Arthur Miller was born 17 October 1915, and died 10 February 2005
- Maybe all one can do is hope to end up with the right regrets.
- 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.
- Everything we are is at every moment alive in us.
- The best work that anybody ever writes is the work that is on the verge of embarrassing him, always.
- The structure of a play is always the story of how the birds came home to roost.
- A character is defined by the kinds of challenges he cannot walk away from. And by those he has walked away from that cause him remorse.
- The very impulse to write springs from an inner chaos crying for order – for meaning.
- I think it’s a mistake to ever look for hope outside of one’s self.
- Don’t be seduced into thinking that that which does not make a profit is without value.
- If I see an ending, I can work backward.
Arthur Miller was an American playwright and essayist. He wrote Death of a Salesman, The Crucible, and A View from the Bridge. He was often in the public eye: for refusing to give evidence against other artists to the House Un-American Activities Committee; for being the recipient of the Pulitzer Prize for Drama, among other awards; and for marrying Marilyn Monroe. Miller is considered to be one of the greatest American playwrights.
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