Famous quotes by Playwrights


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"No man was ever wise by chance"
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"The surest way not to fail is to determine to succeed"
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"I am a man, I consider nothing that is human alien to me"
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"But we are not in the world to be good but to change it"
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"Drunkenness is nothing but voluntary madness"
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"Every new beginning comes from some other beginning's end"
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"The human mind is a dramatic structure in itself and our society is absolutely saturated with drama"
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"My valor is certainly going, it is sneaking off! I feel it oozing out as it were, at the palms of my hands!"
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"Nothing but heaven itself is better than a friend who is really a friend"
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"Television is democracy at its ugliest"
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"My first few plays took place in the South and even The Lucky Spot was in the thirties but in Louisiana"
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"My fault now is making my plays too short"
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"It's really interesting that whenever you do something that is so out of character, like having an emotional outburst, that you don't get in trouble"
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"It's called Sisters of the Winter Madrigal. It was interesting for me to see it done after so many years; because I wrote it and I didn't realize what a rage I was in"
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"It was kind of enlightening to become a playwright"
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"In movement class, you had to lie on the floor and get your alignment in to pass the class"
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"I'm very into the first production of the show"
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"I was just restless with being in school; so I went out to Los Angeles"
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"I tried to start a theatre in LA and failed miserably, but I was probably not meant to raise money"
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"I love writing for the screen"
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"I just loved being divorced from my own wretchedness"
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"I grew up in Jackson, Mississippi, really in suburbia, so my mother was in community theatre plays"
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"I did write a couple of original screenplays, but I'd rather write plays"
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"But here's the thing: what you do as a screenwriter is you sell your copyright. As a novelist, as a poet, as a playwright, you maintain your copyright"
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"The impetus behind going to graduate school was a year after graduating from college spent in Dallas working at the dog food factory and Bank America and not having met success in my chosen field, which at that point was being an actress"
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"You can't just go in there and open your mouth until the cast and director feel comfortable with you"
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"What I loved about the acting class was that you got to think all day long about a person that wasn't you, and figure out why they were sad and what they wanted, what they dreamed"
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"Then, when I was a senior in high school, I was kind of bereft and she put me in an acting class"
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"Then I went off to Southern Methodist University in Dallas. They had a really wonderful theatre department"
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"The next thing I wrote was in a writing class at night school. It was about a poor woman who worked at a dime store and who was all alone for Christmas in Laurel, Mississippi"
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