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Mistakes are the portals of discovery. ...
by James Joyce

Mistakes are the portals of discovery.
- James Joyce

Related topics: Positive Inspirational Motivational Sad Feeling-Down Success

A man's errors are his portals of discovery.
- James Joyce

Love between man and man is impossible because there
must not be sexual intercourse and friendship between
man and woman is impossible because there must be sexual intercourse.
- James Joyce

I fear those big words which make us so unhappy.
- James Joyce

 

There is no heresy or no philosophy which is so abhorrent
to the church as a human being.
- James Joyce

No pen, no ink, no table, no room, no time,
no quiet, no inclination.
- James Joyce

You forget that the kingdom of heaven suffers violence:
and the kingdom of heaven is like a woman.
- James Joyce

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The actions of men are the best interpreters of their thoughts.
- James Joyce

Well and what's cheese? Corpse of milk.
- James Joyce

The demand that I make of my reader is that he should
devote his whole Life to reading my works.
- James Joyce

A man of genius makes no mistakes; his errors are volitional
and are the portals of discovery.
- James Joyce

Shakespeare is the happy hunting ground of all minds
that have lost their balance.
- James Joyce

If Ireland is to become a new Ireland she must first become European.
- James Joyce

My mouth is full of decayed teeth and my soul of decayed ambitions.
- James Joyce

Nations have their ego, just like individuals.
- James Joyce

Think you're escaping and run into yourself.
Longest way round is the shortest way home.
- James Joyce

I am tomorrow, or some future day, what I establish today.
I am today what I established yesterday or some previous day.
- James Joyce

Irresponsibility is part of the pleasure of all art;
it is the part the schools cannot recognize.
- James Joyce

Christopher Columbus, as everyone knows,
is honored by posterity because he was the last to discover America.
- James Joyce

A corpse is meat gone bad.
Well and what's cheese? Corpse of milk.
- James Joyce

Ireland sober is Ireland stiff.
- James Joyce

I think a child should be allowed to take his father's
or mother's name at will on coming of age.
Paternity is a legal fiction.
- James Joyce

My words in her mind: cold polished stones sinking through a quagmire.
- James Joyce

Poetry, even when apparently most fantastic,
is always a revolt against artifice,
a revolt,
in a sense, against actuality.
- James Joyce

Writing in English is the most ingenious torture ever
devised for sins committed in previous lives.
The English reading public explains the reason why.
- James Joyce

Satan, really, is the romantic youth of Jesus re-appearing for a moment.
- James Joyce

The men that is now is only all palaver and what they can get out of you.
- James Joyce

A nation is the same people living in the same place.
- James Joyce

Your battles inspired me - not the obvious material
battles but those that were fought and won behind your forehead.
- James Joyce

And then I asked him with my eyes to ask again yes
and then he asked me would I yes and his heart was
going like mad and yes I said yes I will yes.
- James Joyce

The artist, like the God of the creation,
remains within or behind or beyond or above his handiwork,
invisible, refined out of existence,
indifferent,
paring his fingernails.
- James Joyce

When I die Dublin will be written in my heart.
- James Joyce

Men are governed by lines of intellect -
women: by curves of emotion.
- James Joyce

I've put in so many enigmas and puzzles that it will
keep the professors busy for centuries arguing over what I meant,
and that's the only way of insuring one's immortality.
- James Joyce

Ireland is the old sow that eats her farrow.
- James Joyce

He found in the world without as actual what was in
his world within as possible.
- James Joyce

Better pass boldly into that other world,
in the full glory of some passion, than fade and wither dismally with age.
- James Joyce

Whatever else is unsure in this stinking dunghill of
a world a mother's love is not.
- James Joyce

To err is human, to forgive divine.
- Alexander Pope

Knowledge rests not upon truth alone, but upon error also.
- Carl Jung

Freedom is not worth having if it
does not connote freedom to err.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Success seems to be connected with action.
Successful people keep moving.
They make mistakes, but they don't quit.
- Conrad Hilton

Remember, there are no mistakes, only lessons.
Love yourself, trust your choices, and everything is possible.
- Cherie-Carter Scotts

There are only two mistakes one can make along the road to truth;
not going all the way, and not starting.
- The Buddha

Achievement seems to be connected with action.
Successful men and women keep moving.
They make mistakes, but they don't quit.
- Conrad Hilton

There are two mistakes one can make along the road to truth
- not going all the way and not starting.
- The Buddha

I've learned that mistakes can often be
as good a teacher as success.
- Jack Welch

It's okay to make mistakes.
Mistakes are our teachers - they help us to learn.
- John Bradshaw

Mistakes are, after all, the foundations of truth,
and if a man does not know what a thing is,
it is at least an increase in knowledge
if he knows what it is not.
- Carl Jung

Learn to get in touch with the silence within yourself,
and know that everything in life has purpose.
There are no mistakes, no coincidences,
all events are blessings given to us to learn from.
- Elisabeth Kubler-Ross

When you find your path, you must not be afraid.
You need to have sufficient courage to make mistakes.
Disappointment, defeat, and despair are
the tools God uses to show us the way.
- Paulo Coelho

My heroes are the ones who survived doing it wrong,
who made mistakes, but recovered from them.
- Bono

Trust your own instinct.
Your mistakes might as well be your own,
instead of someone else's.
- Billy Wilder

It is unwise to be too sure of one's own wisdom.
It is healthy to be reminded that the strongest
might weaken and the wisest might err.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

The physician can bury his mistakes,
but the architect can only advise his client to plant vines -
so they should go as far as possible from home
to build their first buildings.
- Frank Lloyd Wright

Experience is simply the name we give our mistakes.
- Oscar Wilde

A doctor can bury his mistakes
but an architect can only advise his clients to plant vines.
- Frank Lloyd Wright

Raising children is an incredibly hard and risky business
in which no cumulative wisdom is gained:
each generation repeats the mistakes the previous one made.
- Bill Cosby

I claim to be a simple individual liable
to err like any other fellow mortal.
I own, however, that I have humility enough
to confess my errors and to retrace my steps.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

I never make stupid mistakes.
Only very, very clever ones.
- John Peel

The successful man will profit from his mistakes and
try again in a different way.
- Dale Carnegie

All men make mistakes, but married men find out about them sooner.
- Red Skelton

Jealousy is a disease, love is a healthy condition.
The immature mind often mistakes one for the other,
or assumes that the greater the love, the greater the jealousy -
in fact, they're almost incompatible;
one emotion hardly leaves room for the other.
Both at once can produce unbearable turmoil.
- Robert Heinlein

Mistakes are always forgivable, if one has the courage to admit them.
- Bruce Lee

Creativity is allowing yourself to make mistakes.
Art is knowing which ones to keep.
- Scott Adams

I'm selfish, impatient and a little insecure.
I make mistakes, I am out of control
and at times hard to handle.
But if you can't handle me at my worst,
then you sure as hell don't deserve me at my best.
- Marilyn Monroe

People think computers will keep them from making mistakes.
They're wrong.
With computers you make mistakes faster.
- Adam Osborne

People who don't take risks generally make about two big mistakes a year.
People who do take risks generally make about two big mistakes a year.
- Peter Drucker

It is very east to forgive others their mistakes;
it takes more grit and gumption to forgive them for
having witnessed your own.
- Jessamyn West

Sometimes when you innovate, you make mistakes.
It is best to admit them quickly, and get on with improving your other innovations.
- Steve Jobs

When you fail you learn from the mistakes you made
and it motivates you to work even harder.
- Natalie Gulbis


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