"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."
"Life can only be understood backwards but it must be lived forwards."Arthur Miller on Soren Kierkegaard
"The only source of knowledge is experience."Arthur Miller on Albert Einstein
"Experience: that most brutal of teachers. But you learn, my God do you learn."Arthur Miller on C. S. Lewis
"Experience is simply the name we give our mistakes."Arthur Miller on Oscar Wilde
"A man who carries a cat by the tail learns something he can learn in no other way."Arthur Miller on Mark Twain
"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 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."
"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."