Henry Miller

The Rosy Crucifixion 1 – Sexus

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    Juli Salojhas quotedlast year
    Wherever she is I am standing in complete darkness; her absence blots me out.
    Cami Marshas quoted8 months ago
    In the next life I will be a vulture feeding on rich carrion: I will perch on top of the tall buildings and dive like a shot the moment I smell death.
    Juli Salojhas quotedlast year
    genius takes care of the genius in a man.
    Juli Salojhas quotedlast year
    A man writes to throw off the poison which he has accumulated because of his false way of life.
    Juli Salojhas quotedlast year
    He is trying to recapture his innocence, yet all he succeeds in doing (by writing) is to inoculate the world with a virus of his disillusionment.
    Juli Salojhas quotedlast year
    Never lost my temper with him, though every word he uttered made my blood boil.
    Juli Salojhas quotedlast year
    “I’m falling in love with the strangest man on earth. You frighten me, you’re so gentle. Hold me tight. . . believe in me always . . . I feel almost as if I were with a god.”
    Juli Salojhas quotedlast year
    She knew that I was meant to destroy, that I would destroy her too in the end. She knew that whatever game she might pretend to play with me she had met her match.
    Juli Salojhas quotedlast year
    I believe because not to believe is to become as lead, to lie prone and rigid, forever inert, to waste away. . . .
    Juli Salojhas quotedlast year
    I will go directly to her home, ring the bell, and walk in. Here I am, take me—or stab me to death.
    Juli Salojhas quotedlast year
    The world lies before me, unconquered, unsullied, virgin as the Arctic zones
    Broo ibrahimhas quoted2 years ago
    It must have been a Thursday night when I met her for the first time—at the dance hall. I reported to work in the morning, after an hour or two’s sleep, looking like a somnambulist. The day passed like a dream. After dinner I fell asleep on the couch and awoke fully dressed about six the next morning. I felt thoroughly refreshed, pure at heart, and obsessed with one idea—to have her at any cost. Walking through the park I debated what sort of flowers to send with the book I had promised her (Winesburg, Ohio). I was approaching my thirty-third year, the age of Christ crucified. A wholly new life lay before me, had I the courage to risk all. Actually there was nothing to risk: I was at the bottom rung of the ladder, a failure in every sense of the word.
    It was a Saturday morning, then, and for me Saturday has always been the best day of the week. I come to life when others are dropping off with fatigue; my week begins with the Jewish day of rest. That this was to be the grand week of my life, to last for seven long years, I had no idea of course. I knew only that the day was auspicious and eventful. To make the fatal step, to throw everything to the dogs, is in itself an emancipation: the thought of consequences never entered my head. To make absolute, unconditional surrender to the woman one loves is to break every bond save the desire not to lose her, which is the most terrible bond of all.
    I spent the morning borrowing right and left, dispatched the book and flowers, then sat down to write a long letter to be delivered by a special messenger. I told her that I would telephone her later in the afternoon. At noon I quit
    Eglantina Begahas quoted2 years ago
    She knew that I was meant to destroy, that I would destroy her too in the end.
    Eglantina Begahas quoted2 years ago
    “I’m falling in love with the strangest man on earth. You frighten me, you’re so gentle. Hold me tight. . . believe in me always . . . I feel almost as if I were with a god.”
    Eglantina Begahas quoted2 years ago
    I’m in love with a monster, the most gorgeous monster imaginable . . .
    Eglantina Begahas quoted2 years ago
    Wherever she is I am standing in complete darkness; her absence blots me out.
    Eglantina Begahas quoted2 years ago
    What ambitions I may have had were gone; there was nothing I wanted to do except put myself completely in her hands. Above everything else I wanted to hear her voice, know that she was still alive, that she had not already forgotten me.
    Natalya Vorobyevahas quoted4 years ago
    When you have suffered a great deal in a certain place you have the impression that the record is imprinted in the street.
    Natalya Vorobyevahas quoted4 years ago
    I really don’t give a damn about the misery of the world. I take it for granted. What I want is to open up. I want to know what’s inside me. I want everybody to open up. I’m like an imbecile with a can opener in his hand, wondering where to begin—to open up the earth.
    Natalya Vorobyevahas quoted4 years ago
    Imagination is the voice of daring. If there is anything Godlike about God it is that. He dared to imagine everything.
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