Arthur Miller Quotes


14 Arthur Miller quotes:



"Where choice begins, Paradise ends, innocence ends, for what is Paradise but the absence of any need to choose this action?"
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"If you complain of people being shot down in the streets, of the absence of communication or social responsibility, of the rise of everyday violence which people have become accustomed to, and the dehumanisation of feelings, then the ultimate develop"
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"Maybe all one can do is hope to end up with the right regrets."
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"Certainly the most diverse, if minor, pastime of literary life is the game of Find the Author."
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"The problem was to sustain at any cost the feeling you had in the theater that you were watching a real person, yes, but an intense condensation of his experience, not simply a realistic series of episodes."
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"I cannot sleep for dreaming; I cannot dream but I wake and walk about the house as though I'd find you coming through some door."
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"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."
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"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."
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"Success, instead of giving freedom of choice, becomes a way of life. There's no country I've been to where people, when you come into a room and sit down with them, so often ask you, "What do you do?" And, being American, many's the time I've almost"
Author: Miller Quotes Category: Choice Quotes
"I dreamed I had a child, and even in the dream I saw it was my life, and it was an idiot, and I ran away. But it always crept on to my lap again, clutched at my clothes. Until I thought, if I could kiss it, whatever in it is my own, perhaps I could s"
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"A play is made by sensing how the forces in life simulate ignorance-you set free the concealed irony, the deadly joke."
Author: Miller Quotes Category: Ignorance Quotes
"The task of the real intellectual consists of analyzing illusions in order to discover their causes"
"Nobody dast blame this man. For a salesman, there is no rock bottom to the life. He don't put a bolt to a nut, he don't tell you the law or give you medicine. He's a man way out there in the blue, riding on a smile and a shoeshine. And when they start not smiling back -- that's an earthquake. And then you get yourself a couple of spots on your hat, and you're finished. Nobody dast blame this man. A salesman is got to dream, boy. It comes with the territory."
"That is a very good question. I don't know the answer. But can you tell me the name of a classical Greek shoemaker?"
Author: Miller Quotes Category: Literature Quotes



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