Slaughtering the Profound

Henry Miller in Paris“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

American Author from New York, amongst his works were ‘Tropic of Cancer’ and ‘Tropic of Capricorn’ .

Born in 1891 (died 1980). He was recognised, amongst other things, as a critic of American values, in his day and was passionate about telling his truth. He lived in America and Paris, where he wrote semi autobiographical fiction.

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Active belief

Henry Valentine Miller

 

“What distinguishes the majority of men from the few is their ability to act according to their beliefs”

~ Henry Miller

Born December 26, 1891 died June 7, 1980
American novelist and painter.
He wrote novels containing fiction, autobiography, social criticism, philosophical reflection, surrealist free association, and mysticism.

Author of  Tropic of Cancer (1934), Black Spring (1936), and Tropic of Capricorn (1939)

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