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by James Joyce

Dubliners Quotes

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Inertia Quotes

Two gentlemen who were in the lavatory at the time tried to help him up: but he was quite helpless. He lay curled up at the foot of the stairs down which he had fallen. (Grace.1)

Freedom and Confinement Quotes

Could he not escape from his little house? Was it too late for him to try to live bravely like Gallaher? Could he go to London? (A Little Cloud.109)

Isolation Quotes

He thought that in her eyes he would ascend to an angelical stature; and, as he attached the fervent nature of his companion more and more closely to him, he heard the strange impersonal voice whic...

Love Quotes

When she had ended her song Joe was very much moved […] and his eyes filled up so much with tears that he could not find what he was looking for. (Clay.22)

Suffering Quotes

Poor James was so nervous […] After that he began to mope by himself, talking to no one and wandering about by himself. (The Sisters.68,70)

Disappointment Quotes

Gabriel felt humiliated by the failure of his irony and by the evocation of this figure from the dead, a boy in the gasworks. While he had been full of memories of their secret life together, full...

Family Quotes

The children—two girls and a boy, conscious of their father's helplessness and of their mother's absence, began some horseplay with him. He was surprised at their manners and at their accents and...

Drugs and Alcohol Quotes

Freddy Malins […] seeing that Mr Browne was grinning at him from the sideboard, crossed the room on rather shaky legs and began to repeat in an undertone the story he had just told to Gabriel. (T...

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