Joyce for all his devotion to his art, terrible in its austerity, was a lad born with a song on one side of him, a dance on the other; two gay guardian angels every human ought to have.
All the world's a stage and most of us are desperately unrehearsed.
Laughter is wine for the soul - laughter soft, or loud and deep, tinged through with seriousness - the hilarious declaration made by man that life is worth living.
Wealth often takes away chances from men as well as poverty. There is none to tell the rich to go on striving, for a rich man makes the law that hallows and hollows his own life.
There's no reason to bring religion into it. I think we ought to have as great a regard for religion as we can, so as to keep it out of as many things as possible.
The hallway of every man's life is paced with pictures; pictures gay and pictures gloomy, all useful, for if we be wise, we can learn from them a richer and braver way to live.
It's I who know that well: when it was dark, you always carried the sun in your hand for me.
All the world's a stage, and most of us are desperately under-rehearsed.
The whole world's a stage and most of us are desperately unrehearsed.
Politics has slain its thousands, but religion has slain its ten thousands.
There is a deeper life than the life we see and hear with the open ear and the open eye and this is the life important and the life everlasting.
That's the Irish People all over - they treat a serious thing as a joke and a joke as a serious thing.
It's my rule never to lose me temper till it would be detrimental to keep it.
The worlds a stage and most of us are desperately unrehearsed.
There is none to tell the rich to go on striving, for a rich man makes the law that hallows and hollows his own life.
When it was dark, you always carried the sun in your hand for me.
No man is so old as to believe he cannot live one more year.
I have found life an enjoyable, enchanting, active, and sometime terrifying experience, and I've enjoyed it completely. A lament in one ear, maybe, but always a song in the other.