Quotes by Henry Miller

Henry Miller

Henry Miller

American writer

Alive from: 1891-1980

Category: Writers (Contemporary)

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    The world is not to be put in order; the world is order, incarnate. It is for us to harmonize with this order.
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    The world is the mirror of myself dying.
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    The world isn't kept running because it's a paying proposition. (God doesn't make a cent on the deal.) The world goes on because a few men in every generation believe in it utterly, accept it unquestioningly; they underwrite it with their lives.
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    The world itself is pregnant with failure, is the perfect manifestation of imperfection, of the consciousness of failure.
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    There is nothing strange about fear: no matter in what guise it presents itself it is something with which we are all so familiar that when a man appears who is without it we are at once enslaved by him.
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    There is the happiness which comes from creative effort. The joy of dreaming, creating, building, whether in painting a picture, writing an epic, singing a song, composing a symphony, devising new invention, creating a vast industry.
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    Topographically the country is magnificent - and terrifying. Why terrifying? Because nowhere else in the world is the divorce between man and nature so complete. Nowhere have I encountered such a dull, monotonous fabric of life as here in America. Here boredom reaches its peak.
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    Until it is kindled by a spirit as flamingly alive as the one which gave it birth a book is dead to us. Words divested of their magic are but dead hieroglyphs.
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    We do not talk - we bludgeon one another with facts and theories gleaned from cursory readings of newspapers, magazines and digests.
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    We have two American flags always: one for the rich and one for the poor. When the rich fly it means that things are under control; when the poor fly it means danger, revolution, anarchy.
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    We live in the mind, in ideas, in fragments. We no longer drink in the wild outer music of the streets - we remember only.
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    We talk about fate as if it were something visited upon us; we forget that we create our fate every day we live.
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    What distinguishes the majority of men from the few is their inability to act according to their beliefs.
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    What holds the world together, as I have learned from bitter experience, is sexual intercourse.
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    What is not in the open street is false, derived, that is to say, literature.
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