ist and poet
, considered to be one of the most influential writers in the modernist avant-garde of the early 20th century. Joyce is best known for Ulysses
(1922), a landmark work in which the episodes of Homer's
are paralleled in an array of contrasting literary styles, perhaps most prominently the stream of consciousness technique he perfected.
Every age must look for its sanction to its poetry and philosophy, for in these the human mind, as it looks backward or forward, attains to an eternal state.
Beauty, the splendour of truth, is a gracious presence when the imagination contemplates intensely the truth of its own being or the visible world, and the spirit which proceeds out of truth and beauty is the holy spirit of joy. These are realities and these alone give and sustain life.
There is no heresy or no philosophy which is so abhorrent to the church as a human being.
All things are inconstant except the faith in the soul, which changes all things and fills their inconstancy with light, but though I seem to be driven out of my country as a misbeliever I have found no man yet with a faith like mine.
Art is the human disposition of sensible or intelligible matter for an aesthetic end.
I confess that I do not see what good it does to fulminate against the English tyranny while the Roman tyranny occupies the palace of the soul.