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The pleasures of love lasts but a fleeting but the pledges of life outlasts a lifetime.

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

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Love loves to love love.

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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 Quotes Ulysses

Ulysses He … saw the dark tangled curls of his bush floating, floating hair of the stream around the limp father of thousands, a languid flatting flower.

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Though people may read more into Ulysses than I ever intended, who is to say that they are wrong: do any of us know what we are creating? Which of us can control our scribblings? They are the script of one’s personality like your voice or your walk

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Ulysses is son to Laertes, but he is father to Telemachus, husband to Penelope, lover of Calypso, companion in arms of the Greek warriors around Troy, and King of Ithaca. He was subjected to many trials, but with wisdom and courage came through them all…. he is a complete man as well, a good man.

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

James Joyce Quotes about Adventure

The romantic temper, so often and so grievously misinterpreted and not more by others than by its own, is an insecure, unsatisfied, and impatient temper which sees no fit abode here for its ideals and chooses therefore to behold them under insensible figures. As a result of this choice it comes to disregard certain limitations. Its figures are blown to wild adventures, lacking the gravity of solid bodies, and the mind that has conceived them ends by disowning them.

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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.

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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.

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Under cover of her silence he pressed her arm closely to his side; and, as they stood at the hotel door, he felt that they had escaped from their lives and duties, escaped from home and friends and run away together with wild and radiant hearts to a new adventure.

James Joyce Quotes about Ireland

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.

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O thanks be to the great God I got somebody to give me what I badly wanted to put some heart up into me you’ve no chances at all in this place like you used long ago I wish somebody would write me a love letter.

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

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Oh Ireland my first and only love Where Christ and Caesar are hand in glove!

Inspirational Quotes 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.

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

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

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A man’s errors are his portals of discovery.

James Joyce Quotes on Writing

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.

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What’s in a name? That is what we ask ourselves in childhood when we write the name that we are told is ours.

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

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I have the words already. What I am seeking is the perfect order of words in the sentence. You can see for yourself how many different ways they might be arranged.

James Joyce Quotes about Life

Life is the great teacher.

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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.

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He lived at a little distance from his body, regarding his own acts with doubtful side-glances. He had an odd autobiographical habit which led him to compose in his mind from time to time a short sentence about himself containing a subject in the third person and a verb in the past tense.

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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 Quotes about Youth

One of the things I could never get accustomed to in my youth was the difference I found between life and literature.

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Away! Away! The spell of arms and voices: the white arms of roads, their promise of close embraces and the black arms of tall ships that stand against the moon, their tale of distant nations. They are held out to say: We are alone. Come. And the voices say with them: We are your kinsmen. And the air is thick with their company as they call to me, their kinsman, making ready to go, shaking the wings of their exultant and terrible youth… 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.

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

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Her image had passed into his soul for ever and no word had broken the holy silence of his ecstasy. Her eyes had called him and his soul had leaped at the call. To live, to err, to fall, to triumph, to recreate life out of life! A wild angel had appeared to him, the angel of mortal youth and beauty, an envoy from the fair courts of life, to throw open before him in an instant of ecstasy the gates of all the ways of error and glory. On and on and on and on!

James Joyce Quotes about Literature

One of the things I could never get accustomed to in my youth was the difference I found between life and literature.

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A certain pride, a certain awe, withheld him from offering to God even one prayer at night, though he knew it was in God’s power to take away his life while he slept and hurl his soul hell ward ere he could beg for mercy.

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Human society is the embodiment of changeless laws which the whimsicalities and circumstances of men and women involve and overwrap. The realm of literature is the realm of these accidental manners and humours–a spacious realm; and the true literary artist concerns himself mainly with them.

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And in spite of everything, Ireland remains the brain of the Kingdom. The English, judiciously practical and ponderous, furnish the over-stuffed stomach of humanity with a perfect gadget–the water closet. The Irish, condemned to express themselves in a language not their own, have stamped on it the mark of their own genius and compete for glory with the civilized nations. This is then called English literature.

James Joyce Quotes on Learning

A man’s errors are his portals of discovery.

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Mistakes are the portals of discovery.

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In the particular is contained the universal.

James Joyce Quotes about Imagination

a priest of eternal imagination, transmuting the daily bread of experience into the radiant body of ever living life.

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

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The personality of the artist, at first a cry or a cadence or a mood and then a fluid, and lambent narrative, finally refines itself out of existence, impersonalises itself, so to speak. The aesthetic image in the dramatic form is life purified in and projected from the human imagination. The mystery of aesthetic like that of material creation is accomplished. 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.

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Beauty, the splendor of truth, is a gracious presence when the imagination contemplates intensely the truth of its own being or the visible world, and the spirit which proceeds out of truth and beauty is the holy spirit of joy. These are realities and these alone give and sustain life.

James Joyce Quotes on Dreams

The movements which work revolutions in the world are born out of the dreams and visions in a peasant’s heart on the hillside.

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The artist… standing in the position of mediator between the world of his experience and the world of his dreams – ‘a mediator, consequently gifted with twin faculties, a selective faculty and a reproductive faculty.’ To equate these faculties was the secret of artistic success.

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She would follow, her dream of love, the dictates of her heart that told her he was her all in all, the only man in all the world for her for love was the master guide. Come what might she would be wild, untrammelled, free.

James Joyce Quotes about books

Stately, plump Buck Mulligan came from the stair head, bearing a bowl of lather on which a mirror and a razor lay crossed. A yellow dressing gown, ungirded, was sustained gently behind him by the mild morning air. He held the bowl aloft and intoned

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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.

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Life is too short to read a bad book.

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So you need hardly spell me how every word will be bound over to carry three score and ten topicality readings throughout the book of Doubled Jinxed.

James Joyce Quotes about Dublin

When I die Dublin will be written in my heart.

James Joyce Quotes on History

First, in the history of words there is much that indicates the history of men, and in comparing the speech of to-day with that of years ago, we have a useful illustration of the effect of external influences on the very words of a race.

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

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

James Joyce Quotes Non Serviam

The intellectual imagination! With me all or not at all. NON SERVIAM!

James Joyce Quotes Mother

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.

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

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When I makes tea I makes tea, as old mother Grogan said. And when I makes water I makes water.

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What did that mean, to kiss? You put your face up like that to say goodnight and then his mother put her face down. That was to kiss. His mother put her lips on his cheek; her lips were soft and they wetted his cheek; and they made a tiny little noise: kiss. Why did people do that with their two faces?

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