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Letter "H" » Henry Miller Quotes
«One of the reasons why so few of us ever act, instead of react, is because we are continually stifling our deepest impulses.»
«Life has to be given a meaning because of the obvious fact that it has no meaning.»
«Life moves on, whether we act as cowards or heroes. 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.»
«The tragedy of it is that nobody sees the look of desperation on my face. Thousands and thousands of us, and we're passing one another without a look of recognition.»
«Whatever needs to be maintained through force is doomed»
«Sex is one of the nine reasons for reincarnation. . .The other eight are unimportant»
«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.»
«Who hates the Jews more than the Jew?»
«We live at the edge of the miraculous.»