"Ireland sober is Ireland stiff."
"We have always found the Irish a bit odd. They refuse to be English."James Joyce on Winston Churchill
"Being Irish, he had an abiding sense of tragedy, which sustained him through temporary periods of joy."James Joyce on William Butler Yeats
"Love is never defeated, and I could add, the history of Ireland proves it."James Joyce on Pope John Paul II
"If it was raining soup, the Irish would go out with forks."James Joyce on Brendan Behan
"Being Irish is very much a part of who I am. I take it everywhere with me."James Joyce on Colin Farrell
"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."
"I fear those big words which make us so unhappy."