Quotation by James Joyce

An improper art aims at exciting in the way of comedy the feeling of desire but the feeling which is proper to comic art is the feeling of joy.
James Joyce (1882–1941), Irish author. Manuscript notebook composed in Paris, 1903-1904. Paris Notebook, The Critical Writings, eds. Richard Ellmann and Ellsworth Mason, Viking (1959).

Many of the entries in this notebook were later transposed into Joyce's Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man (1916) and Ulysses (1922).
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