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Edward Albee

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Born Monday 12 March 1928, died Friday 16 September 2016

Professions: Dramatist, Playwright

Nationality: American

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

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

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

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

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

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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.

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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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

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

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

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

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

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