Stand Still Like the Hummingbird

by Henry Miller
United States
26 Dec 1891 // 7 Jun 1980
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Man, as man, has never realized himself. The greater part of him, his potential being, has always been submerged. What is history if not the endless story of his repeated failures?

Stand Still Like the Hummingbird
I see myself forever and ever as the ridiculous man, the lonely soul, the wanderer, the restless frustrated artist, the man in love with love, always in search of the absolute, always seeking the unattainable.

Stand Still Like the Hummingbird
Everyone has his own reality in which, if one is not too cautious, timid or frightened, one swims. This is the only reality there is.

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Henry Miller

 

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