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Ulysses

By

James Joyce

QUOTATION: His unremitting intellect is the hornmad Iago ceaselessly willing that the moor in him shall suffer.
ATTRIBUTION: James Joyce (1882–1941), Irish author. Ulysses, ch. 9, “Scylla and Charybdis,” The Corrected Text, ed. Hans Walter Gabler, Random House (1986).

QUOTATION: What was Stephen’s auditive sensation?
He heard in a profound ancient male unfamiliar melody the accumulation of the past.
What was Bloom’s visual sensation?
He saw in a quick young male familiar form the predestination of a future.
ATTRIBUTION: James Joyce (1882–1941), Irish author. Ulysses, ch. 17, “Ithaca,” The Corrected Text, ed. Hans Walter Gabler, Random House (1986).

QUOTATION: —Dead! says Alf. He’s no more dead than you are.
—Maybe so, says Joe. They took the liberty of burying him this morning anyhow.
ATTRIBUTION: James Joyce (1882–1941), Irish author. Ulysses, ch. 12, “Cyclops,” The Corrected Text, ed. Hans Walter Gabler, Random House (1986).

QUOTATION: A nation? says Bloom. A nation is the same people living in the same place.
—By God, then, says Ned, laughing, if that’s so I’m a nation for I’m living in the same place for the past five years.
ATTRIBUTION: James Joyce (1882–1941), Irish author. Ulysses, ch. 12, “Cyclops,” The Corrected Text, ed. Hans Walter Gabler, Random House (1986).

QUOTATION: Stately, plump Buck Mulligan came from the stairhead, bearing a bowl of lather on which a mirror and a razor lay crossed. A yellow dressinggown, ungirdled, was sustained gently behind him on the mild morning air. He held the bowl aloft and intoned:
MIntroibo ad altare Dei.
ATTRIBUTION: James Joyce (1882–1941), Irish author. Ulysses, ch. 1, “Telemachus,” The Corrected Text, ed. Hans Walter Gabler, Random House (1986).

QUOTATION: I had to get him to suck them they were so hard he said it was sweeter and thicker than cows then he wanted to milk me into the tea well hes beyond everything I declare somebody ought to put him in the budget if I only could remember the 1 half of the things and write a book out of it the works of Master Poldy yes....
ATTRIBUTION: James Joyce (1882–1941), Irish author. Ulysses, ch. 18, “Penelope,” The Corrected Text, ed. Hans Walter Gabler, Random House (1986).

QUOTATION: I don’t mean to presume to dictate to you in the slightest degree but why did you leave your father’s house?
MTo seek misfortune, was Stephen’s answer.
ATTRIBUTION: James Joyce (1882–1941), Irish author. Ulysses, ch. 16, “Eumaeus,” The Corrected Text, ed. Hans Walter Gabler, Random House (1986).

QUOTATION: O thanks be to the great God I got somebody to give me what I badly wanted to put some heart up into me youve no chances at all in this place like you used long ago I wish somebody would write me a loveletter....
ATTRIBUTION: James Joyce (1882–1941), Irish author. Ulysses, ch. 18, “Penelope,” The Corrected Text, ed. Hans Walter Gabler, Random House (1986).

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