James Joyce Quotes

‘History,’ Stephen said, ‘is a nightmare from which I am trying to awake.’

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

The soul is born… It has a slow and dark birth, more mysterious than the birth of the body. When the soul of a man is born in this country there are nets flung at it to hold it back from flight. You talk to me of nationality, language, religion. I shall try to fly […]

Art is the human disposition of sensible or intelligible matter for an esthetic end.

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.