James Joyce is a cul-de-sac. [Ulysses is] ... an example how literature branched out and went into, lost itself in nowhere, no man's land.
Joyce was a synthesizer, trying to bring in as much as he could. I am an analyzer, trying to leave out as much as I can.Samuel Beckett
No modern Irish writer, even of the stature of Yeats or Joyce, is completely free from traces of nationalism.
Joyce was a wonderful woman, but she wasn't Prime Minister, was she?joyce grenfell
To conclude this personal note, I, William Joyce, will merely say that I left England because I would not fight for Jewry against the Führer and National Socialism, and because I believe most ardently, as I do today, that victory and a perpetuation of the old system would be an incomparably greater evil for [England] than defeat coupled with a possibility of building something new, something really national, something truly socialist.william joyce
Genius still means to me, in my Russian fastidiousness and pride of phrase, a unique dazzling gift. The gift of James Joyce, and not the talent of Henry James.vladimir nabokov
A novelist who ranks with Proust , Kafka , Musil and his friend James Joyce as one of the enduring pillars of Modernism.italo svevo
History, Stephen said, is a nightmare from which I am trying to awake. ~ James Joyce in Ulysses
Genius still means to me, in my Russian, fastidiousness and pride of phrase, a unique dazzling gift. The gift of James Joyce, and not the talent of Henry James.