Henry Miller (Writer)

#10327 Henry Miller

Moralities, ethics, laws, customs, beliefs, doctrines - these are of trifling import. All that matters is that the miraculous become the norm. .

Henry Miller Quotes about belief
#10328 Henry Miller

To walk in money through the night crowd, protected by money, lulled by money, dulled by money, the crowd itself a money, the breath money, no least single object anywhere that is not money, money, money everywhere and still not enough, and then no money or a little money or less money or more money, but money, always money, and if you have money or you don't have money it is the money that counts and money makes money, but what makes money make money? .

Henry Miller Quotes about money
#10329 Henry Miller

Imagination is the voice of daring. If there is anything Godlike about God it is that. He dared to imagine everything. .

Henry Miller Quotes about voice
#10330 Henry Miller

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

Henry Miller Quotes about life
#10332 Henry Miller

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

Henry Miller Quotes about confusion
#10333 Henry Miller

What an astounding thing is the voice! By what miracle is the hot magma of the earth transformed into that which we call speech? If out of clay such an abstract medium as words can be shaped what is to hinder us from leaving our bodies at will and taking up our abode on other planets or between the planets? What is to prevent us from rearranging all life, atomic, molecular, corporeal, stellar, diving? Who or what is powerful enough to eradicate this miraculous leaven which we bear within us like a seed and which, after we have embraced in our mind all the universe, is nothing more than a seed — since to say universe is as easy as to say seed, and we have yet to say greater things, things beyond saying, things limitless and inconceivable, things which no trick of language can encompass. .

Henry Miller Quotes about life
#10334 Henry Miller

If men cease to believe that they will one day become gods then they will surely become worms. .

Henry Miller Quotes about god
#10335 Henry Miller

To be free, as I then knew myself to be, is to realize that all conquest is vain, even the conquest of self, which is the last act of egotism. To be joyous is to carry the ego to its last summit and to deliver it triumphantly. To know peace is total: it is the moment after, when the surrenderer is complete, when there is no longer even the consciounsness of surrender. Peace is at the centre and when it is attainded the voice issues forth in praise and benediction. Then the voice carries far and wide, to the outermost limits of the universe. Then it heals, because it brings light and the warmth of compassion. .

Henry Miller Quotes about war
#10336 Henry Miller

The history of the world is the history of a privileged few. .

Henry Miller Quotes about history
#10337 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 Quotes about men
#10338 Henry Miller

We’re creators by permission, by grace as it were. No one creates alone, of and by himself. An artist is an instrument that registers something already existent, something which belongs to the whole world, and which, if he is an artist, he is compelled to give back to the world. .

Henry Miller Quotes about art
#10339 Henry Miller

A man writes to throw off the poison which he has accumulated because of his false way of life. He is trying to recapture his innocence, yet all he succeeds in doing is to inoculate the world with a virus of his disillusionment. No man would set a word down on paper if he had the courage to live out what he believed in.... .

Henry Miller Quotes about life
#10340 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 Quotes about art
#10342 Henry Miller

No man is great enough or wise enough for any of us to surrender our destiny to. The only way in which anyone can lead us is to restore to us the belief in our own guidance. .

Henry Miller Quotes about belief
#10343 Henry Miller

In this age, which believes that there is a short-cut to everything, the greatest lesson to be learned is that the most difficult way, in the long run, is the easiest. .

Henry Miller Quotes about believe
#10344 Henry Miller

If we have not found heaven within, it is a certainty we will not find it without. .

Henry Miller Quotes about heaven
#10345 Henry Miller

Often, when following the trail which meanders over the hills, I pull myself up in an effort to encompass the glory and the grandeur which envelops the whole horizon. Often, when the clouds pile up in the north and the sea is churned with white caps, I say to myself: "This is the California that men dreamed of years ago, this is the Pacific that Balboa looked out on from the Peak of Darien, this is the face of the earth as the Creator intended it to look." .

Henry Miller Quotes about art
#10346 Henry Miller

One’s destination is never a place, but rather a new way of looking at things. .

Henry Miller
#10347 Henry Miller

Obscenity is a cleansing process, whereas pornography only adds to the murk. .

Henry Miller Quotes about sin
#10348 Henry Miller

Through art then, one finally establishes contact with reality: that is the great discovery. Here all is play and invention; there is no solid foothold from which to launch the projectiles which will pierce the miasma of folly, ignorance and greed. The world has not to be put in order: the world is order incarnate. It is for us to put ourselves in unison with this order, to know what is the world order in contradistinction to the wishful-thinking orders which we seek to impose on one another. The power which we long to possess, in order to establish the good, the true and the beautiful, would prove to be, if we could have it, but the means of destroying one another. It is fortunate that we are powerless. .

Henry Miller Quotes about art
#10349 Henry Miller

She was to me, and still is, the greatest person I have known - one who can truly be called a "devoted" soul. I owe her everything. .

Henry Miller Quotes about soul
#10350 Henry Miller

The new always carries with it the sense of violation, of sacrilege. What is dead is sacred; what is new, that is, different, is evil, dangerous, or subversive. .

Henry Miller Quotes about evil
#10351 Henry Miller

This is not a book. This is libel, slander, defamation of character. This is not a book, in the ordinary sense of the word. No, this is a prolonged insult, a gob of spit in the face of Art, a kick in the pants to God, Man, Destiny, Time, Love, Beauty ... what you will. .

Henry Miller Quotes about book
#10352 Henry Miller

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

Henry Miller Quotes about hope
#10353 Henry Miller

For a hundred years or more the world, our world, has been dying. And not one man, in these last hundred years or so, has been crazy enough to put a bomb up the asshole of creation and set it off. The world is rotting away, dying piecemeal. But it needs the coup de grace, it needs to be blown to smithereens. .

Henry Miller Quotes about world
#10354 Henry Miller

I am crying for more and more disasters, for bigger calamities, for grander failures. I want the whole world to be out of whack, I want everyone to scratch himself to death. .

Henry Miller Quotes about death
#10355 Henry Miller

Still prowling around. Mid-afternoon. Guts rattling. Beginning to rain now. Notre-Dame rises tomb-like from the water. The gargoyles lean far out over the lace facade. They hang there like an id .

Henry Miller Quotes about water
#10356 Henry Miller

All the men she's been with and now you, just you, and the barges going by, masts and hulls, the whole damned current of life flowing through you, through her, through all the guys behind you and after you, the flowers and the birds and the sun streaming in and the fragrance of it choking you, annihilating you. .

Henry Miller Quotes about life
#10357 Henry Miller

I knew I wouldn't ever trade all this whirling about my head for Russia or heaven or anything on earth. .

Henry Miller Quotes about art
#10358 Henry Miller

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

Henry Miller Quotes about philosophy
#10359 Henry Miller

I hear not a word because she is beautiful and I love her and now I am happy & willing to die. .

Henry Miller Quotes about love
#10360 Henry Miller

For some reason or other man looks for the miracle, and to accomplish it he will wade through blood. .

Henry Miller Quotes about man
#10361 Henry Miller

Do anything, but let it produce joy. Do anything, but let it yield ecstasy. .

Henry Miller Quotes about joy
#10362 Henry Miller

Art is only a means to life, to the life more abundant. It is not in itself the life more abundant. It merely points the way, something which is overlooked not only by the public, but very often by the artist himself. In becoming an end it defeats itself. .

Henry Miller Quotes about life
#10363 Henry Miller

Things happen or they don't happen, that's all. Nothing is accomplished by sweat and struggle. Nearly everything which we call life is just insomnia, an agony because we've lost the habit of falling asleep. .

Henry Miller Quotes about life
#10364 Henry Miller

I blush to think of our origins - our hands are steeped in Blood & Crime. And there is no letup to the slaughter and pillage. .

Henry Miller Quotes about age
#10365 Henry Miller

The frantic desire to Live, to live at any cost, is not a result of the life rhythm in us, but of the death rhythm. .

Henry Miller Quotes about life
#10366 Henry Miller

To be generous is to say yes before the man even opens his mouth. .

Henry Miller Quotes about man
#10367 Henry Miller

I soon learned that one must give up everything and not do anything else but write, that one must write write write. .

Henry Miller Quotes about learn
#10368 Henry Miller

Every man is working out his destiny in his own way and nobody can be of any help except by being kind, generous, and patient. .

Henry Miller Quotes about work
#10369 Henry Miller

The truly great writer does not want to write. He wants the world to be a place in which he can live the life of the imagination. .

Henry Miller Quotes about life
#10370 Henry Miller

Writing is Crude hieroglyphs chiseled in pain & sorrow to commemorate an event which is intransmissible. .

Henry Miller Quotes about pain
#10371 Henry Miller

The Happiest peoples, it is said, are those which have no history. Those who have a history, those who have made history seem only to have emphazied through their acomplishments the eternality of struggle. These disappear too eventually, just as those who made no effort, who were content to merely live & enjoy. .

Henry Miller Quotes about history
#10372 Henry Miller

The Battle is endless...we who babble and froth at the mouth have been at it since eternity. .

Henry Miller Quotes about sin
#10373 Henry Miller

Perhaps the artist is nothing more than the personification of this universal maladjustment, this universal disequilibrium. .

Henry Miller Quotes about art
#10374 Henry Miller

Whatever I do is done out of sheer joy; I drop my fruits like a ripe tree. What the general reader or the critic makes of them is not my concern. .

Henry Miller Quotes about joy
#10375 Henry Miller

The whole damn universe has to be taken apart, brick by brick, and reconstructed. .

Henry Miller Quotes about art
#10376 Henry Miller

I am against revolutions because they always involve a return to the status quo. .

Henry Miller Quotes about evolution
#10377 Henry Miller

I am glad to be a maggot in the corpse which is the world. .

Henry Miller Quotes about world
#10378 Henry Miller

Everything remains unsettled forever, depend on it. .

Henry Miller Quotes about forever

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