James Joyce Quotes

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Born: February 2, 1882, Dublin, Ireland
Birth Country: Ireland
Died: Zurich, Switzerland, January 13, 1941
Occupation: Author

1.
Better pass boldly into that other world, in the full glory of some passion, than fade and wither dismally with age.
- James Joyce

2.
I am tomorrow, or some future day, what I establish today. I am today what I established yesterday or some previous day.
- James Joyce

3.
I fear those big words which make us so unhappy.
- James Joyce

4.
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

5.
Ireland sober is Ireland stiff.
- James Joyce

6.
Irresponsibility is part of the pleasure of all art it is the part the schools cannot recognize.
- James Joyce

7.
Love between man and man is impossible because there must not be sexual intercourse and friendship between man and woman is impossible because there must be sexual intercourse.
- James Joyce

8.
Men are governed by lines of intellect - women: by curves of emotion.
- James Joyce

9.
Poetry, even when apparently most fantastic, is always a revolt against artifice, a revolt, in a sense, against actuality.
- James Joyce

10.
Satan, really, is the romantic youth of Jesus re-appearing for a moment.
- James Joyce

11.
The actions of men are the best interpreters of their thoughts.
- James Joyce

12.
Think you're escaping and run into yourself. Longest way round is the shortest way home.
- James Joyce

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