Tropic of Capricorn

by Henry Miller
United States
26 Dec 1891 // 7 Jun 1980
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Every time you come to the limit of what is demanded of you, you are faced with the same problem - to be yourself!

Tropic of Capricorn
For there is only one great adventure and that is inward toward the self, and for that, time nor space nor even deeds matter.

Tropic of Capricorn
I found that what I had desired all my life was not to live - if what others are doing is called living - but to express myself.

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Tropic of Capricorn

Henry Miller

 

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