Humorous Quotes attributed to Henry Miller
1891-1980, American Writer
- Actors die so loud.
- 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.
- Chaos is the score upon which reality is
- Confusion is a word we have invented for an
order which is not understood.
- I have no money, no resources, no hopes. I am
the happiest man alive.
- Imagination is the voice of daring. If there
is anything Godlike about God it is that He dared to imagine everything.
- Life, as it is called, is for most of us one
- Music is a beautiful opiate, if you don't
take it too seriously.
- My books are the books that I am, the
confused man, the negligent man, the reckless man, the lusty, obscene,
boisterous, scrupulous, lying, diabolically truthful man that I am.
- No one asks you to throw Mozart out of the
window. Keep Mozart. Cherish him.
Keep Moses too, and Buddha and Lao Tzu and Christ. Keep them in your heart.
But make room for the others, the coming ones, the ones who are already
scratching on the window-panes.
- 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.
- One's destination is never a place but rather
a new way of looking at things.
- Sex is one of the nine reasons for
reincarnation. The other eight are unimportant.
- The man who is forever disturbed about the
condition of humanity either has no problems of his own or has refused to
- 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.
- The world is not to be put in order; the
world is order, incarnate. It is for us to harmonize with this order.
- We do not talk - we bludgeon one another with
facts and theories gleaned from cursory readings of newspapers, magazines
- 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.
- What holds the world together, as I have
learned from bitter experience, is
- Whatever I do is done out of sheer joy; I
drop my fruits like a ripe tree. What the general reader or the critic makes
of them is not my concern.
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