"Irresponsibility is part of the pleasure of all art it is the part the schools cannot recognize."
"True art is characterized by an irresistible urge in the creative artist."James Joyce on Albert Einstein
"If you hear a voice within you say 'you cannot paint,' then by all means paint, and that voice will be silenced."James Joyce on Vincent Van Gogh
"The highest art is always the most religious, and the greatest artist is always a devout person."James Joyce on Abraham Lincoln
"The aim of art is to represent not the outward appearance of things, but their inward significance."James Joyce on Aristotle
"A work of art is the unique result of a unique temperament."James Joyce on Oscar Wilde
"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."
"The actions of men are the best interpreters of their thoughts."
"I fear those big words which make us so unhappy."
"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."