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Quotations From JAMES JOYCE

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  • 11.
    I should tell you that honestly, on my honour of a Nearwicked, I always think in a wordworth's of that primed favourite continental poet, Daunty, Gouty and Shopkeeper, A.G., whom the generality admoyers in this that is and that this is to come.
    James Joyce (1882-1941), Irish author. Finnegans Wake, pt. 3 (1939).
  • 12.
    All moanday, tearsday, wailsday, thumpsday, frightday, shatterday till the fear of the Law.
    James Joyce (1882-1941), Irish author. Finnegans Wake, pt. 2 (1939).

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  • 13.
    I confess that I do not see what good it does to fulminate against the English tyranny while the Roman tyranny occupies the palace of the soul.
    James Joyce (1882-1941), Irish author. Lecture, April 27, 1907, Università Popolare Triestina. "Ireland, Island of Saints and Sages," sct. 35, Critical Writings, eds. Ellsworth Mason and Richard Ellmann (1959).
  • 14.
    Nations have their ego, just like individuals.
    James Joyce (1882-1941), Irish author. Public lecture originally at the Universita Popolare, an adult education center in Trieste, 1907. "Ireland, Island of Saints and Sages," The Critical Writings, eds. Richard Ellmann and Ellsworth Mason, Viking (1959).
  • 15.
    No one who has any self-respect stays in Ireland, but flees afar as though from a country that has undergone the visitation of an angered Jove.
    James Joyce (1882-1941), Irish author. From a public lecture delivered at the Universita Popolare, an adult education center in Trieste in 1907. "Ireland, Island of Saints and Sages," The Critical Writings, eds. Richard Ellmann and Ellsworth Mason, Viking (1959).

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  • 16.
    He winged away on a wildgoup's chase across the kathartic ocean and made synthetic ink and sensitive paper for his own end out of his wit's waste.
    James Joyce (1882-1941), Irish author. Finnegans Wake, Part I, section vi, Penguin (1976). Of the artist in exile.

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  • 17.
    When is a man not a man?... When he is a Myours till the rending of the rocks, MSham.
    James Joyce (1882-1941), Irish author. Finnegans Wake, Part I, section vi, Penguin (1976). Shem the Penman (or artist) is also a forger or fake.
  • 18.
    Work your progress! Hold to! Now! Win out, ye divil ye! The silent cock shall crow at last. The west shall shake the east awake. Walk while ye have the night for morn, lightbreakfastbringer, morroweth whereon every past shall full fost sleep. Amain.
    James Joyce (1882-1941), Irish author. Finnegans Wake, Part III, section ii, Penguin (1976). The hero's story is the artist's progress in Joyce's vision.

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  • 19.
    Desire, for hire, would tire a shire.
    James Joyce (1882-1941), Irish author. Finnegans Wake, Part III, section iii, Penguin (1976). One of the themes of Finnegans Wake seems to be how sexual desire at once makes the world go round and gets everyone in trouble.
  • 20.
    Jewgreek is greekjew.
    James Joyce (1882-1941), Irish author. Ulysses, ch. 15, "Circe," The Corrected Text, ed. Hans Walter Gabler, Random House (1986). An observation by the hallucinating "cap" in "Circe" that sums up Joyce's adaptation of the Homeric Odyssey for Ulysses.
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