- You were particularly drawn to tragedy, then?
- It seemed to me the only form there was. The rest of it was all either attempts at it, or escapes from it. But tragedy was the basic pillar.
“I think I reserve for plays those things that take a kind of excruciating effort. What comes easier goes into a short story.” —Arthur Miller
“There’s nothing like death. Dying isn’t like it, you know. There’s no substitute for the impact on the mind of the spectacle of death. And there is no possibility, it seems to me, of speaking of tragedy without it. Because if the total demise of the person we watch for two or three hours doesn’t occur, if he just walks away, no matter how damaged, no matter how much he suffers—” —Arthur Miller
“May you say the things I have tried to say long after I am not there to say them.” —Geoffrey Bach Smith