* "....but I suspect that Ireland is important because it belongs to me." [[MakesSenseInContext In context,]] one of Stephen's more arrogant, yet weirdly awesome moments. Hell, Stephen's whole drunken rage against the British soldiers is a great RefugeInAudacity moment subverted in that he ends up falling on his face and having to be rescued by Bloom, but still.
* The scene in the pub in "Cyclopes" where eternal doormat NiceGuy Bloom finally stands up to the anti-semites and publicly admits to being a Jew in front of everybody. The first scene in the whole book where Bloom shows real backbone.
** The last such scene takes place between the second-last and last chapters: Bloom has asked Molly to bring ''him'' breakfast in bed the next morning, instead of (as is usual) the other way round. Molly's interior monologue starts with her mulling over this request.
* The whole damn novel is one crowning moment of awesome for Joyce, who utilizes and parodies (sometimes [[AffectionateParody affectionately]] sometimes [[StylisticSuck not]]) so many styles of writing that the novel itself is an Odyssey tracing several hundreds years of the literary discourse.
** Joyce wrote it during a period when his eyesight was failing, so to compensate he wrote in crayon on large sheets of butcher paper. [[Film/IronMan2 This makes Justin Hammer's toolish self-promotion of "the Ex-Wife" even ''more'' clueless]].