"Satan, really, is the romantic youth of Jesus re-appearing for a moment."
"Good night, good night! Parting is such sweet sorrow, that I shall say good night till it be morrow."James Joyce on William Shakespeare
"Deceiving others. That is what the world calls a romance."James Joyce on Oscar Wilde
"The word 'romance,' according to the dictionary, means excitement, adventure, and something extremely real. Romance should last a lifetime."James Joyce on Billy Graham
"A tramp, a gentleman, a poet, a dreamer, a lonely fellow, always hopeful of romance and adventure."James Joyce on Charlie Chaplin
"Romantic love is mental illness. But it's a pleasurable one. It's a drug. It distorts reality, and that's the point of it. It would be impossible to fall in love with someone that you really saw."James Joyce on Fran Lebowitz
"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."