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Art teaches nothing, except the significance of life.
~ Henry Miller | ( American author. ) | 1891-1980 | Art
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The artist is the opposite of the politically minded individual, the opposite of the reformer, the opposite of the idealist. The artist does not tinker with the universe; he recreates it out of his own experience and understanding of life.
~ Henry Miller | ( American author. ) | 1891-1980 | Art
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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 | ( American author. ) | 1891-1980 | Art
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A book is a part of life, a manifestation of life, just as much as a tree or a horse or a star. It obeys its own rhythms, its own laws, whether it be a novel, a play, or a diary. The deep, hidden rhythm of life is always there, that of the pulse, the heart beat.
~ Henry Miller | ( American author. ) | 1891-1980 | Books
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All my good reading, you might say, was done in the toilet. There are passages in Ulysses which can be read only in the toilet -- if one wants to extract the full flavor of their content.
~ Henry Miller | ( American author. ) | 1891-1980 | Books
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Until it is kindled by a spirit as flamingly alive as the one which gave it birth a book is dead to us. Words divested of their magic are but dead hieroglyphs.
~ Henry Miller | ( American author. ) | 1891-1980 | Books
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The world itself is pregnant with failure, is the perfect manifestation of imperfection, of the consciousness of failure.
~ Henry Miller | ( American author. ) | 1891-1980 | Failure
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Imagination is the voice of daring. If there is anything Godlike about God it is that. He dared to imagine everything.
~ Henry Miller | ( American author. ) | 1891-1980 | Imagination
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In the attempt to defeat death man has been inevitably obliged to defeat life, for the two are inextricably related. Life moves on to death, and to deny one is to deny the other.
~ Henry Miller | ( American author. ) | 1891-1980 | Death
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The world is the mirror of myself dying.
~ Henry Miller | ( American author. ) | 1891-1980 | Death
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Honest criticism means nothing: what one wants is unrestrained passion, fire for fire.
~ Henry Miller | ( American author. ) | 1891-1980 | Criticism
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The study of crime begins with the knowledge of oneself. All that you despise, all that you loathe, all that you reject, all that you condemn and seek to convert by punishment springs from you.
~ Henry Miller | ( American author. ) | 1891-1980 | Crime
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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 | ( American author. ) | 1891-1980 | Faith
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Music is a beautiful opiate, if you don't take it too seriously.
~ Henry Miller | ( American author. ) | 1891-1980 | Music
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There is nothing strange about fear: no matter in what guise it presents itself it is something with which we are all so familiar that when a man appears who is without it we are at once enslaved by him.
~ Henry Miller | ( American author. ) | 1891-1980 | Fear
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Life is constantly providing us with new funds, new resources, even when we are reduced to immobility. In life's ledger there is no such thing as frozen assets.
~ Henry Miller | ( American author. ) | 1891-1980 | Life
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One has to be a lowbrow, a bit of a murderer, to be a politician, ready and willing to see people sacrificed, slaughtered, for the sake of an idea, whether a good one or a bad one.
~ Henry Miller | ( American author. ) | 1891-1980 | Politics
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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 | ( American author. ) | 1891-1980 | Traveling
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When one is trying to do something beyond his known powers it is useless to seek the approval of friends. Friends are at their best in moments of defeat.
~ Henry Miller | ( American author. ) | 1891-1980 | Trying
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What distinguishes the majority of men from the few is their inability to act according to their beliefs.
~ Henry Miller | ( American author. ) | 1891-1980 | Belief
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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 | ( American author. ) | 1891-1980 | Passion
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