Quotes by Henry Miller

"The one thing we can never get enough of is love. And the one thing we never give enough of is love."

"A book lying idle on a shelf is wasted ammunition."

"Let me be, was all I wanted. Be what I am, no matter how I am."

"I need to be alone. I need to ponder my shame and my despair in seclusion; I need the sunshine and the paving stones of the streets without companions, without conversation, face to face with myself, with only the music of my heart for company."

"Develop an interest in life as you see it; the people, things, literature, music - the world is so rich, simply throbbing with rich treasures, beautiful souls and interesting people. Forget yourself."


Books by Henry Miller

  • I sotterranei
  • 13,837 ratings
  • 1960 by Feltrinelli

    (first published 1958)

  • The World Of Sex
  • 854 ratings
  • April 1st 2008 by Oneworld Classics

    (first published 1940)

  • The Black Book
  • 557 ratings
  • January 1st 2006 by Olympia Press

    (first published 1937)

  • Letters to Anaïs Nin
  • 498 ratings
  • November 15th 1988 by Paragon House Publishers

    (first published 1965)

Henry Miller
  • Henry Miller

  • Date of birth: December 26, 1891
  • Died: June 07, 1980
  • Born: in Yorkville, Manhattan, New York City, The United States.

  • Description: Henry Miller sought to reestablish the freedom to live without the conventional restraints of civilization. His books are potpourris of sexual description, quasi-philosophical speculation, reflection on literature and society, surrealistic imaginings, and autobiographical incident.

    After living in Paris in the 1930s, he returned to the United States and settled in Big Sur, California. Miller's first two works, Tropic of Cancer (Paris, 1934) and Tropic of Capricorn (Paris, 1939), were denied publication in the U.S. until the early 1960s because of alleged obscenity. The Colossus of Maroussi (1941), a travel book of modern Greece, is considered by some critics his best work. His other writings include the Rosy Crucifixion TrilogySexus (1949), Plexus (1953), and Nexus (1960). In 1976 Norman Mailer edited a selection of Miller's writings, Genius and Lust.