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Arthur Miller Quotes and Sayings

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Maybe all one can do is hope to end up with the right regrets.
- Arthur Miller

Related topics: Life

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.
- Arthur Miller

Betrayal is the only truth that sticks.
- Arthur Miller

I love her too, but our neuroses just don't match.
- Arthur Miller

 

Let you look sometimes for the goodness in me,
and judge me not.
- Arthur Miller

The job is to ask questions-it always was-and to ask
them as inexorably as I can.
And to face the absence of precise answers with a certain humility.
- Arthur Miller

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.
- Arthur Miller

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I think it's a mistake to ever look for hope outside of one's self.
- Arthur Miller

A playwright lives in an occupied country.
And if you can't live that way you don't stay.
- Arthur Miller

Where choice begins, Paradise ends, innocence ends,
for what is Paradise but the absence of any need to choose this action?
- Arthur Miller

I know that my works are a credit to this nation and
I dare say they will endure longer than the McCarran Act.
- Arthur Miller

Without alienation, there can be no politics.
- Arthur Miller

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.
- Arthur Miller

If I see an ending, I can work backward.
- Arthur Miller

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.
- Arthur Miller

The structure of a play is always the story of how
the birds came home to roost.
- Arthur Miller

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.
- Arthur Miller

Man must shape his tools lest they shape him.
- Arthur Miller

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.
- Arthur Miller

The theater is so endlessly fascinating because it's so accidental.
It's so much like life.
- Arthur Miller

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.
- Arthur Miller

Don't be seduced into thinking that that which does
not make a profit is without value.
- Arthur Miller

You specialize in something until one day you find
it is specializing in you.
- Arthur Miller

You cannot catch a child's spirit by running after it;
you must stand still and for love it will soon itself return.
- Arthur Miller

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.
- Arthur Miller

Everybody likes a kidder, but nobody lends him money.
- Arthur Miller

A good newspaper, I suppose, is a nation talking to itself.
- Arthur Miller

All we are is a lot of talking nitrogen.
- Arthur Miller

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.
- Arthur Miller

A suicide kills two people, Maggie, that's what it's for!
- Arthur Miller

I have made more friends for American culture than the State Department.
Certainly I have made fewer enemies,
but that isn't very difficult.
- Arthur Miller

Never fight fair with a stranger, boy.
You'll never get out of the jungle that way.
- Arthur Miller

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.
- Arthur Miller

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.
- Arthur Miller

I'm the end of the line; absurd and appalling as it may seem,
serious New York theater has died in my lifetime.
- Arthur Miller

Certainly the most diverse, if minor,
pastime of literary life is the game of Find the Author.
- Arthur Miller

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?
- Arthur Miller

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.
- Arthur Miller

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.
- Arthur Miller

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.
- Arthur Miller

A part of you has grown in me.
And so you see, it's you and me
together forever and never apart,
maybe in distance, but never in heart.
- Anonymous

Maybe So, Maybe Not.
- Ancient Taoist Proverb

Today... maybe I can take one step
on that profoundly complex path to peace.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

I don't know if we each have a destiny,
or if we're all just floatin' around accidental-like on a breeze.
But I, I think maybe it's both.
- the movie Forrest Gump

Maybe life isn't really as complicated
as we make it out to be.
Perhaps a simple child-like attitude would create
a less stressful and happier life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

To be one, to be united is a great thing.
But to respect the right to be different is maybe even greater.
- Bono

A sloth lives a pretty good life, s-l-o-w-l-y.
Maybe we have something to learn from him.
Some days, being sloth-like may be just what you need
to avoid being consumed by urgency.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I know how hard it is in these times to have faith.
But maybe if you could have the faith to start with,
maybe the times would change.
You could change them. Think about it. Try.
And try not to hurt each other.
- the movie Oh, God!

Maybe I could have loved you better.
Maybe you should have loved me more.
Maybe our hearts were just next in line.
Maybe everything breaks sometime.
- Jewel

Maybe a person's time would be as well spent raising
food as raising money to buy food.
- Frank Howard Clark

You might have seen a housefly, maybe even a superfly,
but I bet you ain't never seen a DONKEY fly!
- the movie Shrek (2001)

My family comes first.
Maybe that's what makes me different from other guys.
- Bobby Darin

Maybe there is no actual place called hell.
Maybe hell is just having to listen to our grandparents
breathe through their noses when they're eating sandwiches.
- Jim Carrey

We'll sort of get over the marriage first and then maybe look at the kids.
But obviously we want a family so we'll have to start thinking about that.
- Prince William

Maybe nature is fundamentally ugly, chaotic and complicated.
But if it's like that, then I want out.
- Steven Weinberg

You know what? Maybe there's a good reason
donkeys shouldn't talk.
- the movie Shrek (2001)

Maybe the body learns from dreams.
Maybe the muscles, the neutrons, revitalize.
- Michael Zaslow

For me optimism is two lovers walking into the sunset arm in arm.
Or maybe into the sunrise - whatever appeals to you.
- Krzysztof Kieslowski

I've never had a message for anyone in my entire life.
Except maybe to give out my room number.
- Bon Scott

We are the only ones who really can care about the
preservation Foreigners who come to excavate,
maybe some of them care about preservation,
but the majority care about discoveries.
- Zahi Hawass

Maybe I am not very human - what I wanted to do was
to paint sunlight on the side of a house.
- Edward Hopper

I pray to be like the ocean, with soft currents,
maybe waves at times.
More and more, I want the consistency rather than the highs and the lows.
- Drew Barrymore

Maybe this world is another planet's hell.
- Aldous Huxley

Maybe there's a chance to get back to grown-up films.
Anything that uses humor and dramatic values to deal
with human emotions and gets down to what people are to people.
- Robert Altman

Maybe the example of Southern fiction writing has been
so powerful that Southern poets have sort of keyed themselves to that.
- Robert Morgan

I seem to have been everywhere in the last 30 years,
maybe not in the epicenter but flying around the periphery
of extraordinary events and equally extraordinary people.
- Rupert Everett

I'm still figuring out why people would want to look at me.
Maybe it's generic beauty, but it's weird to be valued
for something I was born with.
- Josie Maran

Maybe black and white is the best medium for landscapes,
I don't know.
- Fay Godwin

I remember growing up with television,
from the time it was just a test pattern,
with maybe a little bit of programming once in a while.
- Francis Ford Coppola

All of a sudden their husband's dead and maybe a child
is dead and they have absolutely nothing -
and they're heading through the desert at night.
- Nicholas D. Kristof

Maybe I'll be 48 and die in the gutter in Paris.
- Patti Smith


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