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Summary

James Joyce (born as James Augustine Aloysius Joyce in Dublin, Irland, died in Zürich, Switzerland) was a famous Novelist from Ireland, who lived between February 2, 1882 and January 13, 1941.

Biography

Joyce is considered one of the most prominent writers of the twentieth century. He is best known short story collection Dublinere (1914) and the novels Portrait of the artist as a young man (1916), Ulysses (1922) and Finnegans Wake (1939). Even though Joyce spent most of his life abroad, particularly his relationship to Dublin important for authorship. Although all action and lots of themes in his poetry is about Ireland, he was nevertheless one of the most cosmopolitan English-language writers of his generation.

Zodiac etc.

He is born under the zodiac aquarius, who is known for Knowledge, Humanitarian, Serious, Insightful, Duplicitous. Our collection contains 33 quotes who is written / told by James.

Related authors: Henrik Ibsen

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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/James_Joyce

Famous quotes by James Joyce (33)


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"There is no heresy or no philosophy which is so abhorrent to the church as a human being"
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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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"Your battles inspired me - not the obvious material battles but those that were fought and won behind your forehead"
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"My mouth is full of decayed teeth and my soul of decayed ambitions"
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"Mistakes are the portals of discovery"
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"Men are governed by lines of intellect - women: by curves of emotion"
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"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"
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"Irresponsibility is part of the pleasure of all art; it is the part the schools cannot recognize"
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"Ireland sober is Ireland stiff"
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"Ireland is the old sow that eats her farrow"
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"If Ireland is to become a new Ireland she must first become European"
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"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"
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"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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"I fear those big words which make us so unhappy"
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"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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"He found in the world without as actual what was in his world within as possible"
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"Christopher Columbus, as everyone knows, is honored by posterity because he was the last to discover America"
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"Better pass boldly into that other world, in the full glory of some passion, than fade and wither dismally with age"
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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"
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"A nation is the same people living in the same place"
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"A man's errors are his portals of discovery"
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"A man of genius makes no mistakes; his errors are volitional and are the portals of discovery"
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"A corpse is meat gone bad. Well and what's cheese? Corpse of milk"
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"The men that is now is only all palaver and what they can get out of you"
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"The demand that I make of my reader is that he should devote his whole Life to reading my works"
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"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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"The actions of men are the best interpreters of their thoughts"
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"Shakespeare is the happy hunting ground of all minds that have lost their balance"
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"Satan, really, is the romantic youth of Jesus re-appearing for a moment"
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"Poetry, even when apparently most fantastic, is always a revolt against artifice, a revolt, in a sense, against actuality"
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"No pen, no ink, no table, no room, no time, no quiet, no inclination"
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"Nations have their ego, just like individuals"
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"My words in her mind: cold polished stones sinking through a quagmire"


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