Scylla and Charybdis: Comments by Joyce

"I have just got a letter asking me why I don't give Bloom a rest. The writer of it wants more Stephen. But Stephen no longer interests me to the same extent. He has a shape that can't be changed."

(Frank Budgen, James Joyce and the Making of "Ulysses," p. 105 / p.107;
the letter was from Ezra Pound)

"I appreciate very much your friendly words about the Scylla-Charybdis episode of my book Ulysses but am sorry that it deprived you of sleep. On most other readers I daresay it will have the opposite effect."

(letter from Joyce to Harriet Shaw Weaver, 25 February 1919, Letters 2:436)