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Edward Albee
March 12, 1928 -
Nationality: American
Category: Dramatist
Subcategory: American Dramatist

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.


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


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


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


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


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


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.


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


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.


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


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.


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


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


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.


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


I swear, if you existed I'd divorce you.


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