An artist is always alone - if he is an artist. No, what the artist needs is loneliness.
Quote by Henry Miller
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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.
The legal system is often a mystery, and we, its priests, preside over rituals baffling to everyday citizens.
Our own physical body possesses a wisdom which we who inhabit the body lack. We give it orders which make no sense.
There is nothing strange about fear: no matter in what guise it presents itself it is something with which we are all so familiar that when a man appears who is without it we are at once enslaved by him.
The one thing we can never get enough of is love. And the one thing we never give enough is love.
No matter how vast, how total, the failure of man here on earth, the work of man will be resumed elsewhere. War leaders talk of resuming operations on this front and that, but man's front embraces the whole universe.
Develop an interest in life as you see it the people, things, literature, music - the world is so rich, simply throbbing with rich treasures, beautiful souls and interesting people. Forget yourself.
Every man has his own destiny: the only imperative is to follow it, to accept it, no matter where it leads him.
The aim of life is to live, and to live means to be aware, joyously, drunkenly, serenely, divinely aware.
Sin, guilt, neurosis they are one and the same, the fruit of the tree of knowledge.
The only sure thing about luck is that it will change.
I don't know who invented high heels, but all women owe him a lot.
After all, when the world looks to America, they look to us because we are the most successful political and economic experiment in human history.
When we go to the Bible we should keep in mind that the basic principles of the Bible are taught by God, but written down by human beings deprived of modern day knowledge. So there is some fallibility in the writings of the Bible. But the basic principles are applicable to my life and I don't find any conflict among them.
God, as Truth, has been for me a treasure beyond price. May He be so to every one of us.
What I know is, is that if you do work that you love, and the work fulfills you, the rest will come.
We are free to yield to truth.
All men having power ought to be distrusted to a certain degree.
People living deeply have no fear of death.
For a creative writer possession of the 'truth' is less important than emotional sincerity.