Arthur Miller Quotes

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A suicide kills two people, Maggi. That's what it's for!


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


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

life regret

The word "now" is like a bomb through the window, and it ticks.
An era can be said to end when its basic illusions are exhausted.
— Arthur Miller

history unhappiness illusion

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


The word "now" is like a bomb thrown through the window, and it ticks.
— Arthur Miller
Theology, sir, is a fortress; no crack in a fortress may be accounted small.


The structure of a play is always the story of how the birds come home to roost.


This is why the theater is so endlessly fascinating - because it's so accidental. It's so much like life.
— Arthur Miller


For a salesman, there is no rock bottom to life.  He don't put a bolt to a nut, he don't tell you the law or give you medicine.  He's a man way out there in the blue, riding on a smile and a shoeshine.


The main thing today is—shopping.  Years ago a person was unhappy, didn't know what to do with himself—he'd go to church, start a revolution—something.  Today you're unhappy?  Can't figure it out?  What is the salvation?  Go shopping.