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Henry Miller Quotes: "The waking mind is the least serviceable in the arts."

The waking mind is the least serviceable in the arts.




Henry Miller Quotes: "An artist is always alone - if he is an artist. No, what the artist needs is loneliness."

An artist is always alone - if he is an artist. No, what the artist needs is loneliness.



Henry Miller Quotes: "The world around me is dissolving leaving here and there spots of time. The world is a cancer eating itself away."

The world around me is dissolving leaving here and there spots of time. The world is a cancer eating itself away.



Henry Miller Quotes: "My one thought is to get out of New York, to experience something genuinely American."

My one thought is to get out of New York, to experience something genuinely American.




Henry Miller Quotes: "Everyone has his own reality in which, if one is not too cautious, timid or frightened, one swims. This is the only reality there is."

Everyone has his own reality in which, if one is not too cautious, timid or frightened, one swims. This is the only reality there is.



Henry Miller Quotes: "For in Mexico, ladies and gentlemen, it's always high noon and what glows is fuchsia and what's dead is dead and no feather-dusters."

For in Mexico, ladies and gentlemen, it's always high noon and what glows is fuchsia and what's dead is dead and no feather-dusters.



Henry Miller Quotes: "That we cannot rise equal to situations when we are in them — that is the tragedy of life."

That we cannot rise equal to situations when we are in them — that is the tragedy of life.




Henry Miller Quotes: "One's destination is never a place but rather a new way of looking things."

One's destination is never a place but rather a new way of looking things.



Henry Miller Quotes: "Every man has his own destiny the only imperative is to follow it to accept it no matter where it leads him."

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



Henry Miller Quotes: "Like ships men flounder time and time again."

Like ships men flounder time and time again.



Henry Miller Quotes: "All growth is a leap in the dark, a spontaneous unpremeditated act without benefit of experience."

All growth is a leap in the dark, a spontaneous unpremeditated act without benefit of experience.



Henry Miller Quotes: "The only peace the only security is in fulfillment."

The only peace the only security is in fulfillment.




Henry Miller Quotes: "Art consists in going the full length. If you start with the drums you have to end with dynamite, or TNT."

Art consists in going the full length. If you start with the drums you have to end with dynamite, or TNT.



Henry Miller Quotes: "If there is to be any peace it will come through being not having."

If there is to be any peace it will come through being not having.



Henry Miller Quotes: "If there is to be any peace it will come through being, not having."

If there is to be any peace it will come through being, not having.



Henry Miller Quotes: "Even if it doesn't work, there is something healthy and invigorating about direct action"

Even if it doesn't work, there is something healthy and invigorating about direct action



Henry Miller Quotes: "He saw that science had become as great a hoax as religion, that nationalism was a farce, patriotism a fraud, education a form of leprosy, and that morals were for cannibals"

He saw that science had become as great a hoax as religion, that nationalism was a farce, patriotism a fraud, education a form of leprosy, and that morals were for cannibals



Henry Miller Quotes: "Ik kwam er achter dat ik er mijn hele leven heus niet naar had verlang om te leven - als wat anderen doen tenminste leven genoemd kan worden - maar wel om mezelf te kunnen uitdrukken."

Ik kwam er achter dat ik er mijn hele leven heus niet naar had verlang om te leven - als wat anderen doen tenminste leven genoemd kan worden - maar wel om mezelf te kunnen uitdrukken.



Henry Miller Quotes: "The only thing we can never get enough of is love. And the one thing we never give is enough love."

The only thing we can never get enough of is love. And the one thing we never give is enough love.



Henry Miller Quotes: "One of the reasons why so few of us ever act instead of react is because we are continually stifling our deepest impulses."

One of the reasons why so few of us ever act instead of react is because we are continually stifling our deepest impulses.



Henry Miller Quotes: "The aim of life is to live, and to live means to be aware, joyously, drunkenly, serenely, divinely aware."

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



Henry Miller Quotes: "The only artists for whom I would make way are - children. For me the paintings of children belong side by side with the works of the masters."

The only artists for whom I would make way are - children. For me the paintings of children belong side by side with the works of the masters.



Henry Miller Quotes: "Everyman has his own destiny: The only imperative is to follow it, to accept it, no matter where it leads him."

Everyman has his own destiny: The only imperative is to follow it, to accept it, no matter where it leads him.



Henry Miller Quotes: "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."

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: "It was a crushing defeat, but it put iron in my backbone and sulphur in my blood. I knew at least what it was to fail. I knew what it was to attempt something big."

It was a crushing defeat, but it put iron in my backbone and sulphur in my blood. I knew at least what it was to fail. I knew what it was to attempt something big.



Henry Miller Quotes: "either you take in believing in miracles or you stand still like the hummingbird."

either you take in believing in miracles or you stand still like the hummingbird.



Henry Miller Quotes: "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."

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 Quotes: "They never opened the door which leads to the soul."

They never opened the door which leads to the soul.



Henry Miller Quotes: "Every man with a bellyful of the classics is an enemy to the human race"

Every man with a bellyful of the classics is an enemy to the human race



Henry Miller Quotes: "The world is not to be put in order. The world is order. It is for us to put ourselves in unison with this order."

The world is not to be put in order. The world is order. It is for us to put ourselves in unison with this order.




Henry Miller Quotes: "There is something healthy and invigorating about direct action."

There is something healthy and invigorating about direct action.



Henry Miller Quotes: "The study of crime begins with the knowledge of oneself."

The study of crime begins with the knowledge of oneself.



Henry Miller Quotes: "Every day that we fail to live out the maximum of our potentialities we kill the Shakespeare, Dante, Homer, Christ which is in us."

Every day that we fail to live out the maximum of our potentialities we kill the Shakespeare, Dante, Homer, Christ which is in us.



Henry Miller Quotes: "We create our fate every day we live."

We create our fate every day we live.



Henry Miller Quotes: "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."

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 Quotes: "It is with the soul that we grasp the essence of another human being, not with the mind, nor even with the heart."

It is with the soul that we grasp the essence of another human being, not with the mind, nor even with the heart.



Henry Miller Quotes: "He read as much as his curiosity demanded - which is to say all"

He read as much as his curiosity demanded - which is to say all



Henry Miller Quotes: "It is almost banal to say so yet it needs to be stressed continually: all is creation, all is change, all is flux, all is metamorphosis."

It is almost banal to say so yet it needs to be stressed continually: all is creation, all is change, all is flux, all is metamorphosis.



Henry Miller Quotes: "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."

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

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



Henry Miller Quotes: "Surely every one realizes, at some point along the way, that he is capable of living a far better life than the one he has chosen."

Surely every one realizes, at some point along the way, that he is capable of living a far better life than the one he has chosen.



Henry Miller Quotes: "When a situation gets so bad that no solution seems possible there is left only murder and suicide, or both. These failing, one becomes a buffoon."

When a situation gets so bad that no solution seems possible there is left only murder and suicide, or both. These failing, one becomes a buffoon.



Henry Miller Quotes: "If we are always arriving and departing, it is alsotrue that we are eternally anchored. One's destinationis never a place but rather a new way of looking at things."

If we are always arriving and departing, it is alsotrue that we are eternally anchored. One's destinationis never a place but rather a new way of looking at things.



Henry Miller Quotes: "I have no money, no resources, no hopes. I am the happiest man alive."

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



Henry Miller Quotes: "The ordinary man is involved in action the hero acts. An immense difference."

The ordinary man is involved in action the hero acts. An immense difference.



Henry Miller Quotes: "Whoever uses the spirit that isin him creatively is an artist. Tomake living itself an art, that isthe goal."

Whoever uses the spirit that isin him creatively is an artist. Tomake living itself an art, that isthe goal.



Henry Miller Quotes: "One's destination is never a place, but a new way of seeing things."

One's destination is never a place, but a new way of seeing things.



Henry Miller Quotes: "Life has to be given a meaning because of the obvious fact that it has no meaning."

Life has to be given a meaning because of the obvious fact that it has no meaning.