James Joyce quote about greatness from Ulysses - I fear those big words . . . which make us so unhappy.
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I fear those big words . . . which make us so unhappy.
 James Joyce, Ulysses (1922). copy citation

Author James Joyce
Source Ulysses
Topic greatness unhappiness
Date 1922
Language English
Weblink https://www.gutenberg.org/files/4300/4300-h/4300-h.htm


“—For the moment, no, Stephen answered.
Mr Deasy laughed with rich delight, putting back his savingsbox.
—I knew you couldn't, he said joyously. But one day you must feel it. We are a generous people but we must also be just.
—I fear those big words, Stephen said, which make us so unhappy.
Mr Deasy stared sternly for some moments over the mantelpiece at the shapely bulk of a man in tartan fillibegs: Albert Edward, prince of Wales.
—You think me an old fogey and an old tory, his thoughtful voice said.” source

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