"I fear those big words which make us so unhappy."
"A nation that is afraid to let its people judge the truth and falsehood in an open market is a nation that is afraid of its people."James Joyce on John F. Kennedy
"Pick the day. Enjoy it - to the hilt. The day as it comes. People as they come... The past, I think, has helped me appreciate the present - and I don't want to spoil any of it by fretting about the future."James Joyce on Audrey Hepburn
"I love the man that can smile in trouble, that can gather strength from distress, and grow brave by reflection. 'Tis the business of little minds to shrink, but he whose heart is firm, and whose conscience approves his conduct, will pursue his principles unto death."James Joyce on Thomas Paine
"We fear violence less than our own feelings. Personal, private, solitary pain is more terrifying than what anyone else can inflict."James Joyce on Jim Morrison
"What is needed, rather than running away or controlling or suppressing or any other resistance, is understanding fear that means, watch it, learn about it, come directly into contact with it. We are to learn about fear, not how to escape from it."James Joyce on Jiddu Krishnamurti
"Better pass boldly into that other world, in the full glory of some passion, than fade and wither dismally with age."
"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."
"Irresponsibility is part of the pleasure of all art it is the part the schools cannot recognize."
"The actions of men are the best interpreters of their thoughts."
"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."