James Joyce quote about home from Dubliners - real adventures . . . do not happen to people who remain at home: they must be sought abroad.
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real adventures . . . do not happen to people who remain at home: they must be sought abroad.
 James Joyce, Dubliners (1914). copy citation

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Author James Joyce
Source Dubliners
Topic home adventure travel
Date 1914
Language English
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Weblink http://www.gutenberg.org/files/2814/2814-h/2814-h.htm

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“But when the restraining influence of the school was at a distance I began to hunger again for wild sensations, for the escape which those chronicles of disorder alone seemed to offer me. The mimic warfare of the evening became at last as wearisome to me as the routine of school in the morning because I wanted real adventures to happen to myself. But real adventures, I reflected, do not happen to people who remain at home: they must be sought abroad.
The summer holidays were near at hand when I made up my mind to break out of the weariness of school-life for one day at least. With Leo Dillon and a boy named Mahony I planned a day's miching. Each of us saved up sixpence.” source

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