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  1. Ever tried. Ever failed. No matter. Try again. Fail Better.

  2. What do I know of man's destiny? I could tell you more about radishes.

  3. You're on Earth. There's no cure for that.

  4. Words are all we have.

  5. We are all born mad. Some remain so.

  6. We lose our hair, our teeth! Our bloom, our ideals.

  7. Ever tried. Ever failed. No matter. Try Again. Fail again. Fail better.

  8. Nothing is funnier than unhappiness, I grant you that. Yes, yes, it's the most comical thing in the world.

  9. There's man all over for you, blaming on his boots the fault of his feet.

  10. Birth was the death of him.

  11. I shall state silences more competently than ever a better man spangled the butterflies of vertigo.

  12. To think, when one is no longer young, when one is not yet old, that one is no longer young, that one is not yet old, that is perhaps something.

    • age

  13. Habit is a great deadener.

  14. Probably nothing in the world arouses more false hopes Than the first four hours of a diet.

  15. Nothing happens, nobody comes, nobody goes, it's awful.

  16. We are not saints, but we have kept our appointment. How many people can boast as much?

  17. All of old. Nothing else ever. Ever tried. Ever failed. No matter. Try again. Fail again. Fail better.

    • failure

  18. I write about myself with the same pencil and in the same exercise book as about him. It is no longer I, but another whose life is just beginning.

  19. Make sense who may. I switch off.

  20. The tears of the world are a constant quality. For each one who begins to weep, somewhere else another stops. The same is true of the laugh.

  21. To find a form that accommodates the mess, that is the task of the artist now.

  22. I always thought old age would be a writer’s best chance. Whenever I read the late work of Goethe or W. B. Yeats I had the impertinence to identify with it. Now, my memory’s gone, all the old fluency’s disappeared. I don’t write a single sentence without saying to myself, ‘It’s a lie!’ So I know I was right. It’s the best chance I’ve ever had.

  23. The confusion is not my invention. We cannot listen to a conversation for five minutes without being aware of the confusion. It is all around us and our only chance now is to let it in. The only chance of renovation is to open our eyes and see the mess. It is not a mess you can make sense of.

  24. Personally I have no bone to pick with graveyards, I take the air there willingly, perhaps more willingly than elsewhere, when take the air I must.

  25. The tears of the world are a constant quantity. For each one who begins to weep somewhere else another stops. The same is true of the laugh.

    • crying

  26. How can one better magnify the Almighty than by sniggering with him at his little jokes, particularly the poorer ones.

  27. It is right that he too should have his little chronicle, his memories, his reason, and be able to recognize the good in the bad, the bad in the worst, and so grow gently old down all the unchanging days, and die one day like any other day, only shorter.

  28. Just under the surface I shall be, all together at first, then separate and drift, through all the earth and perhaps in the end through a cliff into the sea, something of me. A ton of worms in an acre, that is a wonderful thought, a ton of worms, I believe it.

    • death

  29. James Joyce was a synthesizer, trying to bring in as much as he could. I am an analyzer, trying to leave out as much as I can.

  30. Try again. Fail again. Fail better.

  31. I can't go on. I'll go on.

  32. I pause to record that I feel in extraordinary form. Delirium perhaps.

  33. Poor Willie - running out - ah well - can't be helped - just one of those old things - another of those old things - just can't be cured - cannot be cured - ah yes - poor dear Willie - good Lord! - good God! - ah well - no worse - no better, no worse - no change - no pain - hardly any - great thing that - nothing like it - pure ... what? - what? - ah yes - poor Willie - no zest - for anything - no interest - in life - poor dear Willie - sleep for ever - marvellous gift - in my opinion - always said so - wish I had it

  34. Nothing matters but the writing. There has been nothing else worthwhile... a stain upon the silence.

  35. Go on failing. Go on. Only next time, try to fail better.

    • failure

  36. Let me go to hell, that's all I ask, and go on cursing them there, and them look down and hear me, that might take some of the shine off their bliss.

  37. All I know is what the words know, and dead things, and that makes a handsome little sum, with a beginning and a middle and an end, as in the well-built phrase and the long sonata of the dead.

  38. Dublin university contains the cream of Ireland: Rich and thick.

  39. The bastard! He doesn't exist!

    • god

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    We are all born mad. Some remain so.

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    No matter. Try again. Fail again. Fail better.

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