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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"Every new beginning comes from some other beginning's end"
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"Drunkenness is nothing but voluntary madness"
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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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"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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"The most glorious thing about working in the collaborative art is when you have somebody like Susan Kingsley or Kathy Bates who are better than your play"
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