Arthur Miller
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"Arthur Asher Miller" was an American playwright, essayist, and prominent figure in twentieth-century Theater in the United States/American theatre. Among his plays are All My Sons (1947), Death of a Salesman (1949), The Crucible (1953) and A View from the Bridge (1955, revised 1956). He also wrote the screenplay for the film The Misfits (film)/The Misfits (1961).

Miller was often in the public eye, particularly during the late 1940s, 1950s and early 1960s. During this time, he was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for Drama; testified before the House Un-American Activities Committee; and was married to Marilyn Monroe. He received the Prince of Asturias Award in 2002 and Jerusalem Prize in 2003.

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The theater is so endlessly fascinating because it's so accidental. It's so much like life.

Well, all the plays that I was trying to write were plays that would grab an audience by the throat and not release them, rather than presenting an emotion which you could observe and walk away from.

Everybody likes a kidder, but nobody lends him money.

I cannot sleep for dreaming; I cannot dream but I wake and walk about the house as though I'd find you coming through some door.

The apple cannot be stuck back on the Tree of Knowledge; once we begin to see, we are doomed and challenged to seek the strength to see more, not less.

If I see an ending, I can work backward.

Can anyone remember love? It's like trying to summon up the smell of roses in a cellar. You might see a rose, but never the perfume.

Cleave to no faith when faith brings blood.

Glamour, that trans-human aura or power to attract imitation, is a kind of vessel into which dreams are poured, and some vessels are simply worthier than others... A beautiful woman can turn heads but real glamour has a deeper pull... Glamour [is] the power to rearrange people's emotions, which, in effect, is the power to control one's environment.

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

The jungle is dark but full of diamonds...

The need of man to wholly realize himself is the only fixed star.

An era can be said to end when its basic illusions are exhausted.

Let you look sometimes for the goodness in me, and judge me not.