Arthur Miller

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Arthur Miller

Arthur Miller

The task of the real intellectual consists of analyzing illusions in order to discover their causes.More Arthur Miller [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The closer a man approaches tragedy the more intense is his concentration of emotion upon the fixed point of his commitment, which is to say the closer he approaches what in life we call fanaticism.More Arthur Miller [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
In the theater, while you recognized that you were looking at a house, it was a house in quotation marks. On screen, the quotation marks tend to be blotted out by the camera.More Arthur Miller [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
My conception of the audience is of a public each member of which is carrying about with him what he thinks is an anxiety, or a hope, or a preoccupation which is his alone and isolates him from mankind; and in this respect at least the function of a play is to reveal him to himself so that he may touch others by virtue of the revelation of his mutuality with them. If only for this reason I regard the theater as a serious business, one that makes or should make man more human, which is to say, less alone.More Arthur Miller [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
A playwright lives in an occupied country. And if you can't live that way you don't stay.More Arthur Miller [07/07/2011 03:07:23]
A suicide kills two people, Maggie, that's what it's for!More Arthur Miller [07/07/2011 03:07:38]
All we are is a lot of talking nitrogen.
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Betrayal is the only truth that sticks.More Arthur Miller [07/07/2011 03:07:55]
Certainly the most diverse, if minor, pastime of literary life is the game of Find the Author.More Arthur Miller [07/07/2011 03:07:12]
Don't be seduced into thinking that that which does not make a profit is without value.More Arthur Miller [07/07/2011 03:07:20]
He wants to live on through something-and in his case, his masterpiece is his son. all of us want that, and it gets more poignant as we get more anonymous in this world.More Arthur Miller [07/07/2011 03:07:40]
He's not the finest character that ever lived. But he's a human being, and a terrible thing is happening to him. So attention must be paid.More Arthur Miller [07/07/2011 03:07:54]
I know that my works are a credit to this nation and I dare say they will endure longer than the McCarran Act.More Arthur Miller [07/07/2011 03:07:22]
I'm the end of the line; absurd and appalling as it may seem, serious New York theater has died in my lifetime.More Arthur Miller [07/07/2011 03:07:01]
If I have any justification for having lived it's simply, I'm nothing but faults, failures and so on, but I have tried to make a good pair of shoes. There's some value in that.More Arthur Miller [07/07/2011 03:07:09]
Man must shape his tools lest they shape him.More Arthur Miller [07/07/2011 03:07:20]
Never fight fair with a stranger, boy. You'll never get out of the jungle that way.More Arthur Miller [07/07/2011 03:07:46]
The number of elements that have to go into a hit would break a computer down. the right season for that play, the right historical moment, the right tonality.More Arthur Miller [07/07/2011 03:07:29]
The structure of a play is always the story of how the birds came home to roost.More Arthur Miller [07/07/2011 03:07:50]
Well, all the plays that I was trying to write were plays that would grab an audience by the throat and not release them, rather than presenting an emotion which you could observe and walk away from.More Arthur Miller [07/07/2011 03:07:12]
What is the most innocent place in any country? Is it not the insane asylum? These people drift through life truly innocent, unable to see into themselves at all.More Arthur Miller [07/07/2011 03:07:23]
Betrayal is the only truth that sticks.More Arthur Miller [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
A play is made by sensing how the forces in life simulate ignorance-you set free the concealed irony, the deadly joke.More Arthur Miller [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
The best of our theater is standing on tiptoe, striving to see over the shoulders of father and mother. The worst is exploiting and wallowing in the self-pity of adolescence and obsessive keyhole sexuality. The way out, as the poet says, is always through.More Arthur Miller [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
The theater is so endlessly fascinating because it's so accidental. It's so much like life.More Arthur Miller [03/29/2018 05:03:36]

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