Edward Albee

1928 -

A Quote by Edward Franklin Albee III on faults, happiness, imperfection, and play

I'm not suggesting that the play is without fault; all my plays are imperfect, I'm rather happy to say - it leaves me something to do.

Edward Albee (1928 -)

Source: On his play Tiny Alice, quoted in Observer (London), 5 April 1965.

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A Quote by Edward Franklin Albee III

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

Edward Albee (1928 -)

Source: The Zoo Story.

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A Quote by Edward Franklin Albee III on mind, play, and understanding

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 (1928 -)

Source: On his play Tiny Alice, quoted in Observer (London), 5 April 1965.

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A Quote by Edward Franklin Albee III

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

Edward Albee (1928 -)

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A Quote by Edward Franklin Albee III on fantasy, people, reality, and theater

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

Edward Albee (1928 -)

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A Quote by Edward Franklin Albee III on facts, fiction, play, and truth

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

Edward Albee (1928 -)

Source: NY Times, 18 September 1966.

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A Quote by Edward Franklin Albee III on humor and sense of humor

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

Edward Albee (1928 -)

Source: Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf, 1962.

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A Quote by Edward Franklin Albee III on facts, good, opposites, reality, truth, and writers

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 (1928 -)

Source: Quoted in The Saturday Review, May 4, 1966.

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A Quote by Edward Franklin Albee III

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

Edward Albee (1928 -)

Source: Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf, 1962.

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