Henry Miller

1891 - 1980

A Quote by Henry Miller

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.

Henry Miller (1891 - 1980)

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A Quote by Henry Miller on strength, submission, devotion, and life

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

Henry Miller (1891 - 1980)

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A Quote by Henry Miller on memory, past, self, and reality

Your whole past is like a long sleep which would have been forgotten had there been no memory, but remembrance is there in the blood and the blood is like an ocean in which everything is washed away but that which is new and more substantial even than life - reality.

Henry Miller (1891 - 1980)

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A Quote by Henry Miller on honesty, truth, mystery, creativity, and writing

Every day we slaughter our finest impulses. That is why we get a heart-ache when we read those lines written by the hand of a master and recognize them as our own, as the tender shoots which we stifled because we lacked the faith to believe in our own powers, our own criterion of truth and beauty. Every man, when he gets quiet, when he becomes desperately honest with himself, is capable of uttering profound truths. We all derive from the same source. There is no mystery about the origin of things. We are all part of creation, all kings, all poets, all musicians; we have only to open up, to discover what is already there.

Henry Miller (1891 - 1980)

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A Quote by Henry Miller on greatness, self, wisdom, destiny, guidance, and teacher

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 (1891 - 1980)

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A Quote by Henry Miller on dancing, nothingness, separated, and stars

We are dancing in the hollow of nothingness.  We are one flesh, but separated  like stars.

Henry Miller (1891 - 1980)

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A Quote by Henry Miller on resurection, soul, nonsense, poetry, henry miller, and black spring

I like the one about the little soulworms that fly out of the nest for the resurrection.

Henry Miller (1891 - 1980)

Source: From Jabberwhorl Cronstadt in Black Spring

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A Quote by Henry Miller on artists and art

The artist is the opposite of the politically minded individual, the opposite of the reformer, the opposite of the idealist. The artist does not tinker with the universe, he recreates it out of his own experience and understanding of life.

Henry Miller (1891 - 1980)

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A Quote by Henry Miller on henry miller and literature

What is not in the open street is false, derived, that is to say, literature.

Henry Miller (1891 - 1980)

Source: Black Spring

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A Quote by Henry Miller

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

Henry Miller (1891 - 1980)

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