Henry Miller Quotes



Best 22 Quotes by Henry Miller

“A book lying idle on a shelf is wasted ammunition.”

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

“Destiny is what you are supposed to do in life. Fate is what kicks you in the ass to make you do it.”

“Do not be duped by little duties. Do not be a chore man all your days.”

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

“Everybody says sex is obscene. The only true obscenity is war.”

“Everything we shut our eyes to, everything we run away from, everything we deny, denigrate, or despise, serves to defeat us in the end.”

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

“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.”

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

“One's destination is never a place, but a new way of seeing things.”

“The one thing we can never get enough of is love. And the one thing we never give enough of is love.”

“The real leader has no need to lead. He is content to point the way.”

“The world is not to be put in order. The world is order. It is for us to put ourselves in unison with this order.”

“There is no salvation in becoming adapted to a world which is crazy.”

“We create our fate every day... Most of the ills we suffer from are directly traceable to our own behavior.”

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“What holds the world together, as I have learned from bitter experience, is sexual intercourse.”

“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.”

“What's a f*ck when what I want is love?”

“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.”

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“I made up my mind that I would hold onto nothing, that I would expect nothing.”

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