If happy I can be I will, if suffer I must I can.
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It's not when you realise that nothing can help you - religion, pride, anything - it's when you realise that you don't need any aid.
He the writer must, teach himself that the basest of all things is to be afraid and, teaching himself that, forget it forever, leaving no room in his workshop for anything but the old verities and truths of the heart, the old universal truths lacking which any story is ephemeral and doomed love and honor and pity and compassion and sacrifice. See Poets Writers.
You should approach Joyce's Ulysses as the illiterate Baptist preacher approaches the Old Testament: with faith.
Poor man. Poor mankind.
I never promise a woman anything nor let her know what I'm going to give her. That's the only way to manage them. Always keep them guessing.
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There's nothing wrong with being fired.