Quotation by James Joyce

I am not likely to die of bashfulness but neither am I prepared to be crucified to attest the perfection of my art. I dislike to hear of any stray heroics on the prowl for me.
James Joyce (1882–1941), Irish author. Letter, February 28, 1905, to his brother, Stanislaus Joyce. Selected Letters of James Joyce, ed. Richard Ellmann, Viking (1975).

Joyce explains to his brother the balance of pride and practicality that governed the public side of his career as writer.
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