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  • 81.
    What is not in the open street is false, derived, that is to say, literature.
    Henry Miller (1891-1980), U.S. author. "The Fourteenth Ward," Black Spring (1936).
  • 82.
    If we are always arriving and departing, it is also true that we are eternally anchored. One's destination is never a place but rather a new way of looking at things.
    Henry Miller (1891-1980), U.S. author. "The Oranges of the Millennium," Big Sur and the Oranges of Hieronymous Bosch (1957).
  • 83.
    We do not talk—we bludgeon one another with facts and theories gleaned from cursory readings of newspapers, magazines and digests.
    Henry Miller (1891-1980), U.S. author. "The Shadows," The Air-Conditioned Nightmare (1945).
  • 84.
    The world has not to be put in order: the world is order incarnate. It is for us to put ourselves in unison with this order.
    Henry Miller (1891-1980), U.S. author. Sexus, ch. 9 (1949).

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  • 85.
    Sex is one of the nine reasons for reincarnation. The other eight are unimportant.
    Henry Miller (1891-1980), U.S. author. Sexus, ch. 21 (1949).
  • 86.
    Imagination is the voice of daring. If there is anything Godlike about God it is that. He dared to imagine everything.
    Henry Miller (1891-1980), U.S. author. Sexus, ch. 14 (1949).

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  • 87.
    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.
    Henry Miller (1891-1980), U.S. author. "Reunion in Brooklyn," Sunday After the War (1944).

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  • 88.
    I have always looked upon decay as being just as wonderful and rich an expression of life as growth.
    Henry Miller (1891-1980), U.S. author. "Reflections on Writing," The Wisdom of the Heart (1947).

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  • 89.
    Whatever there be of progress in life comes not through adaptation but through daring, through obeying the blind urge.
    Henry Miller (1891-1980), U.S. author. "Reflections on Writing," The Wisdom of the Heart (1947).

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