Henry Miller

Henry Miller

Henry Valentine Miller (December 26, 1891 – June 7, 1980) was an American writer. He was known for breaking with existing literary forms, developing a new sort of semi-autobiographical novel that blended character study, social criticism, philosophical reflection, explicit language, sex, surrealist free association, and mysticism.

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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.

Life is 440 horsepower in a 2-cylinder engine.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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

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