James Joyce quote about birth from Ulysses - It is as painful perhaps to be awakened from a vision as to be born.
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It is as painful perhaps to be awakened from a vision as to be born.
 James Joyce, Ulysses (1922). copy citation

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

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“He was laying his hand upon a winejar: Malachi saw it and withheld his act, pointing to the stranger and to the scarlet label. Warily, Malachi whispered, preserve a druid silence. His soul is far away. It is as painful perhaps to be awakened from a vision as to be born. Any object, intensely regarded, may be a gate of access to the incorruptible eon of the gods. Do you not think it, Stephen? Theosophos told me so, Stephen answered, whom in a previous existence Egyptian priests initiated into the mysteries of karmic law.” source

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