You can be young without money; but you can't be old without it.
And besides, when you love somebody, you mustn't listen to what they say. They say things to hurt you because they're afraid of being hurt themselves. You must look at their eyes...and feel their hearts!
Some mystery should be left in the revelation of character in a play, just as a great deal of mystery is always left in the revelation of character in life, even in one's own character to himself.
Life is an unanswered question, but let's still believe in the dignity and importance of the question
The violets in the mountains have broken the rocks.
Death is one moment, and life is so many of them.
There's a time for departure even when there's no certain place to go.
In memory everything seems to happen to music.
I have always been pushed by the negative. The apparent failure of a play sends me back to my typewriter that very night, before the reviews are out. I am more compelled to get back to work than if I had a success.
All of us are guinea pigs in the laboratory of God. Humanity is just a work in progress.
I have found it easier to identify with the characters who verge upon hysteria, who were frightened of life, who were desperate to reach out to another person. But these seemingly fragile people are the strong people really.
All good art is an indiscretion.
The future is called 'perhaps,' which is the only possible thing to call the future. And the important thing is not to allow that to scare you.
Time is the longest distance between two places.
Time rushes towards us with its hospital tray of infinitely varied narcotics, even while it is preparing us for its inevitably fatal operation.
The strongest influences in my life and my work are always whomever I love. Whomever I love and am with most of the time, or whomever I remember most vividly. I think that's true of everyone, don't you?
Mendacity is a system that we live in. Liquor is one way out an death's the other.
Success and failure are equally disastrous.
A vacuum is a hell of a lot better than some of the stuff that nature replaces it with.
Success is blocked by concentrating on it and planning for it... Success is shy - it won't come out while you're watching.
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