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Quotations From JAMES JOYCE


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  • Love, yes. Word known to all men.
    James Joyce (1882-1941), Irish author. Ulysses, ch. 9, "Scylla and Charybdis," The Corrected Text, ed. Hans Walter Gabler, Random House (1986). Stephen Dedalus supplies the answer to the question of what word is known to all men in a passage that was originally excised from Ulysses through a transcription error.

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  • I fear those big words which make us so unhappy.
    James Joyce (1882-1941), Irish author. Stephen Dedalus, in Ulysses, ch. 2 of 1984 edition (1922).

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  • Art is the human disposition of sensible or intelligible matter for an esthetic end.
    James Joyce (1882-1941), Irish author. Stephen Dedalus, in A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man, ch. 5 (1916).
  • Welcome, O life! I go to encounter for the millionth time the reality of experience and to forge in the smithy of my soul the uncreated conscience of my race.... Old father, old artificer, stand me now and ever in good stead.
    James Joyce (1882-1941), Irish author. Stephen Dedalus, in A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man, ch. 5 (1916). Departing from Ireland, in the closing lines of the book. "Old artificer" refers to Daedalus, the mythical craftsman, whose flight from Crete ended in the drowning of his son. Joyce's own experience on fleeing Ireland was characterized by debt and penury.

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  • Ireland is the old sow that eats her farrow.
    James Joyce (1882-1941), Irish author. Stephen Dedalus, in A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man, ch. 5 (1916).
  • —The men that is now is only all palaver and what they can get out of you.
    James Joyce (1882-1941), Irish author. "The Dead," Dubliners, ed. Robert Scholes, Viking (1968). Lily, the caretaker at the Mrs. Morkans', makes her well- known response to Gabriel Conroy's question about her marriage prospects in Dublin.
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