Henry Miller Quotes

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

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

Chaos is the score upon which reality is written.

I soon found out you can’t change the world. The best you can do is to learn to live with it.

Big Sur is the California that men dreamed of years ago, this is the Pacific that Balboa looked at from the Peak of Darien, this is the face of the earth as the Creator intended it to look.

It’s silly to go on pretending that under the skin we are all brothers. The truth is more likely that under the skin we are all cannibals, assassins, traitors, liars, hypocrites, poltroons.

Until it is kindled by a spirit as lovingly alive as the one which gave it birth, a book is dead to us. Words divested of their magic are but dead hieroglyphs.

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

Art teaches nothing, except the significance of life.

Whoever uses the spirit that is in him creatively is an artist. To make living itself an art, that is the goal.