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Re: Decay

Posted by ESC on February 13, 2005

In Reply to: Re: Decay posted by ESC on February 13, 2005

: : : there is this saying that my mate used to say something about having a mouth full of rotten teeth and a soul of decayed ambition. Does anyone know what it is and who said it???

: : james joyce, was on university challenge, monday 7th feb 2005.

: I googled it before and found nothing. But now that you tell me it's Joyce, I found on bartleby.com: "My mouth is full of decayed teeth and my soul of decayed ambitions." James Joyce (1882-1941), Irish author. Letter, February 19, 1907, to his brother, Stanislaus Joyce. Letters of James Joyce, ed. Richard Ellmann, vol. 2, Viking .

Depressing.