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by James Joyce

Ulysses Quotes

Find the perfect quote to float your boat. Shmoop breaks down key quotations from Ulysses.

Love Quotes

Ugly and futile: lean neck and tangled hair and a stain of ink, a snail's bed. Yet someone had loved him, borne him in her arms and in her heart. But for her the race of the world would have trampl...

Patriotism Quotes

"- It gives them a crick in their necks," Stephen said, "and they are too tired to look up or down or to speak. They put the bag of plums between them and eat the plums out of it one after another,...

Sex Quotes

Wanted smart lady typist to aid gentleman in literary work. I called you naughty darling because I do not like that other world. Please tell me what is the meaning. Please tell me what perfume does...

Memory and the Past Quotes

The cords of all link back, strandentwining cable of all flesh. That is why mystic monks. Will you be as gods? Gaze in your omphalos. Hello. Kinch here. Put me on to Edenville. Aleph, alpha: nought...

Time Quotes

These heavy sands are language tide and wind have silted here. (3.62)

Life, Consciousness, and Existence Quotes

Thought is the thought of thought. (2.35)

Religion Quotes

"- You're not a believer, are you?" Haines asked. "I mean, a believer in the narrow sense of the word. Creation from nothing and miracles and a personal God." "- There's only sense of the word, it...

Prejudice Quotes

Haines detached from his underlip some fibres of tobacco before he spoke. "- I can quite understand that, he said calmly. An Irishman must think like that, I daresay. We feel in England that we hav...

Mortality Quotes

Bag of corpsegas sopping in foul brine. A quiver of minnows, fat of a spongy titbit, flash through the slits of his buttoned trouserfly. God becomes man becomes fish becomes barnacle goose becomes...

Freedom and Confinement Quotes

"Yes, of course," [Mulligan] said, as they went on again. "Either you believe or you don't, isn't it? Personally I couldn't stomach that idea of a personal God. You don't stand for that, I suppose?...

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