Edward Albee Quotes (12 quotations)

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

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

3. 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

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

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

6. 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

7. Oh, Mother, you go home too early! - Edward Albee

8. 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

9. 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

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

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

12. 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

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