The key to Henry Miller's real character is plain from his own confession: ". . . the life of the streets, of which I never tire. I am a city man; I hate nature, just as I hate the classics." There is revealed all the commonness and vulgarity of his character, the coarseness of taste, the lack of true culture.
-- Notebooks Category 14: The Arts in Culture > Chapter 4: Reflections On Specific Arts > # 90