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James Joyce Quotes: "Shut your eyes and see."

Shut your eyes and see.




James Joyce Quotes: "Absence, the highest form of presence."

Absence, the highest form of presence.




James Joyce Quotes: "Mistakes are the portals of discovery."

Mistakes are the portals of discovery.



James Joyce Quotes: "There is not past, no future; everything flows in an eternal present."

There is not past, no future; everything flows in an eternal present.




James Joyce Quotes: "Your mind will give back to you exactly what you put into it."

Your mind will give back to you exactly what you put into it.



James Joyce Quotes: "The supreme question about a work of art is out of how deep a life does it spring."

The supreme question about a work of art is out of how deep a life does it spring.



James Joyce Quotes: "Think you're escaping and run into yourself. Longest way round is the shortest way home."

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




James Joyce Quotes: "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.



James Joyce Quotes: "All Moanday, Tearday, Wailsday, Thumpsday, Frightday, Shatterday."

All Moanday, Tearday, Wailsday, Thumpsday, Frightday, Shatterday.



James Joyce Quotes: "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."

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.



James Joyce Quotes: "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."

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.



James Joyce Quotes: "Fall if you will, but rise you must."

Fall if you will, but rise you must.




James Joyce Quotes: "Your battles inspired me - not the obvious material battles but those that were fought and won behind your forehead."

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



James Joyce Quotes: "He wanted to cry quietly but not for himself: for the words, so beautiful and sad, like music."

He wanted to cry quietly but not for himself: for the words, so beautiful and sad, like music.



James Joyce Quotes: "History, Stephen said, is a nightmare from which I am trying to awake."

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



James Joyce Quotes: "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."

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 Quotes: "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.



James Joyce Quotes: "They lived and laughed and loved and left."

They lived and laughed and loved and left.



James Joyce Quotes: "Love me. Love my umbrella."

Love me. Love my umbrella.



James Joyce Quotes: "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.



James Joyce Quotes: "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."

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.



James Joyce Quotes: "Love loves to love love."

Love loves to love love.



James Joyce Quotes: "My words in her mind: cold polished stones sinking through a quagmire."

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



James Joyce Quotes: "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.



James Joyce Quotes: "You can still die when the sun is shining."

You can still die when the sun is shining.



James Joyce Quotes: "The heaventree of stars hung with humid nightblue fruit."

The heaventree of stars hung with humid nightblue fruit.



James Joyce Quotes: "Thought is the thought of thought."

Thought is the thought of thought.



James Joyce Quotes: "Men are governed by lines of intellect - women: by curves of emotion."

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



James Joyce Quotes: "A way a lone a last a loved a long the riverrun, past Eve and Adam's, from swerve of shore to bend of bay, brings us by a commodius vicus of recirculation back to Howth Castle and Environs."

A way a lone a last a loved a long the riverrun, past Eve and Adam's, from swerve of shore to bend of bay, brings us by a commodius vicus of recirculation back to Howth Castle and Environs.



James Joyce Quotes: "The light music of whiskey falling into glasses made an agreeable interlude."

The light music of whiskey falling into glasses made an agreeable interlude.



James Joyce Quotes: "Civilization may be said indeed to be the creation of its outlaws."

Civilization may be said indeed to be the creation of its outlaws.



James Joyce Quotes: "Bury the dead. Say Robinson Crusoe was true to life. Well then Friday buried him. Every Friday buries a Thursday if you come to look at it."

Bury the dead. Say Robinson Crusoe was true to life. Well then Friday buried him. Every Friday buries a Thursday if you come to look at it.



James Joyce Quotes: "To learn one must be humble. But life is the great teacher."

To learn one must be humble. But life is the great teacher.



James Joyce Quotes: "It is as painful perhaps to be awakened from a vision as to be born."

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



James Joyce Quotes: "For myself, I always write about Dublin, because if I can get to the heart of Dublin I can get to the heart of all the cities of the world. In the particular is contained the universal."

For myself, I always write about Dublin, because if I can get to the heart of Dublin I can get to the heart of all the cities of the world. In the particular is contained the universal.



James Joyce Quotes: "Life is too short to read a bad book."

Life is too short to read a bad book.



James Joyce Quotes: "An Irishman needs three things : silence, cunnning, and exile."

An Irishman needs three things : silence, cunnning, and exile.



James Joyce Quotes: "A man's errors are his portals of discovery."

A man's errors are his portals of discovery.



James Joyce Quotes: "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."

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: "I am proud to be an emotionalist."

I am proud to be an emotionalist.



James Joyce Quotes: "and yet her name was like a summons to all my foolish blood."

and yet her name was like a summons to all my foolish blood.



James Joyce Quotes: "White pudding and eggs and sausages and cups of tea! How simple and beautiful was life after all!"

White pudding and eggs and sausages and cups of tea! How simple and beautiful was life after all!



James Joyce Quotes: "Every life is in many days, day after day. We walk through ourselves, meeting robbers, ghosts, giants, old men, young men, wives, widows, brothers-in-love. But always meeting ourselves."

Every life is in many days, day after day. We walk through ourselves, meeting robbers, ghosts, giants, old men, young men, wives, widows, brothers-in-love. But always meeting ourselves.



James Joyce Quotes: "There's no friends like the old friends."

There's no friends like the old friends.



James Joyce Quotes: "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."

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: "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.



James Joyce Quotes: "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."

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 Quotes: "The object of the artist is the creation of the beautiful. What the beautiful is is another question."

The object of the artist is the creation of the beautiful. What the beautiful is is another question.



James Joyce Quotes: "All things are inconstant except the faith in the soul, which changes all things and fills their inconstancy with light."

All things are inconstant except the faith in the soul, which changes all things and fills their inconstancy with light.