A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man

“I will not serve that in which I no longer believe, whether it calls itself my home, my fatherland, or my church: and I will try to express myself in some mode of life or art as freely as I can and as wholly as I can, using for my defense the only arms I allow myself to use – silence, exile, and cunning.”

Joyce, James. A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man. Oxford University Press, 2000.