"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."
"We gain strength, and courage, and confidence by each experience in which we really stop to look fear in the face... we must do that which we think we cannot."Arthur Miller on Eleanor Roosevelt
"That which does not kill us makes us stronger."Arthur Miller on Friedrich Nietzsche
"Character cannot be developed in ease and quiet. Only through experience of trial and suffering can the soul be strengthened, ambition inspired, and success achieved."Arthur Miller on Helen Keller
"Do not pray for easy lives. Pray to be stronger men."Arthur Miller on John F. Kennedy
"The world breaks everyone, and afterward, some are strong at the broken places."Arthur Miller on Ernest Hemingway
"It is my art. I am better at it than I ever was. And I will do it as long as I can. When you reach a certain age you can slough off what is unnecessary and concentrate on what is. And why not?"
"The problem was to sustain at any cost the feeling you had in the theater that you were watching a real person, yes, but an intense condensation of his experience, not simply a realistic series of episodes."
"The structure of a play is always the story of how the birds came home to roost."
"Maybe all one can do is hope to end up with the right regrets."
"I think it's a mistake to ever look for hope outside of one's self."