17 Arthur Miller Quotes (Death of a Salesman).

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Sometimes it’s better to just walk away and
stop your tongue from judging another,
then never forget that that which makes no profit has a value
and always remember that there’re diamonds in the dark jungle, so learn to see through the trees.”


Arthur Asher Miller October 17, 1915 was an American playwright and screenwriter. He was most noted for his work on ‘The Misfits’. He wrote ‘Death of a Salesman’ and several screenplays.

17 Arthur Miller quotes:

  1. “ Everything we are is at every moment alive in us.”

2. “A child’s spirit is like a child, you can never catch it by running after it; you must stand still, and, for love, it will soon itself come back.”

3. “Just remember, kid, you can quicker get back a million dollars that was stolen than a word that you gave away.”

4. “Until an hour before the Devil fell, God thought him beautiful in Heaven.”

5. “Because it is my name! Because I cannot have another in my life! Because I lie and sign myself to lies! Because I am not worth the dust on the feet of them that hang! How may I live without my name? I have given you my soul; leave me my name!”


6. “Don’t be seduced into thinking that that which does not make a profit is without value.”

7. “Why am I trying to become what I don’t want to be … when all I want is out there, waiting for me the minute I say I know who I am.”

8.“ I speak my own sins; I cannot judge another. I have no tongue for it.”

9. “Maybe all one can do is hope to end up with the right regrets.”

10. “The jungle is dark but full of diamonds, Willy.”


11. “Betrayal is the only truth that sticks.”

12. “ I stopped in the middle of that building and I saw — the sky. I saw the things that I love in this world. The work and the food and time time to sit and smoke. And I looked at the pen and said to myself, what the hell am I grabbing this for? Why am I trying to become what I don’t want to be? What am I doing in an office, making a contemptuous, begging fool of myself, when all I want is out there, waiting for me the minute I say I know who I am! Why can’t I say that, Willy?”

13. “The best work that anybody ever writes is the work that is on the verge of embarrassing him, always.”

14. “Life, woman, life is God’s most precious gift; no principle, however glorious, may justify the taking of it.”


15. “It is rare for people to be asked the question which puts them squarely in front of themselves”

16. “If I have to be alone I want to be by myself.”

17. “Sometimes…it’s better for a man just to walk away.”

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