35 Inspirational Arthur Miller Quotes On Success

35 Inspirational Arthur Miller Quotes On Success

Arthur Asher Miller was an American playwright and essayist in the 20th-century American theater. Among his most popular plays are All My Sons (1947), Death of a Salesman (1949), The Crucible (1953), and A View from the Bridge (1955, revised 1956). He wrote several screenplays and was most noted for his work on The Misfits (1961). The drama Death of a Salesman has been numbered on the short list of finest American plays in the 20th century. Miller was often in the public eye, particularly during the late 1940s, 1950s and early 1960s. May these Arthur Miller Quotes On Success inspire you to take action so that you may live your dreams.

1. “I speak my own sins, I cannot judge another. I have no tongue for it.” Arthur Miller

2. “What is the most innocent place in any country? Is it not the insane asylum? These people drift through life truly innocent, unable to see into themselves at all.” Arthur Miller

3. “Everything we are is at every moment alive in us.” Arthur Miller

4. “When the government goes into the business of destroying trust, it goes into the business of destroying itself.” Arthur Miller

5. “The enemy is within, and within stays within, and we can’t get out of within.” Arthur Miller

6. “I would be twenty before I learned how to be fifteen, thirty before I knew what it meant to be twenty, and now at seventy-two I have to stop myself from thinking like a man of fifty who has plenty of time ahead.” Arthur Miller

7. “When irrational terror takes to itself the fiat of moral goodness somebody has to die. No man lives who has not got a panic button, and when it is pressed by the clean white hand of moral duty, a certain murderous train is set in motion.” Arthur Miller

8. “I’m the end of the line, absurd and appalling as it may seem, serious New York theater has died in my lifetime.” Arthur Miller

9. “I think it’s a mistake to ever look for hope outside of one’s self.” Arthur Miller

10. “Immortality is like trying to carve your initials in a block of ice in the middle of July.” Arthur Miller

11. “The structure of a play is always the story of how the birds came home to roost.” Arthur Miller

12. “Man must shape his tools lest they shape him.” Arthur Miller

13. “Maybe all one can do is hope to end up with the right regrets.” Arthur Miller

14. “Whether for good or evil, it is sadly inevitable that all political leadership requires the artifices of theatrical illusion. In the politics of a democracy, the shortest distance between two points is often a crooked line.” Arthur Miller

15. “If I see an ending, I can work backward.” Arthur Miller

16. “My plays are always involved with society, but I’m writing about people, too, and it’s clear over the years that audiences understand them and care about them. The political landscape changes, the issues change, but the people are still there. People don’t really change that much.” Arthur Miller

17. “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.” Arthur Miller

18. “No one wants the truth if it is inconvenient.” Arthur Miller

19. “A little man makes a mistake and they hang him by the thumbs, the big ones become ambassadors.” Arthur Miller

20. “Work a lifetime to pay off a house You finally own it and there’s nobody to live in it.” Arthur Miller

21. “Life is an endless, truly endless struggle. There’s no time when we’re going to arrive at a plateau where the whole thing gets sorted. It’s a struggle in the way every plant has to find it’s own way to stand up straight. A lot of the time it’s a failure. And yet it’s not a failure if some enlightenment comes from it.” Arthur Miller

22. “If I have to be alone I want to be by myself.” Arthur Miller

23. “And yet one can’t forever stand on the shore, at some point, even if filled with indecision, skepticism, reservation and doubt, you either jump in or concede that life is forever elsewhere.” Arthur Miller

24. “I think the job of the artist is to remind people of what they have chosen to forget.” Arthur Miller

25. “The best work that anybody ever writes is the work that is on the verge of embarrassing him, always.” Arthur Miller

26. “The task of the real intellectual consists of analyzing illusions in order to discover their causes.” Arthur Miller

27. “Controlled hysteria is what’s required. To exist constantly in a state of controlled hysteria. It’s agony. But everyone has agony. The difference is that I try to take my agony home and teach it to sing.” Arthur Miller

28. “An era can be said to end when its basic illusions are exhausted.” Arthur Miller

29. “The job is to ask questions – it always was – and to ask them as inexorably as I can. And to face the absence of precise answers with a certain humility.” Arthur Miller

30. “A character is defined by the kinds of challenges he cannot walk away from. And by those he has walked away from that cause him remorse.” Arthur Miller

31. “Few of us can easily surrender our belief that society must somehow make sense. The thought that the State has lost its mind and is punishing so many innocent people is intolerable. And so the evidence has to be internally denied.” Arthur Miller

32. “Betrayal is the only truth that sticks.” Arthur Miller

33. “I’m a writer, and everything I write is both a confession and a struggle to understand things about myself and this world in which I live. This is what everyone’s work should be-whether you dance or paint or sing. It is a confession, a baring of your soul, your faults, those things you simply cannot or will not understand or accept. You stumble forward, confused, and you share. If you’re lucky, you learn something.” Arthur Miller

34. “Until an hour before the Devil fell, God thought him beautiful in Heaven.” Arthur Miller

35. “Don’t be seduced into thinking that that which does not make a profit is without value.” Arthur Miller

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