Talk:Henry Miller

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Pending citation. Gordonofcartoon 23:43, 6 December 2009 (UTC)

  • Hope is a bad thing. It means that you are not what you want to be. It means that part of you is dead, if not all of you. It means that you entertain illusions. It's a sort of spiritual clap, I should say.
  • Every man has his own destiny: The only imperative is to follow it, to accept it, no matter where it leads him.
  • I see America spreading disaster. I see America as a black curse upon the world.
  • More obscene than anything is inertia.
  • No matter how vast, how total, the failure of man here on earth, the work of man will be resumed elsewhere. War leaders talk of resuming operations on this front and that, but man's front embraces the whole universe.
  • Sex is one of the nine reasons for reincarnation- the other eight are unimportant.
  • Writing is its own reward.
  • So I was at liberty, let us say, to write something about Coney Island in winter. If they liked it it would appear in print, my name would be signed to it, and I could show it to my friends, carry it about with me, put it under my pillow at night, read it surreptitiously, over and over, because the first time you see yourself in print you're beside yourself, you've at last proved to the world that you really are a writer, and you must prove it to the world, at least once in your life, or you will go mad from believing it all by yourself. And so to Coney Island on a wintry day. Alone, of course. It wouldn't do to have one's reflections and observations diverted by a trivial-minded friend. A new pad in my pocket and a sharp pencil.
  • The one thing we can never get enough of is love. And the one thing we never give enough of is love.
  • The real leader has no need to lead - he is content to point the way.
  • To enter life by way of vagina is as good a way as any
  • We are dancing in the hollow of the cup of nothingness. We are of one flesh, but separated like stars.
  • Love is complete and utter surrender.
  • I have never regretted anything. Regret, like guilt, is a waste of time.

The history of the world is the history of the peivileged few[edit]

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Oh, I see the relevance. The quote is actually "The history of the world is the history of a privileged few". It's from Sunday After War (1944). Added per suggestion. Gordonofcartoon 11:14, 3 January 2010 (UTC)

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