Henry Miller Quotes

/ /
Henry Miller (December 26, 1891 – June 7, 1980) was an American writer, known for his unconventional style of story-telling with unique blend of character study, social criticism, surrealistic association and mysticism. Some of his most celebrated works include Tropic of Cancer, Tropic of Capricon, and The Rosy Crucification. Here I have compiled down some of the famous Henry Miller quotes and sayings. Just hope you will like the quote compilation and will share some of quotes from this page.

[caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="463"]Henry Miller Quotes and Sayings Henry Miller Quotes[/caption]

The one thing we can never get enough of is love. And the one thing we never give enough is love.
Henry Miller

The ordinary man is involved in action, the hero acts. An immense difference.
Henry Miller

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

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

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

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

There is no salvation in becoming adapted to a world which is crazy.
Henry Miller

Until we accept the fact that life itself is founded in mystery, we shall learn nothing.
Henry Miller

The moment one gives close attention to any thing, even a blade of grass it becomes a mysterious, awesome, indescribably magnificent world in itself.
Henry Miller

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

The legal system is often a mystery, and we, its priests, preside over rituals baffling to everyday citizens.
Henry Miller

Honest criticism means nothing: what one wants is unrestrained passion, fire for fire.
Henry Miller

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

Whatever needs to be maintained through force is doomed.
Henry Miller

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

Chaos is the score upon which reality is written.
Henry Miller

Life, as it is called, is for most of us one long postponement.
Henry Miller

One of the reasons why so few of us ever act, instead of react, is because we are continually stifling our deepest impulses.
Henry Miller

An artist is always alone - if he is an artist. No, what the artist needs is loneliness.
Henry Miller

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

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

Back of every creation, supporting it like an arch, is faith. Enthusiasm is nothing: it comes and goes. But if one believes, then miracles occur.
Henry Miller

Music is a beautiful opiate, if you don't take it too seriously.
Henry Miller

Life has to be given a meaning because of the obvious fact that it has no meaning.
Henry Miller

If men cease to believe that they will one day become gods then they will surely become worms.
Henry Miller

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.
Henry Miller

The waking mind is the least serviceable in the arts.
Henry Miller

Man has demonstrated that he is master of everything except his own nature.
Henry Miller

Actors die so loud.
Henry Miller

Whatever there be of progress in life comes not through adaptation but through daring.
Henry Miller

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

What distinguishes the majority of men from the few is their ability to act according to their beliefs.
Henry Miller

We live in the mind, in ideas, in fragments. We no longer drink in the wild outer music of the streets - we remember only.
Henry Miller

Sin, guilt, neurosis; they are one and the same, the fruit of the tree of knowledge.
Henry Miller

The world is the mirror of myself dying.
Henry Miller

Instead of asking 'How much damage will the work in question bring about?' why not ask 'How much good? How much joy?'
Henry Miller

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.
Henry Miller

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

The prisoner is not the one who has commited a crime, but the one who clings to his crime and lives it over and over.
Henry Miller

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

The world dies over and over again, but the skeleton always gets up and walks.
Henry Miller

We live at the edge of the miraculous.
Henry Miller

One can be absolutely truthful and sincere even though admittedly the most outrageous liar. Fiction and invention are of the very fabric of life.
Henry Miller

The concert is a polite form of self induced torture.
Henry Miller

The man who looks for security, even in the mind, is like a man who would chop off his limbs in order to have artificial ones which will give him no pain or trouble.
Henry Miller

Imagination is the voice of daring. If there is anything Godlike about God it is that. He dared to imagine everything.
Henry Miller

Madness is tonic and invigorating. It makes the sane more sane. The only ones who are unable to profit by it are the insane.
Henry Miller

The only thing we never get enough of is love; and the only thing we never give enough of is love.
Henry Miller

To live without killing is a thought which could electrify the world, if men were only capable of staying awake long enough to let the idea soak in.
Henry Miller

The world is not to be put in order; the world is order, incarnate. It is for us to harmonize with this order.
Henry Miller

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

We should read to give our souls a chance to luxuriate.
Henry Miller

Our own physical body possesses a wisdom which we who inhabit the body lack. We give it orders which make no sense.
Henry Miller

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

Every man with a bellyful of the classics is an enemy to the human race.
Henry Miller

It isn't the oceans which cut us off from the world - it's the American way of looking at things.
Henry Miller

I have always looked upon decay as being just as wonderful and rich an expression of life as growth.
Henry Miller

What does it matter how one comes by the truth so long as one pounces upon it and lives by it?
Henry Miller

Analysis brings no curative powers in its train; it merely makes us conscious of the existence of an evil, which, oddly enough, is consciousness.
Henry Miller

The worst sin that can be committed against the artist is to take him at his word, to see in his work a fulfillment instead of an horizon.
Henry Miller
 
Copyright © 2010 Quotes Tree, All rights reserved
Design by DZignine. Powered by Blogger