James Joyce Quotes

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Whatever else is unsure in this stinking dunghill of a world a mother's love is not.

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Tell me the smallest things about yourself so long as they are obscene and secret and filthy.
— James Joyce
A man of genius makes no mistakes. His errors are volitional and are the portals of discovery.
— James Joyce
A man of genius makes no mistakes.  His errors are volitional and are the portals of discovery.

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

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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.

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I will try to express myself in some mode of life or art as freely as I can and as wholly as I can, using for my defense the only arms I allow myself to use, silence, exile, and cunning.

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