Henry Miller Quotes

The ultimate can only be expressed in conduct. 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.

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

The moment one is on the side of life “peace and security” drop out of consciousness. The only peace, the only security, is in fulfillment.

If there is to be any peace, it will come through being, not having.

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

Who wants to live to be a hundred? What’s the point of it? A short life and a merry one is far better than a long life sustained by fear, caution and perpetual medical surveillance.

It isn’t the oceans that cut us off from the rest of the world – it’s the American way of looking at things.

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

In expanding the field of knowledge we but increase the horizon of ignorance.

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.