Popular quotes of Irish novelist and poet James Joyce
A man of genius makes no mistakes; his errors are volitional and are the portals of discovery.
Better pass boldly into that other world, in the full glory of some passion, than fade and wither dismally with age.
Mistakes are the portals of discovery.
I am tomorrow, or some future day, what I establish today. I am today what I established yesterday or some previous day.
Writing in English is the most ingenious torture ever devised for sins committed in previous lives. The English reading public explains the reason why.
History, Stephen said, is a nightmare from which I am trying to awake.
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.
Christopher Columbus, as everyone knows, is honored by posterity because he was the last to discover America.
There is no heresy or no philosophy which is so abhorrent to the church as a human being.
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