Quotation by James Joyce

I suppose I now have the reputation of being an inscrutable dipsomaniac. One woman here originated the rumour that I am extremely lazy and will never do or finish anything. (I calculate that I must have spent nearly 20,000 hours in writing Ulysses.) A batch of people in Zurich persuaded themselves that I was gradually going mad and actually endeavoured to induce me to enter a sanatorium where a certain Doctor Jung (the Swiss Tweedledum who is not to be confused with the Viennese Tweedledee, Dr. Freud) amuses himself at the expense (in every sense of the word) of ladies and gentlemen who are troubled with bees in their bonnets.
James Joyce (1882–1941), Irish author. Letter, June 24, 1921, to Harriet Shaw Weaver. Selected Letters of James Joyce, ed. Richard Ellmann, Viking (1975).

Part of Joyce's long description of himself in a letter.
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