Quotes by James Joyce

Mistakes are the portals of discovery.


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.


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.


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


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


My words in her mind: cold polished stones sinking through a quagmire.


Nations have their ego, just like individuals.


Poetry, even when apparently most fantastic, is always a revolt against artifice, a revolt, in a sense, against actuality.


Satan, really, is the romantic youth of Jesus re-appearing for a moment.


Shakespeare is the happy hunting ground of all minds that have lost their balance.