Henry Miller Quotes

118 Henry Miller quotes:

"Example moves the world more than doctrine. The great exemplars are the poets of action, and it makes little difference whether they be forces for good or forces for evil."
"Any genuine philosophy leads to action and from action back again to wonder, to enduring fact of mystery"
Author: Miller Quotes Category: Action Quotes
"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."
Author: Miller Quotes Category: Acceptance Quotes
"What distinguishes the majority of men from the few is their ability to act according to their beliefs"
Author: Miller Quotes Category: Ability Quotes
"One's destination is never a place but rather a new way of looking at things."
"One of the reasons why so few of us ever act, instead of react, is because we are continually stifling our deepest impulses."
"We do not talk - we bludgeon one another with facts and theories gleaned from cursory readings of newspapers, magazines and digests."
Author: Miller Quotes Category: American Author Quotes Facts Quotes
"We live at the edge of the miraculous."
"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."
"I have always looked upon decay as being just as wonderful and rich an expression of life as growth."
Author: Miller Quotes Category: American Author Quotes Decay Quotes
"Life has to be given a meaning because of the obvious fact that it has no meaning."
"We should read to give our souls a chance to luxuriate."
"The aim of life is to live, and to live means to be aware, joyously, drunkenly, serenely, divinely aware."
"Why are we so full of restraint? Why do we not give in all directions? Is it fear of losing ourselves? Until we do lose ourselves there is no hope of finding ourselves."
"Until we accept the fact that life itself is founded in mystery, we shall learn nothing."
"Our own physical body possesses a wisdom which we who inhabit the body lack. We give it orders which make no sense."
"The moment one gives close attention to any thing, even a blade of grass it becomes a mysterious, awesome, indescribably magnificent world in itself."
"Madness is tonic and invigorating. It makes the sane more sane. The only ones who are unable to profit by it are the insane."
"Chaos is the score upon which reality is written."
"Every man has his own destiny: the only imperative is to follow it, to accept it, no matter where it leads him."

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