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Shakespeare said pretty well everything and what he left out, James Joyce, with a judge from meself, put in.
 

The Bible was a consolation to a fellow alone in the old cell. The lovely thin paper with a bit of matress stuffing in it, if you could get a match, was as good a smoke as I ever tasted.
 

The big difference between sex for money and sex for free is that sex for money usually costs a lot less.
[Marriage]
 

The most important things to do in the world are to get something to eat, something to drink and somebody to love you.
 

There is no such thing as bad publicity except your own obituary.
[Advertising]
 

We had gone out there to pass the beautiful day of high summer like true Irishmen - locked in the dark Snug of a public house.
 

What the hell difference does it make, left or right? There were good men lost on both sides.
[War]
 

When I came back to Dublin I was courtmartialed in my absence and sentenced to death in my absence, so I said they could shoot me in my absence.
 


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