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James Joyce

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

— James Joyce

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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

#ask #asked #eyes #going #heart

Why is it that words like these seem dull and cold? Is it because there is no word tender enough to be your name?

— James Joyce


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

— James Joyce

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

— James Joyce

#music #tears #words #beauty

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

— James Joyce

#irish_short_stories #love #love

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


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


The sea, the snotgreen sea, the scrotumtightening sea.

— James Joyce

#irish #lyrical #sea #lyrics

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

#devised #english #ever #explains #ingenious

About James Joyce

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It was also here where Ezra Pound brought him to the attention of English feminist and publiJames Joycer Harriet Shaw Weaver who would become Joyce's patron providing him thousands of pounds over the next 25 years and relieving him of the burden of teaching in order to focus on his writing. During this era Joyce's eyes began to give him more and more problems. Nevertheless after four years he was restless and after the war he returned to Trieste as he had originally planned.

Joyce was born to a middle class family in Dublin where he excelled as a student at the Jesuit schools Clongowes and Belvedere then at University College Dublin. Other major works are the short-story collection Dubliners (1914) and the novels A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man (1916) and Finnegans Wake (1939). ".

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