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Arthur Miller
Arthur Miller

One of the leading playwrights in the 20th century, Arthur Miller wrote some of the stage's most enduring plays, including Death of a Salesman, which has drawn the likes of Dustin Hoffman and George C. Scott to tackle the role of Willy Lowman. Miller also wrote The Crucible, A View from the Bridge, The Last Yankee and The Misfits. The latter starred his one time wife, Marilyn Monroe. For a…

Date of Birth: October 17, 1915
Date of Death: October 02, 2005


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"My conception of the audience is of a public each member of which is carrying about with him what he thinks is an anxiety, or a hope, or a preoccupation which is his alone and isolates him from mankind; and in this respect at least the function of a" Arthur Miller
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"There is an open terror of the critics (in New York) and of losing fortunes of money" Arthur Miller
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"Now we settle for half and I like it better." Arthur Miller
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"Certainly the most diverse, if minor, pastime of literary life is the game of Find the Author." Arthur Miller
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American Playwright    Life   

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"If you don't put something away in some type of investment plan that has restrictions, the money will probably disappear because if it's in our hot hands, it tends to get spent." Arthur Miller
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"A play is made by sensing how the forces in life simulate ignorance-you set free the concealed irony, the deadly joke." Arthur Miller
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"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
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"The theater is so endlessly fascinating because it's so accidental. It's so much like life." Arthur Miller
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"We were eating out regularly, perhaps four to five nights a week. Now we're eating out twice." Arthur Miller
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"A suicide kills two people, Maggie, that's what it's for!" Arthur Miller
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American Playwright    Killing   

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"The best of our theater is standing on tiptoe, striving to see over the shoulders of father and mother. The worst is exploiting and wallowing in the self-pity of adolescence and obsessive keyhole sexuality. The way out, as the poet says, is always through." Arthur Miller
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Adolescence   

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"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
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American Playwright    Faults   

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"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
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American Playwright    Country   

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"That is a very good question. I don't know the answer. But can you tell me the name of a classical Greek shoemaker?" Arthur Miller
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Literature   

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

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"Marrying him was my mistake, not his. He couldn't give me the attention, warmth and affection I need. It's not in his nature. Arthur never credited me with much intelligence. He couldn't share his intellectual life with me. As bed partners, we were so-so." Arthur Miller
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"An era can be said to end when its basic illusions are exhausted" Arthur Miller
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"Don't be seduced into thinking that that which does not make a profit is without value." Arthur Miller
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"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
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American Playwright    Feelings   

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"When any creativity becomes useful, it is sucked into the vortex of commercialism, and when a thing becomes commercial, it becomes the enemy of man." Arthur Miller
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"Maybe all one can do is hope to end up with the right regrets." Arthur Miller
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