James Joyce - Quotes

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Mistakes are the portals of discovery.

Mistakes are the portals of discovery.

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

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.

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

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. ---->>>

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

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

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

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

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

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. ---->>>

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

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

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

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

When I die Dublin will be written in my heart. ---->>>

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

I fear those big words which make us so unhappy.

I fear those big words which make us so unhappy.

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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.

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

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

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

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

Ireland is the old sow that eats her farrow. ---->>>

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

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

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

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

Nations have their ego, just like individuals. ---->>>

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

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. ---->>>

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

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

Ireland sober is Ireland stiff. ---->>>

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

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

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

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

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

Biography

Nationality: Irish
Born: February 2, 1882
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Die: 01-13, 1941
Occupation: Novelist
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James Augustine Aloysius Joyce (2 February 1882 – 13 January 1941) was an Irish novelist, short story writer, and poet. He contributed to the modernist avant-garde and is regarded as one of the most influential and important authors of the 20th century. Joyce is best known for Ulysses (1922), a landmark work in which the episodes of Homer's Odyssey are paralleled in a variety of literary styles, perhaps most prominently stream of consciousness (wikipedia)