Posted by ESC on February 13, 2005
In Reply to: 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 .