Henry Miller Quotes

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The real leader has no need to lead he is content to point the way
[Boss] [Henry Miller] [Being Content]

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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] [Treasures]

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Life moves on, whether we act as cowards or heroes. Life has no other discipline to impose, if we would be realize it, than to ccept life unquestioningly. Everything we shut our eyes to, everything we run away from, everything we deny, denigrate or despise, serves to defeat us in the end. What seems nasty, painful, evil, can become a source of beauty, joy, and strength, if faced with an open mind. Every moment is a golden one for him who has the vision to recognize it as such
[Dreams] [Henry Miller]

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Sex is one of the nine reasons for reincarnation. . .The other eight are unimportant
[Sex] [Henry Miller]

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All growth is a leap in the dark, a spontaneous unpremeditated act without benefit of experience.
[Henry Miller] [Taking Chances]

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All growth is a leap in the dark, a spontaneous, unpremeditated act without benefit of experience.
[Growth] [Henry Miller]

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The only peace, the only security, is in fulfillment.
[Henry Miller] [Peace Of Mind]

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Chaos is the score upon which reality is written.
[Chaos] [Henry Miller]

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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] [Mac Miller Snap Back]

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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] [Mac Miller Snap Back]

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The ordinary man is involved in action, the hero acts. An immense difference.
[Henry Miller] [Mac Miller Snap Back]

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It does me good to write a letter which is not a response to a demand, a gratuitous letter, so to speak, which has accumulated in me like the waters of a reservoir.
[Henry Miller] [Mac Miller Snap Back]

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I have never been able to look upon America as young and vital but rather as prematurely old, as a fruit which rotted before it had a chance to ripen.
[Henry Miller] [Mac Miller Snap Back]

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In expanding the field of knowledge we but increase the horizon of ignorance.
[Henry Miller] [Mac Miller Snap Back]

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And for that one moment of freedom you have to listen to all that love crap... it drive me nuts sometimes... I want to kick them out immediately... I do now and then. But that doesn't keep them away. They like it, in fact. The less you notice them the more they chase after you. There's something perverse about women... they're all masochists at heart.
[Women] [Relationships] [Henry Miller] [Masochism]

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On the meridian of time, there is no injustice: there is only the poetry of motion creating the illusion of truth and drama.
[Henry Miller]

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Paint what you like and die happy
[Henry Miller]

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I want to get more familiar with you. I love you. I loved you when you came and sat on the bed--all that second afternoon was like warm mist--and I hear again the way you say my name--with that queer accent of yours. You arouse in me such a mixture of feelings, I don't know how to approach you. Only come to me--get closer and closer to me. It will be beautiful, I promise you.
[Henry Miller]

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Certainly paradise, whatever, wherever it be, contains flaws. (Paradisical flaws, if you like.) If it did not, it would be incapable of drawing the hearts of men or angels.
[Life] [Paradise] [Henry Miller] [Flaws] [Spain]

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They never opened the door which leads to the soul.
[Spiritual] [Henry Miller] [Literary]