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Henry Miller Quotes

Writer
Born On
1891-12-26
Died On
1980-06-07
Birth Place
Yorkville, New York, United States
Death Place
Pacific Palisades, California, United States
Birth Sign
capricorn
Father
Heinrich Miller
Mother
Louise Marie Neiting
Spouse
Beatrice Sylvas Wickens, Eve McClure, Hiroko Tokuda, Janina Martha Lepska, June Miller
Nationality
American
Education
Eastern District High School, The City College of New York
Writers, Novelists

Every man has his own destiny; the only imperative is to follow it, to accept it, no matter where it leads him.

Henry Miller

The aim of life is to live, and to live means to be aware, joyously, drunkenly, serenely, divinely aware.

Henry Miller

The man who looks for security, even in the mind, is like a man who would chop off his limbs in order to have artificial ones which will give him no pain or trouble.

Henry Miller

Confusion is a word we have invented for an order which is not understood.

Henry Miller

I have no money, no resources, no hopes. I am the happiest man alive.

Henry Miller

The only thing we never get enough of is love; and the only thing we never give enough of is love.

Henry Miller

Any genuine philosophy leads to action and from action back again to wonder, to the enduring fact of mystery.

Henry Miller

Back of every creation, supporting it like an arch, is faith. Enthusiasm is nothing: it comes and goes. But if one believes, then miracles occur.

Henry Miller

Develop an interest in life as you see it; the people, things, literature, music - the world is so rich, simply throbbing with rich treasures, beautiful souls and interesting people. Forget yourself.

Henry Miller

And what is the potential man, after all? Is he not the sum of all that is human? Divine, in other words?.

Henry Miller

Until we accept the fact that life itself is founded in mystery, we shall learn nothing.

Henry Miller

The moment one gives close attention to any thing, even a blade of grass it becomes a mysterious, awesome, indescribably magnificent world in itself.

Henry Miller

Whatever there be of progress in life comes not through adaptation but through daring.

Henry Miller

Nine-tenths of our sickness can be prevented by right thinking plus right hygiene - nine-tenths of it!

Henry Miller

To live without killing is a thought which could electrify the world, if men were only capable of staying awake long enough to let the idea soak in.

Henry Miller

We live in the mind, in ideas, in fragments. We no longer drink in the wild outer music of the streets - we remember only.

Henry Miller

The tragedy of it is that nobody sees the look of desperation on my face. Thousands and thousands of us, and we're passing one another without a look of recognition

Henry Miller

What distinguishes the majority of men from the few is their ability to act according to their beliefs.

Henry Miller

Why are we so full of restraint? Why do we not give in all directions? Is it fear of losing ourselves? Until we do lose ourselves there is no hope of finding ourselves.

Henry Miller

True strength lies in submission which permits one to dedicate his life, through devotion, to something beyond himself.

Henry Miller

Surrealism is merely the reflection of the death process. It is one of the manifestations of a life becoming extinct, a virus which quickens the inevitable end.

Henry Miller