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Arthur Miller Quotes

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.

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

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

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

All we are is a lot of talking nitrogen.

Betrayal is the only truth that sticks.

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.

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

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

Everybody likes a kidder, but nobody lends him money.

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.

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.

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.

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

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

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

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

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.

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

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.