Quotes 20 – Henry Miller – on life!

Quotes 20 – Henry Miller – on life!

Henry Miller has always been one of my heroes. He lived a life that was wild and creative, outside of the rules of society, yet with morality and passion.
I idolised him.
He was like a 1930s Beatnik in Paris!
I could write quotes all day they are all so brilliant:

‘The aim of life is to live, and to live means to be aware, joyously, drunkenly, serenely, divinely aware.’


‘I have no money, no resources, no hopes. I am the happiest man alive.’

Yes again!! To live wild and in the moment!

‘Every moment is a golden one for him who has the vision to recognize it as such.’

If we could only live naturally again. In tune with our needs.

The moment one gives close attention to any thing, even a blade of grass it becomes a mysterious, awesome, indescribably magnificent world in itself.

All life is a mystery – a wonder – awe and majesty!

‘The only thing we never get enough of is love; and the only thing we never give enough of is love.’

How true – love is all you need.

‘Chaos is the score upon which reality is written.’

The chaos of quantum and multiverses.

‘One’s destination is never a place but rather a new way of looking at things.’

The journey is what it’s about – extracting every nuance and joy.

‘If there is to be any peace it will come through being, not having.’

Feeling – loving – doing – being.

‘Back of every creation, supporting it like an arch, is faith. Enthusiasm is nothing: it comes and goes. But if one believes, then miracles occur.’

I believe we can change the world. We can build a positive zeitgeist.

‘The real leader has no need to lead – he is content to point the way.’

Henry pointed the way for me!
These are my six books of poetry. They are available as paperback or on Kindle from Amazon – all for under £5 for a paperback. You could buy the whole lot for just £27.62!!
They are not conventional poetry books. They are like you find on my blog with a page of explanatory prose followed by the poem. The prose is as important as the poem to me.

Codas, Cadence and Clues – £4.97

Stanzas and Stances – £5.59

Poems and Peons – £4.33

Rhymes and Reasons – £3.98
Prose, Cons and Poetry – £4.60

Vice and Verse – £4.15

Science Fiction books:

Ebola in the Garden of Eden – paperback £6.95 Kindle £2.56 (or free on unlimited)

Green – paperback £9.98 Kindle £2.56 (or free on unlimited)

Rock Music books

In Search of Captain Beefheart – paperback £6.91 Kindle £1.99 (or free on unlimited)


Other selected books and novels:

Anecdotes-Weird-Science-Writing-Ramblings – a book of anecdotes mainly from the sixties and other writing.

More Anecdotes – following the immense popularity of the first volume I produced a second

Goofin’ with the cosmic freaks – a kind of On the Road for the sixties

The book of Ginny – a novel

In Britain :

In America:
In all other countries around the world check out your regional Amazon site and Opher Goodwin books.

9 thoughts on “Quotes 20 – Henry Miller – on life!

  1. You speak to my heart, Opher, with your comments on these quotes. I love his Henry Miller’s work as well. “Tropic of Cancer” was the first novel of his that I read, and it inspired me tremendously. Opened up new windows as to how a person could write. Then I read “Black Spring”, and my god, there were some passages in that book which blew me away! “Big Sur & The Oranges of Heironymous Bosch” I enjoyed, and “The Air-Conditioned Nightmare” has some great moments too. Have you enjoyed the 1956 interviews entitled, “Henry Miller Recals & Reflects”? A youtube link here, if interested: https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=Q7Yx8Jz7ics

    1. Tyler – my favourite was the Tropic of Capricorn. I thought one page in that book had the finest writing I have ever read. It reached right into me.
      Thanks for the link – greatly appreciated.

  2. Me too. Capricorn my favorite. Miller whetted my appetite for literature, spurred me to write my story too. Hurray for the wild man from Brooklyn, Henry Miller!

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