"I will tell you what I will do and will not do. I will not serve that in which I no longer believe; whether it call itself my home, my fatherland or my church: And I will try to express myself in some mode of life or arts as freely as I can and as wholly as I can, using for my defence the only arms I allow myself to use, silence, exile and cunning."
A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man
A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man- James Joyce
The Dubliners- James Joyce
Hard Times- Charles Dickens