Edward Albee Quotes

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Edward Albee Quotes

What people really want in the theater is fantasy involvement and not reality involvement.
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Dashed hopes and good intentions. Good, better, best, bested.

— Edward Albee

The world is a zoo

— Edward Albee

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

Musical beds is the faculty sport around here.

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I dance like the wind.

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

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

— Edward Albee

Stevie: (Not listening) That you can do these two things ... and not understand how it ... SHATTERS THE GLASS!!?? How it cannot be dealt with-how stop and forgiveness have nothing to do with it? and how I am destroyed? How you are? How I cannot admit it though I know it!? How I cannot deny it because I cannot admit it!? Cannot admit it, because it is outside of denying!?

— Edward Albee

Good writers define reality
Bad ones merely restate it.

— Edward Albee

The avant-garde theater is fun; it is free-wheeling, bold, iconoclastic, and often wildly, wildly funny. If you will approach it with childlike innocence
putting your standard responses aside, for they do not apply
if you will approach it on its own terms, I think you will be in for a liberating surprise. I think you may no longer be content with plays that you can't remember halfway down the block.

— Edward Albee

To write a play one must be born a playwright. Otherwise, you're starting at a huge disadvantage.

— Edward Albee

Death is release, if you've lived all right.

— Edward Albee

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