One's destination is never a place, but a new way of seeing things.

Henry Miller on perception
93

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

Henry Miller on dedicate
34

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 on travel
29

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 on desperation
13

Chaos is the score upon which reality is written.

Henry Miller on chaos
9

One's destination is never a place, but rather a new way of looking at things.

Henry Miller on attitude
9
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One's destination is never a place, but a new way of seeing things.

There is no salvation in becoming adapted to a world which is crazy.

Henry Miller on salvation
9

Remorse is impotence, it will sin again. Only repentance is strong, it can end everything.

Henry Miller on forgiveness
9

Art teaches nothing, except the significance of life.

Henry Miller on art
7

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

Henry Miller on discovery
7

The world is not to be put in order; the world is order, incarnate. It is for us to harmonize with this order.

Henry Miller on discovery
6

Music is a beautiful opiate, if you don't take it too seriously.

Henry Miller on music
6
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About Henry Miller

Name Henry Miller
Quotes 155 quotes
Nationality American
Profession Author
Birthday December 26, 1891
About Henry Miller sought to reestablish the freedom to live without the conventional restraints of civilization. His books are potpourris of sexual description, quasi-philosophical speculation, reflection on literature and society, surrealistic imaginings, and autobiographical incident. After living in Paris in the 1930s, he returned to the United States and settled in Big Sur, Calif.
Top topics life, world, word, artist, people

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

Henry Miller on confusion
5

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

Henry Miller on perception
5

Every man has his own destiny: the only imperative is to follow it, to accept it, no matter where it leads him.

Henry Miller on fate
5

Man has demonstrated that he is master of everything -- except his own nature.

Henry Miller on humanity
4

If men cease to believe that they will one day become gods then they will surely become worms.

Henry Miller on ambition
4

Whatever needs to be maintained through force is doomed.

Henry Miller on power
4

Honest criticism means nothing: what one wants is unrestrained passion, fire for fire.

Henry Miller on criticism
3

Whatever there be of progress in life comes not through adaptation but through daring.

Henry Miller on adaptation
3

Who hates the Jews more than the Jew?

Henry Miller on religion
3

What holds the world together, as I have learned from bitter experience, is sexual intercourse.

Henry Miller on sex
3

Sex is one of the nine reasons for reincarnation. The other eight are unimportant.

Henry Miller on sex
3

The world is the mirror of myself dying.

Henry Miller on death
2

What distinguishes the majority of men from the few is their inability to act according to their beliefs.

Henry Miller on belief
2

An artist is always alone - if he is an artist. No, what the artist needs is loneliness.

Henry Miller on art
2

History is the myth, the true myth, of man's fall made manifest in time.

Henry Miller on history
2

It isn't the oceans which cut us off from the world -- it's the American way of looking at things.

Henry Miller on solitude
2

The American ideal is youth --handsome, empty youth.

Henry Miller on youth
2

To live without killing is a thought which could electrify the world, if men were only capable of staying awake long enough to let the idea soak in.

Henry Miller on murder
2

In this age, which believes that there is a short cut to everything, the greatest lesson to be learned is that the most difficult way is, in the long run, the easiest.

Henry Miller on difficulty
2

Serenity is when you get above all this, when it doesn't matter what they think, say or want, but when you do as you are, and see God and Devil as one.

Henry Miller on inspirational
2

All growth is a leap in the dark, a spontaneous, unpremeditated act without benefit of experience.

Henry Miller on growth
2

An artist is always alone -- if he is an artist. No, what the artist needs is loneliness.

Henry Miller on solitude
2

One can be absolutely truthful and sincere even though admittedly the most outrageous liar. Fiction and invention are of the very fabric of life.

Henry Miller on deceptionlying
1

Imagination is the voice of daring. If there is anything Godlike about God it is that. He dared to imagine everything.

Henry Miller on imagination
1

We live in the mind, in ideas, in fragments.

We no longer drink in the wild outer music of the streets -- we remember only.

Henry Miller on mind
1

Any genuine philosophy leads to action and from action back again to wonder, to the enduring fact of mystery.

Henry Miller on philosophy
1

It does me good to write a letter which is not a response to a demand, a gratuitous letter, so to speak, which has accumulated in me like the waters of a reservoir.

Henry Miller on letters
1

Nine-tenths of our sickness can be prevented by right thinking plus right hygiene -- nine-tenths of it!

Henry Miller on prophecy
1

When you know what men are capable of you marvel neither at their sublimity nor their baseness. There are no limits in either direction apparently.

Henry Miller on potential
1

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

Henry Miller on leadership
1

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

Henry Miller on leadership
1

Life, as it is called, is for most of us one long postponement.

Henry Miller on procrastination
1

The ordinary man is involved in action, the hero acts. An immense difference.

Henry Miller on heroesheroism
1

The worst sin that can be committed against the artist is to take him at his word, to see in his work a fulfillment instead of an horizon.

Henry Miller on artist
1

You can travel fifty thousand miles in America without once tasting a piece of good bread.

Henry Miller on food
1

The real enemy can always be met and conquered, or won over.

Real antagonism is based on love, a love which has not recognized itself.

Henry Miller on enemy
1

Example moves the world more than doctrine.

The great exemplars are the poets of action, and it makes little difference whether they be forces for good or forces for evil.

Henry Miller on moves
1

Our own physical body possesses a wisdom which we who inhabit the body lack.

We give it orders which make no sense.

Henry Miller on mankind
1