Arthur Miller Quotes

A collection of quotes by Arthur Miller.

Arthur Miller (1915-2005) was an American playwright and essayist, widely regarded as one of the greatest playwrights of the 20th century. Born in Harlem, New York City, Miller's works reflect his deep social consciousness and explore complex themes such as guilt, morality, and the American Dream.

Miller first gained recognition for his play, "All My Sons" (1947), which earned him his first Tony Award. However, he achieved widespread acclaim and success with his iconic play, "Death of a Salesman" (1949), which won the Pulitzer Prize for Drama and established Miller as a prominent voice in American theater. This tragic masterpiece delves into the disillusionment of the American Dream through the protagonist, Willy Loman, and remains a classic in theater history.

Throughout his career, Miller continued to write powerful plays, including "The Crucible" (1953), which draws parallels between the Salem witch trials and the McCarthyism era. He also tackled the subject of the Holocaust in "Playing for Time" (1980), a television movie based on the memoirs of a Holocaust survivor.

Beyond his contributions to theater, Miller was known for his sociopolitical activism and outspoken criticism of McCarthyism and the Vietnam War. His marriage to actress Marilyn Monroe further elevated his public profile. Arthur Miller's works continue to be performed worldwide, enduring as poignant reflections of the human condition and societal issues.