Henry Miller Quotes

Topographically the country is magnificent -- and terrifying. Why terrifying? Because nowhere else in the world is the divorce between man and nature so complete. Nowhere have I encountered such a dull, monotonous fabric of life as here in America. Here boredom reaches its peak.

Henry Miller

A man writes to throw off the poison which he has accumulated because of his false way of life. He is trying to recapture his innocence, yet all he succeeds in doing (by writing) is to inoculate the world with a virus of his disillusionment. No man would set a word down on paper if he had the courage to live out what he believed in.

Henry Miller

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

Henry Miller

Americans can eat garbage, provided you sprinkle it liberally with ketchup, mustard, chili sauce, Tabasco sauce, cayenne pepper, or any other condiment which destroys the original flavor of the dish

Henry Miller

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

Henry Miller

We create our fate every day we live.

Henry Miller

Who hates the Jews more than the Jew?

Henry Miller

Don't look for miracles. You yourself are the miracle.

Henry Miller

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

Henry Miller

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.

Henry Miller

Life has to be given a meaning because of the obvious fact that it has no meaning.

Henry Miller
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