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“Just remember, kid, you can quicker get back a million dollars that was stole than a word that you gave away.”
Arthur Miller, A View from the Bridge
“Don't be seduced into thinking that that which does not make a profit is without value.”
Arthur Miller
“Maybe all one can do is hope to end up with the right regrets.”
Arthur Miller, The Ride Down Mt. Morgan
“Betrayal is the only truth that sticks.”
Arthur Miller
“Until an hour before the Devil fell, God thought him beautiful in Heaven.”
Arthur Miller, The Crucible
“Because it is my name! Because I cannot have another in my life! Because I lie and sign myself to lies! Because I am not worth the dust on the feet of them that hang! How may I live without my name? I have given you my soul; leave me my name!”
Arthur Miller, The Crucible
“Why am I trying to become what I don’t want to be … when all I want is out there, waiting for me the minute I say I know who I am.”
Arthur Miller, Death of a Salesman
“The two most common elements in the world are hydrogen and stupidity.”
Arthur Miller
“The jungle is dark but full of diamonds, Willy.”
Arthur Miller, Death Of A Salesman
“If I have to be alone I want to be by myself.”
Arthur Miller
“Life, woman, life is God's most precious gift; no principle, however glorious, may justify the taking of it.”
Arthur Miller, The Crucible
“A small man can be just as exhausted as a great man.”
Arthur Miller, Death of a Salesman: Revised Edition
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“You are pulling down heaven and raising up a whore”
Arthur Miller, The Crucible
“I realized what a ridiculous lie my whole life has been.”
Arthur Miller, Death of a Salesman
“Everything we are is at every moment alive in us.”
Arthur Miller
“The best work that anybody ever writes is the work that is on the verge of embarrassing him, always.”
Arthur Miller
“The very impulse to write springs from an inner chaos crying for order - for meaning.”
Arthur Miller
“I speak my own sins; I cannot judge another. I have no tongue for it.”
Arthur Miller, The Crucible
“More Weight
-Giles Corey-”
Arthur Miller, The Crucible
“If a person measures his spiritual fulfillment in terms of cosmic visions, surpassing peace of mind, or ecstasy, then he is not likely to know much spiritual fulfillment. If, however, he measures it in terms of enjoying a sunrise, being warmed by a child's smile, or being able to help someone have a better day, then he is likely to know much spiritual fulfillment. ”
Arthur Miller
“You can quicker get back a million dollars that was stolen than a word that you gave away.”
Arthur Miller, A View from the Bridge
“After all the highways, and the trains, and the appointments, and the years, you end up worth more dead than alive.”
Arthur Miller, Arthur Miller's Death of a Salesman
“Chris: I don't know why it is, but every time I reach out for something I want, I have to pull back because other people will suffer.”
Arthur Miller, All My Sons
“I stopped in the middle of that building and I saw — the sky. I saw the things that I love in this world. The work and the food and time time to sit and smoke. And I looked at the pen and said to myself, what the hell am I grabbing this for? Why am I trying to become what I don't want to be? What am I doing in an office, making a contemptuous, begging fool of myself, when all I want is out there, waiting for me the minute I say I know who I am! Why can't I say that, Willy?”
Arthur Miller, Death of a Salesman
“You can't eat the orange and throw the peel away - a man is not a piece of fruit.”
Arthur Miller, Death of a Salesman: Revised Edition
“A good newspaper, I suppose, is a nation talking to itself.”
Arthur Miller
“It is rare for people to be asked the question which puts them squarely in front of themselves”
Arthur Miller, The Crucible
“If you believe that life is worth living then your belief will create the fact.”
Arthur Miller
“A child's spirit is like a child, you can never catch it by running after it; you must stand still, and, for love, it will soon itself come back.”
Arthur Miller, The Crucible
“I believe in work. If somebody doesn't create something, however small it may be, he gets sick. An awful lot of people feel that they're treading water -- that if they vanished in smoke, it wouldn't mean anything at all in this world. And that's a despairing and destructive feeling. It'll kill you.”
Arthur Miller

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