Arthur Miller was an American theatre playwright, screenwriter, and essayist best known for his works such as ‘A View from the Bridge’, ‘The Crucible’, ‘Death of a Salesman’, etc. In 1944, Arthur debuted as a playwright with ‘The Man Who Had All the Luck’, which ran just four performances in the Broadway. He then published a novel ‘Focus’ in 1945. In 1947, he came up with his second play ‘All My Sons’, which ran at the Broadway for nearly a year. After two years, Arthur became a legendary figure in the American theatre with the release of ‘Death of a Salesman’. In 1953, Arthur’s next play was ‘The Crucible’, which was loosely based on the Salem witch trials of 1692. After two years, Arthur opened his next play ‘A View From the Bridge’ in major theatres. Arthur also ventured into Hollywood by writing the screenplay of the 1961 movie ‘The Misfits’. Two of Arthur’s plays – ‘After the Fall’ and ‘’Incident at Vichy’ – were released in 1964. Arthur’s next play ‘The Price’ was released in 1968 and ‘The Creation of the World and Other Business’ was opened in 1972. Arthur returned to the domestic theatre scene with ‘The American Clock’ in 1980 and ‘Broken Glass’ in 1994. He also bagged in the Pulitzer Prize for Drama. His works, essays, writings, thoughts and quotations have till date been popular and frequently quoted. Following is a collection of Arthur Miller's thoughts, sayings and quotes on death, theatre, communism and literature.
(Looking at the letter in his hand) Then what is this if it isn’t telling me? Sure, [Larry] was my son. But I think to him [the pilots killed] were all my sons. And I guess they were, I guess they were
On the day the world is blown up, the playwright whose show opened the night before will be leafing past the news section of the Times to find his review--as he ascends through the stratosphere, oblivious.
He's a man way out there in the blue, riding on a smile and a shoeshine. And when they start not smiling back--that's an earthquake. And then you get a couple of spots on your hat, and you're finished.