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Edward Albee Quotes

I hope you find these Edward Albee Quotes inspiring and motivational.

I have a fine sense of the ridiculous,
but no sense of humor.
- Edward Albee

Related topics: Humor

Your source material is the people you know,
not those you don't know, but every character is an
extension of the author's own personality.
- Edward Albee

What people really want in the theater is fantasy involvement
and not reality involvement.
- Edward Albee

One must let the play happen to one;
one must let the mind loose to respond as it will,
to receive impressions, to sense rather than know,
to gather rather than immediately understand.
- Edward Albee


 

I swear, if you existed I'd divorce you.
- Edward Albee

American critics are like American universities.
They both have dull and half-dead faculties.
- Edward Albee

Remember one thing about democracy.
We can have anything we want and at the same time,
we always end up with exactly what we deserve.
- Edward Albee


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Sometimes a person has to go a very long distance out
of his way to come back a short distance correctly.
- Edward Albee

You gotta have swine to show you where the truffles are.
- Edward Albee

Good writers define reality; bad ones merely restate it.
A good writer turns fact into truth;
a bad writer will,
more often than not, accomplish the opposite.
- Edward Albee

A play is fiction - and fiction is fact distilled into truth.
- Edward Albee

I'm not suggesting that the play is without fault;
all of my plays are imperfect,
I'm rather happy to say-it leaves me something to do.
- Edward Albee

If Attila the Hun were alive today, he'd be a drama critic.
- Edward Albee

The difference between critics and audiences is that
one is a group of humans and one is not.
- Edward Albee

The thing that makes a creative person is to be creative
and that is all there is to it.
- Edward Albee

Sometimes it's necessary to go a long distance out
of the way in order to come back a short distance correctly.
- Edward Albee

It's fine to celebrate success
but it is more important to heed the lessons of failure.
- Bill Gates

The key to success, and to happiness,
is being fully engaged in life -
leading yourself with inspiration and committed action -
setting your own fine and honorable example.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Could you risk believing that everything
will unfold just fine if you completely let go
of all concern about everything else,
and simply are here, now - if only for a moment?
- Dmitri Bilgere

Marriage is a fine institution -
but I'm not ready for an institution yet.
- Mae West

California is a fine place to live -
if you happen to be an orange.
- Fred Allen

Drawing on my fine command of the English language,
I said nothing.
- Robert Benchley

Anybody can sympathize with the sufferings of a friend,
but it requires a very fine nature
to sympathize with a friend's success.
- Oscar Wilde

The best effort of a fine person
is felt after we have left their presence.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

It is a fine thing to be honest,
but it is also very important to be right.
- Winston Churchill

There is a fine line between
the perseverance of the courageous tortoise
and the habit of the stubborn donkey.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Originality is the fine art of remembering what you
hear but forgetting where you heard it.
- Laurence J. Peter

What's the use of a fine house if you haven't got
a tolerable planet to put it on?
- Henry David Thoreau

I once had a rose named after me
and I was very flattered.
But I was not pleased to read
the description in the catalogue:
no good in a bed, but fine up against a wall.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

There's a fine line between genius and insanity.
I have erased this line.
- Oscar Levant

Spirit is always waiting to rush into us,
but we are too full of worldly things.
It is like trying to pour fine wine into a cup filled with mud -
the wine is waiting, but the mud must be removed first.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

My love of fine art increased - the more of it I saw,
the more of it I wanted to see.
- Paul Getty

I am the Wizard. This world is mine.
I speak. It's done. My realm is fine.
My wand, my tongue. My sword, my voice.
It's good. It's bad. I speak my choice.
I say happy, or I say mad.
I say angry, or I say glad.
I name that drawing on the wall.
It's not graffiti after all.
The past has been broken. The prison's not real.
My word holds the magic - the power to heal.
Intent is my weapon - a sword from above.
Cruel hate, fear, and anger transmute into love.
This world's my joy. This mouth's my toy.
Reborn -I'm a brand new girl or boy.
I choose. I speak. My will is done.
Come join. Come play. This can be fun.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Fine art is that in which the hand, the head,
and the heart of man go together.
- John Ruskin

It's not beauty but fine qualities, my girl,
that keep a husband.
- Euripides

Do you know the difference between education and experience?
Education is when you read the fine print;
experience is what you get when you don't.
- Pete Seeger

Reading about nature is fine, but if a person
walks in the woods and listens carefully,
he can learn more than what is in books,
for they speak with the voice of God.
- George Washington Carver

Bride: A woman with a fine prospect of happiness behind her.
- Ambrose Bierce

I feel pretty good.
My body actually looks like an old banana,
but it's fine.
- Mike Piazza

Fishing is much more than fish.
It is the great occasion when we may return to the
fine simplicity of our forefathers.
- Herbert Hoover

All the art of living lies in a fine mingling of letting go and holding on.
- Henry Ellis

There is a fine line between perseverance and insanity.
At what point have you tried your best,
and it's time to do something different?
It's a balance - a paradox.
If you get in the habit of giving up
as soon as something gets difficult,
your life won't work,
but if you keep tilting at windmills -
madly trying the same thing again and again,
your life also won't work.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

If you build up the soil with organic material,
the plants will do just fine.
- John Harrison

Money can buy you a fine dog, but only love can make him wag his tail.
- Kinky Friedman

To sit in the shade on a fine day and look upon verdure
is the most perfect refreshment.
- Jane Austen

The Dark Side of the Moon is a fine album with a textural
and conceptual richness that not only invites,
but demands involvement.
There is a certain grandeur.
- Alan Parsons

What the devil does the plot signify,
except to bring in fine things?
- George Villiers

A fine world in which man reproaches woman with fulfilling his heart's desire!
- Karl Kraus

I've always been a fine artist.
- Joey Skaggs

I'm ready to work and if it happens,
it happens.
If it doesn't, it's fine.
- Donna Summer

It is easy enough to be moral after a good dinner beside a snug coal fire,
and with our hearts well warmed with fine old port.
- Henry Mayhew

The Polo Lounge is like a fine old mink coat:
opulent,
dignified and warm.
- Bryan Miller

The big print giveth, and the fine print taketh away.
- Fulton J. Sheen

Fast is fine, but accuracy is everything.
- Wyatt Earp

Some fine day, Democrats may figure out how to get
on the right side of the value divide -
how to define America as a place of the common good
and not a playground of the strong.
- Todd Gitlin

But we talk about issues, we talk about people,
we talk about personalities.
George is a very good reader of people,
and he's very perceptive about people,
and you know, that's fine.
- Laura Bush

I don't have any message in the music.
Music will be fine as long as you take care of yourself.
- John McLaughlin

Sometimes I see myself fine, sometimes I need a witness.
And I like the whole truth, but there are nights I only need forgiveness.
- Dar Williams

So fantasy was fine early on, and when I discovered science fiction,
I was very happy with it, because my first interest
in science fiction came with an interest in astronomy.
- Octavia Butler

I like to cook, walk on the beach, go to concerts and look at fine art.
- Fran Drescher

There is no schedule.
We are all volunteers, so we get it done when we get it done.
Perl 5 still works fine, and we plan to take the right
amount of time on Perl 6.
- Larry Wall

I will come out with my interpretation.
If I'm wrong, fine.
It will become part of the debris of history,
part of the give and take.
- Oliver Stone

I have this certain vision of the way I want my comics to look;
this sort of photographic realism,
but with a certain abstraction that comics can give.
It's kind of a fine line.
- Daniel Clowes

I worked at the cosmetic counter at a fine department store.
- Lita Ford

People mature with age and experience.
I hope I more resemble a fine wine than bad vinegar.
- Rick Kaplan

I want all my friends, family and fans to know that
I am in good spirits and I will be fine.
- Lil' Kim

You know the great irony is that people think you have
to have money to enjoy fine food,
which is a shame.
- Ted Allen

To hurry through the rise and fall of a fine,
full sentence is like defying the role of time in human life.
- Kenneth Clark

Prudent people are very happy; 'tis an exceeding fine thing,
that's certain, but I was born without it,
and shall retain to my day of Death the Humour of saying what I think.
- Mary Wortley Montagu

I use colors to bring fine points of story and character.
- Vincente Minnelli

Many a dangerous temptation comes to us in fine gay
colors that are but skin-deep.
- Matthew Henry


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