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Henry Miller Quotes

118 Henry Miller quotes:

"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."
Author: Miller Quotes Category: Greatness Quotes
"Sin, guilt, neurosis /they are one and the same, the fruit of the tree of knowledge."
Author: Miller Quotes Category: Guilt Quotes
"True strength lies in submission which permits one to dedicate his life, through devotion, to something beyond himself."
"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."
Author: Miller Quotes Category: Land Quotes
"Sin, guilt, neurosis; they are one and the same, the fruit of the tree of knowledge."
"The only thing we never get enough of is love; and the only thing we never give enough of is love."
"Whatever needs to be maintained through force is doomed"
Author: Miller Quotes Category: Force Quotes
"I have never been able to look upon America as young and vital but rather as prematurely old, as a fruit which rotted before it had a chance to ripen."
"There are lone figures armed only with ideas, sometimes with just one idea, who blast away whole epochs in which we are enwrapped like mummies. Some are powerful enough to resurrect the dead. Some steal on us unawares and put a spell over us which it takes centuries to throw off. Some put a curse on us, for our stupidity and inertia, and then it seems as if God himself were unable to lift it."
"The man who is forever disturbed about the condition of humanity either has no problems of his own or has refused to face them."
"Life is 440 horsepower in a 2-cylinder engine."
"In expanding the field of knowledge we but increase the horizon of ignorance."
"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."
"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."
"Every man with a bellyful of the classics is an enemy to the human race."
"We live in the mind, in ideas, in fragments. We no longer drink in the wild outer music of the streets - we remember only."
"The ordinary man is involved in action, the hero acts. An immense difference."
"When you know what men are capable of you marvel neither at their sublimity nor their baseness. There are no limits in either direction apparently."
"If men cease to believe that they will one day become gods then they will surely become worms."
"The world is the mirror of myself dying."

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