"Without alienation, there can be no politics."
"Let us not seek the Republican answer or the Democratic answer, but the right answer. Let us not seek to fix the blame for the past. Let us accept our own responsibility for the future."Arthur Miller on John F. Kennedy
"Suppose you were an idiot, and suppose you were a member of Congress but I repeat myself."Arthur Miller on Mark Twain
"One of the penalties for refusing to participate in politics is that you end up being governed by your inferiors."Arthur Miller on Plato
"If you put the federal government in charge of the Sahara Desert, in 5 years there'd be a shortage of sand."Arthur Miller on Milton Friedman
"It is enough that the people know there was an election. The people who cast the votes decide nothing. The people who count the votes decide everything."Arthur Miller on Joseph Stalin
"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."