Keith Miller Famous Quotes & Sayings

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Keith Miller Sayings: The whole Bible is the story of men and women trying to get back to The whole Bible is the story of men and women trying to get back to God, to overcome that sin with sacrifices, good works, sermons, prophesy, witnessing, giving all kinds of things. It never worked.
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Keith Miller Sayings: No gentleman ever discusses any relationship with a lady. No gentleman ever discusses any relationship with a lady.
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Keith Miller Sayings: We are a nation of people who are afraid we are not enough. We are a nation of people who are afraid we are not enough.
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Keith Miller Sayings: We can't be intimate because we can't share feelings that we don't have. We can't be intimate because we can't share feelings that we don't have.
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Keith Miller Sayings: Somewhere," he told her, "somewhere else lived a boy and a girl beside the sea Somewhere," he told her, "somewhere else lived a boy and a girl beside the sea and as they grew older they grew more transparent. At first blue blood vessels and then bones bloomed beneath the skin but soon they could see the shapes of the world behind their bodies, the shudder of leaves like shadows in the brain, a butterfly's flutter in the mutter of the heart, beetles in the coils of the bowels. They watched wine whirl down each other's throats and the sun rise up each other's spines, stepping vertically vertebra to vertebra. Soon the only substance they obtained was when their bodies overlapped and so they clasped each other, peering for the vestiges of eyes, teeth, ears, smears against the landscape. And one day they kissed and disappeared.
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Keith Miller Sayings: A lot of us have jobs where we need to give people structure but that A lot of us have jobs where we need to give people structure but that is different from controlling.
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Keith Miller Sayings: Pain is the doorway to wisdom and to truth. Pain is the doorway to wisdom and to truth.
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Keith Miller Sayings: I learned that the purpose of the Twelve Steps is to do the will of I learned that the purpose of the Twelve Steps is to do the will of God.
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Keith Miller Sayings: I grew up and I became very successful at what I did as a young I grew up and I became very successful at what I did as a young man. I became a work addict because this was the only way I could get any relief from this pain.
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Keith Miller Sayings: Reading is the strangest art. Your eye takes a shape, turns it into music, then Reading is the strangest art. Your eye takes a shape, turns it into music, then story, then spirit, so a curl of ink laid long ago by a sliver of reed can become, a thousand years later, your own breath.
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Keith Miller Sayings: Conversations in the flesh are the first drafts toward the later conversations of the mind, Conversations in the flesh are the first drafts toward the later conversations of the mind, where words and ideas are sorted and elaborated, recast.
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Keith Miller Sayings: I am discovering that in trying to find God's will and the shape of the I am discovering that in trying to find God's will and the shape of the Christian life I have begun an adventure so great that its total completion will always be ahead.
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Keith Miller Sayings: But keep characters in propinquity long enough and a story will always develop a plot. But keep characters in propinquity long enough and a story will always develop a plot.
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Keith Miller Sayings: If God is in a life, it doesn't have to be big to be happy If God is in a life, it doesn't have to be big to be happy and to be important in His kingdom.
Keith Miller Sayings: ...his favorite books, those he'd read over and over so he knew just the lurch ...his favorite books, those he'd read over and over so he knew just the lurch his heart would make when he turned the page and encountered the illustration of the despondent dragon under a half-moon or the fervor with which he flipped the final pages of another, the story so vivid he felt his relationship with that book was less an act of reading than a visit, a place he went to.
Keith Miller Sayings: You are controlling because I want you to do it, not because of the situation You are controlling because I want you to do it, not because of the situation or what needs to be done.
Keith Miller Sayings: Then one day I read about a book that said that the church is the Then one day I read about a book that said that the church is the only army that shoots its wounded.
Keith Miller Sayings: A forest is mystery but the desert is truth. Life pared to the bone. A forest is mystery but the desert is truth. Life pared to the bone.
Keith Miller Sayings: I was taught that pain is bad. I was taught that pain is bad.
Keith Miller Sayings: I am too old to think. I am too old to think.
Keith Miller Sayings: Twilight is the hour I love,' he told her, 'the hour where nothing is quite Twilight is the hour I love,' he told her, 'the hour where nothing is quite itself, all things teetering at the edges of their names. Here I can be alone and a stranger to myself.
Keith Miller Sayings: I have learned to like myself for the first time and to have some serenity. I have learned to like myself for the first time and to have some serenity.
Keith Miller Sayings: We never look at the grass, though it is ubiquitous. If it's left alone to We never look at the grass, though it is ubiquitous. If it's left alone to shake its hair loose it will produce tiny tassels and flowers, miniature and beautiful, that I'd never noticed before. Beauty is so often size and commotion for us, and fancy labels, that the subterfuge of loveliness all around us goes unseen.
Keith Miller Sayings: I wrote a book called The Taste of New Wine because I couldn't find a I wrote a book called The Taste of New Wine because I couldn't find a book that talked about the reality of the situation and how we were dishonest and afraid.
Keith Miller Sayings: Feelings are like a color chart that God has given us. Feelings are like a color chart that God has given us.
Keith Miller Sayings: In trying to commit my life to finding and participating in some of the purposes In trying to commit my life to finding and participating in some of the purposes of Christ, as I can determine them, my energies and abilities are gradually being focused and are working together.
Keith Miller Sayings: I'll tell you what pressure is. Pressure is a Messerschmitt up your arse. Playing cricket I'll tell you what pressure is. Pressure is a Messerschmitt up your arse. Playing cricket is not.
Keith Miller Sayings: I remember when I was a little boy my father didn't love me; he couldn't. I remember when I was a little boy my father didn't love me; he couldn't. He loved my older brother but he couldn't love me somehow, at least not in a way I could understand it.
Keith Miller Sayings: A Christian marriage is [not] one with no problems or even a marriage with fewer A Christian marriage is [not] one with no problems or even a marriage with fewer problems. (It may well mean more problems.) But it does mean a life in which two people are able to accept each other and love each other in the midst of problems and fears. It means a marriage in which selfish people can accept selfish people without constantly trying to change them
and even accept themselves, because they realize personally that they have been accepted by Christ.
Keith Miller Sayings: He skims over the sea weeping, the last winged man, salt water falling to salt He skims over the sea weeping, the last winged man, salt water falling to salt water. And though he tries to flee his tears, the sea itself is all the tears of those who've ever wept. Even the sea, even the sundering sea will not set the sad poet apart, for the country of sorrows is the size of the heart.
Keith Miller Sayings: And he loves to read. He loves the whisper of the pages and the way And he loves to read. He loves the whisper of the pages and the way his fingertips catch on rough paper, the pour of the words up from the leaves, through the soft light, into his eyes, the mute voice in his ears.
Keith Miller Sayings: This is the year of expansion in the Kingdom of God! Tent pegs will span This is the year of expansion in the Kingdom of God! Tent pegs will span to the north, the south, the east, and the west in the realm of revelation in the dominion of the Kingdom, where you will walk in a greater dimension of the manifestation of the Kingdom for your life!
Keith Miller Sayings: The writing of poetry is a chancy business, it's currency solitude and loss, its tools The writing of poetry is a chancy business, it's currency solitude and loss, its tools coffee and too much wine, its hours midnight, dawn, and dusk, and unlike other trade the hours asleep are not time off.
Keith Miller Sayings: We religious controllers control in the name of Jesus and it is really painful to We religious controllers control in the name of Jesus and it is really painful to people.
Keith Miller Sayings: A drunkenness brought on by gulped beer on an empty stomach produces raucous sniping, atrocious A drunkenness brought on by gulped beer on an empty stomach produces raucous sniping, atrocious singing, nausea. But a tizzy induced by impeccable wine slowly sipped during a marvelous meal and burnished by a superb brandy elicits miraculous conversation.
Keith Miller Sayings: It may seem an easy task to disregard a secret but secrets are like splinters It may seem an easy task to disregard a secret but secrets are like splinters beneath the flesh, the infection spreads and spreads and then the limb turns gangrenous and must be sawn away, all for the sake of a sliver of wood.
Keith Miller Sayings: We live in a constant fear that our shortcomings will be exposed to family, to We live in a constant fear that our shortcomings will be exposed to family, to friends and to the world.
Keith Miller Sayings: The problem is that this speeded-up life and stress in America causes us to cut The problem is that this speeded-up life and stress in America causes us to cut off our feelings, so we are out of touch with our reality.
Keith Miller Sayings: A spiritual person is also in touch with his or her own reality, feelings and A spiritual person is also in touch with his or her own reality, feelings and thoughts, and the reality of the people around him or her, not projecting on them.
Keith Miller Sayings: The primary symptom of a controller is denial, that is I can't see its symptoms The primary symptom of a controller is denial, that is I can't see its symptoms in myself.
Keith Miller Sayings: Prayer no longer seems like an activity to me; it has become the continuing language Prayer no longer seems like an activity to me; it has become the continuing language of the relationship I believe God designed to fulfill a human life.
Keith Miller Sayings: Intimacy, as I am using it, is sharing my reality with you. Intimacy, as I am using it, is sharing my reality with you.
Keith Miller Sayings: I am deeply a part of the problem for which Christ died. I am deeply a part of the problem for which Christ died.
Keith Miller Sayings: I am six feet tall. I am not supposed to be afraid. I am six feet tall. I am not supposed to be afraid.
Keith Miller Sayings: There never was a social change in America without angry people at the heart. There never was a social change in America without angry people at the heart.
Keith Miller Sayings: I've seen batting all over the world. And in other countries too I've seen batting all over the world. And in other countries too
Keith Miller Sayings: The way to love someone is to lightly run your finger over that person's soul The way to love someone is to lightly run your finger over that person's soul until you find a crack, and then gently pour your love into that crack.
Keith Miller Sayings: Well, I guess I'll become a thief, then," said Pica unhappily. "though I don't think Well, I guess I'll become a thief, then," said Pica unhappily. "though I don't think I'll be much good. I'm a pacifist, you see?
Keith Miller Sayings: Memories must enter the bloodstream, must churn awhile through the heart's mill, must be crushed Memories must enter the bloodstream, must churn awhile through the heart's mill, must be crushed and polished, be nearly forgotten or cling like burs to other stories before they spill forth in purple patterns, shapes of small bones and worm rot, shapes of clouds and the spaces between leaves.
Keith Miller Sayings: He went to sleep as soon as they'd gone, waking in the middle of the He went to sleep as soon as they'd gone, waking in the middle of the night and walking outside into a sky whose stars hung so low he felt he strolled among them and he could see indeed, so clear the air, the very flames of their inner workings.
Keith Miller Sayings: Beneath all of these addictions is this disease, this control disease which is the mark Beneath all of these addictions is this disease, this control disease which is the mark of our society.
Keith Miller Sayings: Stories are life," protested Pico. "Without them, books would be only paper and ink, with Stories are life," protested Pico. "Without them, books would be only paper and ink, with them they breathe, the reader is drawn in, the stories become him.
Keith Miller Sayings: Beyond the stars you see are other stars, stars beyond stars,' she told him, 'and Beyond the stars you see are other stars, stars beyond stars,' she told him, 'and all are dreams, like shoals of fish in the oceans of the night.
Keith Miller Sayings: My only hope to receive love is to let you see who I am, then My only hope to receive love is to let you see who I am, then I may believe you.
Keith Miller Sayings: Religious work is one of the best ways to keep from facing your reality if Religious work is one of the best ways to keep from facing your reality if you are Christian, if you are using it to calm the pain, because that it what all addictions are, attempts to cover the pain of this spiritual disease.
Keith Miller Sayings: A city of squalls, foggy mornings, intervals of blue and white so immaculate the eyes A city of squalls, foggy mornings, intervals of blue and white so immaculate the eyes ached. A city of readers, coffee drinkers, kissers on sidewalks, sad faces at wet windows. A city of umbrellas, woolen scarves, raincoats, cigarettes, wineglasses, cognac.
Keith Miller Sayings: All I have to tell you about is what I have heard and seen of All I have to tell you about is what I have heard and seen of Jesus, how He is helping me find freedom, to occasionally love other people, and even accept myself with all my mixed motives.
Keith Miller Sayings: What happens is that people who are very religious but who are not in touch What happens is that people who are very religious but who are not in touch with reality, cannot be spiritual.