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Conservation
Engrave this Quote What have we achieved in mowing down mountain ranges, harnessing the energy of mighty rivers, or moving whole populations about like chess pieces, if we ourselves remain the same restless, miserable, frustrated creatures we were before? To call such activity progress is utter delusion. We may succeed in altering the face of the earth until it is unrecognizable even to the Creator, but if we are unaffected wherein lies the meaning?
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Control
Engrave this Quote Why are we so full of restraint? Why do we not give in all directions? Is it fear of losing ourselves? Until we do lose ourselves there is no hope of finding ourselves.
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Conversation
Engrave this Quote We do not talk -- we bludgeon one another with facts and theories gleaned from cursory readings of newspapers, magazines and digests.
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Creation
Engrave this Quote In the beginning was the Word. Man acts it out. He is the act, not the actor.
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Creativity
Engrave this Quote All the lies and evasions by which man has nourished himself -- civilization, in a word is the fruits of the creative artist. It is the creative nature of man which has refused to let him lapse back into that unconscious unity with life which characterizes the animal world from which he made his escape.
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Engrave this Quote There is the happiness which comes from creative effort. The joy of dreaming, creating, building, whether in painting a picture, writing an epic, singing a song, composing a symphony, devising new invention, creating a vast industry.
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Crime
Engrave this Quote The study of crime begins with the knowledge of oneself. All that you despise, all that you loathe, all that you reject, all that you condemn and seek to convert by punishment springs from you.
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Criticism
Engrave this Quote We have been educated to such a fine -- or dull -- point that we are incapable of enjoying something new, something different, until we are first told what it's all about. We don't trust our five senses; we rely on our critics and educators, all of whom are failures in the realm of creation. In short, the blind lead the blind. It's the democratic way.
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Engrave this Quote Honest criticism means nothing: what one wants is unrestrained passion, fire for fire.
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Culture
Engrave this Quote Men are not suffering from the lack of good literature, good art, good theatre, good music, but from that which has made it impossible for these to become manifest. In short, they are suffering from the silent shameful conspiracy (the more shameful since it is unacknowledged) which has bound them together as enemies of art and artists.
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Death
Engrave this Quote The world is the mirror of myself dying.
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Engrave this Quote In the attempt to defeat death man has been inevitably obliged to defeat life, for the two are inextricably related. Life moves on to death, and to deny one is to deny the other.
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Deception/Lying
Engrave this Quote One can be absolutely truthful and sincere even though admittedly the most outrageous liar. Fiction and invention are of the very fabric of life.
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Democracy
Engrave this Quote It is the American vice, the democratic disease which expresses its tyranny by reducing everything unique to the level of the herd.
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Difficulty
Engrave this Quote In this age, which believes that there is a short cut to everything, the greatest lesson to be learned is that the most difficult way is, in the long run, the easiest.
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-Henry Miller, The Books in My Life
Discovery
Engrave this Quote The world is not to be put in order; the world is order, incarnate. It is for us to harmonize with this order.
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Engrave this Quote Life has to be given a meaning because of the obvious fact that it has no meaning.
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Dreams
Engrave this Quote The dreamer whose dreams are non-utilitarian has no place in this world. In this world the poet is anathema, the thinker a fool, the artist an escapist, the man of vision a criminal.
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Effort
Engrave this Quote When one is trying to do something beyond his known powers it is useless to seek the approval of friends. Friends are at their best in moments of defeat.
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Enemy, Enemies
Engrave this Quote The real enemy can always be met and conquered, or won over. Real antagonism is based on love, a love which has not recognized itself.
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Entertainment
Engrave this Quote Broadway, such as I see it now and have seen it for twenty-five years, is a ramp that was conceived by St. Thomas Aquinas while he was yet in the womb. It was meant originally to be used only by snakes and lizards, by the horned toad and the red heron, but when the great Spanish Armada was sunk the human kind wriggled out of the ketch and slopped over, creating by a sort of foul, ignominious squirm and wiggle the cunt-like cleft that runs from the Battery south to the golf links north through the dead and wormy center of Manhattan Island.
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Example
Engrave this Quote Example moves the world more than doctrine. The great exemplars are the poets of action, and it makes little difference whether they be forces for good or forces for evil.
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Excess
Engrave this Quote The word which gives the key to the national vice is waste. And people who are wasteful are not wise, neither can they remain young and vigorous. In order to transmute energy to higher and more subtle levels one must first conserve it.
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Failure
Engrave this Quote The world itself is pregnant with failure, is the perfect manifestation of imperfection, of the consciousness of failure.
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Faith
Engrave this Quote 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.
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