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James Joyce Quotes

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

A man of genius makes no mistakes; his errors are volitional and are the portals of discovery.

A man's errors are his portals of discovery.

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

And then I asked him with my eyes to ask again yes and then he asked me would I yes and his heart was going like mad and yes I said yes I will yes.

Better pass boldly into that other world, in the full glory of some passion, than fade and wither dismally with age.

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

He found in the world without as actual what was in his world within as possible.

I am tomorrow, or some future day, what I establish today. I am today what I established yesterday or some previous day.

I fear those big words which make us so unhappy.

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.

I've put in so many enigmas and puzzles that it will keep the professors busy for centuries arguing over what I meant, and that's the only way of insuring one's immortality.

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

Ireland is the old sow that eats her farrow.

Ireland sober is Ireland stiff.

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

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.

Men are governed by lines of intellect - women: by curves of emotion.

Mistakes are the portals of discovery.

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