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James Joyce

Ulysses

  • Наталья Жустроваhas quoted6 years ago
    —Look at the sea. What does it care about offences?
  • asanisimasalaithas quoted10 years ago
    love’s bitter mystery
  • asanisimasalaithas quoted10 years ago
    I am the boy
    That can enjoy
    Invisibility.
  • Azizahas quoted2 years ago
    He who stealeth from the poor lendeth to the Lord. Thus spake Zarathustra.
  • b6012005981has quoted2 years ago
    Met her once in the park. In the dark. What a lark.
  • Liamhas quoted3 years ago
    People could put up with being bitten by a wolf but what properly riled them was a bite from a sheep.
  • vladshvetshas quoted8 years ago
    Ulysses’ is the Latin equivalent of the Greek ‘Odysseus’, the name of the wily warrior celebrated by Homer
  • skisoshas quoted8 days ago
    towards long John Fanning in the mirror.
    —Rather lowsized. Dignam of Menton's office that was, Martin Cunningham said.
    Long John Fanning could not remember him.
    Clatter of horsehoofs sounded from the air.
    —What's that? Martin Cunningham said.
    All turned where they stood. John Wyse Nolan came down again. From the cool shadow of the doorway he saw the horses pass Parliament street, harness and glossy pasterns in sunlight shimmering. Gaily they went past before his cool unfriendly eyes, not quickly. In saddles of the leaders, leaping leaders, rode outriders.
    —What was it? Martin Cunningham asked, as they went on up the staircase.
    —The lord lieutenantgeneral and general governor of Ireland, John Wyse Nolan answered from the stairfoot.
    As they trod across the thick carpet Buck Mulligan whispered behind his Panama to Haines:
    —Parnell's brother. There in the corner.
    They chose a small table near the window, opposite a longfaced man whose beard and gaze hung intently down on a chessboard.
    —Is that he? Haines asked, twisting round in his seat.
    —Yes, Mulligan said. That's John Howard, his brother, our city marshal.
    John Howard Parnell translated a white bishop quietly and his grey claw went up again to his forehead whereat it rested. An instant after, under its screen, his eyes looked quickly, ghostbright, at his foe and fell once more upon a working corner.
    —I'll take a mélange, Haines said to the waitress.
    —Two mélanges, Buck Mulligan said. And bring us some scones and butter and some cakes as well.
    When she had gone he said, laughing:
    —We call it D.B.C. because they have damn bad cakes. O, but you missed Dedalus on Hamlet.
    Haines opened his newbought book.
    —I'm sorry, he said. Shakespeare is the happy huntingground of all minds that have lost their balance.
    The onelegged sailor growled at the area of 14 Nelson street:
    —England expects...
    Buck Mulligan's primrose waistcoat shook gaily to his laughter.
    —You should see him, he said, when his body loses its balance. Wandering Aengus I call him.
    —I am sure he has an idée fixe, Haines said, pinching his chin thoughtfully with thumb and forefinger. Now I am speculating what it would be likely to be. Such persons always have.
    Buck Mulligan bent across the table gravely
  • skisoshas quoted8 days ago
    following them.
    —The youngster will be all right, Martin Cunningham said, as they passed out of the Castleyard gate.
    The policeman touched his forehead.
    —God bless you, Martin Cunningham said, cheerily.
    He signed to the waiting jarvey who chucked at the reins and set on towards Lord Edward street.
    Bronze by gold, Miss Kennedy's head by Miss Douce's head, appeared above the crossblind of the Ormond hotel.
    —Yes, Martin Cunningham said, fingering his beard. I wrote to Father Conmee and laid the whole case before him.
    —You could try our friend, Mr Power suggested backward.
    —Boyd? Martin Cunningham said shortly. Touch me not.
    John Wyse Nolan, lagging behind, reading the list, came after them quickly down Cork hill.
    On the steps of the City hall Councillor Nannetti, descending, hailed Alderman Cowley and Councillor Abraham Lyon ascending.
    The castle car wheeled empty into upper Exchange street.
    —Look here, Martin, John Wyse Nolan said, overtaking them at the Mail office. I see Bloom put his name down for five shillings.
    —Quite right, Martin Cunningham said, taking the list. And put down the five shillings too.
    —Without a second word either, Mr Power said.
    —Strange but true, Martin Cunningham added.
    John Wyse Nolan opened wide eyes.
    —I'll say there is much kindness in the jew, he quoted, elegantly.
    They went down Parliament street.
    —There's Jimmy Henry, Mr Power said, just heading for Kavanagh's.
    —Righto, Martin Cunningham said. Here goes.
    Outside la Maison Claire Blazes Boylan waylaid Jack Mooney's brother-in-law, humpy, tight, making for the liberties.
    John Wyse Nolan fell back with Mr Power, while Martin Cunningham took the elbow of a dapper little man in a shower of hail suit, who walked uncertainly, with hasty steps past Micky Anderson's watches.
    —The assistant town clerk's corns are giving him some trouble, John Wyse Nolan told Mr Power.
    They followed round the corner towards James Kavanagh's winerooms. The empty castle car fronted them at rest in Essex gate. Martin Cunningham, speaking always, showed often the list at which Jimmy Henry did not glance.
    —And long John Fanning is here too, John Wyse Nolan said, as large as life.
    The tall form of long John Fanning filled the doorway where he stood.
    —Good day, Mr Subsheriff, Martin Cunningham said, as all halted and greeted.
    Long John Fanning made no way for them. He removed his large Henry Clay decisively and his large fierce eyes scowled intelligently over all their faces.
    —Are the conscript fathers pursuing their peaceful deliberations? he said with rich acrid utterance to the assistant town clerk.
    Hell open to christians they were having, Jimmy Henry said pettishly, about their damned Irish language. Where was the marshal, he wanted to know, to keep order in the council chamber. And old Barlow the macebearer laid up with asthma, no mace on the table, nothing in order, no quorum even, and Hutchinson, the lord mayor, in Llandudno and little Lorcan Sherlock doing locum
  • skisoshas quoted8 days ago
    milk.
    —The blessings of God on you! Buck Mulligan cried, jumping up from his chair. Sit down. Pour out the tea there. The sugar is in the bag. Here, I can't go fumbling at the damned eggs.
    He hacked through the fry on the dish and slapped it out on three plates, saying:
    —In nomine Patris et Filii et Spiritus Sancti.
    Haines sat down to pour out the tea.
    —I'm giving you two lumps each, he said. But, I say, Mulligan, you do make strong tea, don't you?
    Buck Mulligan, hewing thick slices from the loaf, said in an old woman's wheedling voice:
    —When I makes tea I makes tea, as old mother Grogan said. And
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