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Author QuotedHenry Miller
Title QuotedStand Still like the Hummingbird
Date (Year/Month/Day)1964/06/22
Imprint[S.l.] : [s.n.]. 1959
QuotationI cannot let your hummingbird [Stand Still like the Hummingbird] get away without a resounding shout of approval. Perhaps J. Laughlin already told you how much I liked it from the first. I have been getting into it again and like it more and more. Naturally. There is no need even to say it. All that you say seems to me as obvious as if I had said it myself and you have said it better than I ever could. It needs to be said over and over again. I resound to everything you say, Europe, Zen, Thoreau, and your real basic Christian spirit which I wish a few Christians shared!
Quotation SourceThe Courage for Truth: Letters of Thomas Merton to Writers.; Selected and edited by Christine M. Bochen. / New York : Farrar Straus Giroux. 1993, p. 279
Letter toHenry Miller
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