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Henry Miller


U.S. novelist and painter

“Explore unfamiliar sections—on foot if wet, on bicycle, if dry.”

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source: Henry Miller on Writing (New York: New Directions Publishing, 1964), 162.

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“Did it not see me through all my times of trouble and despair?”

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source: description of his bicycle, “My Best Friend,” in My Bike & Other Friends (Santa Barbara, CA: Capra Press, 1978), 105–110.

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“Every day that we fail to live out the maximum of our potentialities we kill the Shakespeare, Dante, Homer, Christ which is in us. Every day that we live in harness with the woman whom we no longer love we destroy our power to love and to have the woman whom we merit.”

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source: The Cosmological Eye (New York: New Directions Press, 1969), 154.

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