Edward Albee Quotes

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.

Truth Quotes, Reality Quotes, Writers Quotes

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

Reality Quotes

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.

Character Quotes, Personality Quotes, Material Quotes


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.

Mind Quotes

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

Humor Quotes

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.

Time Quotes, Democracy Quotes

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

Truth Quotes

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

American Quotes