You should approach Joyce's Ulysses as the illiterate Baptist preacher approaches the Old Testament: with faith.
More Quotes from William Faulkner:Some things you must always be unable to bear. Some things you must never stop refusing to bear. Injustice and outrage and dishonor and shame. No matter how young you are or how old you have got. Not for kudos and not for cash. Your picture in the paper nor money in the bank, neither. Just refuse to bear them.
Facts and truth really don't have much to do with each other.
A mule will labor ten years willingly and patiently for you, for the privilege of kicking you once.
I decline to accept the end of man.
Nicknames are vulgar. Only common people use them.
The artist is still a little like the old court jester. He's supposed to speak his vicious paradoxes with some sense in them, but he isn't part of whatever the fabric is that makes a nation.
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My background is basically scientific math. My Dad was a physicist, so I have it in my blood somewhere. Scientific method is very important to me. I think anything that contradicts it is probably not true.
Re-examine all that you have been told... dismiss that which insults your soul.
Persuade thyself that imperfection and inconvenience are the natural lot of mortals, and there will be no room for discontent, neither for despair.