Arthur Miller Best Quotes

Arthur Asher Miller was a prolific American playwright, essayist, and prominent figure in twentieth-century American theatre. Among his most popular plays are All My Sons, Death of a Salesman, The Crucible and A View from the Bridge. Enjoy Arthur Miller’s best quotes below.

Arthur Miller
“Maybe all one can do is hope to end up with the right regrets.”
“Betrayal is the only truth that sticks.”
“The structure of a play is always the story of how the birds came home to roost.”
“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.”
“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.”
“Let you look sometimes for the goodness in me, and judge me not.”
“The theater is so endlessly fascinating because it’s so accidental. It’s so much like life.”
“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.”
“Don’t be seduced into thinking that that which does not make a profit is without value.”
“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.”
“A playwright lives in an occupied country. And if you can’t live that way you don’t stay.”
“You specialize in something until one day you find it is specializing in you.”
“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.”
“I think it’s a mistake to ever look for hope outside of one’s self.”
“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.”
“Where choice begins, Paradise ends, innocence ends, for what is Paradise but the absence of any need to choose this action?”
“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.”
“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.”
“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.”
“Without alienation, there can be no politics.”
“If I see an ending, I can work backward.”
“A good newspaper, I suppose, is a nation talking to itself.”
“A suicide kills two people, Maggie, that’s what it’s for!”
“Never fight fair with a stranger, boy. You’ll never get out of the jungle that way.”
“All we are is a lot of talking nitrogen.”

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