Quotes by Henry Miller

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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.
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I took care of my wheel as one would look after a Rolls Royce. If it needed repairs I always brought it to the same shop on Myrtle Avenue run by a negro named Ed Perry. He handled the bike with kid gloves, you might say. He would always see to it that neither front nor back wheel wobbled. Often he would do a job for me without pay, because, as he put it, he never saw a man so in love with his bike as I was.
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I'd rather sit down and write a letter than call someone up. I hate the telephone.
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History is the myth, the true myth, of man's fall made manifest in time.
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I soon found out you can't change the world. The best you can do is to learn to live with it.
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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.
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The artist is the opposite of the politically minded individual, the opposite of the reformer, the opposite of the idealist. The artist does not tinker with the universe, he recreates it out of his own experience and understanding of life.
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The aim of life is to live, and to live means to be aware, joyously, drunkenly, serenely, divinely aware.
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New York has a trip-hammer vitality which drives you insane with restlessness if you have no inner stabilizer.
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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.
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