Quotes by Henry Miller

Henry Miller

Henry Miller

American writer

Alive from: 1891-1980

Category: Writers (Contemporary)

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    In the beginning was the Word. Man acts it out. He is the act, not the actor.
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    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 is, in the long run, the easiest.
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    Instead of asking - ''How much damage will the work in question bring about?'' why not ask - ''How much good? How much joy?''
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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.
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    It is the American vice, the democratic disease which expresses its tyranny by reducing everything unique to the level of the herd.
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    It isn't the oceans which cut us off from the world - it's the American way of looking at things.
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    Life has to be given a meaning because of the obvious fact that it has no meaning.
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    Life is constantly providing us with new funds, new resources, even when we are reduced to immobility. In life's ledger there is no such thing as frozen assets.
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    Life, as it is called, is for most of us one long postponement.
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    Madness is tonic and invigorating. It makes the sane more sane. The only ones who are unable to profit by it are the insane.
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    Man has demonstrated that he is master of everything - except his own nature.
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    Man torturing man is a fiend beyond description. You turn a corner in the dark and there he is. You congeal into a bundle of inanimate fear. You become the very soul of anesthesia. But there is no escaping him. It is your turn now...
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    Moralities, ethics, laws, customs, beliefs, doctrines -these are of trifling import. All that matters is that the miraculous become the norm.
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    Music is a beautiful opiate, if you don't take it too seriously.
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    Nine-tenths of our sickness can be prevented by right thinking plus right hygiene - nine-tenths of it!
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