We live in the mind, in ideas, in fragments. We no longer drink in the wild outer music of the streets - we remember only.
Quote by Henry Miller
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The great work must inevitably be obscure, except to the very few, to those who like the author himself are initiated into the mysteries. Communication then is secondary: it is perpetuation which is important. For this only one good reader is necessary.
The legal system is often a mystery, and we, its priests, preside over rituals baffling to everyday citizens.
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.
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 worst sin that can be committed against the artist is to take him at his word, to see in his work a fulfillment instead of an horizon.
Imagination is the voice of daring. If there is anything Godlike about God it is that. He dared to imagine everything.
The waking mind is the least serviceable in the arts.
When one is trying to do something beyond his known powers it is useless to seek the approval of friends. Friends are at their best in moments of defeat.
Instead of asking 'How much damage will the work in question bring about?' why not ask 'How much good? How much joy?'
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.
I always separated sports and my personal life.
A man can live and be healthy without killing animals for food therefore, if he eats meat, he participates in taking animal life merely for the sake of his appetite.
To know oneself, one should assert oneself.
If money grew on trees, hustlers wouldn't need incentives.
Like everyone else who makes the mistake of getting older, I begin each day with coffee and obituaries.
I think the personal relationships I established mattered in terms of what I was able to get done. And I did bring women's issues to the center of our foreign policy.
We believe in individual initiative, personal responsibility, opportunity, freedom, small government, the Constitution. These principles, these American principles are key to getting our economy back to being successful and leading the world.
I will perform My Heart Will Go On for the rest of my life and it will always remain a very emotional experience for me.
Even just once, try to be the ray of sunshine in a person's dark cloud. It won't hurt.
The quality of strength lined with tenderness is an unbeatable combination, as are intelligence and necessity when unblunted by formal education.