Albee, Edward Quotes

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

Albee, Edward

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

Albee, Edward

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.

Albee, Edward

Q: Do you find quite a difference between the audience at large and the critics as a group? A: Well, one is a group of human beings, one is not.

Albee, Edward

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

Albee, Edward

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

Albee, Edward

What I wanted to get at is the value difference between pornographic playing-cards when you're a kid, and pornographic playing-cards when you're older. It's that when you're a kid you use the cards as a substitute for a real experience, and when you're older you use real experience as a substitute for the fantasy.

Albee, Edward

The gods too are fond of a joke.

Albee, Edward

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

Albee, Edward

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.

Albee, Edward

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