Wanderings of an artist in the trenches.

Great Henry Miller Quote


From a tweet by Stu Maschwitz:

http://t.co/xJJbkLp

“Every day we slaughter our finest impulses. That is why we get a heartache when we read those lines written by the hand of a master and recognize them as our own, as the tender shoots which we stifled because we lacked the faith to believe in our own powers, our own criterion of truth and beauty. Every man, when he gets quiet, when he becomes desperately honest with himself, is capable of uttering profound truths. We all derive from the same source. there is no mystery about the origin of things. We are all part of creation, all kings, all poets, all musicians; we have only to open up, only to discover what is already there.”
— Henry Miller, Sexus

– Posted using BlogPress from my iPad

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3 responses

  1. Eli M.

    Getting that tattooed on my back. Seriously, I’m going right now…

    January 28, 2011 at 8:33 PM

    • So, Eli…. Did you REALLY get that tattooed on your back? !

      George

      January 30, 2011 at 4:01 PM

  2. my favorite author with another profound quote! I wonder what kind of thoughts inspire these sort of realizations. thanks for sharing!

    February 7, 2011 at 7:02 PM

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