James Joyce quote about home from Ulysses - Think you're escaping and run into yourself. Longest way round is the shortest way home.
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Think you're escaping and run into yourself. Longest way round is the shortest way home.
 James Joyce, Ulysses (1922). copy citation

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Author James Joyce
Source Ulysses
Topic home way self running
Date 1922
Language English
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Weblink https://www.gutenberg.org/files/4300/4300-h/4300-h.htm

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“Mat Dillon and his bevy of daughters: Tiny, Atty, Floey, Maimy, Louy, Hetty. Molly too. Eightyseven that was. Year before we. And the old major, partial to his drop of spirits. Curious she an only child, I an only child. So it returns. Think you're escaping and run into yourself. Longest way round is the shortest way home. And just when he and she. Circus horse walking in a ring. Rip van Winkle we played. Rip: tear in Henny Doyle's overcoat. Van: breadvan delivering. Winkle: cockles and periwinkles. Then I did Rip van Winkle coming back.” source

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