Quotes by Arthur Miller (Playwright/American).

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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.
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A suicide kills two people, Maggie, that's what it's for!
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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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A child's spirit is like a child, you can never catch it by running after it; you must stand still, and, for love, it will soon itself come back.
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Without alienation, there can be no politics.
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It is my art. I am better at it than I ever was. And I will do it as long as I can. When you reach a certain age you can slough off what is unnecessary and concentrate on what is. And why not?
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A playwright lives in an occupied country. And if you can't live that way you don't stay.
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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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I think now that the great thing is not so much the formulation of an answer for myself, for the theater, or the play-but rather the most accurate possible statement of the problem.
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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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I think it's a mistake to ever look for hope outside of one's self.
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I have made more friends for American culture than the State Department. Certainly I have made fewer enemies, but that isn't very difficult.
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The apple cannot be stuck back on the Tree of Knowledge; once we begin to see, we are doomed and challenged to seek the strength to see more, not less.
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A good newspaper, I suppose, is a nation talking to itself.
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All we are is a lot of talking nitrogen.
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I love her too, but our neuroses just don't match.
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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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Never fight fair with a stranger, boy. You'll never get out of the jungle that way.
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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.
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If I see an ending, I can work backward.
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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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I know that my works are a credit to this nation and I dare say they will endure longer than the McCarran Act.
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Can anyone remember love? It's like trying to summon up the smell of roses in a cellar. You might see a rose, but never the perfume.
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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.
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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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