I envy you if you're able to sustain a uniform degree of interest throughout Ulysses.People are always saying they do. People also claim to be clairvoyant and to levitate.
La haine est toujours plus clairvoyante et plus inge nieuse que l'amitie . Hate is always more clairvoyant and ingenious than friendship.Pierre-Ambroise Choderlos de Laclos
I have heard that Otaké of the Seventh Rank and Wu of the sixth rank once went to a clairvoyant and asked for advice on how to win. The proper method, said the man, was to lose all awareness of self while awaiting an adversary's play. [...] While waiting for a play he [Onoda of the Sixth Rank] would sit quietly with his eyes closed. He explained that he was ridding himself of the desire to win.