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James Joyce – 12 Quotes

 

12 Quotes by James Joyce

 

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

– 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.

– James Joyce


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

– James Joyce


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

– James Joyce


I fear those big words which make us so unhappy.

– James Joyce


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


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

– James Joyce


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

– James Joyce


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

– James Joyce


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

– James Joyce


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

– James Joyce


Ireland sober is Ireland stiff.

– James Joyce