271 Total Quotes

American Playwright Quotes

Now the thing about having a baby - and I can't be the first person to have noticed this - is that thereafter you have it.
Jean Kerr
#American Playwright

Being divorced is like being hit by a Mack truck. If you live through it, you start looking very carefully to the right and to the left.
Jean Kerr
#American Playwright

The average, healthy, well-adjusted adult gets up at seven-thirty in the morning feeling just plain terrible.
Jean Kerr
#American Playwright

Arthur Miller
The theater is so endlessly fascinating because it's so accidental. It's so much like life.
Arthur Miller
#American Playwright

Arthur Miller
A suicide kills two people, Maggie, that's what it's for!
Arthur Miller
#American Playwright

Arthur Miller
Never fight fair with a stranger, boy. You'll never get out of the jungle that way.
Arthur Miller
#American Playwright

Sides are being divided now. It's very obvious. So if you're on the other side of the fence, you're suddenly anti-American. It's breeding fear of being on the wrong side.
Sam Shepard
#American Playwright

I feel about airplanes the way I feel about diets. It seems to me that they are wonderful things for other people to go on.
Jean Kerr
#American Playwright

Arthur Miller
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
#American Playwright

Never be afraid to sit awhile and think.
Lorraine Hansberry
#American Playwright

George Ade
A man never feels more important than when he receives a telegram containing more than ten words.
George Ade
#American Playwright

Arthur Miller
Don't be seduced into thinking that that which does not make a profit is without value.
Arthur Miller
#American Playwright

There are still a lot of cases in the world where you order something and then you see 'Delivery will be in 8-12 weeks.' This is because of the faxes and forms that still exist.
John Patrick
#American Playwright

Arthur Miller
In the theater, while you recognized that you were looking at a house, it was a house in quotation marks. On screen, the quotation marks tend to be blotted out by the camera.
Arthur Miller
#American Playwright

Take away the violence and who will hear the men of peace?
Lorraine Hansberry
#American Playwright

If they tell you that she died of sleeping pills you must know that she died of a wasting grief, of a slow bleeding at the soul.
Clifford Odets
#American Playwright

A man ninety years old was asked to what he attributed his longevity. I reckon, he said, with a twinkle in his eye, it because most nights I went to bed and slept when I should have sat up and worried.
Garson Kanin
#American Playwright

George Ade
For parlor use, the vague generality is a life saver.
George Ade
#American Playwright

George Ade
A friend who is near and dear may in time become as useless as a relative.
George Ade
#American Playwright

George Ade
A good folly is worth what you pay for it.
George Ade
#American Playwright

George Ade
To insure peace of mind ignore the rules and regulations.
George Ade
#American Playwright

George Ade
Early to bed and early to rise is a bad rule for anyone who wishes to become acquainted with our most prominent and influential people.
George Ade
#American Playwright

George Ade
Do unto yourself as your neighbors do unto themselves and look pleasant.
George Ade
#American Playwright

George Ade
In the city a funeral is just an interruption of traffic; in the country it is a form of popular entertainment.
George Ade
#American Playwright

George Ade
After being Turned Down by numerous Publishers, he had decided to write for Posterity.
George Ade
#American Playwright

George Ade
It is not time for mirth and laughter, the cold, gray dawn of the morning after.
George Ade
#American Playwright

Charity in the theater begins and ends with those who have a play opening within a week of one's own.
Moss Hart
#American Playwright

A lawyer is never entirely comfortable with a friendly divorce, anymore than a good mortician wants to finish his job and then have the patient sit up on the table.
Jean Kerr
#American Playwright

Because of Mozart, it's all over after the age of seven.
Wendy Wasserstein
#American Playwright

I didn't go out of my way to get into this movie stuff. I think of myself as a writer.
Sam Shepard
#American Playwright