Arthur Miller

Arthur Miller

American Dramatist

Lived from: 1915-

Quotes: Arthur Miller

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    A good newspaper is a nation talking to itself.
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    A playwright is the litmus paper of the arts. He's got to be, because if he isn't working on the same wave length as the audience, no one would know what in hell he was talking about. He is a kind of psychic journalist, even when he's great.
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    Don't be seduced into thinking that that which does not make a profit is without value.
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    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.
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    I love her too, but our neuroses just don't match.
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    I think it's a mistake to ever look for hope outside of one's self.
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    I'm the end of the line; absurd and appalling as it may seem, serious New York theater has died in my lifetime.
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    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.
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    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.
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    Man must shape his tools lest they shape him.
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    That is a very good question. I don't know the answer. But can you tell me the name of a classical Greek shoemaker?
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    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.
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    The theater is so endlessly fascinating because it's so accidental. It's so much like life.
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    Without alienation, there can be no politics.
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