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quote by James Joyce: His eyes were dimmed with tears and, looking humbly up to heaven, he wept for the innocence he had lost. with background image: 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.

--James Joyce
quote by James Joyce: The studious silence of the library ... Thought is the thought of thought. Tranquil brightness. with background image: photo of author James Joyce with quote

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

--James Joyce


quote by James Joyce: 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. with background image: 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.

--James Joyce



quote by James Joyce: What was after the universe?

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

--James Joyce
quote by James Joyce: 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. with background image: 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.

--James Joyce
quote by James Joyce: Do you know what Ireland is?' asked Stephen with cold violence. 'Ireland is the old sow that eats her farrow. with background image: 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.

--James Joyce


quote by James Joyce: The sea, the snotgreen sea, the scrotumtightening sea. with background image: photo of author James Joyce with quote

The sea, the snotgreen sea, the scrotumtightening sea.

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

--James Joyce
quote by James Joyce: 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. with background image: 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.

--James Joyce

quote by James Joyce: Love me. Love my umbrella. with background image: photo of author James Joyce with quote

Love me. Love my umbrella.

--James Joyce

quote by James Joyce: 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. with background image: 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.

--James Joyce
quote by James Joyce: 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. with background image: 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.

--James Joyce
quote by James Joyce: My heart is quite calm now. I will go back. with background image: photo of author James Joyce with quote

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

--James Joyce
quote by James Joyce: 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. with background image: 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.

--James Joyce
quote by James Joyce: There was no doubt about it: if you wanted to succeed you had to go away. You could do nothing in Dublin. with background image: 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.

--James Joyce
quote by James Joyce: 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. with background image: 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.

--James Joyce
quote by James Joyce: 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. with background image: 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.

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

When I die Dublin will be written on my heart.

--James Joyce
quote by James Joyce: 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. with background image: 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.

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

Good puzzle would be cross Dublin without passing a pub.

--James Joyce

quote by James Joyce: 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. with background image: 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.

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

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

--James Joyce


quote by James Joyce: 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. with background image: 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.

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

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

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

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

--James Joyce
quote by James Joyce: The object of the artist is the creation of the beautiful. What the beautiful is is another question. with background image: 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.

--James Joyce
quote by James Joyce: Secrets, silent, stony sit in the dark palaces of both our hearts: secrets weary of their tyranny: tyrants willing to be dethroned. with background image: 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.

--James Joyce
quote by James Joyce: Every bond is a bond to sorrow. with background image: photo of author James Joyce with quote

Every bond is a bond to sorrow.

--James Joyce
quote by James Joyce: It is as painful perhaps to be awakened from a vision as to be born. with background image: photo of author James Joyce with quote

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

--James Joyce


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

--James Joyce
quote by James Joyce: I am, a stride at a time. A very short space of time through very short time of space. with background image: 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.

--James Joyce
quote by James Joyce: Love loves to love love. with background image: photo of author James Joyce with quote

Love loves to love love.

--James Joyce
quote by James Joyce: If Ireland is to become a new Ireland she must first become European. with background image: photo of author James Joyce with quote

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

--James Joyce
quote by James Joyce: My mouth is full of decayed teeth and my soul of decayed ambitions. with background image: photo of author James Joyce with quote

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

--James Joyce
quote by James Joyce: 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. with background image: 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.

--James Joyce
quote by James Joyce: A man's errors are his portals of discovery. with background image: photo of author James Joyce with quote

A man's errors are his portals of discovery.

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

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

--James Joyce
quote by James Joyce: Your battles inspired me -- not the obvious material battles but those that were fought and won behind your forehead. with background image: 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.

--James Joyce
quote by James Joyce: You forget that the kingdom of heaven suffers violence: and the kingdom of heaven is like a woman. with background image: 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.

--James Joyce
quote by James Joyce: Well and what's cheese? Corpse of milk. with background image: photo of author James Joyce with quote

Well and what's cheese? Corpse of milk.

--James Joyce
quote by James Joyce: The demand that I make of my reader is that he should devote his whole Life to reading my works. with background image: 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.

--James Joyce
quote by James Joyce: Writing in English is the most ingenious torture ever devised for sins committed in previous lives. The English reading public explains the reason why. with background image: 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.

--James Joyce
quote by James Joyce: 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. with background image: 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.

--James Joyce
quote by James Joyce: 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. with background image: 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.

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

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

--James Joyce
quote by James Joyce: Shakespeare is the happy hunting ground of all minds that have lost their balance. with background image: photo of author James Joyce with quote

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

--James Joyce
quote by James Joyce: A nation is the same people living in the same place. with background image: photo of author James Joyce with quote

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

--James Joyce
quote by James Joyce: When I die Dublin will be written in my heart. with background image: photo of author James Joyce with quote

When I die Dublin will be written in my heart.

--James Joyce
quote by James Joyce: There is no heresy or no philosophy which is so abhorrent to the church as a human being. with background image: 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.

--James Joyce
quote by James Joyce: Better pass boldly into that other world, in the full glory of some passion, than fade and wither dismally with age. with background image: 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.

--James Joyce
quote by James Joyce: Irresponsibility is part of the pleasure of all art; it is the part the schools cannot recognize. with background image: photo of author James Joyce with quote

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

--James Joyce
quote by James Joyce: Ireland is the old sow that eats her farrow. with background image: photo of author James Joyce with quote

Ireland is the old sow that eats her farrow.

--James Joyce
quote by James Joyce: Ireland sober is Ireland stiff. with background image: photo of author James Joyce with quote

Ireland sober is Ireland stiff.

--James Joyce
quote by James Joyce: 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. with background image: 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.

--James Joyce
quote by James Joyce: My words in her mind: cold polished stones sinking through a quagmire. with background image: photo of author James Joyce with quote

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

--James Joyce
quote by James Joyce: Men are governed by lines of intellect -- women: by curves of emotion. with background image: photo of author James Joyce with quote

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

--James Joyce
quote by James Joyce: Poetry, even when apparently most fantastic, is always a revolt against artifice, a revolt, in a sense, against actuality. with background image: 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.

--James Joyce
quote by James Joyce: I am tomorrow, or some future day, what I establish today. I am today what I established yesterday or some previous day. with background image: 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.

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

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

--James Joyce

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

I fear those big words which make us so unhappy.

--James Joyce
quote by James Joyce: The actions of men are the best interpreters of their thoughts. with background image: photo of author James Joyce with quote

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

--James Joyce
quote by James Joyce: He found in the world without as actual what was in his world within as possible. with background image: photo of author James Joyce with quote

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

--James Joyce
quote by James Joyce: No pen, no ink, no table, no room, no time, no quiet, no inclination. with background image: photo of author James Joyce with quote

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

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

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

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

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

--James Joyce
quote by James Joyce: Mistakes are the portals of discovery. with background image: photo of author James Joyce with quote

Mistakes are the portals of discovery.

--James Joyce
quote by James Joyce: A man of genius makes no mistakes; his errors are volitional and are the portals of discovery. with background image: photo of author James Joyce with quote

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

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

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

--James Joyce
quote by James Joyce: All things are inconstant except the faith in the soul, which changes all things and fills their inconstancy with light. with background image: photo of author James Joyce with quote

All things are inconstant except the faith in the soul, which changes all things and fills their inconstancy with light.

--James Joyce
quote by James Joyce: Life is the great teacher. with background image: photo of author James Joyce with quote

Life is the great teacher.

--James Joyce
quote by James Joyce: Nations have their ego, just like individuals. with background image: photo of author James Joyce with quote

Nations have their ego, just like individuals.

--James Joyce

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