James Joyce Quotes


25 James Joyce quotes:



"I am tomorrow, or some future day, what I establish today. I am today what I established yesterday or some previous day."
"Men are governed by lines of intellect - women: by curves of emotion."
Author: Joyce Quotes Category: Women Quotes
"Your battles inspired me - not the obvious material battles but those that were fought and won behind your forehead."
Author: Joyce Quotes Category: Achievement Quotes
"By the age of 45, I knew I could no longer start a sentence with a mention of strudel. My fingers would want to do it but my mind just wouldn't react."
"Christopher Columbus, as everyone knows, is honored by posterity because he was the last to discover America."
Author: Joyce Quotes Category: America Quotes New World Quotes
"A man's errors are his portals of discovery."
"A man of genius makes no mistakes; his errors are volitional and are the portals of discovery."
Author: Joyce Quotes Category: Discovery Quotes
"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."
"All things are inconstant except the faith in the soul, which changes all things and fills their inconstancy with light, but though I seem to be driven out of my country as a misbeliever I have found no man yet with a faith like mine."
Author: Joyce Quotes Category: Faith Quotes
"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."
"Love (understood as the desire of good for another) is in fact so unnatural a phenomenon that it can scarcely repeat itself, the soul being unable to become virgin again and not having energy enough to cast itself out again into the ocean of another's soul."
"When the Irishman is found outside of Ireland in another environment, he very often becomes a respected man. The economic and intellectual conditions that prevail in his own country do not permit the development of individuality. 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."
Author: Joyce Quotes Category: Environment Quotes Exile Quotes
"It's designed to capture viruses from your entire blood system. It's designed to capture viruses before cells and organs can be infected."
Author: Joyce Quotes Category: Blood Quotes
"Saying that a great genius is mad, while at the same time recognizing his artistic worth, is like saying that he had rheumatism or suffered from diabetes. Madness, in fact, is a medical term that can claim no more notice from the objective critic than he grants the charge of heresy raised by the theologian, or the charge of immorality raised by the police."
Author: Joyce Quotes Category: Genius Quotes
"History,' Stephen said, 'is a nightmare from which I am trying to awake"
Author: Joyce Quotes Category: History Quotes
"While you have a thing it can be taken from you... but when you give it, you have given it. No robber can take it from you. It is yours then for ever when you have given it. It will be yours always. That is to give."
Author: Joyce Quotes Category: Giving Quotes
"Better pass boldly into that other world, in the full glory of some passion, than fade and wither dismally with age."
Author: Joyce Quotes Category: Glory Quotes
"When I heard the word ''stream'' uttered with such a revolting primness, what I think of is urine and not the contemporary novel. And besides, it isn't new, it is far from the dernier cri. Shakespeare used it continually, much too much in my opinion, and there's Tristam Shandy, not to mention the Agamemnon."
Author: Joyce Quotes Category: Fiction Quotes
"You forget that the kingdom of heaven suffers violence: and the kingdom of heaven is like a woman."
Author: Joyce Quotes Category: Heaven Quotes
"Writing in English is the most ingenious torture ever devised for sins committed in previous lives. The English reading public explains the reason why."
Author: Joyce Quotes Category: Language Quotes



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