Saturday, October 17, 2009

Meandering . . .

Today is the birthday of Arthur Asher Miller (October 17, 1915 – February 10, 2005), playwright and essayist. He is best known for the play Death Of A Salesman (1949) and for his marriage to the actress Marilyn Monroe.

Arthur Miller received the Pulitzer Prize for Drama in 1949.

"Can anyone remember love? It's like trying to summon up the smell of roses in a cellar. You might see a rose, but never the perfume." - Arthur Miller

"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

"The task of the real intellectual consists of analyzing illusions in order to discover their causes." - Arthur Miller

"I think it's a mistake to ever look for hope outside of one's self." - Arthur Miller

"Maybe all one can do is hope to end up with the right regrets." - Arthur Miller

"An era can be said to end when its basic illusions are exhausted." - Arthur Miller

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