Wisdom of the Heart, Henry Miller

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

"No daring is fatal."

- René Crevel

"In the ultimate sense, the world itself is pregnant with failure, is the perfect manifestation of imperfection, of the consciousness of failure. In the realization of this, failure itself is eliminated."

"What is needed more than lifeboats is lighthouses. A fuller, clearer vision - not more safety appliances!"

"Normality is the paradise of escapeologists, for it is a fixation concept, pure and simple. It is better to stand alone and to feel quite normal about our abnormality, doing nothing whatever about it, except what needs to be done in order to be oneself."

- Howe

"Being is burning."

"Attachment to any system is suggestive of anxious escape from life."

"The real leader has no need to lead - he is content to point the way. Unless we become our own leaders, content to be what we are in process of becoming, we shall always be servitors and idolaters."

"The man who decides to live his own life is without fear; he lives positively, not negatively."

"The highest activity is an effect rather than an act."

"Man has no other real enemy than this which he carries with him."

"Life, as it is called, is for most of us one long postponement. And the simple reason for it is: FEAR."

"Nothing is dead, except in the imagination."