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Quotations From HENRY MILLER

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  • 51.
    Life has to be given a meaning because of the obvious fact that it has no meaning.
    Henry Miller (1891-1980), U.S. author. "Creative Death," The Wisdom of the Heart (1947).

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  • 52.
    The world dies over and over again, but the skeleton always gets up and walks.
    Henry Miller (1891-1980), U.S. author. "Uterine Hunger," The Wisdom of the Heart (1941).

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  • 53.
    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.
    Henry Miller (1891-1980), U.S. author. Sexus, ch. 14 (1949).
  • 54.
    The diary is an art form just as much as the novel or the play. The diary simply requires a greater canvas.
    Henry Miller (1891-1980), U.S. author. "Un Etre Etoile," The Cosmological Eye (1939).
  • 55.
    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 (1891-1980), U.S. author. "With Edgar Varèse in the Gobi Desert," The Air-Conditioned Nightmare (1945).

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  • 56.
    He is a man of one idea: that life has a symbolic significance. Which is to say that life and art are one.
    Henry Miller (1891-1980), U.S. author. "Creative Death," The Wisdom of the Heart (1947).

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  • 57.
    The new always carries with it the sense of violation, of sacrilege. What is dead is sacred; what is new, that is different, is evil, dangerous, or subversive.
    Henry Miller (1891-1980), U.S. author. "With Edgar Varèse in the Gobi Desert," The Air-Conditioned Nightmare (1945).

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  • 58.
    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 (1891-1980), U.S. author. "Creative Death," The Wisdom of the Heart (1947).

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  • 59.
    He's the master of the nightmare. He's the Gustave Doré of the world of Henry Ford and Co., Inc.
    Henry Miller (1891-1980), U.S. author. "Good news! God is Love!" The Air-Conditioned Nightmare (1945).

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  • 60.
    Obscenity is a cleansing process, whereas pornography only adds to the murk.
    Henry Miller (1891-1980), U.S. author. Writers at Work, Second Series, ed. George Plimpton (1963). Miller is quoted as saying, "I am for obscenity and against pornography."
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