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quote by James Joyce: 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. with background image: 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.

--James Joyce
quote by James Joyce: I'll tickle his catastrophe. with background image: photo of author James Joyce with quote

I'll tickle his catastrophe.

--James Joyce
quote by James Joyce: You get a decent do at the Brazen Head. with background image: photo of author James Joyce with quote

You get a decent do at the Brazen Head.

--James Joyce
quote by James Joyce: Our souls, shame-wounded by our sins, cling to us yet more, a woman to her lover clinging, the more the more. with background image: photo of author James Joyce with quote

Our souls, shame-wounded by our sins, cling to us yet more, a woman to her lover clinging, the more the more.

--James Joyce
quote by James Joyce: The voices blend and fuse in clouded silence: silence that is infinite of space: and swiftly, silently the sound is wafted over regions of cycles of cycles of generations that have lived. with background image: photo of author James Joyce with quote

The voices blend and fuse in clouded silence: silence that is infinite of space: and swiftly, silently the sound is wafted over regions of cycles of cycles of generations that have lived.

--James Joyce
quote by James Joyce: Man and woman, love, what is it? A cork and a bottle. with background image: photo of author James Joyce with quote

Man and woman, love, what is it? A cork and a bottle.

--James Joyce
quote by James Joyce: His heart danced upon her movement like a cork upon a tide. with background image: photo of author James Joyce with quote

His heart danced upon her movement like a cork upon a tide.

--James Joyce
quote by James Joyce: It is a symbol of Irish art. The cracked looking-glass of a servant. with background image: photo of author James Joyce with quote

It is a symbol of Irish art. The cracked looking-glass of a servant.

--James Joyce


quote by James Joyce: Gazing up into the darkness I saw myself as a creature driven and derided by vanity; and my eyes burned with anguish and anger. with background image: photo of author James Joyce with quote

Gazing up into the darkness I saw myself as a creature driven and derided by vanity; and my eyes burned with anguish and anger.

--James Joyce
quote by James Joyce: Wipe your glosses with what you know. with background image: photo of author James Joyce with quote

Wipe your glosses with what you know.

--James Joyce



quote by James Joyce: I am not likely to die of bashfulness but neither am I prepared to be crucified to attest the perfection of my art. I dislike to hear of any stray heroics on the prowl for me. with background image: photo of author James Joyce with quote

I am not likely to die of bashfulness but neither am I prepared to be crucified to attest the perfection of my art. I dislike to hear of any stray heroics on the prowl for me.

--James Joyce

quote by James Joyce: Shaw's works make me admire the magnificent tolerance and broadmindedness of the english. with background image: photo of author James Joyce with quote

Shaw's works make me admire the magnificent tolerance and broadmindedness of the english.

--James Joyce
quote by James Joyce: British Beatitudes! ... Beer, beef, business, bibles, bulldogs, battleships, buggery and bishops. with background image: photo of author James Joyce with quote

British Beatitudes! ... Beer, beef, business, bibles, bulldogs, battleships, buggery and bishops.

--James Joyce
quote by James Joyce: He kissed the plump mellow yellow smellow melons of her rump, on each plump melonous hemisphere, in their mellow yellow furrow, with obscure prolonged provocative melonsmellonous osculation. with background image: photo of author James Joyce with quote

He kissed the plump mellow yellow smellow melons of her rump, on each plump melonous hemisphere, in their mellow yellow furrow, with obscure prolonged provocative melonsmellonous osculation.

--James Joyce
quote by James Joyce: Frequent and violent temptations were a proof that the citadel of the soul had not fallen and that the devil raged to make it fall. with background image: photo of author James Joyce with quote

Frequent and violent temptations were a proof that the citadel of the soul had not fallen and that the devil raged to make it fall.

--James Joyce
quote by James Joyce: An improper art aims at exciting in the way of comedy the feeling of desire but the feeling which is proper to comic art is the feeling of joy. with background image: photo of author James Joyce with quote

An improper art aims at exciting in the way of comedy the feeling of desire but the feeling which is proper to comic art is the feeling of joy.

--James Joyce
quote by James Joyce: A way a lone a last a loved a long the--. with background image: photo of author James Joyce with quote

A way a lone a last a loved a long the--.

--James Joyce


quote by James Joyce: Though their life was modest, they believed in eating well. with background image: photo of author James Joyce with quote

Though their life was modest, they believed in eating well.

--James Joyce

quote by James Joyce: You behold in me, Stephen said with grim displeasure, a horrible example of free thought. with background image: photo of author James Joyce with quote

You behold in me, Stephen said with grim displeasure, a horrible example of free thought.

--James Joyce
quote by James Joyce: Make me feel good in the moontime. with background image: photo of author James Joyce with quote

Make me feel good in the moontime.

--James Joyce
quote by James Joyce: It is their segnall for old Champelysied to seek the shades of his retirement and for young Chappielassies to tear a round and tease their partners lovesoftfun at Finnegan's Wake. with background image: photo of author James Joyce with quote

It is their segnall for old Champelysied to seek the shades of his retirement and for young Chappielassies to tear a round and tease their partners lovesoftfun at Finnegan's Wake.

--James Joyce

quote by James Joyce: they were yung and easily freudened. with background image: photo of author James Joyce with quote

they were yung and easily freudened.

--James Joyce
quote by James Joyce: Bababadalgharaghtakamminarronnkonnbronntonnerronntuonnthunntrovarrhounawnskawntoohoohoordenenthurnuk! with background image: photo of author James Joyce with quote

Bababadalgharaghtakamminarronnkonnbronntonnerronntuonnthunntrovarrhounawnskawntoohoohoordenenthurnuk!

--James Joyce
quote by James Joyce: Phall if you but will, rise you must: and none so soon either shall the pharce for the nunce come to a setdown secular phoenish. with background image: photo of author James Joyce with quote

Phall if you but will, rise you must: and none so soon either shall the pharce for the nunce come to a setdown secular phoenish.

--James Joyce
quote by James Joyce: Lord, heap miseries upon us yet entwine our arts with laughters low. with background image: photo of author James Joyce with quote

Lord, heap miseries upon us yet entwine our arts with laughters low.

--James Joyce
quote by James Joyce: In the name of Annah the Allmaziful, the Everliving, the Bringer of Plurabilities, haloed be her eve, her singtime sung, her rill be run, unhemmed as it is uneven! with background image: photo of author James Joyce with quote

In the name of Annah the Allmaziful, the Everliving, the Bringer of Plurabilities, haloed be her eve, her singtime sung, her rill be run, unhemmed as it is uneven!

--James Joyce
quote by James Joyce: They lived and laughed and loved and left. with background image: photo of author James Joyce with quote

They lived and laughed and loved and left.

--James Joyce
quote by James Joyce: One great part of every human existence is passed in a state which cannot be rendered sensible by the use of wideawake language, cutanddry grammar and goahead plot. with background image: photo of author James Joyce with quote

One great part of every human existence is passed in a state which cannot be rendered sensible by the use of wideawake language, cutanddry grammar and goahead plot.

--James Joyce

quote by James Joyce: He comes into the world God knows how, walks on the water, gets out of his grave and goes up off the Hill of Howth. What drivel is this? with background image: photo of author James Joyce with quote

He comes into the world God knows how, walks on the water, gets out of his grave and goes up off the Hill of Howth. What drivel is this?

--James Joyce
quote by James Joyce: God spoke to you by so many voices but you would not hear. with background image: photo of author James Joyce with quote

God spoke to you by so many voices but you would not hear.

--James Joyce

quote by James Joyce: But my body was like a harp and her words and gestures were like fingers running upon the wires. with background image: photo of author James Joyce with quote

But my body was like a harp and her words and gestures were like fingers running upon the wires.

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

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

--James Joyce
quote by James Joyce: The incompatibility of aquacity with the erratic originality of genius. with background image: photo of author James Joyce with quote

The incompatibility of aquacity with the erratic originality of genius.

--James Joyce

quote by James Joyce: Every jackass going the roads thinks he has ideas. with background image: photo of author James Joyce with quote

Every jackass going the roads thinks he has ideas.

--James Joyce
quote by James Joyce: An Irishman needs three things : silence, cunnning, and exile. with background image: photo of author James Joyce with quote

An Irishman needs three things : silence, cunnning, and exile.

--James Joyce
quote by James Joyce: O cold ! O shivery ! It was your ambrosial beauty. Forget, forgive. Kismet. Let me off this once. with background image: photo of author James Joyce with quote

O cold ! O shivery ! It was your ambrosial beauty. Forget, forgive. Kismet. Let me off this once.

--James Joyce
quote by James Joyce: We were always loyal to lost causes...Success for us is the death of the intellect and of the imagination. ~ Professor MacHugh. with background image: photo of author James Joyce with quote

We were always loyal to lost causes...Success for us is the death of the intellect and of the imagination. ~ Professor MacHugh.

--James Joyce
quote by James Joyce: Each lost soul will be a hell unto itself, the boundless fire raging in its very vitals. with background image: photo of author James Joyce with quote

Each lost soul will be a hell unto itself, the boundless fire raging in its very vitals.

--James Joyce

quote by James Joyce: Masturbation! The amazing availability of it! with background image: photo of author James Joyce with quote

Masturbation! The amazing availability of it!

--James Joyce


quote by James Joyce: 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. with background image: photo of author James Joyce with 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.

--James Joyce
quote by James Joyce: The Irish are people who will never have leaders, for at the great moment they always desert them. They have produced one skeleton -- Parnell -- never a man. with background image: photo of author James Joyce with quote

The Irish are people who will never have leaders, for at the great moment they always desert them. They have produced one skeleton -- Parnell -- never a man.

--James Joyce
quote by James Joyce: --Pascal, if I remember rightly, would not suffer his mother to kiss him as he feared the contact of her sex. with background image: photo of author James Joyce with quote

--Pascal, if I remember rightly, would not suffer his mother to kiss him as he feared the contact of her sex.

--James Joyce

quote by James Joyce: The mouth can be better engaged than with a cylinder of rank weed. with background image: photo of author James Joyce with quote

The mouth can be better engaged than with a cylinder of rank weed.

--James Joyce

quote by James Joyce: Quotation marks quotato marks! Bah! with background image: photo of author James Joyce with quote

Quotation marks quotato marks! Bah!

--James Joyce



quote by James Joyce: Every life is in 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. with background image: photo of author James Joyce with quote

Every life is in 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.

--James Joyce


quote by James Joyce: My body was like a harp and her words and gestures were like fingers running upon the wires. with background image: photo of author James Joyce with quote

My body was like a harp and her words and gestures were like fingers running upon the wires.

--James Joyce
quote by James Joyce: Moments of their secret life together burst like stars upon his memory. with background image: photo of author James Joyce with quote

Moments of their secret life together burst like stars upon his memory.

--James Joyce
quote by James Joyce: His soul swooned slowly as he heard the snow falling faintly through the universe and faintly falling, like the descent of their last end, upon all the living and the dead. with background image: photo of author James Joyce with quote

His soul swooned slowly as he heard the snow falling faintly through the universe and faintly falling, like the descent of their last end, upon all the living and the dead.

--James Joyce
quote by James Joyce: Sparkling bronze azure eyed Blazure's skyblue bow and eyes. with background image: photo of author James Joyce with quote

Sparkling bronze azure eyed Blazure's skyblue bow and eyes.

--James Joyce
quote by James Joyce: His brain was simmering and bubbling within the cracking tenement of the skull.Flames burst forth from his skull like a corolla,shrieking like voices: -Hell! Hell! Hell! Hell! Hell! with background image: photo of author James Joyce with quote

His brain was simmering and bubbling within the cracking tenement of the skull.Flames burst forth from his skull like a corolla,shrieking like voices: -Hell! Hell! Hell! Hell! Hell!

--James Joyce
quote by James Joyce: Does nobody understand? with background image: photo of author James Joyce with quote

Does nobody understand?

--James Joyce
quote by James Joyce: A brother is as easily forgotten as an umbrella. with background image: photo of author James Joyce with quote

A brother is as easily forgotten as an umbrella.

--James Joyce
quote by James Joyce: No more pain. wake no more. nobody owns. with background image: photo of author James Joyce with quote

No more pain. wake no more. nobody owns.

--James Joyce
quote by James Joyce: Tenors get women by the score. with background image: photo of author James Joyce with quote

Tenors get women by the score.

--James Joyce
quote by James Joyce: A way a lone a last a loved a long the 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. with background image: photo of author James Joyce with quote

A way a lone a last a loved a long the 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.

--James Joyce

quote by James Joyce: Life is too short to read a bad book. with background image: photo of author James Joyce with quote

Life is too short to read a bad book.

--James Joyce
quote by James Joyce: Signatures of all things I am here to read. with background image: photo of author James Joyce with quote

Signatures of all things I am here to read.

--James Joyce
quote by James Joyce: Ineluctable modality of the visible; at least that if no more, thought through my eyes. Signatures of all things I am here to read. with background image: photo of author James Joyce with quote

Ineluctable modality of the visible; at least that if no more, thought through my eyes. Signatures of all things I am here to read.

--James Joyce
quote by James Joyce: There's many a true word spoken in jest. with background image: photo of author James Joyce with quote

There's many a true word spoken in jest.

--James Joyce

quote by James Joyce: I don't want to die. Damn death. Long live life. with background image: photo of author James Joyce with quote

I don't want to die. Damn death. Long live life.

--James Joyce
quote by James Joyce: Always see a fellows weak point in his wife. with background image: photo of author James Joyce with quote

Always see a fellows weak point in his wife.

--James Joyce
quote by James Joyce: Ena milo melomon, frai is frau and swee is too, swee is two when swoo is free, ana mala woe is we! with background image: photo of author James Joyce with quote

Ena milo melomon, frai is frau and swee is too, swee is two when swoo is free, ana mala woe is we!

--James Joyce
quote by James Joyce: The supreme question about a work of art is out of how deep a life does it spring. with background image: photo of author James Joyce with quote

The supreme question about a work of art is out of how deep a life does it spring.

--James Joyce


quote by James Joyce: Read your own obituary notice; they say you live longer. Gives you second wind. New lease of life. with background image: photo of author James Joyce with quote

Read your own obituary notice; they say you live longer. Gives you second wind. New lease of life.

--James Joyce
quote by James Joyce: I hear the ruin of all space, shattered glass and toppled masonry, and time one livid final flame. with background image: photo of author James Joyce with quote

I hear the ruin of all space, shattered glass and toppled masonry, and time one livid final flame.

--James Joyce


quote by James Joyce: Pity is the feeling which arrests the mind in the presence of whatesoever is grave and constant in human sufferings and unites it with the human sufferer. with background image: photo of author James Joyce with quote

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

--James Joyce
quote by James Joyce: No, it did a lot of other things, too. 
turning down fan who asked to kiss the hand that wrote Ulysses. with background image: photo of author James Joyce with quote

No, it did a lot of other things, too.
turning down fan who asked to kiss the hand that wrote Ulysses.

--James Joyce


quote by James Joyce: His soul swooned slowly as he heard the snow falling faintly throughout the universe and faintly falling, like the decent of their last end, upon all the living and the dead. with background image: photo of author James Joyce with quote

His soul swooned slowly as he heard the snow falling faintly throughout the universe and faintly falling, like the decent of their last end, upon all the living and the dead.

--James Joyce
quote by James Joyce: Damn it, I can understand a fellow being hard up but what I can't understand is a fellow sponging. Couldn't he have some spark of manhood about him? with background image: photo of author James Joyce with quote

Damn it, I can understand a fellow being hard up but what I can't understand is a fellow sponging. Couldn't he have some spark of manhood about him?

--James Joyce

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