Arthur Asher Miller

Arthur Asher
Miller
1915
2005

American Playwright, Novelist, notably Death of Salesman, The Crucible and All My Sons

Author Quotes

The only thing that I am reasonably sure of is that anybody who's got an ideology has stopped thinking.

I’m convinced that time has no existence in the mind at all. We partition time out of necessity, so that if I say I will be somewhere at 1 o’clock, we agree on what 1 o’clock is. Civilization couldn’t function otherwise. But our minds are a swirling mass of images and recollections that are connected, and it’s the connections that count.

If a person measures his spiritual fulfillment in terms of cosmic visions, surpassing peace of mind, or ecstasy, then he is not likely to know much spiritual fulfillment. If, however, he measures it in terms of enjoying a sunrise, being warmed by a child’s smile, or being able to help someone have a better day, then he is likely to know much spiritual fulfillment.

I think one must finally take one's life in one's arms.

Where choice begins, Paradise ends, innocence ends, for what is Paradise but the absence of any need to choose this action?

Author Picture
First Name
Arthur Asher
Last Name
Miller
Birth Date
1915
Death Date
2005
Bio

American Playwright, Novelist, notably Death of Salesman, The Crucible and All My Sons