Edward Albee Quotes

Edward Albee Quotes: I think you remember everything ... you just can't bring it to mind all the time.
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Edward Albee Quote: Careers are funny things. They begin mysteriously and, just as mysteriously, they can end.
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Quotes about Edward Albee: The notion that women are less aesthetically profound and innovative than men--just not very important, if you know what I mean--doubtless spreads back to our beginnings as upright animals: the males hunted and killed for the family while the females stayed home in the cave and tended the strange little creatures they were giving birth to.
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Quote about Edward Albee: What happens in a play is determined to a certain extent by what I thought might be interesting to have happen before I invented the characters, before they started taking over what happened, because they are three-dimensional individuals, and I cannot tell them what to do. Once I give them their identity and their nature, they start writing the play.
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Edward Albee Sayings: The act of writing is an act of optimism. You would not take the trouble to do it if you felt that it didn't matter.
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Edward Albee Saying: Well, when you write about people of a certain age ... we are in a postsexual situation. If I write about younger people then I write sexually, because their drive is sexual. It depends upon the circumstances.
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Sayings about Edward Albee: Maybe it's a little more pertinent now since the whole concept of evolution is being questioned by the know-nothing Republican right. Yes, maybe the play's a little more pertinent now.
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Saying about Edward Albee: I'm infinitely more involved in the reality of the characters and their situation than I am in everyday life.
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Edward Albee Quotes: The greatest problem with Irish Wolfhounds, though, is that they don't live very long: their great hearts give out. A good deal of this is genetic, of course, but I think it is in part that they worry so for us, care so much.
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Edward Albee Quote: That's the happiest moment. When it's all done. When we stop. When we can stop.
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Quotes about Edward Albee: The condition of the theater is always an accurate measure of the cultural health of a nation. A play always exists in the present tense (if it is a valuable one), and its music -- its special noise -- is always contemporary. The most valuable function of the theater as an art form is to tell us who we are, and the health of the theater is determined by how much of that we want to know.
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Quote about Edward Albee: Audiences and, to a large extent, critics who want less from theater than it is possible for it to give. If everybody's encouraged to want less, you'll end up with less.
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Edward Albee Sayings: You find very few critics who approach their job with a combination of information and enthusiasm and humility that makes for a good critic. But there is nothing wrong with critics as long as people don't pay any attention to them. I mean, nobody wants to put them out of a job and a good critic is not necessarily a dead critic. It's just that people take what a critic says as a fact rather than an opinion, and you have to know whether the opinion of the critic is informed or uninformed, intelligent of stupid -- but most people don't take the trouble.
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Edward Albee Saying: You gotta have swine to show you where the truffles are.
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