Arthur Miller Quotes

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

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

The task of the real intellectual consists of analyzing illusions in order to discover their causes.

Everybody likes a kidder, but nobody lends him money.

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

If you complain of people being shot down in the streets, of the absence of communication or social responsibility, of the rise of everyday violence which people have become accustomed to, and the dehumanization of feelings, then the ultimate development on an organized social level is the concentration camp… The concentration camp is the final […]

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 play is to reveal him to […]

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.

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