76 Greatest Quotes By James Joyce

Beware the horns of a bull, the heels of the horse, and the smile of an Englishman. James Joyce
A nation is the same people living in the same place. James Joyce
Beauty: it curves, curves are beauty. Shapely goddesses, Venus, Juno: curves the world admires. James Joyce
Writing in English is the most ingenious torture ever devised for sins committed in previous lives. The English reading public explains the reason why. James Joyce
and yet her name was like a summons to all my foolish blood. James Joyce
Fall if you will, but rise you must. James Joyce
To live, to err, to fall, to triumph, to recreate life out of life. James Joyce
There's no friends like the old friends. James Joyce
An Irishman needs three things : silence, cunnning, and exile. James Joyce
He thought that he was sick in his heart if you could be sick in that place. James Joyce
The men that is now is only all palaver and what they can get out of you. James Joyce
Life is too short to read a bad book. James Joyce
Christopher Columbus, as everyone knows, is honored by posterity because he was the last to discover America. James Joyce
My words in her mind: cold polished stones sinking through a quagmire. James Joyce
To discover the mode of life or of art whereby my spirit could express itself in unfettered freedom. James Joyce
White wine is like electricity. Red wine looks and tastes like a liquified beefsteak. James Joyce
People trample over flowers, yet only to embrace a cactus. James Joyce
Absence, the highest form of presence. James Joyce
The object of the artist is the creation of the beautiful. What the beautiful is is another question. James Joyce
In the particular is contained the universal. 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
There is no heresy or no philosophy which is so abhorrent to the church as a human being. James Joyce
Nations have their ego, just like individuals. James Joyce
The light music of whisky falling into glasses made an agreeable interlude. James Joyce
To learn one must be humble. But life is the great teacher. James Joyce
God spoke to you by so many voices but you would not hear. James Joyce
What's yours is mine and what's mine is my own. James Joyce
Children must be educated by love, not punishment. James Joyce
Poetry, even when apparently most fantastic, is always a revolt against artifice, a revolt, in a sense, against actuality. James Joyce
Irresponsibility is part of the pleasure of all art; it is the part the schools cannot recognize. James Joyce
A man of genius makes no mistakes; his errors are volitional and are the portals of discovery. 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
I am, a stride at a time. A very short space of time through very short time of space. James Joyce
Ireland is the old sow that eats her farrow. James Joyce
Secrets, silent, stony sit in the dark palaces of both our hearts: secrets weary of their tyranny: tyrants willing to be dethroned. James Joyce
They lived and laughed and loved and left. James Joyce
We who live under heaven, we of the clovery kindgom, we middlesins people have often watched the sky overreaching the land. James Joyce
The supreme question about a work of art is out of how deep a life does it spring. James Joyce
I fear those big words which make us so unhappy. James Joyce
He wanted to cry quietly but not for himself: for the words, so beautiful and sad, like music. James Joyce
Satan, really, is the romantic youth of Jesus re-appearing for a moment. James Joyce
You forget that the kingdom of heaven suffers violence: and the kingdom of heaven is like a woman. James Joyce
There is not past, no future; everything flows in an eternal present. James Joyce
Think you're escaping and run into yourself. Longest way round is the shortest way home. James Joyce
When I die Dublin will be written in my heart. James Joyce
Look at the woebegone walk of him. Eaten a bad egg. Poached eyes on ghost. James Joyce
Whatever else is unsure in this stinking dunghill of a world a mother's love is not. James Joyce
It is as painful perhaps to be awakened from a vision as to be born. James Joyce
The actions of men are the best interpreters of their thoughts. James Joyce
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. James Joyce
One great part of every human existence is passed in a state which cannot be rendered sensible by the use of wideawake language, cutanddry grammar and goahead plot. James Joyce
The sea, the snotgreen sea, the scrotumtightening sea. James Joyce