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Arthur Miller (1915 – 2005)


American playwright, essayist, and author.
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Why must everybody like you?
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They don't need me in New York. I'm the New England man. I'm vital in New England.
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I'll plead no more! I see now your spirit twists around the single error of my life, and I will never tear it free!




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A small man can be just as exhausted as a great man.
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I figure I've done what I could do, more or less, and now I'm going back to being a chemical; all we are is a lot of talking nitrogen, you know...
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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 was very moved by that play once again when the Royal Shakespeare Company did a production that toured the cathedrals of England. Then they took it to Poland and performed it in the cathedrals there, too. The actors said it changed their lives. Officials wept; they were speechless after the play, and everyone knew why. It was because they had to enforce the kind of repression the play was attacking. That made me prouder than anything I ever did in my life. The mission of the theater, after all, is to change, to raise the consciousness of people to their human possibilities.
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Ben, that funeral will be massive! They'll come from Maine, Massachusetts, Vermont, New Hampshire! All the old-timers with the strange license plates that boy will be thunderstruck, Ben, because he never realized I am known! Rhode Island, New York, New Jersey I am known, Ben, and he'll see it with his eyes once and for all.
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By whatever means it is accomplished, the prime business of a play is to arouse the passions of its audience so that by the route of passion may be opened up new relationships between a man and men, and between men and Man. Drama is akin to the other inventions of man in that it ought to help us to know more, and not merely to spend our feelings.
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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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A person is either with this court or he must be counted against it, there be no road between. This is a sharp time, now, a precise time we live no longer in the dusky afternoon when evil mixed itself with good and befuddled the world.




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Look, we're all the same; a man is a fourteen-room house in the bedroom he's asleep with his intelligent wife, in the living-room he's rolling around with some bareass girl, in the library he's paying his taxes, in the yard he's raising tomatoes, and in the cellar he's making a bomb to blow it all up.
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He have his goodness now, God forbid I take it from him!
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You're pulling heaven down, and raising up a whore!
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The greatest playwright of the 20th century.
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I'm very well liked in Hartford. You know, the trouble is, Linda, people don't seem to take to me.
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A child's spirit is like a child, you cannot catch it by running after it; you must stand still, and, for love, it will soon itself come back.
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I don't know a critic who penetrates the center of anything.
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I understand his 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.
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John, I counted myself so plain, so poorly made, no honest love could come to me! Suspicion kissed you when I did; I never knew how I should say my love. It were a cold house I kept!


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