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Quotation by James Joyce
—Dead! says Alf. He's no more dead than you are.
—Maybe so, says Joe. They took the liberty of burying him this morning anyhow.
James Joyce (1882–1941), Irish author. Ulysses, ch. 12, "Cyclops," The Corrected Text, ed. Hans Walter Gabler, Random House (1986).
A typical Irish witticism in Ulysses, in this case about the man ( Paddy Dignam) who was buried on the day the novel is set.
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