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    Man has demonstrated that he is master of everything except his own nature.
    — Henry Miller
    tags: nature  men  master 
     
    An artist is always alone - if he is an artist. No, what the artist needs is loneliness.
    — Henry Miller
    tags: alone  loneliness  artist 
     
    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
    tags: world 
     
    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 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
    tags: work  questions 
     
    In the beginning was the Word. Man acts it out. He is the act, not the actor.
    — Henry Miller
    tags: men 
     
    What does it matter how one comes by the truth so long as one pounces upon it and lives by it?
    — Henry Miller
    tags: truth  live 
     
    What distinguishes the majority of men from the few is their ability to act according to their beliefs.
    — Henry Miller
    tags: belief  men  majority 
     
    The only thing we never get enough of is love; and the only thing we never give enough of is love.
    — Henry Miller
    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.
    — Henry Miller
    tags: fear  hope 
     
    The real leader has no need to lead - he is content to point the way.
    — Henry Miller
    tags: real  leader 
     
    And what is the potential man, after all? Is he not the sum of all that is human? Divine, in other words?
    — Henry Miller
    tags: men  potential  divine 
     
    If I am against the condition of the world, it is not because I am a moralist - it is because I want to laugh more.
    — Henry Miller
    tags: world 
     
    Destiny is what you are supposed to do in life. Fate is what kicks you in the ass to make you do it.
    — Henry Miller
    tags: fate 
     
    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 one thing we can never get enough of is love. And the one thing we never give enough is love.
    — 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
    tags: world  moment  attention 
     
    The aim of life is to live, and to live means to be aware, joyously, drunkenly, serenely, divinely aware.
    — Henry Miller
    tags: live 
     
    Everyday we slaughter our finest impulses. That is why we get a heartache when we read the 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. Everyman, when he gets quiet, when he becomes desperately honest with himself, is capable of uttering profound truths.
    — Henry Miller
    If you can fall in love again and again if you can forgive as well as forget, if you can keep from growing sour, surly, bitter and cynical you've got it half licked.
    — Henry Miller
    All growth is a leap in the dark, a spontaneous unpremeditated act without benefit of experience.
    — Henry Miller
    tags: growth  experience  dark 
     
    Every moment is a golden one for him who has the vision to recognize it as such.
    — Henry Miller
    tags: moment  vision 
     
    Whatever needs to be maintained through force is doomed.
    — Henry Miller
    tags: doomed 
     
    The poet speaks adequately only when he speaks somewhat wildly... not with intellect alone, but with intellect inebriated by nectar.
    — Henry Miller
    tags: alone  poet 
     
    Every man has his own destiny: the only imperative is to follow it, to accept it, no matter where it leads him.
    — Henry Miller
    tags: men 
     
    I need to be alone. I need to ponder my shame and my despair in seclusion; I need the sunshine and the paving stones of the streets without companions, without conversation, face to face with myself, with only the music of my heart for company.
    — Henry Miller
    It is with the soul that we grasp the essence of another human being, not with the mind, nor even with the heart.
    — Henry Miller
    tags: heart  human  soul  mind 
     
    The goal of life is not to possess power but to radiate it.
    — Henry Miller
    tags: power  goal 
     
    Dedication is not what others expect of you, it is what you can give to others.
    — Henry Miller
    If there is to be any peace it will come through being, not having.
    — Henry Miller
    tags: peace 
     
    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
    tags: crimes  live 
     
    I soon found out you can't change the world. The best you can do is to learn to live with it.
    — Henry Miller
    tags: live  world  learn 
     
    Whatever there be of progress in life comes not through adaptation but through daring.
    — Henry Miller
    tags: progress 
     
    A man of good will with a little effort and belief in his own powers can enjoy a deep, tranquil, rich life - provided he go his own way.... To live one's own life is still the best way of life, always was and always will be.
    — Henry Miller
    tags: belief  men  power  live 
     
    The enchanting, and sometimes terrifying, thing is that the world can be so many things to so many different souls. That it can be, and is, all these things at once and the same time.
    — Henry Miller
    tags: time  world  soul 
     
    When you come, please be so kind as to check your neuroses and psychoses at the gate... Fans and other obnoxious pests would do well to maintain silence.
    — Henry Miller
    tags: silence 
     
    Until we accept the fact that life itself is founded in mystery, we shall learn nothing.
    — Henry Miller
    tags: mystery  facts  learn 
     
    We are dancing in the hollow of nothingness. We are one flesh, but separated like stars.
    — Henry Miller
    tags: star 
     
    To have her here in bed with me, breathing on me, her hair in my mouth-I count that something of a miracle.
    — Henry Miller
    tags: miracle 
     
    Giving and receiving are at bottom one thing, dependent on whether one lives open or closed. Living openly one becomes a medium, a transmitter; living thus, as a river, one experiences life to the full, flows along with the current of life, and dies in order to live again as an ocean.
    — Henry Miller
    tags: living  live  experience  giving  ocean  die  media 
     
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