Maybe all one can do is hope to end up with the right regrets.
Betrayal is the only truth that sticks.
The apple cannot be stuck back on the Tree of Knowledge; once we begin to see, we are doomed and challenged to seek the strength to see more, not less.
The theater is so endlessly fascinating because it's so accidental. It's so much like life.
He wants to live on through something-and in his case, his masterpiece is his son. all of us want that, and it gets more poignant as we get more anonymous in this world.
The job is to ask questions-it always was-and to ask them as inexorably as I can. And to face the absence of precise answers with a certain humility.
Let you look sometimes for the goodness in me, and judge me not.
If I have any justification for having lived it's simply, I'm nothing but faults, failures and so on, but I have tried to make a good pair of shoes. There's some value in that.
I'm the end of the line; absurd and appalling as it may seem, serious New York theater has died in my lifetime.
If I see an ending, I can work backward.
I think it's a mistake to ever look for hope outside of one's self.
A playwright lives in an occupied country. And if you can't live that way you don't stay.
Can anyone remember love? It's like trying to summon up the smell of roses in a cellar. You might see a rose, but never the perfume.
In the theater, while you recognized that you were looking at a house, it was a house in quotation marks. On screen, the quotation marks tend to be blotted out by the camera.
The closer a man approaches tragedy the more intense is his concentration of emotion upon the fixed point of his commitment, which is to say the closer he approaches what in life we call fanaticism.
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