Edward Albee Quotes

I’m not suggesting that the play is without fault; all my plays are imperfect, I’m rather happy to say – it leaves me something to do.

I swear, if you existed I’d divorce you.

Sometimes it’s necessary to go a long distance out of the way in order to come back a short distance correctly.

Well, that’s all that counts. People being sorry. Makes you feel better; gives you a sense of dignity, and that’s all that’s important… a sense of dignity. And it doesn’t matter if you don’t care, or not, either. You got to have a sense of dignity, even if you don’t care, ’cause, if you don’t […]

The majority of our critics are best qualified to cover brush fires in New Jersey.

I have been both overpraised and underpraised. I assume by the time I finish writing – and I plan to go on writing until I’m ninety or gaga – it will all equal itself out… You can’t involve yourself with the vicissitudes of fashion or critical response.

Every one of my plays is an act of optimism, because I make the assumption that it is possible to communicate with other people. The people who think “Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf” was a love story are a lot closer to the truth than those who think it was a tragedy. At least there […]

The difference between critics and audiences is that one is a group of humans and one is not.