Thursday, May 8, 2008

Arthur Miller Famous Words

The Jungle is dark but full of diamonds.
Death of a Salesman

The need of man to wholly realize himself is the only fixed star.
Tragedy and the Common Man

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

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.

Never fight fair with a stranger, boy. You'll never get out of the jungle that way.
Death of a Salesman

Everybody likes a kidder, but nobody lends him money.

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

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

Society is inside of man and man is inside society, and you cannot even create a truthfully drawn psychological entity on the stage until you understand his social relations and their power to make him what he is and to prevent him from being what he is not. The fish is in the water and the water is in the fish.
The Shadows of the Gods

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.
Arthur Miller

You cannot catch a child's spirit by running after it; you must stand still and for love it will soon itself return.

Maybe all one can do is hope to end up with the right regrets.

The witch-hunt was a perverse manifestation of the panic which set in among all classes when the balance began to turn toward greater individual freedom. The witch-hunt was not, however, a mere repression. It was also, and as importantly, a long overdue opportunity for everyone so inclined to express publicly his guilt and sins, under the cover of accusations against the victims.

A little man makes a mistake and they hang him by the thumbs; the big ones become ambassadors
All My Sons