There are lone figures armed only with ideas, sometimes with just one idea, who blast away whole epochs in which we are enwrapped like mummies. Some are powerful enough to resurrect the dead. Some steal on us unawares and put a spell over us which it takes centuries to throw off. Some put a curse on us, for our stupidity and inertia, and then it seems as if God himself were unable to lift it.

Henry Miller visionaries

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Example moves the world more than doctrine. The great exemplars are the poets of action, and it makes little difference whether th ey be forces for good or forces for evil.

Henry Miller examples

The great work must inevitably be obscure, except to the very few, to those who like the author himself are initiated into the mys teries. Communication then is secondary: it is perpetuation which is important. For this only one good reader is necessary.

Henry Miller obscurity

If you are well off and can afford to spend ten or twenty-five dollars a day to hire some patient soul to listen to your troubles you can be readjusted to the crazy scheme of things and spare yourself the humiliation of becoming a Christian Scientist. You can have your ego trimmed or removed, as you wish, just like a wart or bunion.

Henry Miller psychiatry

Whenever a taboo is broken, something good happens, something vitalizing.... Taboos after all are only hangovers, the product of d iseased minds, you might say, of fearsome people who hadn't the courage to live and who under the guise of morality and religion have imposed these things upon us.

Henry Miller taboo