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Henry Miller Quotes

The moment one gives close attention to anything, even a blade of grass, it becomes a mysterious, awesome, indescribably magnificent world in itself.

~ Henry Miller

A book lying idle on a shelf is wasted ammunition. Like money, books must be kept in constant circulation. Lend and borrow to the maximum -- of both books and money! But especially books, for books represent infinitely more than money. A book is not only a friend, it makes friends for you. When you have possessed a book with mind and spirit, you are enriched. But when you pass it on you are enriched threefold.

~ Henry Miller

Chaos is the score upon which reality is written.

~ Henry Miller

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

~ Henry Miller

Of nothing [in the U.S.] are you allowed to get the real odor or savor. Everything is sterilized and wrapped in cellophane.

~ Henry Miller

- Dr. Souchon: Surgeon-Painter in The Air-Conditioned Nightmare, 1945

Moralities, ethics, laws, customs, beliefs, doctrines - these are of trifling import. All that matters is that the miraculous become the norm.

~ Henry Miller
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