: Ulysses is son to Laertes, but he is father to Telemachus, husband to Penelope, lover of Calypso, companion in arms of the Greek warriors around Troy, and King of Ithaca. He was subjected to many trials, but with wisdom and courage came through them all.... he is a complete man as well, a good man. by author James Joyce overlaid on photo of James Joyce quote: Ulysses is son to Laertes, but he is father to Telemachus, husband to Penelope, lover of Calypso, companion in arms of the Greek warriors around Troy, and King of Ithaca. He was subjected to many trials, but with wisdom and courage came through them all.... he is a complete man as well, a good man.- black text on quotes background

Ulysses is son to Laertes, but he is father to Telemachus, husband to Penelope, lover of Calypso, companion in arms of the Greek warriors around Troy, and King of Ithaca. He was subjected to many trials, but with wisdom and courage came through them all.... he is a complete man as well, a good man.




Quote: And when all was said and done the lies a fellow told about himself couldn't probably hold a proverbial candle to the wholesale whoppers other fellows coined about him. by author James Joyce overlaid on photo of photo of author James Joyce with quote

And when all was said and done the lies a fellow told about himself couldn't probably hold a proverbial candle to the wholesale whoppers other fellows coined about him.




Quote: Once upon a time and a very good time it was there was a moocow coming down along the road and this moocow that was coming down along the road met a nicens little boy named baby tuckoo. by author James Joyce overlaid on photo of photo of author James Joyce with quote

Once upon a time and a very good time it was there was a moocow coming down along the road and this moocow that was coming down along the road met a nicens little boy named baby tuckoo.


Quote: When the soul of a man is born in this country there are nets flown at it to hold it back from flight. by author James Joyce overlaid on photo of photo of author James Joyce with quote

When the soul of a man is born in this country there are nets flown at it to hold it back from flight.


Quote: When a man is born...there are nets flung at it to hold it back from flight. You talk to me of nationality, language, religion. I shall try to fly by those nets. by author James Joyce overlaid on photo of photo of author James Joyce with quote

When a man is born...there are nets flung at it to hold it back from flight. You talk to me of nationality, language, religion. I shall try to fly by those nets.






Quote: The light music of whiskey falling into glasses made an agreeable interlude. by author James Joyce overlaid on photo of photo of author James Joyce with quote

The light music of whiskey falling into glasses made an agreeable interlude.




Quote: Three quarks for Muster Mark! by author James Joyce overlaid on photo of photo of author James Joyce with quote

Three quarks for Muster Mark!


Quote: The mystery of esthetic like that of material creation is accomplished. The artist, like the god of the 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 mystery of esthetic like that of material creation is accomplished. The artist, like the god of the creation, remains within or behind or beyond or above his handiwork, invisible, refined out of existence, indifferent, paring his fingernails.


Quote: Shut your eyes and see. by author James Joyce overlaid on photo of photo of author James Joyce with quote

Shut your eyes and see.


Quote: A Classical style... is the syllogism of art, the only legitimate process from one world to another. Classicism is not the manner of any fixed age or of any fixed country; it is a constant state of the artistic mind. It is a temper of security and satisfaction and patience. by author James Joyce overlaid on photo of James Joyce quote; white text on black background

A Classical style... is the syllogism of art, the only legitimate process from one world to another. Classicism is not the manner of any fixed age or of any fixed country; it is a constant state of the artistic mind. It is a temper of security and satisfaction and patience.


Quote: You can still die when the sun is shining. by author James Joyce overlaid on photo of photo of author James Joyce with quote

You can still die when the sun is shining.


Quote: What is better than to sit at the end of the day and drink wine with friends, or substitutes for friends? by author James Joyce overlaid on photo of photo of author James Joyce with quote

What is better than to sit at the end of the day and drink wine with friends, or substitutes for friends?


Quote: Rapid motion through space elates one. by author James Joyce overlaid on photo of photo of author James Joyce with quote

Rapid motion through space elates one.


Quote: Interpretations of interpretations interpreted. by author James Joyce overlaid on photo of photo of author James Joyce with quote

Interpretations of interpretations interpreted.


Quote: White wine is like electricity. Red wine looks and tastes like a liquified beefsteak. by author James Joyce overlaid on photo of photo of author James Joyce with quote

White wine is like electricity. Red wine looks and tastes like a liquified beefsteak.


Quote: Like the tender fires of stars moments of their life together, that no one knew of or would ever know of, broke upon and illuminated his memory. by author James Joyce overlaid on photo of photo of author James Joyce with quote

Like the tender fires of stars moments of their life together, that no one knew of or would ever know of, broke upon and illuminated his memory.




Quote: All human history moves towards one great goal. by author James Joyce overlaid on photo of photo of author James Joyce with quote

All human history moves towards one great goal.


Quote: He thought that he was sick in his heart if you could be sick in that place. by author James Joyce overlaid on photo of photo of author James Joyce with quote

He thought that he was sick in his heart if you could be sick in that place.




Quote: Theologians consider that it was the sin of pride, the sinful thought conceived in an instant: non serviam: I will not serve. That instant was his Lucifer's ruin. by author James Joyce overlaid on photo of photo of author James Joyce with quote

Theologians consider that it was the sin of pride, the sinful thought conceived in an instant: non serviam: I will not serve. That instant was his Lucifer's ruin.


Quote: There was a lust of wandering in his feet that burned to set out for the ends of the earth. On! On! his heart seemed to cry. Evening would deepen above the sea, night fall upon the plains, dawn glimmer before the wanderer and show him strange fields and hills and faces. Where? by author James Joyce overlaid on photo of James Joyce quote; white text on black background

There was a lust of wandering in his feet that burned to set out for the ends of the earth. On! On! his heart seemed to cry. Evening would deepen above the sea, night fall upon the plains, dawn glimmer before the wanderer and show him strange fields and hills and faces. Where?


Quote: Hold to the now, the here, through which all future plunges to the past. by author James Joyce overlaid on photo of photo of author James Joyce with quote

Hold to the now, the here, through which all future plunges to the past.


Quote: The light music of whisky falling into glasses made an agreeable interlude. by author James Joyce overlaid on photo of photo of author James Joyce with quote

The light music of whisky falling into glasses made an agreeable interlude.


Quote: Welcome, O life! I go to encounter for the millionth time the reality of experience and to forge in the smithy of my soul the uncreated conscience of my race. by author James Joyce overlaid on photo of photo of author James Joyce with quote

Welcome, O life! I go to encounter for the millionth time the reality of experience and to forge in the smithy of my soul the uncreated conscience of my race.


Quote: You cannot eat your cake and have it. by author James Joyce overlaid on photo of photo of author James Joyce with quote

You cannot eat your cake and have it.


Quote: The intellectual imagination! With me all or not at all. NON SERVIAM! by author James Joyce overlaid on photo of photo of author James Joyce with quote

The intellectual imagination! With me all or not at all. NON SERVIAM!


Quote: People trample over flowers, yet only to embrace a cactus. by author James Joyce overlaid on photo of photo of author James Joyce with quote

People trample over flowers, yet only to embrace a cactus.


Quote: I shall write a book some day about the appropriateness of names. Geoffrey Chaucer has a ribald ring, as is proper and correct, and Alexander Pope was inevitably Alexander Pope. Colley Cibber was a silly little man without much elegance and Shelley was very Percy and very Bysshe. by author James Joyce overlaid on photo of James Joyce quote; white text on black background

I shall write a book some day about the appropriateness of names. Geoffrey Chaucer has a ribald ring, as is proper and correct, and Alexander Pope was inevitably Alexander Pope. Colley Cibber was a silly little man without much elegance and Shelley was very Percy and very Bysshe.


Quote: The pity is that the public will demand and find a moral in my book, or worse they may take it in some serious way, and on the honour of a gentleman, there is not one single serious word in it. by author James Joyce overlaid on photo of photo of author James Joyce with quote

The pity is that the public will demand and find a moral in my book, or worse they may take it in some serious way, and on the honour of a gentleman, there is not one single serious word in it.


Quote: The artist who could disentangle the subtle soul of the image from its mesh of defining circumstances most exactly and 're-embody' it in artistic circumstances chosen as the most exact for it in its new office, he was the supreme artist. by author James Joyce overlaid on photo of photo of author James Joyce with quote

The artist who could disentangle the subtle soul of the image from its mesh of defining circumstances most exactly and 're-embody' it in artistic circumstances chosen as the most exact for it in its new office, he was the supreme artist.


Quote: His eyes were dimmed with tears and, looking humbly up to heaven, he wept for the innocence he had lost. by author James Joyce overlaid on photo of photo of author James Joyce with quote

His eyes were dimmed with tears and, looking humbly up to heaven, he wept for the innocence he had lost.


Quote: The studious silence of the library ... Thought is the thought of thought. Tranquil brightness. by author James Joyce overlaid on photo of photo of author James Joyce with quote

The studious silence of the library ... Thought is the thought of thought. Tranquil brightness.


Quote: Stephen picks up on Armstrong's pier, and calls Kingstown pier a disappointed bridge (2.22). He's joking about the fact that Ireland wanted to be connected to continental Europe but ended up being extremely isolated. by author James Joyce overlaid on photo of photo of author James Joyce with quote

Stephen picks up on Armstrong's pier, and calls Kingstown pier a disappointed bridge (2.22). He's joking about the fact that Ireland wanted to be connected to continental Europe but ended up being extremely isolated.


Quote: One by one they were all becoming shades. Better pass boldly into that other world, in the full glory of some passion, than fade and wither dismally with age. by author James Joyce overlaid on photo of photo of author James Joyce with quote

One by one they were all becoming shades. Better pass boldly into that other world, in the full glory of some passion, than fade and wither dismally with age.


Quote: I've a thirst on me I wouldn't sell for half a crown.
- Give it a name, citizen, says Joe.
- Wine of the country, says he.
- What's yours? says Joe.
- Ditto MacAnaspey, says I.
- Three pints, Terry, says Joe. And how's the old heart, citizen? says he. by author James Joyce overlaid on photo of photo of author James Joyce with quote

I've a thirst on me I wouldn't sell for half a crown.
- Give it a name, citizen, says Joe.
- Wine of the country, says he.
- What's yours? says Joe.
- Ditto MacAnaspey, says I.
- Three pints, Terry, says Joe. And how's the old heart, citizen? says he.


Quote: Alone, what did Bloom feel? The cold of interstellar space, thousands of degrees below freezing point or the absolute zero of Fahrenheit, Centigrade or Réaumur: the incipient intimations of proximate dawn. by author James Joyce overlaid on photo of photo of author James Joyce with quote

Alone, what did Bloom feel? The cold of interstellar space, thousands of degrees below freezing point or the absolute zero of Fahrenheit, Centigrade or Réaumur: the incipient intimations of proximate dawn.




Quote: What was after the universe?

Nothing. But was there anything round the universe to show where it stopped before the nothing place began? by author James Joyce overlaid on photo of photo of author James Joyce with quote

What was after the universe?

Nothing. But was there anything round the universe to show where it stopped before the nothing place began?


Quote: Jesus was a bachelor and never lived with a woman. Surely living with a woman is one of the most difficult things a man has to do, and he never did it. by author James Joyce overlaid on photo of photo of author James Joyce with quote

Jesus was a bachelor and never lived with a woman. Surely living with a woman is one of the most difficult things a man has to do, and he never did it.


Quote: Do you know what Ireland is?' asked Stephen with cold violence. '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?' asked Stephen with cold violence. 'Ireland is the old sow that eats her farrow.




Quote: The sea, the snotgreen sea, the scrotumtightening sea. by author James Joyce overlaid on photo of photo of author James Joyce with quote

The sea, the snotgreen sea, the scrotumtightening sea.


Quote: Stately, plump Buck Mulligan came from the stairhead, bearing a bowl of lather on which a mirror and a razor lay crossed. by author James Joyce overlaid on photo of photo of author James Joyce with quote

Stately, plump Buck Mulligan came from the stairhead, bearing a bowl of lather on which a mirror and a razor lay crossed.


Quote: No one who has any self-respect stays in Ireland, but flees afar as though from a country that has undergone the visitation of an angered Jove. by author James Joyce overlaid on photo of photo of author James Joyce with quote

No one who has any self-respect stays in Ireland, but flees afar as though from a country that has undergone the visitation of an angered Jove.




Quote: Love me. Love my umbrella. by author James Joyce overlaid on photo of photo of author James Joyce with quote

Love me. Love my umbrella.




Quote: There is an atmosphere of spiritual effort here. No other city is quite like it. I wake early, often at 5 o'clock, and start writing at once. by author James Joyce overlaid on photo of photo of author James Joyce with quote

There is an atmosphere of spiritual effort here. No other city is quite like it. I wake early, often at 5 o'clock, and start writing at once.


Quote: Then Mount Jerome for the protestants. 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

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


Quote: My heart is quite calm now. I will go back. by author James Joyce overlaid on photo of photo of author James Joyce with quote

My heart is quite calm now. I will go back.


Quote: My intention was to write a chapter of the moral history of my country and I chose Dublin for the scene because that city seemed to me the centre of paralysis. by author James Joyce overlaid on photo of photo of author James Joyce with quote

My intention was to write a chapter of the moral history of my country and I chose Dublin for the scene because that city seemed to me the centre of paralysis.


Quote: There was no doubt about it: if you wanted to succeed you had to go away. You could do nothing in Dublin. by author James Joyce overlaid on photo of photo of author James Joyce with quote

There was no doubt about it: if you wanted to succeed you had to go away. You could do nothing in Dublin.


Quote: So you need hardly spell me how every word will be bound over to carry three score and ten toptypsical readings throughout the book of Doublends Jined. by author James Joyce overlaid on photo of photo of author James Joyce with quote

So you need hardly spell me how every word will be bound over to carry three score and ten toptypsical readings throughout the book of Doublends Jined.


Quote: I want to give a picture of Dublin so complete that if the city suddenly disappeared from the earth it could be reconstructed out of my book. by author James Joyce overlaid on photo of photo of author James Joyce with quote

I want to give a picture of Dublin so complete that if the city suddenly disappeared from the earth it could be reconstructed out of my book.


Quote: When I die Dublin will be written on my heart. by author James Joyce overlaid on photo of photo of author James Joyce with quote

When I die Dublin will be written on my heart.


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

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: Good puzzle would be cross Dublin without passing a pub. by author James Joyce overlaid on photo of photo of author James Joyce with quote

Good puzzle would be cross Dublin without passing a pub.


Quote: His heart danced upon her movements like a cork upon a tide. He heard what her eyes said to him from beneath their cowl and knew that in some dim past, whether in life or revery, he had heard their tale before. by author James Joyce overlaid on photo of photo of author James Joyce with quote

His heart danced upon her movements like a cork upon a tide. He heard what her eyes said to him from beneath their cowl and knew that in some dim past, whether in life or revery, he had heard their tale before.


Quote: My eyes were often full of tears (I could not tell why) and at times a flood from my heart seemed to pour itself out. by author James Joyce overlaid on photo of photo of author James Joyce with quote

My eyes were often full of tears (I could not tell why) and at times a flood from my heart seemed to pour itself out.


Quote: Dear Hewitt Costello, Equerry, were daylighted with our outing and are looking backwards to our unearly summers. by author James Joyce overlaid on photo of photo of author James Joyce with quote

Dear Hewitt Costello, Equerry, were daylighted with our outing and are looking backwards to our unearly summers.


Quote: Her lips touched his brain as they touched his lips, as though they were a vehicle of some vague speech and between them he felt an unknown and timid preasure, darker than the swoon of sin, softer than sound or odor. by author James Joyce overlaid on photo of photo of author James Joyce with quote

Her lips touched his brain as they touched his lips, as though they were a vehicle of some vague speech and between them he felt an unknown and timid preasure, darker than the swoon of sin, softer than sound or odor.


Quote: A dim antagonism gathered force within him and darkened his mind as a cloud against her disloyalty: and when it passed, cloudlike, leaving his mind serene and dutiful towards her again, he was made aware dimly and without regret of a first noiseless sundering of their lives. by author James Joyce overlaid on photo of James Joyce quote; white text on black background

A dim antagonism gathered force within him and darkened his mind as a cloud against her disloyalty: and when it passed, cloudlike, leaving his mind serene and dutiful towards her again, he was made aware dimly and without regret of a first noiseless sundering of their lives.


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: To learn one must be humble. But life is the great
teacher. by author James Joyce overlaid on photo of photo of author James Joyce with quote

To learn one must be humble. But life is the great
teacher.


Quote: To learn one must be humble. But life is the great teacher. by author James Joyce overlaid on photo of woman in white and black stripe long sleeve shirt standing beside brown concrete building during daytime
Photo Credit: Roman Skrypnyk

To learn one must be humble. But life is the great teacher.


Quote: The object of the artist is the creation of the beautiful. What the beautiful is is another question. by author James Joyce overlaid on photo of photo of author James Joyce with quote

The object of the artist is the creation of the beautiful. What the beautiful is is another question.


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: Every bond is a bond to sorrow. by author James Joyce overlaid on photo of photo of author James Joyce with quote

Every bond is a bond to sorrow.


Quote: It is as painful perhaps to be awakened from a vision as to be born. by author James Joyce overlaid on photo of photo of author James Joyce with quote

It is as painful perhaps to be awakened from a vision as to be born.


Quote: She respected her husband in the same way as she respected the General Post Office, as something large, secure and fixed: and though she knew the small number of his talents she appreciated his abstract value as a male. by author James Joyce overlaid on photo of photo of author James Joyce with quote

She respected her husband in the same way as she respected the General Post Office, as something large, secure and fixed: and though she knew the small number of his talents she appreciated his abstract value as a male.


Quote: And if he had judged her harshly? If her life were a simple rosary of hours, her life simple and strange as a bird's life, gay in the morning, restless all day, tired at sundown? Her heart simple and willful as a bird's heart? by author James Joyce overlaid on photo of photo of author James Joyce with quote

And if he had judged her harshly? If her life were a simple rosary of hours, her life simple and strange as a bird's life, gay in the morning, restless all day, tired at sundown? Her heart simple and willful as a bird's heart?


Quote: I am, a stride at a time. A very short space of time through very short time of space. by author James Joyce overlaid on photo of photo of author James Joyce with quote

I am, a stride at a time. A very short space of time through very short time of space.


Quote: If Ireland is to become a new Ireland she must first become European. by author James Joyce overlaid on photo of photo of author James Joyce with quote

If Ireland is to become a new Ireland she must first become European.


Quote: My mouth is full of decayed teeth and my soul of decayed ambitions. by author James Joyce overlaid on photo of photo of author James Joyce with quote

My mouth is full of decayed teeth and my soul of decayed ambitions.


Quote: And then I asked him with my eyes to ask again yes and then he asked me would I yes and his heart was going like mad and yes I said yes I will yes. by author James Joyce overlaid on photo of photo of author James Joyce with quote

And then I asked him with my eyes to ask again yes and then he asked me would I yes and his heart was going like mad and yes I said yes I will yes.


Quote: A corpse is meat gone bad. Well and what's cheese? Corpse of milk. by author James Joyce overlaid on photo of photo of author James Joyce with quote

A corpse is meat gone bad. Well and what's cheese? Corpse of milk.


Quote: Your battles inspired me -- not the obvious material battles but those that were fought and won behind your forehead. by author James Joyce overlaid on photo of photo of author James Joyce with quote

Your battles inspired me -- not the obvious material battles but those that were fought and won behind your forehead.


Quote: You forget that the kingdom of heaven suffers violence: and the kingdom of heaven is like a woman. by author James Joyce overlaid on photo of photo of author James Joyce with quote

You forget that the kingdom of heaven suffers violence: and the kingdom of heaven is like a woman.


Quote: Well and what's cheese? Corpse of milk. by author James Joyce overlaid on photo of photo of author James Joyce with quote

Well and what's cheese? Corpse of milk.


Quote: The demand that I make of my reader is that he should devote his whole Life to reading my works. by author James Joyce overlaid on photo of photo of author James Joyce with quote

The demand that I make of my reader is that he should devote his whole Life to reading my works.


Quote: Writing in English is the most ingenious torture ever devised for sins committed in previous lives. The English reading public explains the reason why. by author James Joyce overlaid on photo of photo of author James Joyce with quote

Writing in English is the most ingenious torture ever devised for sins committed in previous lives. The English reading public explains the reason why.


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


Quote: I've put in so many enigmas and puzzles that it will keep the professors busy for centuries arguing over what I meant, and that's the only way of insuring one's immortality. by author James Joyce overlaid on photo of photo of author James Joyce with quote

I've put in so many enigmas and puzzles that it will keep the professors busy for centuries arguing over what I meant, and that's the only way of insuring one's immortality.


Quote: Whatever else is unsure in this stinking dunghill of a world a mother's love is not. by author James Joyce overlaid on photo of photo of author James Joyce with quote

Whatever else is unsure in this stinking dunghill of a world a mother's love is not.


Quote: Shakespeare is the happy hunting ground of all minds that have lost their balance. by author James Joyce overlaid on photo of photo of author James Joyce with quote

Shakespeare is the happy hunting ground of all minds that have lost their balance.


Quote: A nation is the same people living in the same place. by author James Joyce overlaid on photo of photo of author James Joyce with quote

A nation is the same people living in the same place.


Quote: When I die Dublin will be written in my heart. by author James Joyce overlaid on photo of photo of author James Joyce with quote

When I die Dublin will be written in my heart.


Quote: There is no heresy or no philosophy which is so abhorrent to the church as a human being. by author James Joyce overlaid on photo of photo of author James Joyce with quote

There is no heresy or no philosophy which is so abhorrent to the church as a human being.


Quote: Better pass boldly into that other world, in the full glory of some passion, than fade and wither dismally with age. by author James Joyce overlaid on photo of photo of author James Joyce with quote

Better pass boldly into that other world, in the full glory of some passion, than fade and wither dismally with age.


Quote: Irresponsibility is part of the pleasure of all art; it is the part the schools cannot recognize. by author James Joyce overlaid on photo of photo of author James Joyce with quote

Irresponsibility is part of the pleasure of all art; it is the part the schools cannot recognize.


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

Ireland is the old sow that eats her farrow.


Quote: Ireland sober is Ireland stiff. by author James Joyce overlaid on photo of photo of author James Joyce with quote

Ireland sober is Ireland stiff.


Quote: I think a child should be allowed to take his father's or mother's name at will on coming of age. Paternity is a legal fiction. by author James Joyce overlaid on photo of photo of author James Joyce with quote

I think a child should be allowed to take his father's or mother's name at will on coming of age. Paternity is a legal fiction.


Quote: My words in her mind: cold polished stones sinking through a quagmire. by author James Joyce overlaid on photo of photo of author James Joyce with quote

My words in her mind: cold polished stones sinking through a quagmire.


Quote: Men are governed by lines of intellect -- women: by curves of emotion. by author James Joyce overlaid on photo of photo of author James Joyce with quote

Men are governed by lines of intellect -- women: by curves of emotion.


Quote: Poetry, even when apparently most fantastic, is always a revolt against artifice, a revolt, in a sense, against actuality. by author James Joyce overlaid on photo of photo of author James Joyce with quote

Poetry, even when apparently most fantastic, is always a revolt against artifice, a revolt, in a sense, against actuality.


Quote: I am tomorrow, or some future day, what I establish today. I am today what I established yesterday or some previous day. by author James Joyce overlaid on photo of photo of author James Joyce with quote

I am tomorrow, or some future day, what I establish today. I am today what I established yesterday or some previous day.


Quote: Think you're escaping and run into yourself. Longest way round is the shortest way home. by author James Joyce overlaid on photo of photo of author James Joyce with quote

Think you're escaping and run into yourself. Longest way round is the shortest way home.


Quote: I asked him with my eyes to ask again yes and then he asked me would I yes to say yes my mountain flower and first I put my arms around him yes and drew him down to me so he could feel my breasts all perfume yes and his heart was going like mad and yes I said yes I will Yes. by author James Joyce overlaid on photo of James Joyce quote; white text on black background

I asked him with my eyes to ask again yes and then he asked me would I yes to say yes my mountain flower and first I put my arms around him yes and drew him down to me so he could feel my breasts all perfume yes and his heart was going like mad and yes I said yes I will Yes.


Quote: I fear those big words which make us so unhappy. by author James Joyce overlaid on photo of photo of author James Joyce with quote

I fear those big words which make us so unhappy.


Quote: The actions of men are the best interpreters of their thoughts. by author James Joyce overlaid on photo of photo of author James Joyce with quote

The actions of men are the best interpreters of their thoughts.


Quote: He found in the world without as actual what was in his world within as possible. by author James Joyce overlaid on photo of photo of author James Joyce with quote

He found in the world without as actual what was in his world within as possible.


Quote: No pen, no ink, no table, no room, no time, no quiet, no inclination. by author James Joyce overlaid on photo of photo of author James Joyce with quote

No pen, no ink, no table, no room, no time, no quiet, no inclination.


Quote: The men that is now is only all palaver and what they can get out of you. by author James Joyce overlaid on photo of photo of author James Joyce with quote

The men that is now is only all palaver and what they can get out of you.


Quote: History, Stephen said, is a nightmare from which I am trying to awake. by author James Joyce overlaid on photo of photo of author James Joyce with quote

History, Stephen said, is a nightmare from which I am trying to awake.


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: Christopher Columbus, as everyone knows, is honored by posterity because he was the last to discover America. by author James Joyce overlaid on photo of photo of author James Joyce with quote

Christopher Columbus, as everyone knows, is honored by posterity because he was the last to discover America.


Quote: Nations have their ego, just like individuals. by author James Joyce overlaid on photo of photo of author James Joyce with quote

Nations have their ego, just like individuals.


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