Henry Miller


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Henry Valentine Miller (December 26, 1891 – June 7, 1980) was an American writer and painter. He was known for breaking with existing literary forms and developing a new sort of "novel" that is a mixture of novel, autobiography, social criticism, philosophical reflection, surrealist free association, and mysticism, one that is distinctly always about and expressive of the real-life Henry Miller ... more »

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  • ''The study of crime begins with the knowledge of oneself. All that you despise, all that you loathe, all that you reject, all that you condemn and seek to convert by punishment springs from you.''
    Henry Miller (1891-1980), U.S. author. "The Soul of Anaesthesia," The Air-Conditioned Nightmare (1945).
  • ''A prisoner has no sex. He is God's own private eunuch.''
    Henry Miller (1891-1980), U.S. author. "The Soul of Anaesthesia," The Air-Conditioned Nightmare (1945).
  • The loss of sex polarity is part and parcel of the larger disintegration, the reflex of the soul's death, and coincident with the disappearance of great men, great deeds, great causes, great wars, etc...
    Henry Miller (1891-1980), U.S. author. "The Universe of Death," The Cosmological Eye (1939).
  • At bottom there is in Joyce a profound hatred for humanity—the scholar's hatred. One realizes that he has the neurotic's fear of entering the living world, the world of men and women in which he ...
    Henry Miller (1891-1980), U.S. author. "The Universe of Death," The Cosmological Eye (1939).
  • ''In expanding the field of knowledge, we but increase the horizon of ignorance.''
    Henry Miller (1891-1980), U.S. author. The Wisdom of the Heart, title essay (1947).
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