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Arthur Miller

Fecha de nacimiento: 17. Octubre 1915
Fecha de muerte: 10. Febrero 2005

Arthur Asher Miller fue un dramaturgo y guionista estadounidense.



„La tarea del intelectual consiste en el análisis real de las ilusiones con el fin de descubrir sus causas.“

—  Arthur Miller

Fuente: Citado en: Federalism and the French Canadians (1968), pág. 175.

„Sé que mis obras son un valor para esta nación y me atrevo a decir que van a perdurar más tiempo que la ley McCarran.“

—  Arthur Miller

Fuente: New York Herald Tribune (31 de marzo de 1954)

„Considero el teatro como un negocio serio, que hace o debería hacer al hombre más humano, es decir, menos solitario.“

—  Arthur Miller

Fuente: Collected Plays (1958) Introducción, Sección 2.

„Una obra de teatro se hace detectando cómo las fuerzas de la vida simulan la ignorancia —te liberará de la ironía oculta, la broma mortal—.“

—  Arthur Miller

Fuente: «El Estado del Teatro», una entrevista con Henry Brandon en Harpers 221 (noviembre de 1960).

„Un buen periódico es una nación hablándose a sí misma.“

—  Arthur Miller

Fuente: The Observer Londres (26 de noviembre de 1961)

„Don't be seduced into thinking that that which does not make a profit is without value.“

—  Arthur Miller

As quoted in Finding Your Bipolar Muse : How to Master Depressive Droughts and Manic Depression (2006) by Lana R. Castle, p. 258

„My argument with so much of psychoanalysis, is the preconception that suffering is a mistake, or a sign of weakness, or a sign even of illness, when in fact, possibly the greatest truths we know have come out of people's suffering“

—  Arthur Miller

1963 interview, used in The Century of the Self (2002)
Contexto: My argument with so much of psychoanalysis, is the preconception that suffering is a mistake, or a sign of weakness, or a sign even of illness, when in fact, possibly the greatest truths we know have come out of people's suffering; that the problem is not to undo suffering or to wipe it off the face of the earth but to make it inform our lives, instead of trying to cure ourselves of it constantly and avoid it, and avoid anything but that lobotomized sense of what they call "happiness." There's too much of an attempt, it seems to me, to think in terms of controlling man, rather than freeing him. Of defining him rather than letting him go. It's part of the whole ideology of this age, which is power-mad.

„I think it's a mistake to ever look for hope outside of one's self.“

—  Arthur Miller, After the Fall

After the Fall (1964)
Contexto: I think it's a mistake to ever look for hope outside of one's self. One day the house smells of fresh bread, the next of smoke and blood. One day you faint because the gardener cuts his finger off, within a week you're climbing over corpses of children bombed in a subway. What hope can there be if that is so? I tried to die near the end of the war. The same dream returned each night until I dared not to go to sleep and grew quite ill. I dreamed I had a child, and even in the dream I saw it was my life, and it was an idiot, and I ran away. But it always crept onto my lap again, clutched at my clothes. Until I thought, if I could kiss it, whatever in it was my own, perhaps I could sleep. And I bent to its broken face, and it was horrible … but I kissed it. I think one must finally take one's life in one's arms.

„I've almost asked that question, then realized it's good for my soul not to know. For a while! Just to let the evening wear on and see what I think of this person without knowing what he does and how successful he is, or what a failure. We're ranking everybody every minute of the day.“

—  Arthur Miller

Paris Review (Summer 1966)
Contexto: Success, instead of giving freedom of choice, becomes a way of life. There's no country I've been to where people, when you come into a room and sit down with them, so often ask you, "What do you do?" And, being American, many's the time I've almost asked that question, then realized it's good for my soul not to know. For a while! Just to let the evening wear on and see what I think of this person without knowing what he does and how successful he is, or what a failure. We're ranking everybody every minute of the day.

„There's too much of an attempt, it seems to me, to think in terms of controlling man, rather than freeing him. Of defining him rather than letting him go. It's part of the whole ideology of this age, which is power-mad.“

—  Arthur Miller

1963 interview, used in The Century of the Self (2002)
Contexto: My argument with so much of psychoanalysis, is the preconception that suffering is a mistake, or a sign of weakness, or a sign even of illness, when in fact, possibly the greatest truths we know have come out of people's suffering; that the problem is not to undo suffering or to wipe it off the face of the earth but to make it inform our lives, instead of trying to cure ourselves of it constantly and avoid it, and avoid anything but that lobotomized sense of what they call "happiness." There's too much of an attempt, it seems to me, to think in terms of controlling man, rather than freeing him. Of defining him rather than letting him go. It's part of the whole ideology of this age, which is power-mad.

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