Arthur Miller quotes

I don’t know what the future is. I don’t know-what I’m supposed to want.

Inevitably (I) begin to feel a kind of impact of power which is sexual it is financial it is everything you begin a shift and change if you’re not careful which I wasn’t people now we’re talking to me differently.

Women, men, they would look at me like an icon of some kind.

She (Marilyn Monroe) also in a way was moving in a world she knew nothing about the world of getting up in the morning making breakfast and living in it that was an innocence there.

Marilyn Monroe wanted to be a great star.

I never saw her (Marilyn Monroe) unhappy in a crowd her stardom was her triumph nothing less it was her life’s achievement.

I keep trying to teach myself how to lose you but I can’t learn yet.

When you’re being drawn to someone and you sense that it may not work and you can’t stop it anyway.

Marilyn was a super sensitive instrument and that’s exciting to be around until it started to self-destruct.

Sometimes…it’s better for a man just to walk away. But if you can’t walk away? I guess that’s when it’s tough.

I don’t say he’s a great man. Willie Loman never made a lot of money. His name was never in the paper. He’s not the finest character that ever lived. But he’s a human being, and a terrible thing is happening to him. So attention must be paid. He’s not to be allowed to fall in his grave like an old dog. Attention, attention must finally be paid to such a person.

Pop, I’m nothing! I’m nothing, Pop. Can’t you understand that? There’s no spite in it any more. I’m just what I am, that’s all

Nobody dast blame this man. You don’t understand: Willy was a salesman. And for a salesman, there’s no rock bottom to the life. He don’t put a bolt to a nut, he don’t tell you the law or give you medicine. 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 yourself a couple spots on your hat and your finished. Nobody dast blame this man. A salesman is got to dream boy, it comes with the territory.

Figure it out. Work a lifetime to pay off a house. You finally own it, and there’s nobody to live in it.

I get here, and I don’t know what to do with myself. I’ve always made a point of not wasting my life, and every time I come back here I know that all I’ve done is to waste my life

HAPPY: All right, boy. I’m gonna show you and everybody else that Willy Loman did not die in vain. He had a good dream. It’s the only dream you can have– to come out number-one man.