Zitat des Tages von James Joyce:
When I die Dublin will be written in my heart.
I fear those big words which make us so unhappy.
There is no heresy or no philosophy which is so abhorrent to the church as a human being.
Whatever else is unsure in this stinking dunghill of a world a mother's love is not.
If Ireland is to become a new Ireland she must first become European.
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.
He found in the world without as actual what was in his world within as possible.
Better pass boldly into that other world, in the full glory of some passion, than fade and wither dismally with age.
The actions of men are the best interpreters of their thoughts.
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.
You forget that the kingdom of heaven suffers violence: and the kingdom of heaven is like a woman.
Irresponsibility is part of the pleasure of all art; it is the part the schools cannot recognize.
A man of genius makes no mistakes; his errors are volitional and are the portals of discovery.
Satan, really, is the romantic youth of Jesus re-appearing for a moment.
No pen, no ink, no table, no room, no time, no quiet, no inclination.
I am tomorrow, or some future day, what I establish today. I am today what I established yesterday or some previous day.
My words in her mind: cold polished stones sinking through a quagmire.
A corpse is meat gone bad. Well and what's cheese? Corpse of milk.
Men are governed by lines of intellect - women: by curves of emotion.
Mistakes are the portals of discovery.
Christopher Columbus, as everyone knows, is honored by posterity because he was the last to discover America.
Ireland is the old sow that eats her farrow.
The men that is now is only all palaver and what they can get out of you.
Nations have their ego, just like individuals.
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.
God spoke to you by so many voices but you would not hear.
A nation is the same people living in the same place.
Writing in English is the most ingenious torture ever devised for sins committed in previous lives. The English reading public explains the reason why.
Shakespeare is the happy hunting ground of all minds that have lost their balance.
The demand that I make of my reader is that he should devote his whole Life to reading my works.
Poetry, even when apparently most fantastic, is always a revolt against artifice, a revolt, in a sense, against actuality.
Ireland sober is Ireland stiff.
My mouth is full of decayed teeth and my soul of decayed ambitions.