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  • 41.
    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).

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  • 42.
    The real leader has no need to lead—he is content to point the way.
    Henry Miller (1891-1980), U.S. author. The Wisdom of the Heart, title essay (1947).
  • 43.
    Any genuine philosophy leads to action and from action back again to wonder, to the enduring fact of mystery.
    Henry Miller (1891-1980), U.S. author. The Wisdom of the Heart, "The Absolute Collective," (1947).
  • 44.
    Moralities, ethics, laws, customs, beliefs, doctrines—these are of trifling import. All that matters is that the miraculous become the norm.
    Henry Miller (1891-1980), U.S. author. The World of Sex, p. 118 (1940, repr. 1970).
  • 45.
    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.
    Henry Miller (1891-1980), U.S. author. "An Open Letter to Surrealists Everywhere," The Cosmological Eye (1939).

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  • 46.
    Example moves the world more than doctrine. The great exemplars are the poets of action, and it makes little difference whether they be forces for good or forces for evil.
    Henry Miller (1891-1980), U.S. author. "An Open Letter to Surrealists Everywhere," The Cosmological Eye (1939).

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  • 47.
    Confusion is a word we have invented for an order which is not understood.
    Henry Miller (1891-1980), U.S. author. Tropic of Capricorn, "On the Ovarian Trolley: An Interlude," (1938).
  • 48.
    The man who is forever disturbed about the condition of humanity either has no problems of his own or has refused to face them.
    Henry Miller (1891-1980), U.S. author. Sexus, ch. 9 (1949). Miller emphasized that he was referring to "the great majority, not of the emancipated few who, having thought things through, are privileged to identify themselves with all humanity and thus enjoy that greatest of all luxuries: service."

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  • 49.
    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 (1891-1980), U.S. author. "Soirée in Hollywood," The Air-Conditioned Nightmare (1945).

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  • 50.
    The man who looks for security, even in the mind, is like a man who would chop off his limbs in order to have artificial ones which will give him no pain or trouble.
    Henry Miller (1891-1980), U.S. author. Sexus, ch. 14 (1949).

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