A suicide kills two people, Maggie, that's what it's for!
A child's spirit is like a child, you can never catch it by running after it; you must stand still, and, for love, it will soon itself come back.
Everybody likes a kidder, but nobody lends him money.
You specialize in something until one day you find it is specializing in you.
Where choice begins, Paradise ends, innocence ends, for what is Paradise but the absence of any need to choose this action?
A good newspaper, I suppose, is a nation talking to itself.
Man must shape his tools lest they shape him.
Don't be seduced into thinking that that which does not make a profit is without value.
The structure of a play is always the story of how the birds came home to roost.
Never fight fair with a stranger, boy. You'll never get out of the jungle that way.
All we are is a lot of talking nitrogen.
I have made more friends for American culture than the State Department. Certainly I have made fewer enemies, but that isn't very difficult.
Without alienation, there can be no politics.
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.
Well, all the plays that I was trying to write were plays that would grab an audience by the throat and not release them, rather than presenting an emotion which you could observe and walk away from.
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