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Quotations by author » Arthur Miller
American Playwright, 1915-2005
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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 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.
Dreams
I couldn't have predicted that a work like 'Death of a Salesman' would take on the proportions it has
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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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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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I know that my works are a credit to this nation and I dare say they will endure longer than the McCarran Act.
Work
I love her too, but our neuroses just don't match.
Love
I think it's a mistake to ever look for hope outside of one's self.
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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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I understand [Willy Loman's] longing for immortality Willy's writing his name in a cake of ice on a hot day, but he wishes he were writing in stone.
Immortality
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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If I see an ending, I can work backward.
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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
Violence
If you don't put something away in some type of investment plan that has restrictions, the money will probably disappear because if it's in our hot hands, it tends to get spent.
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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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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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It is what I do
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It looks like Gary Bauer is winning, but it also looks like there aren't enough of them to swing this in his direction,
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Let you look sometimes for the goodness in me, and judge me not.
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