Quotes by Henry Miller

Henry Miller

Henry Miller

American writer

Alive from: 1891-1980

Category: Writers (Contemporary)

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    Every man has his own destiny: the only imperative is to follow it, to accept it, no matter where it leads him.
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    Every man with a bellyful of the classics is an enemy to the human race.
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    Example moves the world more than doctrine. The great exemplars are the poets of action, and it makes little difference whether they be forces for good or forces for evil.
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    Fame is an illusive thing - here today, gone tomorrow. The fickle, shallow mob raises its heroes to the pinnacle of approval today and hurls them into oblivion tomorrow at the slightest whim; cheers today, hisses tomorrow; utter forgetfulness in a few months.
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    Honest criticism means nothing: what one wants is unrestrained passion, fire for fire.
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    Hope is a bad thing. It means that you are not what you want to be. It means that part of you is dead, if not all of you. It means that you entertain illusions. It's a sort of spiritual clap, I should say.
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    I didn't have to think up so much as a comma or a semicolon; it was all given, straight from the celestial recording room. Weary, I would beg for a break, an intermission, time enough, let's say, to go to the toilet or take a breath of fresh air on the balcony. Nothing doing!
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    I have always looked upon decay as being just as wonderful and rich an expression of life as growth.
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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.
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    I see America spreading disaster. I see America as a black curse upon the world. I see a long night settling in and that mushroom which has poisoned the world withering at the roots.
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    I will never again go to people under false pretenses even if it is to give them the Holy Bible. I will never again sell anything, even if I have to starve. I am going home now and I will sit down and really write about people.
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    If men cease to believe that they will one day become gods then they will surely become worms.
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    If we are always arriving and departing, it is also true that we are eternally anchored. One's destination is never a place but rather a new way of looking at things.
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    Imagination is the voice of daring. If there is anything Godlike about God it is that. He dared to imagine everything.
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    In the attempt to defeat death man has been inevitably obliged to defeat life, for the two are inextricably related. Life moves on to death, and to deny one is to deny the other.
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