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James Joyce
February 2, 1882 - January 13, 1941
Nationality: Irish
Category: Novelist
Subcategory: Irish Novelist

A man's errors are his portals of discovery.


You forget that the kingdom of heaven suffers violence: and the kingdom of heaven is like a woman.


Ireland is the old sow that eats her farrow.


Think you're escaping and run into yourself. Longest way round is the shortest way home.


Your battles inspired me - not the obvious material battles but those that were fought and won behind your forehead.


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.


If Ireland is to become a new Ireland she must first become European.


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.


A corpse is meat gone bad. Well and what's cheese? Corpse of milk.


The actions of men are the best interpreters of their thoughts.


When I die Dublin will be written in my heart.


My mouth is full of decayed teeth and my soul of decayed ambitions.


Mistakes are the portals of discovery.


The artist, like the God of the creation, remains within or behind or beyond or above his handiwork, invisible, refined out of existence, indifferent, paring his fingernails.


Christopher Columbus, as everyone knows, is honored by posterity because he was the last to discover America.


Writing in English is the most ingenious torture ever devised for sins committed in previous lives. The English reading public explains the reason why.


No pen, no ink, no table, no room, no time, no quiet, no inclination.


Irresponsibility is part of the pleasure of all art; it is the part the schools cannot recognize.


A nation is the same people living in the same place.


There is no heresy or no philosophy which is so abhorrent to the church as a human being.


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