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James Joyce Quotes

Quotes by James Joyce - (11 quotes)

James Joyce - From the Art category:

Art is the human disposition of sensible or intelligible matter for an esthetic end. (James Joyce)

James Joyce - From the Artists category:

The artist, like the God of creation, remains within or behind or beyond or above his handiwork, invisible, refined out of existence, indifferent, paring his fingernails. (James Joyce)

James Joyce - From the Expectation category:

Welcome, O life! I go to encounter for the millionth time the reality of experience and to forge in the smithy of my soul the uncreated conscience of my race. (James Joyce)

James Joyce - From the Genius category:

A man of genius makes no mistakes. His errors are volitional and are the portals of discovery. (James Joyce)

James Joyce - From the Greatness category:

The artist who could disentangle the subtle soul of the image from its mesh of defining circumstances most exactly and 're-embody' it in artistic circumstances chosen as the most exact for it in its new office, he was the supreme artist. (James Joyce)

James Joyce - From the Passion category:

Better pass boldly into that other world, in the full glory of some passion, than fade and wither dismally with age. (James Joyce)

James Joyce - From the Questions category:

The supreme question about a work of art is, out of how deep a vision of life does it spring? (James Joyce)

James Joyce - From the Style category:

A Classical style... is the syllogism of art, the only legitimate process from one world to another. Classicism is not the manner of any fixed age or of any fixed country; it is a constant state of the artistic mind. It is a temper of security and satisfaction and patience. (James Joyce)

James Joyce - From the Success category:

The artist... standing in the position of mediator between the world of his experience and the world of his dreams - 'a mediator, consequently gifted with twin faculties, a selective faculty and a reproductive faculty.' To equate these faculties was the secret of artistic success. (James Joyce)

James Joyce - From the Windows category:

It is a symbol of Irish art. The cracked looking-glass of a servant. (James Joyce)

James Joyce - From the Words category:

I fear those big words which make us so unhappy. (James Joyce)