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

Henry Miller in Man, Destiny, Matter

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

Henry Miller

The legal system is often a mystery, and we, its priests, preside over rituals baffling to everyday citizens.

Henry Miller

An artist is always alone - if he is an artist. No, what the artist needs is loneliness.

Henry Miller

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

Henry Miller

Our own physical body possesses a wisdom which we who inhabit the body lack. We give it orders which make no sense.

Henry Miller

I have no money, no resources, no hopes. I am the happiest man alive.

Henry Miller

The waking mind is the least serviceable in the arts.

Henry Miller

Los Angeles gives one the feeling of the future more strongly than any city I know of. A bad future, too, like something out of Fritz Lang's feeble imagination.

Henry Miller

Imagination is the voice of daring. If there is anything Godlike about God it is that. He dared to imagine everything.

Henry Miller

Back of every creation, supporting it like an arch, is faith. Enthusiasm is nothing: it comes and goes. But if one believes, then miracles occur.

Henry Miller

The real leader has no need to lead - he is content to point the way.

Henry Miller

All growth is a leap in the dark, a spontaneous unpremeditated act without benefit of experience.

Henry Miller

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

Henry Miller

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.

Henry Miller

Develop interest in life as you see it; in people, things, literature, music - the world is so rich, simply throbbing with rich treasures, beautiful souls and interesting people. Forget yourself.

Henry Miller