Quotes Corner: James Joyce

 

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With such plagues as writers block and lack of motivation constantly lurking around every corner, quotes from other writers (who have most likely dealt with these same problems) can be a saving grace of sorts for the rest of us. Hence the reasoning behind the creation of “Quotes Corner.”Certain weeks may be themed (by author), while others may be random.

Writers need inspiration, and need it often. It is my hope that you’ll find some here.

  • “A man’s errors are his portals of discovery.”
  • “Better pass boldly into that other world, in the full glory of some passion, than fade and wither dismally with age.”
  • “I am tomorrow, or some future day, what I establish today. I am today what I established yesterday or some previous day.”
  • “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.”
  • “Irresponsibility is part of the pleasure of all art; it is the part the schools cannot recognize.”
  • “Poetry, even when apparently most fantastic, is always a revolt against artifice, a revolt, in a sense, against actuality.”
  • “Writing in English is the most ingenious torture ever devised for sins committed in previous lives. The English reading public explains the reason why.”
  • “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”
  • “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.”

[Were these quotes helpful? Is there anyone you’d like to see here? What inspires you the most? Let me know in the comments.]

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