A great work of art, if it accomplishes anything, serves to remind us, or let us say to set us dreaming, of all that is fluid and intangible.

Henry Miller

Henry Miller

Profession: Author
Nationality: American

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That we cannot rise equal to situations when we are in them — that is the tragedy of life.

Even if it doesn't work, there is something healthy and invigorating about direct action.

Peace! It's wonderful!

Men are lonely and out of communication with one another because all their inventions speak only of death. Death is the automaton which rules the world of activity. Death is silent, because it has no mouth. Death has never expressed anything. Death is wonderful too--after life.

Maybe I only thought I was in love. Maybe I was simply hungry, lonely, a clay pigeon any one could put away with a toy pistol.

Jump off. You are a protected individual. Do not fear.

Everything remains unsettled forever, depend on it.

Everyone has his own reality in which, if one is not too cautious, timid or frightened, one swims. This is the only reality there is.

There is only one thing which interests me vitally now, and that is the recording of all that which is omitted in books.

We defend with our lives the petty principles which divide us. The common principle, which is the establishment of the empire of man on earth, we never lift a finger to defend. We are frightened of any urge which would lift us out of the muck. We fight only for the status quo, our particular status quo. We battle with heads down and eyes closed.

The Greek knows how to live with his rags: they don't utterly degrade and befoul him as in other countries I have visited.

He wakes up cursing himself, or cursing the job, or cursing life.

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

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.