Henry G Miller Quotes (40 quotations)

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1. All growth is a leap in the dark, a spontaneous unpremeditated act without the benefit of experience. - Henry G Miller

2. Any genuine philosophy leads to action and from action back again to wonder, to enduring fact of mystery. - Henry G Miller

3. Chaos is the score upon which reality is written. - Henry G Miller

4. Confusion is a word we have invented for an order which is not understood. - Henry G Miller

5. Develop interest in life as you see it; in people, things, literature, music - the world is so rich, simply throbbing with rich treasures, beautiful souls and interesting people. Forget yourself. - Henry G Miller

6. 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 G Miller

7. Every man has his own destiny: the only imperative is to follow it, to accept it, no matter where it leads him. - Henry G Miller

8. Every moment is a golden one for him who has the vision to recognize it as such. - Henry G Miller

9. I have no money, no resources, and no hope. I am the happiest man alive. - Henry G Miller

10. I have no money, no resources, no hopes. I am the happiest man alive. - Henry G Miller

11. If there is to be any peace it will come through being, not having. - Henry G Miller

12. In expanding the field of knowledge we but increase the horizon of ignorance. - Henry G Miller

13. 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. - Henry G Miller

14. It's silly to go on pretending that under the skin we are all brothers. The truth is more likely that under the skin we are all cannibals, assassins, traitors, liars, hypocrites, poltroons. - Henry G Miller

15. Life has no other discipline to impose, if we would but realize it, than to accept life unquestioningly. Everything we shut our eyes to, everything we run away from, everything we deny, denigrate, or despise, serves to defeat us in the end. What seems nasty, painful, evil, can become a source of beauty, joy, and strength, if faced with an open mind. Every moment is a golden one for him who has the vision to recognize it as such. - Henry G Miller

16. Life is 440 horsepower in a 2-cylinder engine. - Henry G Miller

17. Living apart and at peace with myself, I came to realize more vividly the meaning of the doctrine of acceptance. To refrain from giving advice, to refrain from meddling in the affairs of others, to refrain, even though the motives be the highest, from tampering with another's way of life - so simple, yet so difficult for an active spirit. Hands off! - Henry G Miller

18. My books are the books that I am, the confused man, the negligent man, the reckless man, the lusty, obscene, boisterous, scrupulous, lying, diabolically truthful man that I am. - Henry G Miller

19. 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 G Miller

20. One has to be a lowbrow, a bit of a murderer, to be a politician, ready and willing to see people sacrificed, slaughtered, for the sake of an idea, whether a good one or a bad one. - Henry G Miller

21. One's destination is never a place but rather a new way of looking at things. - Henry G Miller

22. Our own physical body possesses a wisdom which we who inhabit the body lack. - Henry G Miller

23. Plots and character don't make life. Life is here and now, anytime you say the word, anytime you let her rip. - Henry G Miller

24. Sex is one of the nine reasons for reincarnation... the other eight are unimportant. - Henry G Miller

25. The aim of life is to live, and to live means to be aware, joyously, drunkenly, serenely, divinely aware. - Henry G Miller

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