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.
- I am tomorrow, or some future day, what I establish today. I am today what I established yesterday or some previous day.
- I fear those big words which make us so unhappy.
- 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.
- Ireland sober is Ireland stiff.
- Irresponsibility is part of the pleasure of all art it is the part the schools cannot recognize.
- 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.
- Men are governed by lines of intellect - women: by curves of emotion.
- Poetry, even when apparently most fantastic, is always a revolt against artifice, a revolt, in a sense, against actuality.
- Satan, really, is the romantic youth of Jesus re-appearing for a moment.
- The actions of men are the best interpreters of their thoughts.
- Think you're escaping and run into yourself. Longest way round is the shortest way home.