40 Arthur Miller Quotes And Sayings For Inspiration

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Arthur Asher Miller (October 17, 1915 – February 10, 2005) was an American playwright and essayist in the 20th-century American theater. Hope, our collection of Arthur Miller Quotes will inspire you to live your life with hope and truth.

Betrayal is the only truth that sticks.

– Arthur Miller

Arthur Miller Quotes

1. “You can quicker get back a million dollars that was stolen than a word that you gave away.” – Arthur Miller

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

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

4. “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

5. “A small man can be just as exhausted as a great man.” – Arthur Miller

6. “You specialize in something until one day you find it is specializing in you.” – Arthur Miller

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

8. “If you believe that life is worth living then your belief will create the fact.” – Arthur Miller

9. “You can’t know what the worst is until you have seen the worst.” – Arthur Miller

10. “The two most common elements in the world are hydrogen and stupidity.” – Arthur Miller

11. “The only thing you’ve got in this world is what you can sell.” – Arthur Miller

12. “You never do any good until you get into some trouble.” – Arthur Miller

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

14. “The brain heals the past like an injury.” – Arthur Miller

15. “One had the right to write because other people needed news of the inner world, and if they went too long without such news they would go mad with the chaos of their lives.” – Arthur Miller

16. “The world is always ending; the exact date depends on when you came into it.” – Arthur Miller

17. “If you analyse anything, you destroy it.” – Arthur Miller

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

19. “It is the essence of power that it accrues to those with the ability to determine the nature of the real.” – Arthur Miller

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

21. “All we are is a lot of talking nitrogen.” – Arthur Miller

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

23. “The theater is so endlessly fascinating because it’s so accidental. It’s so much like life.” – Arthur Miller

24. “It is rare for people to be asked the question which puts them squarely in front of themselves.” – Arthur Miller

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

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

27. “The mission of the theatre, after all, is to change, to raise the consciousness of people to their human possibilities.” – Arthur Miller

28. “A good newspaper, I suppose, is a nation talking to itself.” – Arthur Miller

29. “People do look to others for some leadership, and it’s not bad for them to supply it when they feel that way.” – Arthur Miller

30. “I don’t know a critic who penetrates the center of anything.” – Arthur Miller

31. “Without alienation, there can be no politics.” – Arthur Miller

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

33. “There are certain men in the world who rather see everybody hung before they’ll take blame.” – Arthur Miller

34. “Life is like a nut; it can’t crack between feather cushions.” – Arthur Miller

35. “If I see an ending. I can work backwards.” – Arthur Miller

36. “A character is defined by the kinds of challenges he can’t walk away from. And by those he’s walked away from that cause him remorse.” – Arthur Miller

37. “You don’t realize how people can hate, they can hate so much they’ll tear the world to pieces.” – Arthur Miller

38. “Modern man has had the blood drawn out of his organs of belief.” – Arthur Miller

39. “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

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

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