Henry Miller quotes

 quotes - Whatever needs to be maintained through force is doomed. Share

“Whatever needs to be maintained through force is doomed.”

— Henry Miller

 quotes - The one thing we can never get enough of is love. And the one thing we never give enough is love. Share

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

— Henry Miller

 quotes - I have no money, no resources, no hopes. I am the happiest man alive. Share

“I have no money, no resources, no hopes. I am the happiest man alive.”

— Henry Miller

 quotes - If there is to be any peace it will come through being, not having. Share

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

— Henry Miller

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

— Henry Miller

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

— 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

“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

“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

“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

“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

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

— Henry Miller

“Whatever there be of progress in life comes not through adaptation but through daring.”

— 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

“Confusion is a word we have invented for an order which is not understood.”

— Henry Miller

“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.”

— 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

“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

“No man is great enough or wise enough for any of us to surrender our destiny to. The only way in which anyone can lead us is to restore to us the belief in our own guidance.”

— 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

“We do not talk - we bludgeon one another with facts and theories gleaned from cursory readings of newspapers, magazines and digests.”

— Henry Miller

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

— Henry Miller

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

— Henry Miller

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

— 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

“Honest criticism means nothing: what one wants is unrestrained passion, fire for fire.”

— 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

“Chaos is the score upon which reality is written.”

— Henry Miller

“Art is only a means to life, to the life more abundant. It is not in itself the life more abundant. It merely points the way, something which is overlooked not only by the public, but very often by the artist himself. In becoming an end it defeats itself.”

— Henry Miller

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

— Henry Miller