Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Meandering forever . . .

Today is the birthday of James Augustine Aloysius Joyce (February 2, 1882 – January 13, 1941), novelist, short-story writer and poet. He is best known for his oft-banned novel Ulysses (1922) and is considered one of the influential authors of the 20th century.

"Shut your eyes and see." - James Joyce

"A man's errors are his portals of discovery." - James Joyce

"There is not past, no future; everything flows in an eternal present." - James Joyce

"I am tomorrow, or some future day, what I establish today. I am today what I established yesterday or some previous day." - James Joyce

"While you have a thing it can be taken from you... but when you give it, you have given it. No robber can take it from you. It is yours then for ever when you have given it. It will be yours always. That is to give." - James Joyce

"Think you're escaping and run into yourself. Longest way round is the shortest way home." - James Joyce

"Every life is in many days, day after day. We walk through ourselves, meeting robbers, ghosts, giants, old men, young men, wives, widows, brothers-in-love. But always meeting ourselves." - James Joyce

"The present is the now, the here, through which all future plunges to the past." - James Joyce

"One by one, they were all becoming shades. Better pass boldly into that other world, in the full glory of some passion, than fade and wither dismally with age." - James Joyce

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Ulysses and Joyce stamp image source (1)

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