Quotes by Henry Miller

Henry Miller

Henry Miller

American writer

Alive from: 1891-1980

Category: Writers (Contemporary)

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    The dreamer whose dreams are non-utilitarian has no place in this world. In this world the poet is anathema, the thinker a fool, the artist an escapist, the man of vision a criminal.
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    The gap between knowledge and truth is infinite.
    Source: Big Sur and the Oranges of Hieronymus Bosch Ch. 10
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    The great work must inevitably be obscure, except to the very few, to those who like the author himself are initiated into the mysteries. Communication then is secondary: it is perpetuation which is important. For this only one good reader is necessary.
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    The loss of sex polarity is part and parcel of the larger disintegration, the reflex of the soul's death, and coincident with the disappearance of great men, great deeds, great causes, great wars, etc.
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    The man who is forever disturbed about the condition of humanity either has no problems of his own or has refused to face them.
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    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.
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    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.
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    The ordinary man is involved in action, the hero acts. An immense difference.
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    The prisoner is not the one who has committed a crime, but the one who clings to his crime and lives it over and over.
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    The real enemy can always be met and conquered, or won over. Real antagonism is based on love, a love which has not recognized itself.
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    The real leader has no need to lead - he is content to point the way.
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    The study of crime begins with the knowledge of oneself. All that you despise, all that you loathe, all that you reject, all that you condemn and seek to convert by punishment springs from you.
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    The waking mind is the least serviceable in the arts.
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    The word ''civilization'' to my mind is coupled with death. When I use the word, I see civilization as a crippling, thwarting thing, a stultifying thing. For me it was always so. I don't believe in the golden ages, you see... civilization is the arteriosclerosis of culture.
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    The word which gives the key to the national vice is waste. And people who are wasteful are not wise, neither can they remain young and vigorous. In order to transmute energy to higher and more subtle levels one must first conserve it.
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